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Song Parodies -> "Phar’onic Job"

Original Song Title:

"Pharyngeal Jaws"

Original Performer:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Parody Song Title:

"Phar’onic Job"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Ain’t no creature comforts, many peons dying
as gigantic blocks of rock they’re forced to slide
up inclines; a slaver is the strange guy who reigns.
There’s torn flesh and broken bones; it’s hot outside.

(On them blocks an egg’s easy to fry)

Creepy mummies tombed in the dark chambers of vaults.
Mouths in rictus, the passed Pharoahs who depart
are “asleep” deep in there, the royal lair. . .
not fun but funereal air.
They’re drained of blood, the muslin is tight-knit.
In coming years explorers find them, make their mark.

A latter-day pharoah ascends the throne: Mubar’k.

Phar’onic job is a bad one, and you can’t pick
and choose—even worse than working at Wal-Mart—
in it a plight might be to get fired:
you get a scare, but they don’t care.
Xerxes won’t set you free. . .beyond despair.
Toe the line and find you might not die if you’re smart.

Keep to yourself every anti-Pharaoh remark
and to a happy afterlife you might embark.
Year’s later to past years Egypto-Disney harks,
and the pyramids are reborn as a theme park.

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Rob Arndt - November 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Nice work JAB-555! Will have to think up some crazy topic for #40 :) Hmm... security code reads CLT ;-)
AFW - November 15, 2012 - Report this comment
This is better than fair-o, it's fine-o
Rob Arndt - November 16, 2012 - Report this comment
X40 completed :)
Rob Arndt - November 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Two observations: Peon is Mex. Sp. for agricultural laborer/ SP. for debtor in servitude and Xerxes the Great was Persian (both non-Egyptian). Otherwise- perfect ;-)
John Barry - November 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Peon: "Any person of low status." Random House. Xerxes 1 of Egypt.

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