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Song Parodies -> "Cantharides"

Original Song Title:

"Candyman"

Original Performer:

Sammy Davis, Jr.

Parody Song Title:

"Cantharides"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Cantharides (kan-THAR-i-deez), a European blister beetle, effects the growth of hardwood.
What can make your shrub rise
And sprinkle its dew?
Covering your hardwood lot with arboreal glue?
Cantharides can, cantharides can,
Cantharides can, 'cause you mix it for lumber
And then it burls your wood

What can make the veins grow,
Wrapped against your thigh?
Soak it in a trunk that tastes like maple-syrup pie.
Cantharides can, cantharides can,
Cantharides can, 'cause you mix it for lumber
And then it burls your wood

Cantharides makes
Sempervirens shake.
Sapifying and coniferous.
Take a bite—although it's blisterish
It heats you, makes you more misterish.

What can make a fir grow
And the maple stream?
Sap flows when you burrow—then eject the redwood cream?

Cantharides can, cantharides can
Cantharides can, 'cause you mix it for lumber
And then it burls your wood.


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Johnny D - November 19, 2004 - Report this comment
You were just itchin' to write this, weren't you?
Joe Melchionne - November 19, 2004 - Report this comment
the old spanish fly, but from what i've read about it really burns like hell... 555
Royce Miller - November 19, 2004 - Report this comment
well, all that's easy for you to say.....
John Barry - November 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, JD, Joe, Royce.

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