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Song Parodies -> "Droll Zingers"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Shirley Bassey

Parody Song Title:

"Droll Zingers"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

roué: man devoted to sensual pleasure; sere: dry; casuistry: specious, deceptive, or oversubtle reasoning; sophistry: subtly deceptive reasoning or argument
Droll zingers
From the man, the man with the sly "touché,"
A wry roué.
With his droll stingers
He gets you; he fêtes you; his wit won't stint. . .
Yet pours more mint.*

Though he's droll, he will roll in his beer,
Lying pie-eyed on dive floors not sere.
Droll; out (of control/cold); casuistic--
Nature of this cat's dualistic.

Dolls fingered--
Pretty girl, he'll snare you with his arts droll
Then part your folds.

When he's droll, he will roll in your ear
Dry, wry words. . .ryed unsere hung tongue sears,
As he trolls his pole, and brays, "So fist it!"
Next minute his play's sophistic.

Droll zingers,
Pithy words, he'll air when he's on roll,
Then his smarts fold.

On the floor he'll roll,
Like a troll
With no goal
Except to lap Bols
From a bowl.
His bipolar role
Takes its toll.

*Crème de menthe, which combined with brandy makes a stinger. Produced by Bols, among other firms.

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 5

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alvin rhodes - March 29, 2006 - Report this comment
wondrous wordplay
Stephen Harrington - March 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Very inventive, 5s.
Paree Dee - March 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Wow... Had to slow my reading speed to catch all those tongue swisters in there. (mind twisters?). Great read !
John Barry - March 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, Alvin, Stephen, Paree Dee.
Lurker - March 29, 2006 - Report this comment
One of several grossly overused words in Barry parodies: "sere"
Dr. Freud - March 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Better grossly overused that grossly overstupid.
Larry Hensley - March 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Innovative parody, very interesting.
Michael Pacholek - March 31, 2006 - Report this comment
Do they expect me to comment? No, Mr. Barry, they expect me to FIVE! So here it is.

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