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Song Parodies -> "Mocking ‘Matilda’"

Original Song Title:

"Mother Matilda"

Original Performer:

Pink Floyd

Parody Song Title:

"Mocking ‘Matilda’"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

There once was a calypso man,
who sang a song about a scam.
Recorded in 1953,
it became ripe for parody—
a spoofing was in store.

The parodist took the air,
changed the name and went from there…
Altered the title and the lines;
result was funny, if not sublime.

Many listeners it did amuse…
he’s touched by the parody muse
On the charts the song climbed far up,
going way past number 9.
’bout a girl who’s scheming
to give her guy a fleecing.
And she did.

In the revision of the tune,
over the tailor she would swoon.
She took the money, then they were gone.
That tailor really hurt his pride…
lapels too wide; he’s sore!
Also, poor.

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Overall Rating: 4.0

Total Votes: 11

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Matthias - July 13, 2018 - Report this comment
Thanks for joining in! Unfortunately I don’t know anything about this song that you’re talking about. Still seems like you did a good job as always I just don’t get it...
Agrimorfee - July 13, 2018 - Report this comment
Wow, John, you are gonna puzzle many people with this, but I grokked it. Here's what you are referring to, I believe -- (Matilda, by Harry Belafonte) and (My Zelda, by Allan Sherman). Hope to see you at the next OWN, John!
JAB - July 13, 2018 - Report this comment
Right you are, Ag.
Peter Andersson - July 13, 2018 - Report this comment
Thanks to Agrimorfee for explaining, otherwise I would have echoed Matthias here.
2Eagle - July 13, 2018 - Report this comment
Good tribute to Harry Belafonte. 2 good 2 B forgotten.
Chris Bodily TM - July 17, 2018 - Report this comment
Subject matter flew over my head, but I really enjoyed this crash course in comedy music history. 5's all the live long Day-O!

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