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Song Parodies -> "The Herd Got in the Grapevines"

Original Song Title:

"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"

Original Performer:

Marvin Gaye

Parody Song Title:

"The Herd Got in the Grapevines"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

*Blood alcohol concentration.
Oh I bet you're wonderin' why they moo
As if they have been gettin' stewed.
They lie down after falling on the floor.
They're sleeping between pig sties
Now they're starting to snore.
We just can't get a rise, even with hay,
Since they found those festered grapes.

Now we know that. . .

The herd got in the grapevines—
Ate fruit too fermented for wine.
Moo, the herd got in the grapevines—
And now they are drunk out of their minds:
Holsteins, Holsteins, yeah.

Their mams' BAC* rating is quite high—
Like Bailey's Irish Cream inside.
Boozy moos fly from their mouths, drooping.
Cuds unchewed and much pooping.
It took a toll on their health. . .
Bovine bromides from the shelf,
Because. . .


Not exactly small calves that we can heave—
They weigh more than a steer.
Moving them'd make us contused.
We'll have to use a John Deere.
Go out and get the backhoe
To get these huge bodies off the floor.

Ready? Go. . .


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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 12

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Ingeborg S. Nordén - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Great pacing/rhymes, funny enough to inspire a video on some comedy channel...fives all round!
mac - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
HA! HA! HA! The title alone makes me laugh out loud.
Ashkicksass - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
LOL! Brilliant John!
Johnny D - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
I love cute parodies about cows....and this one's about DRUNK COWS! LOL!
alvin rhodes - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
great parody...5s
John A. Barry - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, all. I'm mooved by your comments.
Phil Alexander - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Now that's what I call moo sick :-)
Agrimorfee - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Hilarious! "Boozy moos fly from their mouths..." "Bovine bromides from the shelf..." "Moving them;d make us contused..." (Is contused a word? Wow!) 555
Aaron Dodson - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
I've never bestowed this honor on a parody before, but this one is truly worthy of a ROFLOLPIMPAPIMPADIRDTLOO! - October 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Holy cow, what a parody.

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