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Song Parodies -> "The Saber Ratt'lings"

Original Song Title:

"My Favorite Things"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Julie Andrews

Parody Song Title:

"The Saber Ratt'lings"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

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Brain blocked hypnosis enlists bad cognition,
Taliban meddles with war ruins missions.
Bomb laden packages triggered with spring,
These are the feuds and the saber ratt'lings.

Kim Jung and cronies insist nukes must doodle,
Raise hell, don't play well, officials bamboozle.
Best grease this guy 'fore the doom he may bring,
These are the feuds and the saber ratt'lings.

Rev-rant Wright messes with Jews - Latins bashes,
He makes cliche on long nosed Roman masses,
Uncontrite sinner, he belts and he stings,
These are the feuds and the saber ratt'lings.

Two wrongs make right,
Jumped in beatings,
Honor killing's mad
Get up with the temper - and saber ratt'lings
And when will it chill, Baghdad?

Lame shot explosive the risk nukes are gettin',
Iran won't settle 'til Isreal's smitten.
India Pakistan right on the brink
These are the feuds and the saber ratt'lings.
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Mean Mullahs blow me, they're pissed and so feudal,
Sleep cells must get shelved, whole kit and caboodle.
Mid East defies act like loons and like dings,
These are the feuds and the saber ratt'lings.

World's got it messes, best batten the hatches,
Blows ache away, suck my nose ya sons batches.
Pilfered rights splintered, the welts how they sting,
These are the feuds and the saber ratt'lings.

Pit bull dog fights,
Come the beastling.
World needs chilling bad.
The ornery distemper of saber ratt'lings,
The whole world has gone quite mad.


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Mark Scotti - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Great, great song on the state of this crazy world! 555 megaton blast......of laughs!
Old Man Ribber - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
The hills are alive with sound of ratt'ling! A clever appeal to reason...and funny! ;D
Guy - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Mark - yeah it was a real blast writing this one. Thanks!

OMR - I hope it ratttles some cages - Much appreciate you looking in on this one and leaving a comment.
DJ Blaze - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Explosion rates have went up 555% this year! This should be your SOTM entry! BTW, the voting for SOTM is tomorrow. So who will get more votes: me with "Airfarcewon" or you with "Mike Hunt Quite Tagged Is He"? Only time will tell.
Guy - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
DJ - I have taken gold on SOTM exactly once and that was back in Sep 2008 with an entry called "Unda Da See" to the OS of Disney's "The Little Mermaid". The OS was Under The See. I used the Calipso styled accent in the words of the parody and I think that helped to carry it over. It was an SNL type of humor that satired the Catholic Church. The voting only begins tomorrow - it will run to the last day of the month. It would be nice to see you win it. This is a tough contest - the competition is keen. You have to write something extraordinary if you even think that you will smell any gold. Good luck to you. And I wouldn't consider this parody to be SOTM material. I had very few parodies written in the month of July and this was a choice of only two that I had considered. It is also in the ABC05M round and is not doing too bad vote wise. Thanks for commenting on this parody.
Fiddlegirl - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Fantastic writing, Guy... and a sobering (sabre-ing?) subject.
Andy Primus - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Excellent rant about those who rant - great subbing again

PS re another parody today - git (noun British informal) an unpleasant or contemptible person. He's either a Brit or he knows British slang
I use a lot of British slang in mine and I often wonder whether American readers know what I mean. The other problem (as we came across recently) is that words mean different things depending on what country you live in - pissed (US annoyed) pissed (UK drunk). Toodle-pip old bean.
TT - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Great write, and can't argue with the conclusion. Two teensy nits, not worth a ding: I find the Iran - Isreal line counts, paces, and sings better without the contraction:
Iran won't settle 'til Isreal is smitten
and
World's got IT"S messes
but hardly a mole on a creative, penetrating, and unfortunately true write. Excellent, Guy. 555
Strike the apostrophe - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Geez, so many people are making that mistake, they're infecting me.. . guess the wimpy grammarians complained about at my song today will soon consider it correct.
World's got ITS messes
memo to self: wear grazmat suit at all times.
Guy - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Fiddlegirl - Most of the old timers on amiright know that I am a disturbed individual - I have at my disposal professional help and these professionals urge me to write how I feel about things when I get stressed. But then again I have also been diagnosed as a pathological liar. Believe that and I have some prime beachfront in Bullhead City Az. for ya. Thanks Fiddlegirl-friend..

Andy - Rant is putting it mildly if you saw the newscasts on what this guy says in God's house. I would suspect that SKY news in the UK would have carried it.

