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Song Parodies -> "Playing Kazoo"

Original Song Title:

"'Till There Was You"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Playing Kazoo"

Parody Written by:

MasonR

The Lyrics

I cannot play trombone
And my tuba skills? Pathetic
But I somehow got in a band
Playing Kazoo

Oh the harp sounds so sweet
But not when it is in my hands
I won't get in Carnegie Hall
Playing Kazoo

And there are polkas, and squeeze boxes galore
Accordion tunes, not so mellow, played on Kazoo

What's that sound all around?
Like a duck that's being strangled?
It's just me and my little friends
Playing Kazoo

(Kazoo solo)

And there are polkas, and squeeze boxes galore
Accordion tunes, not so mellow, played on Kazoo

What's that sound all around?
Like a duck that's being strangled?
It's just me and my little friends
Playing Kazoo

Playing Kazoo
Parody by Mason "my best instrument's the CD player" Resnick

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alvin rhodes - March 27, 2006 - Report this comment
yahoo for kazoo...fresh and breezy
Rick C - March 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Fun to hum along to. 555
MasonR - March 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, Alvin and Rick!
Larry Hensley - March 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Well, it's better than cowbell. 5's
Phil Alexander - March 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Lovely, Mason.. say, had you considered doing something like:
There was Bond in his films
But he hadn't any gadgets
No whizzy bits at all
Till there was Q

;-)
MasonR - March 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, Larry! Phil--great idea! I'll add that to my growing "Till There Was..." To-Do list.
Ken Henriksen - June 19, 2006 - Report this comment
This is another of several pieces by this person that all suffer from unnatural phrasing. There seems to be little attention to how syllables and words are stressed in relation to the musical phrases. In the second verse we have the stress on the word "when." Who talks like that? It feels awkward. And in the Bridge there's a strong accent on the first syllable of "galore." Horrendous! It makes you reread it to see if you got it wrong. But you find that it wasn't you who was careless, it was the writer. The line after that doesn't correlate to the music at all. At least not without some contortion that remains a mystery to me. The third verse, however, scans well and is funny, to boot. This guy's got good intentions and a bit of talent, but he would do well to study his avowed exemplar, the great Allan Sherman more closely.
MaosnR - January 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks Ken, I appreciate the comments, which I've taken to heart. Actually I agree with all of your criticisms of this parody and even may try a rewrite.

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