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Song Parodies -> "That's My Kind Of Ritz"

Original Song Title:

"Puttin' On The Ritz"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Taco

Parody Song Title:

"That's My Kind Of Ritz"

Parody Written by:

Adagio

The Lyrics

A longer version, so I'm including the lyrics...LYRICS[A little bit of stream of consciousness from soup to nuts (mostly nuts)]
What to do says I to toe he don't know, so
I will go ask some faction wits,
Think this action fits?

Effete types who all-a-time gloat
Aunts with gripes who cut us to size, they're the pits.
Eyes form into slits.

Stressed out like a millin', bawl in stupor
Try real hard to look like I'm so super (very super),
Come let's pick the interstellar
Way to kick with mandolins in our mitts.
The loss of my wits.

I might seem to presume to
Tell some clown just what to do.
And they might say 'tis not fair,
They're just posing in their lair.
Big tans, thinks he's a scholar,
Big flats, and plenty dollars.
Taking every dime,
"'Cause it's yours and not mine."

If you're blue but you don't know just what to do
You can always go against fashion wits
Don't put on the ritz.

Different kinds of daring coats, pants with stripes
And break away clothes for perfect splits
That's my kind of ritz.

Crested like a million year old rock group
Try hard not to look like Gary Cooper (they're so super)
They don't mix with Rockafellers.
They dance with candelabras in their midst.
Do whatever fits.

-tap indecisively-

Crested like a million year old rock group
Try hard not to look like Gary Cooper (they're so super)
They don't mix with Rockafellers.
They dance with candelabras in their midst.
Do whatever fits.
Do whatever fits.
Do whatever fits.
Do whatever fits.

[whispers] -

Fall down, UP clown
Don't quit 'cause it's the pits.
Whine and whine but not too soon.
Time is right for me alright now I can muse.
Muse sees the rhythm it can...
(interlude)
MOVE,
(interlude)
Glance at the fix him (smile real cheesy).

(normal voice)

He wants me to prove?
Put upon, shuttin' it down, shuttin' it down, shuttin' it down.
Now 'bout you a tale sells.

Take a chance.
Take a...........chance.

(woman with high heels walk out while music fades)

If you're blue but you don't know just what to do
You can always go against fashion wits
Don't put on the ritz.
Don't put on the ritz.
Don't put on the ritz.

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 12

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Paul Robinson - May 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Very clever imagery, Pat...gonna trust you on the pace of the longer version...I remember parts of it...and I haven't been able to listen to that d/l you sent me yet...I will at some point...as I 'splained in the return note I sent this A.M. 5's ~ ~ ~
Adagio - May 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks a lot, Paul! : D
Rick C - May 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Rhythmic and fun! 555
alvin rhodes - May 09, 2006 - Report this comment
tough song to pace, but ya did with grace
Adagio - May 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Rick C. and alvin. Yes, it was one of those tough, but FUN ones to do. : )
Stephen Harrington - May 09, 2006 - Report this comment
555, I'm not into the lastest fashions either.
Serafina - May 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Very well said... 5-5-5, even though I found a couple of slight pacing problems (and I don't really know the longer version very well). Other than that it's just fine. :)
AFW - May 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Very good job, here....5's
Adagio - May 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Stepen, thanks; Serafina...thanks; AFW, thanks you :)
Stuart McArthur - May 09, 2006 - Report this comment
evocative of the Beatles circa 1967, Pat - and explaining that it's "stream of consciousness" is a tad superfluous with you ;-) - lovely lovely wordplay throughout - 555
carol - May 09, 2006 - Report this comment
excellent! I love the Ritz...crackers that is. 5's
Red Ant - May 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Good work on a hard to pace (and rhyme) OS. Yep, this is the version I have on 45. 5s.
Adagio - May 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Stuart, lol on the superflous,

Thanks carol,

thank you Jack...nice song he has, huh?
Larry Hensley - May 10, 2006 - Report this comment
I thought this was gonna be about the crackers, but anyway, it was an amazing parody, 555
Adagio - May 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, Larry!

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