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Song Parodies -> "It's Noun, a Gerund"

Original Song Title:

"It's Now or Never"

Original Performer:

Elvis Presley

Parody Song Title:

"It's Noun, a Gerund"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

This parody is dedicated to the memory of my 8th grade English teacher.
It's noun, a gerund.
"Coming at night,"
A participle,
When it's used right.
"If dangling, teacher's irate."
Such howler, errant,
She'd remonstrate.

The verb "to saw," you
Can make run an errand.
With an "ing" sutured,
Becomes a gerund.
Used at the right time,
It's a linguistic lifeline.
"Sawing cuts clear,"
Noun's what you hear.
Now, class:

It's noun, a gerund.
"Consoling tide"--
It's adjectival,
"Tide"'s modified.
Progressive tenses can wait.
We're now on gerunds,
I'll demonstrate.

There's a verb, "billow"--
What sails do on the ocean,
On the masts above,
A swelling motion.
Add the i-n-g.
It acts nominatively.
Not a verb tense
When we use it this way.

It's noun, a gerund.
"Billowing rights
A ship that's starting
To sink from sight."
Does "starting" act as noun? No way!
It's not a gerund.
What should we say?

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Pacing: 4.3
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Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 9

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Johnny D - April 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Billie Jean is now my plumber
She says it's my dropping that will not flush down
But that gerund's not MY noun.
Leo Jay - April 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Very clever. Well done.
AFW - April 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Most learnworthy..
Rick C - April 28, 2005 - Report this comment
What Airfarcewon said...your parodies are a part of my continuing education....555
John Jenkins - April 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Very well done, John. I would enjoy seeing some EP impersonator trying to sing this song.
Justin McGuire - May 03, 2005 - Report this comment
This is a pretty funny song. applause... *claps hands*
Sam John Jenkins - April 13, 2010 - Report this comment
this was cooool!!:)
John Jenkins - April 13, 2010 - Report this comment
this song was awful! ;)
UnNunTess - April 13, 2010 - Report this comment
. . . Captain Jean de GranGland, . . . it's Nun ! !

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