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Song Parodies -> "Meet Pope Benedict XVI"

Original Song Title:

"You're Sixteen"

Original Performer:

Various

Parody Song Title:

"Meet Pope Benedict XVI"

Parody Written by:

Agrimorfee

The Lyrics

Who is the new man, at the Vatican
Blessing the bread and the wine?
He's XVI, he's Benedict, and divine (fine, divine)

His old moniker was Joe Ratzinger
The Conclave thinks that he's fine
He's XVI, he's Benedict, and divine (fine divine)

John Paul II was a hit
Those papal robes will be hard to fit
Once second command, now he's the top
Wants the lapsed Catholic rate to drop

He walked out of the hall, and into the world
In near record time
He's XVI, he's Benedict, and divine

Once a Nazi--a big regret
He didn't want to hang with that set
Give him a chance, raise the flag
While Tom Lerher sings the "Vatican Rag"!

Big name in Rome, now he's the star
Will take the hard line?
He's XVI, he's Benedict, and divine

He's XVI, he's Benedict, and divine
He's XVI, he's Benedict, and divine
He's XVI, he's Benedict, and divine
He's divine!
Copyright 2005 (written 4/20/05). I know Ringo sang this in the '70s, but I don't know who originally sang it, so Artist Police can KMA. Bless us all!

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Agrimorfee - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Agrimorfee to Bob Gomez & Michael Pacholek--- 'fess up, guys. How many of us thought that they would be the FIRST person to write a parody about the new Pope!? :D
Steve K. - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
I think it may have been Eddie Cochrane with the original version back around '60. I liked Ringo's much better.
Rick C - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
I can't believe how quickly you people come up with this stuff!!! 555
Bob Gomez, 'fessing - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
I knew I couldn't be the first, not with all the stuff written yesterday. Nice job on this, especially the historical reference to his brief time with the Nazi youth.
Johnny D - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Dominic Lambrusco! 555.
Claude Prez - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
I think we should have an all-papal SOTM this month; that would be awesome. Great song choice, excellent job. Also, I love the attitude about the Artist Police, they can K*MY*A too, while they're at it.
alvin rhodes - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
i sprinkle thee with fives
John Barry - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Inspired concept.
Adagio - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Good one. I liked the part where he didn't want to hang with the Nazi set. 5's
Tim Mayfield - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
May I kiss your ring of 5s? Fabulous
2Eagle - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent version of that old bubblegum song - better than the original.
Agrimorfee - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Blessings upon you all! (rings thereupon kissed, knees bent, etc. and so forth!) :)))
Stuart McArthur - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
well done on being first, Agri - and clever choice of an OS starting with Y - nice work too - 555
Rod Worden - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Benny blast readin' this one!
jonaco - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Johnny Burnette introduced this song in '59, and I like his record better than Ringo's. This one, though, is better than both!
Dominic L. - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Great... But that was a quick job of parodying
Michael Pacholek - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Turns out this was Parody VI. Since Chucky doesn't post the times that parodies are received, we may never know who was Parodist I. And, yes, it was Johnny Burnette. Of course, he was a hillbilly, so when he sang, "You're sixteen, you're beautiful and you're mine," it may have been at the wedding reception.
Kristof Robertson - April 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent job, Agri...I'm now off to throw my half-completed Papal parody (of the same song) in the bin....555
Agrimorfee - April 21, 2005 - Report this comment
I'll be totally honest and admit that I wrote this between 7:15 and 7:55 AM CT (submitted at 7:57) on 4/20/05. It would explain the missing word in the "hardline" verse.
pickle - April 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Yes, I thought about the Ringo version when I saw this. Especially the trumpeting bit in the middle that Harry Nilsson and Paul McCartney sing! Who would have thought the man with heaps of rings on his fingers would inspire a guy whose ring is much kissed!
Red Ant - May 03, 2005 - Report this comment
( SOTM ) DKTOS
Dumb Ass Kid - May 07, 2005 - Report this comment
I don't know the original either, but I went through the original lyrics you (very kindly) provided, and checked your lyrics' syllables against the original's syllables. Pleased to report - they're perfect! not as funny as I would've hoped, but a really well written piece! 545
Dumb Ass Kid - May 07, 2005 - Report this comment
Oops, forgot to add (SOTM) to my last comment
Scathe - May 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Nice work.
Rick C - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) already voted, commented
Jeff Reuben - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Well done. Liked the Vatican Rag line.
Dee Range - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM...one of your best. Agri...555
Arwen - May 13, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM--nice job, Agri...
Guy - May 14, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I could pontificate with my commenting but I think a well done will suffice here. Good choice of OS for this one.
Melhi - May 16, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Inspired!
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - May 17, 2005 - Report this comment
In terms of SOTM this papacarody has the same problem as mine and JD's; It's up against Spaff's! We were all quick out of the blocks with good stuff but it's like being that guy who broke the world record on 200 meters in Atlanta -96 and yet were 5 meters behind Michael Johnsson.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - May 18, 2005 - Report this comment
More poping enjoyment. Fine rhymin', Agri.
Charlie Decker - May 20, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Really good!
Rex - May 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Clever idea, good job.
Johnny D - May 22, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!
Spaff.com - May 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Huh? There's a new man at the Vatican? What?

