Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Song Parodies -> "Palestrina"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

The Cole is in your court, Rob.
Palestrina, Palestrina, Man Renaissance,
top-tier sacred music-maker—wore that crown.
“Giovanni Pierluigi” takes much room
when added to “Palestrina” to write down.

Sought perfection in all that he scrawled.

Amazing work put together, Palestrina:
hundred-five masses were just some of his art.
Filled up notebooks, tomes toted had motets,
madrigals, airs—some of his wares.
Magnificats and hymns, Palestrina.
I love the range of his output, above just part.

Palestrina, boy, those parts!*

Your body of work is awesome, Palestrina;
you’re a great composer, and you got your start
as a lad in a place that to you lent
your name, it’s there you came to share
with zeal your feeling for Palestrina,**
a town whose name and yours, the same. . .fame won’t depart.

Palestrina, pal o’ Peter’s.***

*Palestrina’s work is seen by many as the culmination of Renaissance polyphony.
**He was born in the town of Palestrina, near Rome, then part of the Papal States.
**In 1571 Palestrina returned to the Julian Chapel from other assignments and remained at St Peter's for the rest of his life.

Your Vote & Comment Counts

The parody authors spend a lot of time writing parodies for the website and they appreciate feedback in the form of votes and comments. Please take some time to leave a comment below about this parody.

Place Your Vote

Matches Pace of
Original Song: 
How Funny: 
Overall Score: 

In order for your vote to count, you need to hit the 'Place Your Vote' button.

Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 9

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   9

User Comments

Comments are subject to review, and can be removed by the administration of the site at any time and for any reason.

Rob Arndt - September 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Oh boy, now you've done it! Btw, we each have our own artist pages now- shall we fill them in :)
John Barry - September 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Why not? If you do a Pal. parody for tomorrow, I'll tackle that before I split from the site for nearly a month.
Rob Arndt - September 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Number 8 is finished, MASTER!

The author of the parody has authorized comments, and wants YOUR feedback.

Link To This Page

The address of this page is: For help, see the examples of how to link to this page.

This is view # 785