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Song Parodies -> "'Shugge, 'Shugge"

Original Song Title:

"Sugar, Sugar"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"'Shugge, 'Shugge"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

This is 1 of 10 responses to a challenge by Johnny D (abetted by Guy and Steve K.) to do 10 parodies of "Sugar, Sugar." I followed most of their suggestions and came up with a few of my own. I've already been to the Archies well 6 times, so no more after today. If anyone wants to take it from here, here are some suggestions: "Luthor, Luthor" (Superman's nemesis); "Wookie, Wookie" (Star Wars); "Dubya, Dubya/Kerry Kerry"; "Shoo, Guard, Shoo Guard" (NBA); "Schmuckers, Schmuckers" (jam); "Suckers, Suckers" (those who voted for Bush); well, I could go on, but I won't. Archies la vista! [See vocabulary notes below.]

Oy, shmucky, shmucky.
You're not a landsman, goy,
And so I am taunting you.
Oy, 'shugge, 'shugge
You're not a landsman, got
And so I am taunting you.

I just can't believe the putziness of smutzy you.
(Putziness of smutzy you)
Can't believe your bupkesness and nebbishness too!
(And your nebbishness too)


When you kibitz, goy,
Your Yiddish doesn't sound too sweet.
(Your Yiddish doesn't sound too sweet.)
Kinda like a smuckwhine—
Makes me pour sweet wine down me.
(Makes me pour sweet wine down me.)

Pour a little 'schewitz down me, shmucky. ('shugge)
Don't be a meshugge baby (shmucky, shmucky)
Just love that wine so sweet. (oy, oy, oy!)

['Shugge, short for meshugge (Yiddish, crazy, absurd, nuts); shmuck (a jerk); landsman (a fellow countryman); goy (a gentile); putz (fool, jerk); smutz (dirt); nebbish (a "sad sack"); bubkes (something trivial); 'schewitz (short for Manischewitz, a sweet kosher wine)]

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Pacing: 4.2
How Funny: 4.2
Overall Rating: 4.2

Total Votes: 4

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alvin rhodes - August 06, 2004 - Report this comment
these were all superb..congrats on a project well done...this song is definitely stuck in my head, now
Arwen - August 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Ditto, Alvin...I keep trying to sing other songs to "Sugar Sugar!!"
John Barry - August 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Alvin. It took almost as long to post them as to write them. Arwen, thanks.
Johnny D - August 06, 2004 - Report this comment
(Comment, Comment #9) Well done, JB!
Johnny D - August 06, 2004 - Report this comment
I love Yiddish --- this is a hoot!
John Barry - August 06, 2004 - Report this comment
JD, Are you fluent?
Johnny D - August 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Nope, just a respectful dilettante.
John Barry - August 06, 2004 - Report this comment

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