Heavenly stuff, Aggro, and filled to the miter with great lines and rhymes. It's pristine, it's beautiful, and it's, um, something that rhymes with "mine."
Stuart McArthur - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) already commented, and nicely picking up the "16" aspect, Agri
Claude Prez - May 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Still divine.
Kristof Robertson - May 30, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) A parody worthy of canonization...
Phil Alexander - May 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Hmm... already voted 'cause it didn't take the vote, but I obviously forgot to comment. Excellent papary, Agrimorfee
Tim Mayfield - May 31, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) already commented, loved it.
2nz - June 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Very clever subs throughout, Agri. It is truly, um... damn, Spaff ended with that already... well, it rhymes with 'red wine' so you get the idea.
MysteryGoat - June 01, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS
Ethan Mawyer - August 31, 2005 - Report this comment
ABC - M good at the time, a little dated now, but not nerly as dated as Ratzinger's views. 4s.
Adagio - August 31, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) Already commented.
Rex - September 01, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05 - M) Nice Tom Lehrer reference, nice concept.
Dee Range - September 02, 2005 - Report this comment
(M) Already commented in SOTM
Red Ant - September 07, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) Sorry for a lame a$$ "DKTOS" before Agrimorfee, well written and great jump on this when it came out-555.
stuart mcarthur - September 08, 2005 - Report this comment
(M) great use of "16" and lots of good lines Agri
Rick C - September 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) Nicely done! See above.
Kristof Robertson - September 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above comment...cool!
Arwen - September 11, 2005 - Report this comment
ABC--I think I like it even more this time around...=)
Adam Eccleshall - September 11, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Very funny :-)
Johnny D - September 11, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above!
Scathe - September 11, 2005 - Report this comment
(M) Read and commented.
Chris Wolvie - April 21, 2006 - Report this comment
ANYONE that adds a Tom Lehrer reference to a song can't be bad at ALL! All 5s...out of 5s!
Rick C - August 16, 2006 - Report this comment
Above, I said I had already voted but, I guess I hadn't. I have now. This is another parody mentioned in your tribute.
Michael McVey - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
It's good you can make a funny parody about the Holy Father without insulting him. A lot more good-natured than most of the stuff I see about him.
Matthias - June 15, 2007 - Report this comment
It sure takes come Holy Cojones to make fun of the Big Guy with the Big Hat. 555 years of burning in Hell.
bobpiecheese - June 18, 2007 - Report this comment
(AGES) What Mike said. Very clever with the title!
Below Average Dave - June 19, 2007 - Report this comment
(Ages). . .the comments on here are numerous. . .well, it's too bad the song is so short. . .what you had to work with turned out very good.
Cat - June 20, 2007 - Report this comment
(Ages) Great job, and nice shout-out to Tom Lehrer!
Jack Wilson - June 20, 2007 - Report this comment
THis was awesome, and Johnny Burnette sang the OS before Ringo

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