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Song Parodies -> "Taming of the Shrew"

Original Song Title:

"Riders On The Storm"

Original Performer:

The Doors

Parody Song Title:

"Taming of the Shrew"

Parody Written by:

Bob Gomez

The Lyrics

Not better than Cliff's Notes. Just more fun. My prologue: Although it gives
us pause to tread upon/The territory marked by Sir Pacholek/We
must needs lay this honorific song//At his great feet as
Taming of the Shrew
Taming of the Shrew
This marriage will not do
Kate will not be wooed
Younger sister's hot to trot
This cat will not be caught
Taming of the Shrew

Here's the sexy gigolo
He's out to bed her, don't you know
If Kate does him resist
Say hello to fist
She refuses to give in, then
Takes it on the chin
From Petruchio (yeah.....)

He came to wive it wealthily
If wealthily, then happily
Unto Padua did go
With old Grumi-o
And if wealthily he wive, then
Family will thrive
That's his plan and so.....

Gremio and Horten-si-o
Tranio and Lucen-ti-o
To Baptista's house did go
With Petru-chi-o
Two of them were in disguise
As private tutor guys
Puttin' on a show

Ending of Act III:
At the wedding feast
Petruchio arrives
Whacked-out crazy guy
As he carries off his bride
Fair Kate does chafe and chide
Most vocif'rously

In Act IV at his estate
Does he rant and rail and prate
Forbidding Kate all food
Sleep shall not intrude
As he kills a wife with kindness,
Curbs her headstrong mind
Poor bewildered Kate

Churl has got the upper hand
Churl has got the upper hand
Turned out like he planned
Wears a wedding band
This feral shrew did tame
Thus Kate becomes his dame
Got the upper hand

Taming of the Shrew
Taming of the Shrew
Taming of the Shrew.........

ęBob "I have a Bachelor's Degree--in English!" Gomez 2003

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.8

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Leah Lockhart - November 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Ah, very witty. Very witty indeed. I read this along time ago but totally forgot what it was about - thanks for the recap!
Agrimorfee - November 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Brings back fond memories of that wacky spoof of 'Shrew' that was on "Moonlighting" back in the '80s with Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepard. Good times!
Johnny D - November 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Bob, you rock. Love Shakespearian parodies! 555
AussieBullDog - November 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Cool, now I don't have to read it. 5-4-5
Melhi - November 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Another classic, Bob! Great work!
Michael Pacholek - November 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Forsooth! No, make that fivesooth!
Wild Man - November 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Very amusing and original. B-go!
sami - March 02, 2011 - Report this comment
Woo-hoo! I'm totally using this for my Shakespeare class!
Bob Gomez - March 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Hey, sami, thanks and enjoy. If you have the class in Northern California, I would TOTALLY do the song for the class as a sing-along. Also you might check out "King on the Road", my Lear parody.

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