And speaking about the language barrier that stretches across the pond I picked up on "todger" in your parody today. I surmise that a todger is a cannon that uses "hot spunk" for its projectile - Am in the ballpark with this? And thanks for putting me straight on "git" - now I git it. I guess I spoke out of school when I called C.O.P. out on that one, but I had no idea about it being British slang and it's colloquial definition fits with the logic of the parody which makes it scan correctly - my bad butl ignorance can be overcome as you just did for me, however you can't fix stupid. Thanks for all, my friend from across the pond. It is always a peasure to exchange comments with you.

Sir Tortoise - The original draft of this was a complete train wreck - I spent several days off and on fixing it. I do strive to get my possesive and contractive pronouns correct but alas I missed this one by losing the "S".. And it was quite careless of me to off pace the "Israel" line. I usually take great pains to get the pace as close to the OS as possble. I think I fell prey to these two nits because I had spent a long time fixing the first draft train wreck. Thanks much for the constructive criticism - I admire those who point out these things in a constructive manner. So now I shall return the favor - As you put it "Isreal" according to onelook.com is a male given name that is rare - 1 in 25,000. The country however is spelled Israel. And IT"S should have been IT'S. You used a double quote as oppossed to an apostrophy but I will give you the benefit of the doubt and just call them both typos. =;-)
@Lucky Strike - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
The Queen is greatly amused this evening... I think some would call it "schadenfreude". Here, have another little pill. Maybe some snow. Or just a slow, smooth sip of Maker's Mark. There, now. All better. ;)
AFW - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Great title...and very fine phrasing and pacing..as well as excellent word choices and metaphors..
Timmy1000 - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Excellent writing and easily singable; I thought this one was really well done and great thoughts throughout.
alvin - August 08, 2009 - Report this comment
scary and funny at the same time...wondrous rhymes abound
TT - August 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Sir Guy: Didja not notice that the parody spelled it "Isreal"? Just copy/pasted your line and took out the contraction, but I guess I'm sorry (?) for not pointing out the spelling error also ... won't make that mistake again (mwahaha -- kidding)

Didja not notice that the apostolic apostrophic error was caught immediately, and corrected? The difference between a parody and a comment is that you can preview your parody before you submit it. Apology accepted. :-)
@Queen Of Farts - August 08, 2009 - Report this comment
See part 2 (that's the second part) of above message. ... and have you ever tried typing with flippers? ... Expect my lawyer to serve you with a Complaint and Summons for violating the ADA (Amphibians with Disabilities Act).
Guy - August 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Farce - Thanks for the positive review.

Timmy - It's really how I feel right now about our world. Thanks.

Alvin doing scary AND funny can be a challenge - thanks for the upbeat comment.

OK TT - truce please - my eyesight is bad and getting worse. I could have sworn I read it as Israel in the parody - I know how to spell that word, I swear. It was just plain carelessness on my part with this parody. The goofs are nitty but I'm nit picky when I write so it is a big deal to me when I screw this stuff up even when it is trivial. I thought you'd been had by me when I thought I saw a spelling mistake on your part but I was had by myself. I was just trying to jerk your chain a bit - serves me right for being vindictive even if it was all in good sport. Ya got me good buddy. My towel has been thrown into the ring. I use the hell out of onelook.com because my speling is so atrocious. When I write long comments I use notepad which makes it a lot easier to preview - then just copy and paste. Works like preview at submission time. Have a fine evening my friend.
Truce Accepted - August 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Guy: You know (I hope) that it's always in good sport between us :) One good chain jerk deserves another, no? ... All settled, my friend. Now, if we could just do that so easily for the Israeli-Palestinian issue... :)
Guy - August 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Well put TT but the feud 'tween the Arab world and the Israelites has been going on since the days of Abraham and that is a long long time,. All they need is one generation that the hate is not passed down to, from the generation above them to break that cycle - but how is that done? There are other ways as well - For the most part the Northern Irish and the British quelled their feud after how many long bloody years? - another blood batheing escapade that went on for a long time - they got over it. Religion has been the cause of more death and destruction IMHO than any other underlying cause of strife. Even if you don't believe in Jesus, what He taught tells us how we should live with and treat one another. My faith tells me that a second coming is immenent but when, the Bible tells us not but on that day He will put a stop to al of this,

TT I have liked you since we met out here and I too hope that our kinship to parody and our cammaradre will never see a rift split it. Lets agree that we can always disagree and stay cool about it when it happens. Peace my brother. =;-)
adagio - August 09, 2009 - Report this comment
Guy...I'm concerned with things a littke closer to home (USA), but this IS scary....especially when our defenses are down.
Guy - August 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Pat - I hope I didn't scare you too much - our defenses are not down as far as the military is concerned IMHO - they are just stretched a bit and we.ve been stretched before and prevailed. It's the leadership that concerns me. Thanks for your comment.
adagio - August 10, 2009 - Report this comment
No Guy, you didn't scare me quite as much as the ...*ahem.....leadership does. But we show signs of prevailing again...just a different kind of enemy. : )

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