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"Chick-Pea Pita (ABBA Hall Of Fame Induction Tribute, Vol. III)"

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Fiddlegirl and Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

Join in, as we "hummus" a new tune!

Continuing the week-long tribute to ABBA's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yesterday, March 15, 2010. OS video here.

Chick-pea pita, twelve inches long
Great sustain-ing meal; it's gonzo!
No-o-o-ote: chick peas: Spanish, they're known as "garbanzo"
'nited States: South sees them as bliss [1]
Have one your way; you should go try it
You-ou-ou will see that they're not so bad; you'll buy it

Chick-pea pita: good for your health
No choles-ter-ol; no fryin' [2]
Doo- oo --oom: impend; ev'ryone: obese and dyin'
Lose weight; one sure cure for your "shelf"
Cook the beans and mash 'em together
Fre- e -esh-baked, pita bread: light as a feather

Overweight, all; you and I know
How the heart pipes plug; athero-sclero-scars, they're leaving
Take no chances: stick to them, and your veins will mend [3]
You will feel sublime: weight, heaving
Chick-pea pita: staple, rely
Everyone, each girl and each guy, your dining, will love you
Let us cheer'ly sling one more; if he did, Al Gore --
-- Thin, would still be, like a cheetah
Buy at store; they're cheap; won't be poor
String or new thong? Check rear, Rita

Little balls you crumble and ground
And you'll lose those darn love handles
Fla- a -ab is gone! To the beach! Swim-suit and sandals
Chick-pea pita: help keep your youth
And it's one way: keep doctor quiet
Fa-a-at free; phat! you'll be so glad: this diet

Chick-pea pita, where'd it first show?
From the Mid-East; Mediterranean: parts were leaving [4]
You're enhancing waste, to slim; and be vain: rear end
Folks will stare be-yond believing
Can secrete them long, 'cause they're dry [5]
It's no fun to fill jeans at thigh, and hiney above them
This crop clearly crops -- off your ... puffy muffin tops
Have a nice, long, chick-pea pita
Hum-mus, more; let us dip, galore
Slimmin' you down, chick-pea pita
Waffles, pour? Try falafel more [6]
Zingy new thing, chick-pea pita

[1] Very popular in the US South, and in regions with high Hispanic, Middle-East, or Western Asian or Indian populations. Not so well-known in other areas of the US.

[2] For those who DK, cholesterol is found *only* in foods of animal origin.
Recent studies by government agencies have shown that chick-peas can assist in lowering of cholesterol in the bloodstream, but as with the claims for oat bran, etc., *any* high-fiber diet can do that. Consult a real doctor before taking medical advice from parodists.

[3] Arteries, actually, but that doesn't match TOS "pain".

[4] One of the earliest cultivated vegetables. 7,500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East. They spread throughout the Mediterranean region; ancient Greece and Rome enjoyed them. In southern France, a cave yielded wild chickpeas carbon-dated to about 7,000 B.C.

[5] Dried beans and legumes store very well for long periods without refrigeration, which was a good thing in hot climates where refrigeration hadn't been invented yet.
Fun factoid: A 3,500-year-old.wheat berry was found in an Egyptian pyramid tomb. They put it in moist soil, and it sprouted very nicely.

[6] Falafel = fried patty or ball made from ground chickpeas. Though fried, it's still better for you than a hamburger; often used in "veggie-burgers".
"Hummus" (from the intro) = paste made from cooked, ground chick-peas, usually seasoned or spiced.

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Patrick - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I wasn't expecting that! Good intro to healthy diet. Especially in an age when everything causes cancer. I'm working on an obscure 1960's song on that topic. Looking forward to the next ABBA knock-off.
Old Man Ribber - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Great job! Also, look this up. Marcus Tullius Cicero's last name translates as 'chickpea"! Personally, I am an unapologetic carnivore...but I devour anything you two write. ;D
McKludge - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I falafel my chair reading this parody.
Timmy1000 - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Don't like eating them, but I did like the ABBA tribute.
Phil Nelson - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
This parody tastes good and is good for you!
Christie Marie M - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Chick-pea pita! Never tried it, but would love to someday! The only thing I would love to eat with chick peas are in bean salads. Glad to hear you're in good health writing this healthy parody! 555 servings of chick-pea pitas with this one! Great as always, folks!
Warren Baker - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I like mine with turkey, or in Turkey? Or from Turkey...
Nice that they're not greasy, but you can find them in Greece>BR>(...and the crowd screams for just one more)
I really don't know the tune that well...maybe you could hummus a few bars?
A nice healthy food to help counteract a very sugary band.
Tommy Turtle - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Patrick: It's always better to avoid the obvious, esp. in title switches, IMHO. Glad we gave you a surprise. And yeah, those kinds of foods (organic grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, etc.) are about the only non-cancer-causing things left... Not so sure that you'll like Wednesday's ABBA knock-off, but we'll see .... Thanks. for v/c.

Old Man Ribber: I did come across that tasty little bit in researching the history, etc. of it... No apologies, so long as you still swallow our songs!

McKludge: LOL!

Timmy1000: See comment to OMR. It's not a political parody (lol), where agreeing matters -- so long as you liked it. Thanks for v/c.

Phil Nelson: Thanks, and indeed!

Christie Marie M: That should hold us for a while -- and think how convenient: You can eat the pita with one hand, while continuing to compose with the other. On the other hand (LOL!), that explains TT's typitagraphical errors..... !

Warren Baker: Actually, true about being from Turkey and other West Asian-Mideast places. (no rim shot.) Greece? OK, rim shot. Third line -- gotcha in the intro :-) (which no one ever reads ;-( Fourth line: Hmm, "Knowing Me, Knowing You" was sad, as was this TOS... Bottom line: Don't quit your day job, but keep those comments and votes coming! Re-pita lof of hum(mus)or! (RIM SHOT!)
          (seriously, thanks!)

ALL: No jokes in apologizing for Fg's lack of arrival yet. I do know that she had other plans, but slave-driver TT has her working on another ABBA knock-off in addition. If no show, please forgive. :-)
ABBA Lincoln - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I cannot tell a lie... This parody's Cajun-style humor would not ABBAte!

Favorite uber-finessed quadruplet:
Everyone, each girl and each guy, your dining, will love you Let us cheer'ly sling one more; if he did, Al Gore --
-- Thin, would still be, like a cheetah
Buy at store; they're cheap; won't be poor
String or new thong? Check rear, Rita
Warren ψωμάς - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Thankfully, I like the day job! It pays much better than this one.
As to the hummus line, oops! I read everything but the top line. I'll blame it on my aegean eyes.
Fiddlegirl - March 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks Patrick, OMR, McKludge (hehehe), T1K (how can anyone *not* like chickpeas??? They're especially good if you roast them...) ;), Phil Nelson (agreed), CMM (yummy, yummy!), Warren (Well *I* thought they were funny....!), and ABBA Lincoln (hehehe!)
Tommy χελώνη - March 17, 2010 - Report this comment
ABBA Lincoln: Thanks! To show our gratitude, we're giving you and Mrs. Lincoln two tickets to the theater! Enjoy the show!

Warren ψωμάς: Mine pays much worse than this -- pretty sad commentary on the economy, eh?
So, you can't sea so well? .... age *does* tend to dis-Troy one's vision -- it gets 'odyssey a lot of things.

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