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Song Parodies -> "Boys Who Take Ballet"

Original Song Title:

"Ballad Of The Green Berets"

Original Performer:

S/SGT Barry Sadler

Parody Song Title:

"Boys Who Take Ballet"

Parody Written by:

David Chrenko

The Lyrics

This is song # 50 for me, since I began writing parodies ages ago (November 1, 2003). Come check out my other 49. I could really use the votes, and it's always great hearing from you all.
Fighting bullies after school.
Twelve-year olds - can be so cruel.
Words so mean - are hurled your way,
When you're a boy - who takes ballet.

Silver tights - and satin vests.
These are boys - who pirouette.
On tippy toes - we'll stand today;
The fate of boys - who take ballet.

Trained to leap - and trained to land,
Catch ballerinas with one hand.
We're getting buff - Perhaps one day,
We'll beat up boys - who mock ballet.

Silver tights - and satin vests.
We are boys - lest you forget.
One hundred guys - went out to play,
But only three - had to take ballet.

A year's gone by - we don't get creamed,
We're cooler than - the football team.
We've better odds - for meeting babes.
They're five-to-one - when you take ballet.

The girls all love - Our satin vests.
Our silver tights - make women sweat.
BMOC - that's what they say.
We are real men - who take ballet.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.2
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 12

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 1   1
 2   0
 3   1
 4   3
 5   7

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Johnny D - January 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Trim that plie, private! 5's
Rick D - January 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Addictive, ain't it. Let's see, I doubled my number of parodies, Mari quintupled hers, but you went from zero to fifty.......why that's infinity!
Guy - January 27, 2004 - Report this comment
This was really tight. Well done David!
Laurence Dunne - January 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Very, Very solid parody...555
pickle - January 27, 2004 - Report this comment
A potential inclusion in 'Billy Elliot - The Musical'? In the original movie, Billy was considered a sissy by his dad for taking up ballet.
Stray Pooch - January 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Had to sing this one to the Pooch family!! They loved it!! So did I. My middle son is currently majoring in Dance at Old Dominion University. I'll have to send the link along for this one!! 555
David Chrenko - January 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Wow Stray, I'm honored. Thanks to everyone who's been stopping by to view # 50. Pizza's on Chucky!
sloatead - January 27, 2004 - Report this comment
didn't like the original song, liked this one tho
Adagio - January 27, 2004 - Report this comment
I really liked that one, David! 5's
Jack Wilson - January 27, 2004 - Report this comment
LOL! Loved it!
Paul Robinson - January 27, 2004 - Report this comment
David C - I've always disliked the original song so much that I've avoided all the other parodies on the site of this song. But I saw a comment that it's your #50 and that deserves a look. Fine job. But I hate the original so much I had to read this quickly. 5-5-5 and well earned. Pin some Silver Wings on your own chest...and be careful there. A serious slip and you could end up "pinning the nail on the dong-ee" probably don't want to end up like David Palmer. 50 since 11/01/03? That's CRANKIN', DC...I've got 30 since I hopped on 11/10/03. I know I've got to check out more of your's - started to do it and got side-tracked after a couple a few weeks ago (hard to imagine me get side-tracked, I know...there are probably flies out there with longer attention spans).
Billy Florio - January 27, 2004 - Report this comment
WhizkidF - January 27, 2004 - Report this comment
I can't believe it, this song is about what male ballet dancers are and what they do! I didn't know the song, but it tells me that male ballet dancers are cool and I agree!
Michael Pacholek - January 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Let me get this, pardon the pun, straight: Male ballet dancers get girls? Sorry, ballerinas know how much money dancers make. But your next topic should be figure skating. I'd do one about it, but I prefer to write parodies that are about real sports. Pooch: A young man learning dance in Virginia? I won't tell the Hypocrite Twins, Falwell and Robertson, if you don't.
David Chrenko - January 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Michael, I thought you liberals stood for diversity, peace, love and understanding. Once again, it takes a conservative kid to do what you liberals only clam to do. You call Falwell and Robertson hypocrites, but it's you, not them, who are falling back on the old stereotypes.
Michael Pacholek - January 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh for crying out loud. David, it was a JOKE! Isn't that what this site is (mainly) about? Humor? You don't have to like the joke, but if you can't even SEE the attempt at humor, then you're as blind as Jerry & Pat! The least you, as a right-wing fanatic (OK, that's a slight attempt at humor), can do is accuse me of class warfare in my comment! Besides, if I said I liked ballet (I don't), you'd call me a "limousine liberal"!
David Chrenko - January 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Whoa, too many cups of java this morning? I wasn't putting you down, just pointing out an inconsistency in liberal ideology. FYI - I'd never call anybody from the great state of New Jersey a "limousine liberal". Yous guys is my people, and Michael IS my neighbor!
Guy - January 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh you were David, don't try to worm out of it. Your "just pointing out an inconsistency in liberal ideology" = putting down Michael Pacholek in his liberal mindedness. It is impossible to tell where the liberal ends and the person begins. This is why I never engage him in any political debate any more. Be wise let it lie.
David Chrenko - January 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Hi Guy, thanks for the advice, but honestly, no dis was intended. Michael's a good guy. It's very easy to take politics a little too seriously. We have to remember that the very word "politics" comes from the Greek: POLI, meaning "many", and "TICS", which are "blood-sucking bugs".
Rick D - February 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Congrats number one. Only took you to fifty. Must be all those male ballerinas out there.
David Chrenko - February 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Rick. Y'know, until you mentioned it, I had no idea I owned the cherry on top of the sundae - what a nice surprise. I rarely check the weekly hit parade, but it does my ol' heart good to find that so many folks really enjoyed the parody. Gotta run...Brokaw's on the line.
dixon - March 05, 2004 - Report this comment
very american sounded like the left out gay from chorus line singing
Grace Hampton - March 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Fer all youse out dere who got a problem wit' ballet: Lemmie tell you somethin'. Dem ballet dancers is real men! Dey work out an' dey got muscles like you wouldn't believe. Ya gotta be a ballet dancer t' get along wit' a beautiful goil.
Aisling - August 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Oh, God, I LOVE this!
CMR - May 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Wanted to alert you that we are planning to dance to an opera singer singing your parody at our upcoming ballet recital! May we have your blessing?
David Chrenko - May 20, 2007 - Report this comment
CMR - Wow - Very Cool! Can you video it and post it on YouTube?. . . I love it!
CMR - May 30, 2007 - Report this comment
You bet! Our show is this Sunday.

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