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Song Parodies -> "Dough, Raise Me"

Original Song Title:

"Do Re Mi"

Original Performer:

Julie Andrews/Sound of Music Soundtrack

Parody Song Title:

"Dough, Raise Me"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Listening back to the OS after quite a few years I was taken aback at how delightful this recording still is. Sorry, Julie - love ya, babe.


Let's start at the very beginning
A very good place to start
When you read you begin with A-B-C
When you sing, you begin with do-re-mi (do-re-mi)
Dearie me! This mnemonic is a little bit twee
Boring see? (do re-mi)

Let's see if I can make it racier ...

Doh! A facepalm. Homer's here
Ray! My son-in-law the bum
Me! My daughter's world, herself
Fart! A strong strong way to stun
So! Hubby chose neighbor's bed
La - la land is all she know
Tee shirt up over her head
That will bring us back to Doh!
Oh! Oh! Oh!

Dough! My credit disappears
Ray! UV from lethal sun
Me! A dame, no more myself
Fa my voice now fails to stun
So, I need to find more bread
La publique don't want to know
T for tax to axe my head
Which which will bring us lack of
Dough, I fear wolf drawing near
Ray of hope is almost gone
Me, a shame, bereft of wealth
Fa-lah-lah this Christmas, none
So I wish that I were dead
La Chaise (Pere) with Jim laid low*
'Tea for two' in a cowshed?
That will bring us back to
Dough - dough wreck me for so long need dough
Oh dough!

Now, children, dough-rate-me-fine-sir and so on
Are only the tools we use to build up strong
Once you have g-notes in your hands
You can make a million dollarful schemes by maxing them up.
Like this.

Sew dollar, for me dough raise
Can you do that?
(Sew dollar, for me dough raise)
Sew dollar: cheat dork, raise dough
(Sew dollar: cheat dork, raise dough)
Now, count it all together:
Sew dollar, for me dough raise
Sew dollar: cheat dork, raise dough
(But it doesn't earn anything!)
So we change the words. Absurd but I'm a poet! Like this:

When you own no dough to fling
Life don't bring most anything
(When you own no dough to fling
Life don't bring most anything)

Dough! I need an ice cold beer
Ray! Go get me one, dole scum.
Me, a shame I'm not on welf
Far, my nest egg I have spun
Sew my britches, in the red
La Madonna doesn't know
'Terial girl without a thread
It all comes back down to dough
Dough rake me fast so last till dole
Don't he laugh, so fast me raise?

Dough mete me, me so low
Raid mama - la titty
Dough mete me, me so low
Raid mama - la titty

When you have green notes to fling
You can swing most any bling

Dough, some cash to bring us cheer
Ray, go get a job, go on!
Me, man's loot by sex and stealth
Fa - ther Christmas will not come
So, so daughter, to be fed,
Lapdance if you must; won't know
T-back maybe you must shed
That will bring us in some ...

So dough last, for me dough raise
So dough last for we ...
(last, so suh-limy Ray!)
Need dough - oh, oh, throw dough!

original soundtrack recording here.
* Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris is the final resting place of iconic 'Doors' frontman Jim Morrison, also Oscar Wilde, Sarah Bernhardt, Honore de Balzac, Guillame Apollinaire, Maria Callas and many luminaries of French life and culture of the last 200 years. It remains probably the world's most visited cemetery in terms of tourists.

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Dave W. - December 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Dough-litefully entertaining, ol' chap.....really could feel the tempo...Outstanding !
Callmelennie - December 19, 2012 - Report this comment
When the rhymes to mind do spring .... You can write most anything
John Barry - December 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Great improvement on the OS.
Lifeliver - December 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks guys for v/c and approval, but when I make glaring spelling mistakes, show no mercy (I won't, lol). Maybe somebody else will find it ... Hint - it's repeated several times.

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