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Song Parodies -> "You Ate My Thumb"

Original Song Title:

"Under My Thumb"

Original Performer:

Rolling Stones

Parody Song Title:

"You Ate My Thumb"

Parody Written by:

Paul Robinson

The Lyrics

Well, I wasn't gonna write any new parodies for a couple days because I cut my thumb the other day and I couldn't type very well. But I read an article in today's L.A. Times about a woman in Ohio who got served a restaurant worker's thumb in her salad that managed to get as far as her mouth before she realize it was not your usual salad fare and hacked it out. Anyway, MY THUMB healed rather quickly and I've got the bandage off it so I can type fine again (Whew!). So get the salad dressing of your choice ready because for your enjoyment I am now pleased to serve -
You ate my thumb
At the salad bar downtown
You ate my thumb
But I guess you couldn't hold it down

It came from me
We looked around but it wasn't there
Came from me, it was real dumb
You ate my thumb.

Stuck on your tooth, lady

You ate my thumb
At the salad bar for lunch yesterday
You ate my thumb
Then got sick, now the restaurant will pay

Was hard to see, yes it was
Was underneath a crouton crumb
Came from me, it was real dumb
You ate my thumb
Ah, and that kind of bites

You ate me thumb
It was there, right on your dish
You ate my thumb
How come? Did you think it was garnish?

It came from me
I cut it off while I was chopping stuff
Came from me, it was real dumb
You ate my thumb
It made your queasy, lady

It came from me, oh yeah
I cut it off while I was chopping stuff
Came from me, was kinda dumb
You ate my thumb
That just ain't right

You ate my thumb
Your eyes did not notice that
You ate my thumb, well I
I guess you thought it was just fat

It came from me, oh, into the salad
Was hidden 'neath a crouton crumb
It came from me, I feel real dumb
'Cause you ate my thumb
That just ain't right

No, it ain't
No, it ain't

Made you queasy, lady
Made you queasy, lady
You feel alright?
Yes it made you queasy lady..

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Total Votes: 2

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Homer - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
5 DOH's!!!!!
Rick D - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
I resent that big file. ms word this time.
Paul Robinson - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Homer - You said a mouthfull! Rick - Thanks!
Johnny D - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Paul, this is a frikkin' work of art. This is very good. 5's
alvin rhodes - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
5s...or would you rather have two thumbs up ?
Paul Robinson - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Johnny D - Well, not bad for an appetizer, anyway, I guess. Alvin. "Fives" "Thumbs", anything but late for lunch...thanks.
hannibal lector - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
I'll have that salad, with some fava beans and a nice chianti
Paul Robinson - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Hannibal - So I guess the "Rule of thumb" would be "Red Wine with philanges?" thanks.
Mari D - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Gee, this makes finding a hair in one's food look tame. "That kind of bites" -- great line! It gives a whole new meaning to "giving the finger."
P.W. - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Funny as hell, Paul. Was your cut that deep?:-)
Paul Robinson - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Mari D - You know just after I read that article I got a note from a guy a used to work with (they are working Saturday's now, also, until the end of Tax Season) about a food fight at the SALAD BAR of a Retirement Home. Apparently a melee ensued when one of the residents was noticed "finger-picking" his way through the salad bowl to get the best stuff. Others took umbrage and a rootin-tootin' brawl involving most everyone at the place took occurred. Picture if you will all the Octogenerians+ mixing it up...throw in a couple of Three Stooges kicks, trips and eye-pokes and "Whoops" and you've got some popular entertainment happening. Anyway, the offending party has reportedly been evicted from the home. Sounds like maybe a relative of our Spammer friend. I guess what would be worse than either would be getting the Thumb WITH a nasty old hair wrapped around it...P.W. - actually I mispoke, it was the finger NEXT to my left thumb, and no, it wasn't that bad, but it did need to be covered a day or two and I couldn't type worth a damn while it was.
Adagio - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Paul, thank goodness I did not have salad with my still made me kinda queasy. Great job! 5's

