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Song Parodies -> "Can You Loan Some Tonight?"

Original Song Title:

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?"

Original Performer:

Elvis Presley

Parody Song Title:

"Can You Loan Some Tonight?"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

*lucrephage: one who devours money; pelf: money, wealth.
Can you loan some tonight?
Maybe fifty tonight?
Think of it as a gift from the heart.
Let those tens come my way,
Help to brighten my day
You won't miss 'em,
So let 'em depart.
Won't you share, lift my squalor?
My clothes are threadbare.
Please do not take one more step,
I need my bus fare.
Is your purse filled with gain?
Are you a gravy train?
Am I clear--can you loan some tonight?

Your plunder--can you loan some tonight?
I admit, I'm a churlish lucrephage*.
And if you were to part
With some of your plethora of pelf,* I would start
To think of how I'd wet my whistle and then dance
Down the street, oh so drunkenly. I'll never miss a cue,
Acting for you, to get your change. I'll act deranged
Or clever to get your
Money. I lied when I said, "You're lovely."
But my cause is to rout you,
Which is why you see tearing in my eyes.
Still no giving coming from you.
I have tried to snare from you some "bus fare,"
But still, emptiness abounds
In my pockets. It's up to me
To make you drop defenses down.

You didn't feel my pain?
So I will try again.
Be a dear--can you loan some tonight?

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 12

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Guy - February 04, 2005 - Report this comment
John - see my song today, think I can float a loan from your lady too? Excellent parody. I would think this would generate an interest rate among readers of about 5.55%.
Stuart McArthur - February 04, 2005 - Report this comment
very clever and nicely-paced take on the OS John - 555
Royce Miller - February 04, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks for the word meanings, at least I learned something today; this is hard work doing a parody of this song--I tried
alvin rhodes - February 04, 2005 - Report this comment
i can spare three fives
Johnny D - February 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Not satisfied with 500, he goes for INFINITY! 555!
Michael Pacholek - February 05, 2005 - Report this comment
You h-h-h-had to get loan? Sorry, all I can spare is $5.55.

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