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Song Parodies -> "Melba This Morning"

Original Song Title:

"Helplessly Hoping"

Original Performer:

Crosy, Stills, & Nash

Parody Song Title:

"Melba This Morning"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

*European herb used in medicine, cooking, and as a flavoring agent. I have no idea if it really contains lysine. The original was laden with alliteration, so. . . .
Melba this morning.
The margarined muffin must die.
No steak—he is stern!
Grasping a grapefruit,
He grabs spoon to spear it.
Juice runs, spritzing in his eye.
He spits a pip; he is feeling quite spry.

Wellnessly watching
His weight, so he winnows
The Wonder:
Empty calories, goodbye!
Heart's hearty, helping his health.
Fresh curries
Today are a good buy.

He won't shun Persian.
It's light as a feather,
In floral spice smothered.

Statins now standard.
The C substance's
Citrusy health food.
Lovage* has lysine—
Lies loose in a ladle, a little
Will light up his lunch.
Also, he'd like some lox.

Still, he loves Persian.
It's light as a feather,
No need to atone,
In floral spice smothered.

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.2
Overall Rating: 4.2

Total Votes: 4

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alvin rhodes - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
love the parody, but i'm stickin' to pop tarts...5s
John Barry - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
alvin, thanks. Gotta admit, PTs are tasty.
Johnny D - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Tricky original song to parody well, but you pulled it off superbly, JB.
Paul Robinsonq - October 01, 2004 - Report this comment
JB, another nice job with a "CSN I" song. 5's again.

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