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Song Parodies -> "Binary In Eighths"

Original Song Title:

"Henry The Eighth"

Original Performer:

Hermans Hermits

Parody Song Title:

"Binary In Eighths"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

Why binary in eighths you ask?
Binary in eighths is how you mask.
They get carried in some windows you store,
It will not carry sevens, nines or fours.
And every one is in binary (Binary)
There's also room for zero in this plan (This plan)
It's an eight bit mask, it's binary,
Binary in eighths a mask.

Second byte move from the right

Read binary in eight bit scan,
Binary in eight bits can expand.
Compute your tally from the bits you store,
Then you can tally bits like two times four.
Count every one that's in binary, (Binary)
But you never count a zero they don't span. (Don't span)
It's an eight bit span in binary,
Binary's an eight bit scan.

------ lead guitar ------

That's binary in eight bit scan,
Double up to eight and then expand.
You can tally up like two times four,
Compute that tally seven times then store.
It's so much fun doin' binary, (Binary)
You shouldn't have to worry how it spans. (It spans)
It's an eight bit RAM, in memory,
Memory in eight bit spans.

Bi-nar-y is why,
Memory (Binary)
Binary (Memory)
Binary's an eight bit span you scan,
Memory's in eighths in RAM.

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Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 16

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John Barry - March 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Don't know much 'bout technology, but I like this.
Tim Mayfield - March 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Pure genius. Love the reworking of the song. Can't get the computation to work seven times, but still fun!
Guy - March 17, 2005 - Report this comment
To tell you the truth Tim, I'm not even sure if that is correct but it rhymed so nicely I couldn't resist. Thanks for your comment.

Thanks John.
alvin rhodes - March 17, 2005 - Report this comment
very nicely done...reminds me of something tom lehrer would write...5s
Phil Alexander - March 17, 2005 - Report this comment
LOL... you've given me an idea, Guy...
Guy - March 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Alvin, that's quite a compliment to be held up to Mr Lehrer. Thanks!

Phil - I will wait and watch for the result. Always willing to share a piece of the Pi. Thanks.
Johnny D - March 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Who WAS that "Masked Man"?

'ennery The 1000 th, of course!
Stuart McArthur - March 17, 2005 - Report this comment
'ennery the 1024th even - LOL, Guy, very nicely paced - 555
Left of Centre - March 17, 2005 - Report this comment
My techie friends would be proud! 555
John Jenkins - March 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Well done, Guy. Three 101s from me.
Adagio - March 18, 2005 - Report this comment
I like the way you make this nonsensical (to me) binary stuff rhyme and pace well. 5's
Guy - March 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey Tim, the song that was actually reworked was "Sixteen Ones". Here's the URL for that reworked version:
Michael Pacholek - March 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Guy: Way to RAM this one home! Johnny: I wish I'd thought of that one, but then, I'd have been the 2nd to think of it... or is that the 10th? John Barry: Don't know much about technology? I smell another parody in that one...
Michael Pacholek - March 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Now we're gonna have to rewrite so many great songs. "11 Coins in the Fountain." "111 Little Girls (Sittin' In the Back Seat)." "1000 Days a Week." "10000 Candles." "10000 Tons." Chicago's classic "11001 or 110 to 100." "110010 Ways to Leave Your Lover." "1100000 Tears." Can you possibly do them all? After all, you've only got 1100100 years to live. (A song, of course, by One-Oh-One For Fighting.)
Gracie in Cleveland - May 02, 2005 - Report this comment
I love it. :-)
Binary Gendered Person - November 21, 2021 - Report this comment
@Michael Pacholek, et al:

At the time of this comment's posting the view counter reads 1111100100. The counter needs only 4 (decimal) or 100 (binary) more views to reach 1111101000.
Jonah Hex - November 22, 2021 - Report this comment
1111101000 Binary = 3E8 Hexadecimal, which is merely shorthand for Binary only just not nearly as much fun.

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