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Song Parodies -> "Maria's Farewell (West Side Story)"

Original Song Title:

"To Life!"

Original Performer:

Fidder On The Roof Soundtrack

Parody Song Title:

"Maria's Farewell (West Side Story)"

Parody Written by:

Leo Jay

The Lyrics

When Broadway Musicals Collide, Part VII: What Maria from 'West Side Story' might sing to the dying Tony; this would be sung very slowly to the tune of 'To Life' from 'Fiddler On The Roof'...
Good night, sleep tight, sweet Anton
Dear Anton, with hand on my heart,
I promise we'll find a place to be
Loving eternally,
For I know that
It's hate, not fate, that killed you --
For fate has no weight of its own;
We have a choice to do bad or good,
Evil, or what we should,
And we do or we don't...

Our time was short here,
I would not have thought, dear,
Our love would have brought tears
To my smiling eyes...

But though the rumble
Made our footing stumble,
Hopes that now seem crumbled
Will be set aright...

We'll meet in sweet Forever --
Forever, and never to part...
I swear as I hold your hand in mine,
Someday we'll be entwined
As one hand... and one heart.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.2
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 9

Voting Breakdown

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   0
 3   0
 4   3
 5   6

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Tony - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
This is not really a parody but its not bad.
Tony - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Sorry, I forgot to mention I gave you a four for pacing cuz you didn't use the whole song. But for what you have the pacing seems fine.
Tony - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Also, I am clearly a bastard.
Arwen - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Tony IS a bastard. I gave you fives simply because I like to be nice to the new people, and I don't think I've seen you on this site before. Well, not in the last 50 years, anyway...
Ashkicksass - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
So you submit a song in God knows how long and of frickity frackin' COURSE I don't know the original. Good hell. But on the bright side, I bought "Fiddler on the Roof" for my dad for Christmas, so I'll have to watch it with him, learn the song, and come back later. Bastard.
Tony - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey, last Tony comment is NOT me! Some nasty person wrote that there for who knows what reason. Not very nice.
Leo Jay - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks for stopping by. This is actually an old one I tried to submit months ago, but it got lost in cyberspace, and I only just recently came across a copy in my PDA...

Ash, do you know ANY songs at ALL?
Ashkicksass - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
I know one called "I used to have a friend named Leo Jay, but he is currently cheating on me on other threads." I also know like 5 Britney Spears songs.
2Eagle - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
5's for poetry.
Tony (real one) - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh now I see what makes me a bastard is that I am the only one not blindly giving all fives. Well, if you all can say this is a parody, and that it is funny and matches the original pacing, you are diluted. No disrespect to this, becuase it is very nice work, but honest is honest, and its not perfect.
Agrimorfee - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
What makes this funny is the life-affirming, high-stepping klezmer melody interfacing with these sad, heartfelt lyrics. I'd love to hear/see this performed somewhere. 455
Riff - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Heartfelt, shmartfelt, I'm with (the real) Tony -- this is a little bit overrated, no offense to Leo.
Jeff Reuben - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
I have to listen to the original again, I know I know it but can't get it in mind. I like the words.
EmiLoca - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Awwwww! This was undeniably "cute" (keep in mind that, as a teenage girl, I am obligated to use that term as frequently as possible in order to meet requirements for a driver's license).
Arwen - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
LOL on your comment to Ash, Bastard...and I have to tell the real Tony that I'm not diluted. I'm full strength...all the way.
Arwen - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
LOL as well on your response, Ash...not sure how I missed it. But you don't have to lie to make friends...and since three of those Britney songs are remixes of "Toxic," I think you need to rethink your answer...
The Real Tony - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh, please stop now Arwen. Ok, so you gave fives to this. Fine. That is your right. I didn't. That is my right. Now you have to make fun of my spelling? And do you think it is right to post a fake comment pretending to be me? Pathetic. Some nice website this is.
Ashkicksass - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Arwen didn't post that fake comment. The other Tony did. Tony the Tiger. He's Grrrrreat!
Arwen - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Ash...yeah, Tony...if that's who you really wasn't me. And I make fun of everyone's't take it too personally.
The Real Tony - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Ashkicksass, so it was you. That's not cool. Not cool at all.
Ashkicksass - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Whatever, it was totally cool. AND funny. And you have really got to lighten up. Arwen and I are just messing with you, you know!
The Real Tony - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Why do you have to mess with me? All I did was come on here and vote and comment, and gave a pretty nice comment, too. There is no need to put a fake comment supposed to be from me calling me a bastard. You two are some pizza work.
Stuart McArthur - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
waitress! more popcorn please....
Arwen - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Ash is right, we're just playing...most people just shrug it off...we're honestly two very lovely girls...

