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Song Parodies -> "In Gepetto"

Original Song Title:

"In the Ghetto"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"In Gepetto"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

In Gepetto

Nose, if he lies,
Will grow quite long and his pine face adorn
In a small old woodshop he was "born,"
By Gepetto.

And he starts to lie.

So the old man says loquacity
Is OK, with no mendacity,
Says Gepetto.

Kid don't seem to understand
That for him to wear the brand
Of "liar" is more than just a slip of mores.
It won't hook; it's like a tree
But grows parallely
Straight out from his small block head—
Looks like Arbor Day.

The truth is spurned.

And a funny little boy with humungous nose
It's so big now that he can't even blow.
A stiletto,

Or a controlled burn.

Either one would help him to decrease it a mite,
'Cause he can't seem to tell little lies that are white.
A falsetto

Might come from nasal castration.
He won't take it away.
It's kind of fun, sticks out so far
So what, it runs; he's got a spar.

Now he likes to lie.

And he learns how to brown-nose the old man
But he tells a whopper, and it zooms up the can,
In Gepetto.

And the old man cries.

It's mostly the weight that makes him moan,
'Cause the damn thing weighs nearly one stone,*
Peso netto.*

*1 stone = 14 pounds; peso netto = net weight (Italian)

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 10

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Johnny D - August 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Poor Gepetto's reamin', on such a splinter's day.... 5's
Arwen - August 02, 2004 - Report this comment
FABulous!!! 5s...
alvin rhodes - August 02, 2004 - Report this comment
brialliant....and both elvis and disney are spinning in their graves.. uh...assuming they're both really dead
Dee Range - August 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Laughed my ass off, ouch. Fabulous 5's
Know 1 can hear you dream - August 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Too bad The Carpenters havenīt covered the original...
John Barry - August 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Papa JD; Arwen, Alvin, Dee--thanks; love your comment, Know I, thanks.
Claude Prez - August 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Very funny title and the last verse was particularly good.
Guy - August 02, 2004 - Report this comment
I figure the "peso netto" of this parody to be right around 555 and that's no lie. I'm still laughing as I try to type this comment.
John Jenkins - March 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Well done, particularly the Arbor Day and peso netto.

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