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Song Parodies -> "POPEY"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

P is for the Church’s rock, St. Pete,
O’s for oligarchy obsolete,
P’s for prelates who weren’t too discreet,
E’s for Eleison, Kyrie suite,
Y’s for “yo,” that’s “I,” spoken on the Argentine shore.

From whence came the guy whose name was Jor’.

Popey means a certain attitude:
be bi-Curia, but don’t be lewd.
Spectators were gawkin’ for smoke to where cardinals are flockin’.
Whom were Cardinals gonna choose?!

P’s for pontifical pastime: pray,
O’s for the ontological way,
P’s for priests, pater noster, padre,
E’s for elevation yesterday,
Y’s for Yanks ignored; they might be feeling kinda sore.

They didn’t up to the throne soar.

Popey pick for his peeps was good news;
Popey prior split, prompting the blues.
Benedict used old age as excuse—
could it have been just a ruse?

Popey means bakin’
wafers that can be hard to chew.
It means shepherd with a crook; “Hope he ain’t a crook!” prays flock.
There’s a man who spinach-chews:
If you make an orthographic move:

Popey will become that dude.
Add an E, and what is viewed?
The man who, as a rule, beat that Bluto fool.

Tempestuous love for Olive Oyl, whom he woos.

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Wendy Christopher - March 17, 2013 - Report this comment
Yaay - a total Pope-fest today! And this one made me laugh a lot. Thank you for ensuring that every time I see the new Pope Francis I'll be expecting him to say "I yam what I yam - ug-ug-ug-ug-ug-ugg!" 555
Rob arndt - March 17, 2013 - Report this comment
Moving forward-555!

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