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Song Parodies -> "The Bills Have Arrived"

Original Song Title:

"The Sound of Music"

Original Performer:

Julie Andrews

Parody Song Title:

"The Bills Have Arrived"

Parody Written by:

Glynn Leaney

The Lyrics


The bills have arrived, for the gown and tunics.
But they won’t get paid; I’ve not worked for years.
I can’t find a job, as I’m bloody useless;
Whatever I try always ends in tears.

My wife tries her best as she takes to the streets,
The kids go and work down the mine.
While I stay in bed as I watch TV,
Well, it passes the time.

The fear that I have is that one day soon
What we have will soon go.
The car then the house;
It’s no wonder I’m feeling so low!

I’ll rip up these bills, as I’ll never pay them.
You’ve heard it before; it’s a sorry tale.
I’ll end up in court then the wife will leave me.
And I’ll go to jail.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 3.9
How Funny: 3.1
Overall Rating: 3.7

Total Votes: 15

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 5   10

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Witness For Defense - February 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Spot-on pacing. Excellent antidote to the treacly original. Would have been even better if it ended in suicide, preferably self-immolation, while pirouetting in hills that have sung for a freaking thousand years. 544.
Witness For Defense - February 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Mordant? You bet! But it's the soul of parody. Sweet Julie. Counterpoint: Unemployment. Kids in mines. Wife a street walker. It can't get any funnier.
Agrimorfee - February 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Just to show that I am not an old curmudgeon, here's 555 deserved points.

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