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Song Parodies -> "Blame It on the Bogus Nostrums"

Original Song Title:

"Blame It on the Bossa Nova"

Original Performer:

Eydie Gormé

Parody Song Title:

"Blame It on the Bogus Nostrums"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

“Bogus nostrum” is redundant, but titularly speaking. . . .
I was badly lanced,
So I caulked my thigh.
Blanched, white as a bone
Serum demand: high.
Then approached a man,
Gave me some ginkgo,
And soon I knew: these remedies were faux.

Blame it on the bogus nostrums
With their “magic spell.”
Ate a lot of bogus nostrums. . .
Didn’t feel so well.
Oh, it all began with just one little dram,
But soon it ended up a full-blown scam.
Lame this schmuck. . .took bogus nostrums—
The scam non-drug.

Now, was I a goon?
Oh, so. . .took bogus nostrums.
I had scarfed a bunch. . .
No, no to bogus nostrums!
Now, was I a loon?
Yeah, yeah. . .took bogus nostrums—
The scam non-drug.

Now I’m sad to say:
What had guided me:
Oprah et al praise for scam-ery.
And there’s no quizas,*
No there is no doubt
I had been played for a fool and a lout.

Game I’d been for bogus nostrums
With their “magic spell.”
Ate a lot of bogus nostrums. . .
Didn’t feel so swell.
Oh, it all began with just one little scam
But soon it ended ’cause wiser I am.
Shamed I was. . .took bogus nostrums—
The scam non-drug.


*maybe, perhaps

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Old Man Ribber - October 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Sounds like the "a-hole-istic" approach! Fine job. ;D
MadamaDeWeCan - October 25, 2010 - Report this comment
PIrateJack, Duke 0Spells au Hell,Sir, please refrain from the vitaminPeddlers! Instead try Kiwi ~ RubyCitrus ~ Kraut ~ BrocOLayS ~ BlueBerry ~ Salmon ~ black beans ~ SweetPotato ~ These will keep you "onBoard " the HMS SirSweaty !
John Jenkins - October 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Great title and parody.
John Barry - October 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, OMR, Madama, JJ.

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