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Song Parodies -> "The Boy From Wagga Wagga"

Original Song Title:

"The Girl From Ipanema"

Original Performer:

Astrud Gilberto/Stan Getz

Parody Song Title:

"The Boy From Wagga Wagga"

Parody Written by:

Invisible Boy

The Lyrics

A tribute to Kristof thanks to an idea by Philbo...
The Boy From Wagga Wagga

Always best at this endeavor
The boy from Wagga Wagga is clever
Those words he’s writing make those I’m writing seem…blah

Always kind…he’s never boastin’
Celebrities he’s always roastin’
The “comps” he’s winnin’…while we all grin an’ say…ahhh

Sometimes in London so sadly
He longs for the Murrumbidgee
Soon, though, he starts writing madly
It’s a wonder he never gets sick
Forced to eat “bangers” and “spotted dick”

Caustic, dry…yet sweet as honey
The boy from Wagga Wagga is funny
His sense of humor and ours…just seem to connect
(it’s) The “Wagga Effect”… “The Wagga Effect”…


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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 15

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McKludge - April 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Nice quick turnaround on this, IB.
Kristof Robertson - April 02, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG! Brilliant!!! Loved this, IB; it almost made me homesick...and it looks like you've done your research! (For those not up on their Wagga Wagga facts...Murrumbidgee is the river running through my hometown, and the "Wagga Effect" is used to explain the ridiculously high number of renowned sportspersons who hail from my part of the world, compared to the fairly paltry population.)
How could I not give this the highest of 5s?

p.s. I hate spotted dick....;-)
Agrimorfee - April 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Wow! Are you really an Aussie in disguise, IB? Come on, 'fess up! 555
alvin - April 02, 2008 - Report this comment
great tribute...kristof rocks !
Jack Wilson - April 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Loved it! Kristof is da man!
Stan Hall - April 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Well done, and 5s well deserved by author and honoree. :-)
littleCupCakes - April 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Lord ~IB~, This is a litttle cabo-wabo, too! Five's for you, Sir!
littleLassieCakes - April 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Lord Kristof, ~The Jolly Knight o'Scotts~ he be. . . . Oh, how the Lassies want to lift the "Kilt of Robertson" just to see! He owns a handsome face, & a Celtic twinkle in his eye, but it is his words that make the Ladies outcry!
Invisible Boy - April 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks for all the comments on this.

Agri...I'm only as "Aussie" as google lets me be.

Thanks McKludge, alvin Jack and Stan.

Kristof...I'm glad you liked it and thanks for explaining the "local" references.

LLC...The Lassies may succeed in the liftin' of the sacred kilt, but just so you know...that was not the "spotted dick" I was talking about.
Guy - March 14, 2009 - Report this comment

Fine tribute to a fine author. Parody is short and sweet but says it all. Yep this describes Kristof well. Nice work.
Agrimorfee - March 14, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Ugga bugga boo on the Wagga Wagga woo! (I mean, I liked it as I did before!) :)
Matthias - March 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Heh, heh, heh.... “Spotted Dick”.... Heh, heh, heh.... Nice little tribute here Invisible Boy (Waiting for mine now, lol)
Jason - March 15, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC B) Excellent!
Max Power - March 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Below Average Dave - March 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Cute little tribute, not familiar with Wagga, Wagga but you got me intrigued
Red Ant - March 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Though I've read a few parodies of this OS, I think today is the first time I've heard it. Great tribute to a great writer.
Stuart McArthur - March 27, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) another great assortment of leftfield Aussie pickups IB, like spotted dick, etc. very droll and deft use of rhymes and humour as usual - bit short but that's the OS - 555
Melanie Lee - March 27, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) I like tributes. Nice references. Hilarious line at the first (...blah), but then got a little anemic. You messed up the rhythm on the "spotted dick" line: too many syllables. Pretty good job overall. 5-4-4.
Jeff Reuben - March 27, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) A nice tribute song, I'm also not familiar with the writer, but I enjoyed the song

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