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Song Parodies -> "They’re Out—Used Ruse Tricks"

Original Song Title:

"The Sound of Music"

Original Performer:

Sound of Music

Parody Song Title:

"They’re Out—Used Ruse Tricks"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

“Torn Curtain” (1966), makeup supervisor, JB.

They[1] still are alive
And they’re out—used ruse tricks:
Things that must be done
When for life one fears.

They still have a heart-
beat; the clowns are ruing
Their escape with the equation. . .worst fears.

As partners they’d beaten the slick Stasi turds,
Including one who’d been deceased.
His partner first thought him one of those guys. . .
Love of country had ceased.

She laughs retroactively, now appalled
That she had thought this way.
Once she got it right,
It’s a large mea culpa she’d say.

They’d pulled a fire drill
In the theater, going
Out as the crowd cleared
Them a path, and sore,
The feckless gents messed
Up, bound to be doin’
Time—the curtain tore.


[1]Julie Andrews (thus the OS choice) and Paul Newman



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Old Man Ribber - March 29, 2011 - Report this comment
JAB - Nicely done! Much is known about the East German Secret Police, but not the G.D.R. Bureau of Highway and Street Mainbtenance - the dreaded "Strassie". ;D
AFW - March 29, 2011 - Report this comment
You gotta' be burnin' that midnight oil..with all these fine Hitchcock flick sketches

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