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Song Parodies -> "Renaissance Faire"

Original Song Title:

"Scarborough Fair"

Original Performer:

Simon & Garfunkel

Parody Song Title:

"Renaissance Faire"

Parody Written by:

MasonR

The Lyrics

For simplicity's sake, I matched the pacing of the first verse all the way through (pacing is inconsistent from verse to verse in the OS), and added a 6th stanza.
Are you going to Renaissance Faire?
Partly staged, from another time
Admission fees that will raise your haire
Just to park costs $12.99

Can I buy you a silk-screened T-shirt
Printed with Shakespearean rhyme
My credit cards they'll gladly take there
And it costs $19.99

For face painting I know you'll insist
'Cause they did this back in that time
It washes off with barely a schpritz
To put it on costs $10.99

Re-enacting mealtime is a treat
Burgers, fries, and Diet Coke? Fine.
Just like in olden times was this feast
They did not pay $20.09

I'm attending a Renaissance faire
Blistered feet, and waiting on lines
But just for me--a back massage chair!
Minor fee of $9.99

I'm returning from Renassance Faire
Now I speak in incessant rhyme
About the way I was ripped off there
I will pass if there's a next time
Parody by Mason "Shirley! You joust!" Resnick

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Agrimorfee - July 29, 2008 - Report this comment
We go to Bristol Renaissance Faire over the Wisconsin border every year. Fun, but it is expensive! I wish there were more verses to skewer the entire world of RenFaires, but your focus was good enough for a 555.
alvin - July 29, 2008 - Report this comment
very clever piece...i've only been to one but i know what ya mean
2Eagle - July 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Auuugh! Every price tag has to end with .99 which makes it harder to add up in the check book - drives me crazy. I liked your parody.
MasonR - July 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks Agrimorfee--yeah, I could have kept going but I figured 1 extra stanza was already pushing it. Alvin--thanks! 2Eagle--that's why I use credit cards. ;-)
Meriadoc - July 30, 2008 - Report this comment
How much was the roast peacock?
Ravyn Rant - August 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I've worked the Northern CA ren faire for 20 years now...and this is the most accurate faire parody I've ever seen. 555 huzzahs! for you!
Helen Teitelbaum - August 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Gee, Mason, and I was getting all excited about going to the Maryland Renaissance Festival later this month!
Dr Music - August 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh great Mason, thy parody was simply rib-tickling. I'm thinking of going to the Reinassance faire- i'm thinking of going as Rowan Atkinson's famous character Edmund BlackAdder.
MasonR - August 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Belatedly I respond...Meriadoc--sorry, I couldn't afford it. Ravyn Rant--I based this on several visits to the Ren Faire in Tuxedo, NY, glad to hear it resonates on the West Coast. Helen--see your loan officer first. Dr. Music--thanks, and good luck to you, in character.
Dr Music - August 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks. But i won't need any luck at all, i've watched every blackadder episode and know all the lines off by heart.
Sir Stephen Greiss, CTRF - September 29, 2008 - Report this comment
MasonR, You needeth to go to King Richard's Faire, in the shire of Carver, MA. The entrance fees are far worse that I have seen, More than double the 12.99. Thanks, After a long 1st weekend at CTRF, I needed the laugh.
King Arthur - February 01, 2010 - Report this comment
This could be a lot better....most of the fun of the RenFair is laughing at the SCA dweebs who looks like they've stopped playing Dungeons and Dragons and seen sunlight for the first time in months.

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