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Song Parodies -> "A Few of My Pettiest Peeves"

Original Song Title:

"A Few of My Favorite Things"

Original Performer:

Julie Andrews

Parody Song Title:

"A Few of My Pettiest Peeves"

Parody Written by:

Leo Keough

The Lyrics

Earrings on noses and friskers at check-in
Rash-causing nettles and women henpeckin'
Newpapers soaked in their clear plastic sleeves
These are a few of my pettiest peeves

Discolored panties and critical whiners
Cell phones and pagers in airplanes and diners
Waking to noise from machines blowing leaves
These are a few of my pettiest peeves

Churlish tight lushes and BYO bashes
Fruitcakes at Christmas and camera flashes
Dinner time phone calls from marketing thieves
These are a few of my pettiest peeves

When the sun shines
When the breeze cools
When I'm feeling glee
I simply remember my pettiest peeves
And then I don't feel so free

Pantries with rodents and whiskey-voiced matrons
Eavesdropping neighbors and unruly patrons
Raw paper cuts that no lotion relieves
These are a few of my pettiest peeves

Self-centered phonies and Rorschach test doodles
Doormen and greeters and snippy white poodles
Water that spills from my overstuffed eaves
These are a few of my pettiest peeves

Speedbumps on roadways and semi trucks splashing
Slow driving seniors with signals left flashing
Silver-tongued devils that no one believes
These are a few of my pettiest peeves

When the sun shines
When the breeze cools
When I'm feeling glee
I simply remember my pettiest peeves
And then I don't feel so free

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AFW - January 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Nothing petty about this parody...you've listed some classic gems that most of the general "Pop" can relate to.
Timmy1000 - January 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Love the "pettiest peeves" line an in title. I agree with this list of peeves; could probably be more but the OS only has so many verses.
alvin - January 03, 2009 - Report this comment
brilliantly penned...nice 180 on the OS
Thomas - January 03, 2009 - Report this comment
So funny.
Christie Marie M - January 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I echo everyone's comments. Those are very common pet peeves in life. Very clever antonym structure on the song title. 5's.
Andria - January 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I echo all of the above comments, and I concur with Christie Marie about the antonym structuring with the title and the commonness of the peeves in the lyrics. Personally, my pet peeves include pushiness, persuasion, immaturity, hyperactivity, people who don't speak English, Republicans, treehuggers, organized labor, and fundamentalism. 5s.
Leo Keough - January 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks all...If anybody else wants to suggest some other peeves, maybe I'll do a sequel (These Are Some More of our Pettiest Peeves). No promises, though - it's really tough to come up with lines that end with good rhymes to 'peeves'.
TJC - January 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Excellent concept and lexecution!
iRULZ - January 10, 2009 - Report this comment
What can I say that has not already been said? Great!

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