Rarely does anyone come to my parodies for the SOLE purpose of bashing them...except for the ones guy...(or girl)...(or a combination of both)...who is/are voting simply out of bitterness because I probaby disagreed with them on something the day before. Or just to be a bastard. You've assured us that you're not a I have to assume your reasoning is the former. argued up top here that people should vote how they feel and be HONEST...but how honest is it, really, to search my work out and bash it just because I teased you a little bit?

If everyone did that, Stuart would have full on killed me ages ago.

Oh, and I can't help but notice, Tony, that you haven't commented on ANY other parodies besides this and the couple of mine that you bashed. So...I really think you have another name on the site. Why are you hiding behind an alias? Honesty, remember?

Stuart McArthur - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
yeah right - like trying to kill Medusa with a pea-gun
Tony - December 11, 2004 - Report this comment
I have not commented on anything else because of pickiness I have seen already on this site. I looked to see if you wrote any because you or your friend were the ones to call me a bastard on the very first parody I left a vote for, so I was trying to see what kind of site this is. Not very friendly, I guess. You say now that you were only kidding. I don't understand how it's kidding to call me a bastard just because I said this is "not bad" and "the pacing seems fine"? Yeah, I'm a real bastard. Come on, be serious. Look, if you want to be nasty, ok, but don't cry about it just because I leave comments. If I wanted to disguise myself, why would I call myself by my real name when I commented on your parody. Gee, I come on here because my friend at work tells me this site is so funny, and 2 days later, I hardly want anything to do it anymore! Look, just let me be. I'm just explaining myself so Mr. Jay who wrote this understands my comments even if you don't. I wrote them for him, not for you. Good bye.
Arwen - December 11, 2004 - Report this comment
I already told you that I assumed (apparently incorrectly) that you were an established person on the site. Anyone on the site who is familiar with me and Ash at all know that we call everyone a bastard. It's kind of our thing...and it's always a joke. So...if you really are a new person, and you didn't know that...then I'm sorry. But we really were joking. And Leo is our friend and we stick up for each
Stuart McArthur - December 11, 2004 - Report this comment
everything you said makes rigid sense, Tony - I also suspected you weren't new (a lot of aliases fly around here, so scepticism of new names is our default state of mind)

.....but it was because you not only knew the rule about the whole song needing to be parodied, you also knew that pacing point deduction was the correct took me over a month to figure that out (and in the end Phil had to pull me aside and tell me) yet you picked it up in your first visit

because you ask us to believe you, I will, which means I must honestly applaud the precipitous steepness of your learning curve
Tony - December 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Ok. My friend Barry told me what pacing was and I saw notes and scores that other people made on other parodies, so I didn't think it was so bad to take off points. And I didn't understand why my comment and scoreing was so bad that people had to call me a bastard. But if that was a joke ok. Arwen, I'm sorry you think I slammed your poem, but I didn't even give it a score. I was just upset. Whoo! No more contraversy, please! :-)
Leo Jay - December 13, 2004 - Report this comment
DAYUM! I don't check for a few days, and...

Tony -- No worries, mate -- I know it's not really a parody; it's part of a project I'd been working on where I retell WSS to the tunes of songs from other musicals. Bizarre, I know -- but what can I say -- there's no accounting for creative genius.

And I know it's not funny, but do tell Barry that around here, we sometimes award 'funny' points for 'creative', 'clever' or for simply eliciting the good old-fashioned "damn, I wish I'd thought of that..." response.

And yeah, the pacing IS technically off, but technically, this is a reprise, coming at the end of the entire oevre -- a fuller version of the original song is used in my "Tonight! (West Side Story Quintet)" pseudo-parody. Check it out if you get a chance. It's brilliant.

P.S., I'm really not that full of myself. I'm just joshin'... :-)
Leo Jay - December 13, 2004 - Report this comment
And as fer da rest a youse:

Melanie Lee - December 13, 2004 - Report this comment
I really like the idea a lot. I thought a couple of your words' pacing were off and I found the work amusing but not hilarious--yet the sum is greater than the parts. Therefore, 4-4-5.
Leo O'Shea - December 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, 2Eagle!

Agrimorfee, the plan is to get my singer/musician friends together to sit around and give it a test run once I'm done so I can hear what it sounds like.

Riff - no offense taken

Jeff, thanks!

Emi: Cute? A naive young teenage girl singing goodbye to the limp, lifeless body of her ex-gangbanger sweetheart who was just killed by her jealous fiance? Cute? Sheesh, kids today...

Stuart: Okay, okay... show's over... but thanks for coming to Loew's.

Melanie Lee, thanks; yes, the bum should always be greater than its farts.
Tony - August 01, 2012 - Report this comment
Oh. My. GAWD! What drama queenz!

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