That scene at the old folks home is worthy of a parody in itself....funny!!! (a fight in slow motion?) hehe
Peregrin - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one, Paul
David Chrenko - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Well Paul, curiosity finally got the best of me. This is hilarious. LOL
Paul Robinson - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Adagio, Peregrin, & David C - Thanks.
Jan Unwin - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
This is a wonderful parody, thumbs down. 5-5-5
Paul Robinson - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Jan - Thanks! Well, I've eaten everything in the house today (EXCEPT my thumb) so I'd better go to the store and get more stuff now. It's a nice SoCal night, be back in a while to check out more stuff here.
Forrest Emerine - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Hi, Paul. Yes, this is me. No, I am not dead. I am turning eleven in about a month, November 26th, and I've almost been writing for a year now, but then minus that last few months, well, okay WHOLE BUNCH of months I forgot to write. I am so sorry. I will try to come here more, but I am in WAY over my head. I have the strictest teacher in the fifth grade, on the 3rd floor, which is always so hot, grade cards come out tomorrow, and she gives so much more homework than I got last year, where I actually had time to write. Hey, stop laughing! This is not a joke!!! This is the 100% truth, I guarantee(spelling grades are great for me, but I don't know if I got that last one right) that I am not lying to you. So I am back, and ready to write. Great parody! I am getting more interested in '60s now, like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. I saw a 10$ CD at Wal-Mart(Like your parody, Don't Let Wal-Mart Move in, or something like that...)with 27 great songs and that is a wonderful price! I also just got a 30$ Rolling Stones CD, and Gimme Shelter, Brown Sugar, Under My Thumb, Shattered, and Angie are among my favorite songs. Oh, but anyway, I wouldn't have known that song, Under My Thumb, if i hadn't bought that CD. 5-5-5!!! Speaking of the song Shattered, have you ever heard it? It sounds hilarious. Mick Jagger is almost as weird! It was like rap in the '70s. (Don't you know that prime rate's going up, uup, Uup, UUp, UUUUUUUp!!!! If that's not what the song says, I'll have my first misheard lyrics submission!) I am glad to be back, and also, GRRRRREAT parody(sory, I had Frosted Flakes for breakfast)!!!!!
Paul Robinson` - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Welcome back, Forrest. Eleven on the 26th, eh? Let's see, that means that in approximately 32 more years, you will be 1/2 of my age. Math question, young man - How old does that make me at the present time? Can you give me an equation to show how you arrived at your number? If you can answer these questions you will probably be at least a couple years ahead of your school contemporaries, at least in THIS particular area. Sounds like you got a real good deal on those CD's and the 'Stones & Beatles are certainly a good place to start if you want to get into the music of the 60's. As it turns out I have been expanding my musical knowledge of the 60's as well. I just bought a couple Beatles CD's so I could have the actual Original Song to listen to when I write parodies of those numbers and also picked up a "Motown #1's" CD on sale for $10, AND, for good measure Jimi Hendrix's "Electric Ladyland" CD for the same price. Boy, I spent a bunch of money at that store! But I expect to enjoy what I bought and also will find it useful in writing more parodies and reading the works of other authors. I'll be looking forward to seeing your parodies and comments. But only after you take care of that blasted but important school-stuff. Oh, yeah - glad you liked the parody.
Forrest Emerine - November 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey, I got my report card today. Let me go get it... Social Studies:A+ Writing:A Science:A Math:A+ Reading(Too bad about this one...):B- Orchestra(I play violin;I'm sooo better than this grade...):C+ But, it makes me sound like I'm bragging, so I'll move on. I am so good at math, and I know it sounds very dumb, but I do algebra for fun(please don't laugh) and my classmates call me Poindexter, or some crazy name like that. But I am pretty modest, and have to admit that I am pretty sure I got this wrong. Are you fifty-four years old? Okay, anyways, I'm about to go post a few parodies to "catch up," though I doubt it'll happen! See ya!
Paul Robinson - November 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Forrest, That's a pretty decent report card. Actually, doing Algebra for fun is not dumb. Doing anything with your mind that involves problem solving and logic is good mental exercise and will serve you well down the line. And doing Algebra is no dumber than what I did at around your age. I used to just LOVE baseball statistics and soaked them up like a sponge. Still can tell you what several Los Angeles Dodgers hit during the 1962 Season. Useless trivia now, of course, but it's ingrained in my memory just the same. And that obsession served to sharpen my math skills as well. It led into using Algebraic equations without even knowing I was doing so. And, by the way, you are absolutely correct, I am currently 54 years of. Well done! Oh, yeah, and writing parodies is also a good mental exercise, especially if you really work at creating original and varying rhyme schemes to Original Songs that have almost totally repetitive lyrics. I really enjoy reading works by parody authors that do that, I look forward to being surprised and delighted by unique and funny lines that have been used in placed of the originals. I'll keep an eye out for your postings. If I know the OS (Original Song) I'll score your work and comment. I'm starting a new job on Nov. 15th so I may not have as much time to graze the site after that, but I still plan to be around.

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