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Song Parodies -> "That's A Moray"

Original Song Title:

"Thats Amore"

Original Performer:

Dean Martin

Parody Song Title:

"That's A Moray"

Parody Written by:

Malcolm Higgins

The Lyrics

when you're diving at night, and your feet feel the bite,
that's a moray
when your hand's in the cave, suddenly you'll need saved,
that's a moray
when you blubber and scream, but you have a bad dream
that's amore
when he hits all your fingers, with teeth that are stingers,
a moray...

that's a moray that's a moray

little fella

when he bites on your thumb, takes a chunk of your bum,
that's a moray
when you reach in his cave, he's all bravo and brave
he's a moray

and it's not how it feels, and you know you have eels,
that's a moray....
scuzza me, but you see, let them be, or you'll see
lotsa morays.......

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Pacing: 4.2
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Overall Rating: 4.2

Total Votes: 139

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Billy Florio - April 01, 2003 - Report this comment
Damn it! Another time one of my ideas is dont by someone else! I got to start writing them when I think of them
norman k - April 01, 2003 - Report this comment
This is the type of writing that catches my attention--really clever. Just like William Tong's "Tequila" song. I'd much rather see William do more of that than just the Bush stuff all the time, because he really is talented, and so is Malcolm. Songs like these are something that everyone can understand and we all know what the subject matter is! No need to sit here and think about it, and I don't see anything offensive in it, either!
John Jenkins - April 01, 2003 - Report this comment
Actually, I did have to think about it. In the third line, "when you blubber and scream," did Malcolm intentionally or accidentally select "amore" instead of "a moray?" It works either way, but amore probably causes more blubbering and screaming than moray eels.
Steven Cavanagh - October 14, 2003 - Report this comment
I also thought of this one years ago - "when you're diving and feel the bite of a great eel, that's a moray". Like Billy, I didn't write it down either :-( - October 14, 2003 - Report this comment
"That's a moray" is an irresistible pun. I've seen it tossed off in a Disney flick (Little Mermaid?) and there's at least one recorded version, by "Renowned Children's Singer Linda Arnold."
JeffS - July 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Put your hand in a crack, and you don't get it back.. That's a moray!
commentaTrix - July 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir MalColm, ~Lord HiGuns~, Duke o'Sex-On-Knee, please Sir: . . . ~ No Mo Ray ~
Paula - November 01, 2008 - Report this comment
When you meet a big eel, and its teeth are like steel, That's a moray. When the eel in the reef has your heel in its teeth, That's a moray.
kevin - March 19, 2009 - Report this comment
feel a sting on feet when your wadding out deep thats a moray it looks like a snake but its slimey and grey its an eel love the name swap wish i found this site years ago
SteveC - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
It's a fairly old joke now. There are better That's Amore parodies around. I came looking for one. I'm still looking.
Mark Scotti - July 22, 2009 - Report this comment
To SteveC: I did one in:
Dhuud - February 05, 2011 - Report this comment
"When you swim and you feel something wet like an eel, that's a moray. If it lives in the mud and it likes to suck blood, that's a lamprey..."
Kamakara - June 28, 2011 - Report this comment
"If it lives in a cave and it looks really grave its a moray, if its got lotsa teeth and it lives in a coral reef its a moray, if its green with some gills and it gives you the chills its a moray.....
Gabriel Morgan - November 07, 2012 - Report this comment
We were singing trhis parody back in 1991, divng off the shores of Dania Beach and Hollywood, Florida. Our version started; What's that thing on the reef, with the big nasty teeth, Its a Moray! Stick your hand in a crack, if it doesn't come back, Its a Moray!.....
Jonathan - May 01, 2014 - Report this comment
Pulling some old unfinished ideas together for a talent show tomorrow, among my stuff I found this...apparently I'm not alone in this...! When your alphabet wants some more letters up front give it more "a" When Canadians gather for beer they would rather have more, eh? And there's more...but it's at Barnes and Nobles in Willow Grove, PA tomorrow at 7pm for the rest!
MJH - June 02, 2016 - Report this comment
Heard this song over 35 years ago in the Cayman Islands. It was sung by the Barefoot Man.
Chris - August 09, 2016 - Report this comment
This is pretty lame, sorry
Alpha Skua - January 07, 2018 - Report this comment
Saw this in Readers Digest a few years ago WHEN A EEL FROM THE SEA,COMES UP AND BITES YOUR KNEE,THAT A MORAY
Douglas Edwards - February 20, 2018 - Report this comment
Well done Mr. Higgins! 5's
Brad Snyder - February 21, 2018 - Report this comment
R"eel"y good job, Mr. Higgins. Keep 'em coming. 5 finger stingers!
Agrimorfee - February 21, 2018 - Report this comment
Hey Brad and Douglas, I must regret to inform you that Mr. Higgins is deceased. He was one of the site's most prolific and best-loved contributors, hence the tribute to him as the measure of parody writing acumen here:
DL - April 07, 2019 - Report this comment
These lyrics are stilted and it's just trying too hard. I actually heard a man singing a much better, funnier version to his son in an aquarium a week ago...I was hoping to find those lyrics.
Jonathan Spurlock - April 09, 2019 - Report this comment
This parody reminds me of my tour of duty in Okinawa. Just weeks before we were due to come back to the States, another American waded into one of the beaches wearing his fins, snorkel, etc. He disappeared into the water but literally seconds later came out of the water, tore off his mask, took a deep breath and yelled, "SNAAAKKE!" Rumor had it that there was a more or less tame moray eel, or one of the various marine life forms, who just wanted to say howdy! Ah, a moray!
Col Beausabre - July 17, 2019 - Report this comment
When a strange DPI hits your eye, that's a moire
Col Beausabre - July 17, 2019 - Report this comment
When a strange DPI hits your eye, that's a moire

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