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Song Parodies -> "Fellin' Her Fig Tree"

Original Song Title:

"Eleanor Rigby"

Original Performer:

Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Fellin' Her Fig Tree"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Fellin' Her Fig Tree

It has grown as high as a steeple.
It has grown as high as a steeple.

Fellin' her fig tree.
Pickin' up pulp on my driveway that once was so clean—
Looks like fig cream.
Each time the wind blows, another bushel rains down, causing more asphalt flaws.
Where's my chainsaw?

Grown high as a steeple,
Well, now the time has come.
Gonna cut it deep till
It cascades to the lawn.

Grab my McCullough.
Prime it and sharpen the chain to cut a swath that's clear.
No one come near!

Look at me workin!
Gnawing through rock-hard wood, sawdust flying everywhere.
Timber! Beware!

Grown high as a steeple,
Too tall, its time had come.
So I cut it deep till
It fell and wrecked the lawn.

I felled that fig tree.
Died like the larch in a skit by the group with snake name,
They of "Grail" fame.
There's my McCullough.
Covered with dust that blew off from the tree that I shaved.
Now I'll repave.

Once high as a steeple—
Now a pathetic stump.
Hold back all the people,
While the wood chipper runs.

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Kristof Robertson - July 12, 2004 - Report this comment
5s for the title alone!
Johnny D - July 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Tree tree, get their tree. 5's
Ashkicksass - July 12, 2004 - Report this comment
I loved "Died like the larch in a skit by the group with snake name, They of "Grail" fame." LOL. Great job! P.S. Johnny D and Kristof - one of you guys forgot to vote. Just thought I'd let you know...
Johnny D - July 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Oops, sorry JB, it was me --- I just voted and confirmed that mine is the 3rd vote. Thanks, Ashkicksass, for the heads-up.
Know 1 can hear you dream - July 12, 2004 - Report this comment
I kept thinking that there most be a very subtle but naughty subtext here, but I don´t think you would have put "now a pathetic stump" in the final verse if that was really the intent, I know I wouldn´t. :-)
John Barry - July 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, all. No naughty subtext, Know, though it seems like there should be.
Arwen - July 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Funny stuff, John! 5s...
Rod W - July 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Clever and funny, John, 5s!
John Barry - July 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Arwen and Rod.
Naughty Police - July 12, 2004 - Report this comment
If naughty is your goal, try "Smelling her fig leaf" Great parody.
Meriadoc - July 13, 2004 - Report this comment
This was great! I love parodies about odd subjects!

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