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Song Parodies -> "Harbinger"

Original Song Title:

"Hard Day's Night"

Original Performer:

Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Harbinger"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

"Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones,"--Alex in "Clockwork Orange." The tritone is a restless interval, classed as a dissonance in Western music. The name diabolus in musica ("the Devil in music") has been applied to the interval from at least the early eighteenth century.
It is a harbinger:
There's a black cat, three-headed dog.
It is a harbinger:
The mirror's cracked; I gape, agog.

"So get your home feng-shui'd, dude!"
I paraphrase Dave's* line rude:
"Feng shui is garbage, sir!"

You know, I walked today
Under a ladder. What did I think?
You know, I trod this way:
Upon a sidewalk's segment chink.

I fall to earth, bawling moans;
My mate irately intones:
"Harness your harping, sir!"

When I'm home, reading in my large Psalter
'bout Lot's crone, then I spill larder's salter. . .
Shoulder!

I was a carpenter;
The foreman caught me sawin' log,
On the pink parchment were
The words "fired. . .sleeping. . .in a fog."

I left the highrise for home;
The lift got stuck in this zone:
On floor 13. "Oy vey!"

"Yeeoow!"

[Trombone solo replete with tritones]

My kid's birth date makes me moan:
"6/6/06!" I intone,
And I don't feel OK.

Now I clothe: I am a haberdasher.
I'm not loath to have in hand rabbit fur--
Foot fur.

I am a hard binger;
I'm swiggin' pitchers filled with grog.
I am a Harp binger.
Give us some Guinness hair of dog.

The rain falls hard. In my home,
You open brolly; I groan:
"It is a harbinger!
It is a harm-bringer!"
I drink a harsh Stinger.


*Letterman: "Feng shui is bullsh*t!"


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alvin - June 12, 2007 - Report this comment
quirkily funny
2Eagle - June 12, 2007 - Report this comment
I agree with Letterman and I like your parody.
John Barry - June 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, Alvin, 2Eagle.
Dee Range - June 12, 2007 - Report this comment
God, this brings back memories from 1991 when I left the house and stopped to fill up the car at a station 1 block away. I opened the hood to check the oil and a black cat shot about 30 feet through the air from on top of my engine block, having crawled up there to sleep. Scared me worse than William Hung's singing. Great parody, JB High 5's

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