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Song Parodies -> "To-may-toe, to-mah-toe"

Original Song Title:

"Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"To-may-toe, to-mah-toe"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

Sombody wrote they were getting sick of my Beatle parodies. Me too. Almost done. This is for Phil.
Desmond is a wanker from the British Isles
Molly is a stripper from the States
Desmond says to Molly "That's a lot of miles"
"But I'd like to think that we'll communicate"

To-may-toe, to-mah-toe say it right, Bro
I can hear you speaking wrong
Po-tate-o, po-taht-o say it right, Ho
Can't get past that accent strong

Desmond goes and buys some country-western discs
Listens to the way those Yankees sing
Takes his accent back to Molly, speaks and takes a risk
And the she tell him she don't understand a thang

To-may-toe, to-mah-toe say it right, Bro
I can hear you speaking wrong
Po-tate-o, po-taht-o say it right, Ho
Can't get past that accent strong

In a couple of weeks they have read "Pygmalion"
And a couple of hours watching the T.V.
With "My Fair Lady" on

Happy ever after they both moved to France
Everybody speaks like they are gay
Molly got a job where she can topless dance
And when she gets home doesn't have a lot to say

In a couple of years they have tossed "Pygmalion"
And a couple of hours watching the T.V.
With "Fawlty Towers" on

Happy ever after they both moved to France
Language problems don't get in the way
Desmond got a job where he can crotchless dance
And when he gets home doesn't have a lot to say

To-may-toe, to-mah-toe say it right, Bro
I can hear you speaking loud
Po-tate-o, po-taht-o say it right, Ho
Can't get past that accent proud

If you want some fun
Don't sing this stupid song!

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Olvan The Terrible - October 29, 2003 - Report this comment
Bwahahahaha! This is your best Beatles parody yet!
Phil Alexander - October 29, 2003 - Report this comment
...let's call the whole thing off? Brilliant and original, Rick. Must be coming near the end, though...
Claude Prez - October 29, 2003 - Report this comment
This one was lots of fun to read; loved the crotchless dance part.
Rick D - October 29, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks. I redid this one quick because the one in my books stunk. Okay Phil, truce.
who cares what my name is - October 30, 2003 - Report this comment
genious
Agrimorfee - November 06, 2003 - Report this comment
LOVED IT!
Johnny D - December 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Goin' back through older Beatles parodies, came across this gem that I must've missed first time - funny stuff, Rick, good job.
Rick D - December 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks JD. Phil inspired this one, cause he's a brit.
Johnny D - January 19, 2004 - Report this comment
OK, I've read it a second time, just for the Vitamin A....tomatoes, ahhh...I heard that somebody once tried to assassinate Founding Father George Washington by feeding him some tomatoes....which, as the story goes, George enjoyed immensely, as he went on to become The Father Of Our Country. I just had a boiler-maker.
Tim Hall - January 19, 2004 - Report this comment
This is one Beatle parody a person can never get sick of.
Rick D - January 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Johnnie, the way I heard it, tomatos were once thought to be poison (and they are to me, I don't like them raw) so someone, maybe George, put on a big show of eating a basketful. After he didn't croak, people started having Italian food and BLT's.
Spaff.com - January 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice Pygmalion/My Fair Lady reference. And speaking of wankers, I assume the sequel will reference The Opening of Misty Beethoven? Nice parody, RAD, and a touching, romantic storyline to boot.
Rick D - January 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Tim--Evidently the Beatles got sick of it. Legend has it that Paul played this thing day after day until Ringo had to quit. There are two versions.
Meriadoc - January 20, 2004 - Report this comment
This gem turned up in today's comments. So sorry I missed this - no to-may-toe throwing on this one! Great job!
Leah Lockhart - January 20, 2004 - Report this comment
I HATE tomatoes. Like the song though! Thanks for pointing out another retro hit!
Mari D - January 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Tomato haters unite! I still think that they're poisonous!
Johnny D - January 21, 2004 - Report this comment
I just plugged this excellent parody by Rick Duncan over on my own parody of "Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da" .... so I invite y'all who haven't already done so to go check out mine, called "Rope My Knees! Rope My Arms!", located here:

http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/thebeatles489.shtml
Serafina - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey, I love tomatoes. (I should anyway, since I'm Italian.) The parody was pretty good; I vote all 5s.
Rick D - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
This one keeps coming back. Good thing I like it too.
nally - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm part Italian too! (My grandmother on my mom's side is Italian, which makes me one-quarter.) I love tomatoes. Anyway, great parody; I vote 5-5-5.

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