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Song Parodies -> "And It Is a Shame That My Namesake Flamed"

Original Song Title:

"And Marie's the Name of His Latest Flame"

Original Performer:

Elvis Presley

Parody Song Title:

"And It Is a Shame That My Namesake Flamed"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

A not-so-old man just passed away.
He was a composer of renown. . .
Decomposing in the ground.
He’s my namesake; flamed out, it’s a great shame.

He wrote and wrote film scores every day.
His career was long. . .musical flair;
For flicks, he wrote more than his share.
I have the same name as this guy of fame.

“Ipcress File,” “Born Free,” “My Life,” and “Chaplin,”
“Boom!” “Goldfinger,” Russian “Love,” “They All Died [Laughing],”
“A View to a Kill,” “Eleanor and Franklin,”
“The Specialist,” “The Betsy,” “Public Eye.”

“[The Glass] Menagerie,” “Locust, the Day,”
“Moonraker,” “Stella Star,” “Chase,” “Svengali,”
“[You] Only [Live] Twice,” “Tamarind Seed,”
“Body Heat,” “Night Games,” “Deadfall,” “Death, the Game.”

“Somewhere in Time,” “[Dr.] No,” “Raise the Titanic,”
“Thunderball” and “Across the Sea of Time,”
“Cotton Club,” “Octopussy,” “The Deep,” “Hammett,”
“The Man with the Golden Gun,” “Hearts of Fire.”

“The Last Valley,” “Killing Affair,”
“Diamonds are Forever,” “Swept from the Sea,”
“Corn Is Green,” “Hanover Street.”
Though my namesake flamed out. . .lives on, his fame.

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Old Man Ribber - February 03, 2011 - Report this comment
JAB - Sorry to hear that. I may be wrong, but i think you've missed one of his earliest..."Zulu"! John Williams, with his success, not only covered up the work of John Barry but also Jerry Goldsmith and Elmer Bernstein. Thank heaven you are still around. ;D
Fiddlegirl - February 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Nice retrospective on the career of this incredibly talented composer, and a well-deserved tribute. :)
TJC - February 03, 2011 - Report this comment
At first I thought it was your play on Monty Python's 'Decomposing Composers', but checking the news, I see you're straight up--I hadn't realized just how prolific he was--something you two have *very* much in common... Though you may not be an Oscar winner (or wiener!), you've certainly taken home more than your share of 'Malcom's!
Andy Primus - February 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Nice tribute - hadn't heard that he died.
John Barry - February 03, 2011 - Report this comment
OMR: Thanks--yes "Zulu" was an early one. He wrote 110 scores, I believe. I fit in as many as I could
FG: Thanks.
TJC: Thanks. I've found I have a knack for crankin' 'em out--quantitatively, at least. Andy: Thanks. He passed a few days ago.
Tommy Turtle - February 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks for not ratting me out for when, as a noob, I believed you when you said you were he. ... oh, wait, I just ratted myself out. .. .

Good day for good tributes to good people gone. Well done. 555
Susanna Viljanen - February 04, 2011 - Report this comment
The Name You Know... vote candidate 555!
UnKnownVotress - February 10, 2011 - Report this comment
. . . ~ C R A N K ~ O N ~. . . SirSweaty !

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