Frankie, the blue-and-gold macaw owned by WWE Hall-of-Famer Koko B. Ware, has learned all the lyrics to Ware’s song Piledriver from the album of the same name.
“Sometimes love is like a slowww daaance,” Frankie squawked yesterday while relaxing on his perch. “You can tiptoe around, but don’t make a sound — you can make a little silent romaaaance.”
Added Frankie: “Crawwwk!”
Frankie has been gradually learning the lyrics to Piledriver over the past two decades, thanks to Ware’s near-constant repetition of the song. Those who have heard the crooning bird reports that his singing voice is somewhat better than Ware’s.
“It feels like an argument, it feels just like a piledriverrrrrrrrr!” Frankie continued while Ware ironed his yellow parachute pants in the next room.
An exceptionally smart parrot, Frankie has a vocabulary of more than 300 words, though he tends to stick with the phrases he hears most, such as the Piledriver lyrics and the words “Screw Vince.”