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Song Parodies -> "Main Course Caused Ptomaine"

Original Song Title:

"A Horse With No Name"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

America

Parody Song Title:

"Main Course Caused Ptomaine"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

They've got me parked on a gurney.
I've never felt worse in my life.
I ate plant life, birds, and rockfish, things
That were billed as fit for kings.
The first thing I ate was lightly fried because
I'm keeping off the pounds.
The buns were hot and the wine was dry,
Better fare could not be found.

CHORUS:
It wasn't the desert; the main course caused ptomaine.
It smelled good, but it made my gut rain.
In the desert was rum-soaked fruit all aflame,
But the tainted entrée caused me so much pain.
Argh, argh. . . .

After two sprays and a bout of runs,
My face began to turn red.
After three sprays, this was much less than fun.
I just wanted to get into bed.
But my stomach still rolled, and the river still flowed,
And I wished then that I was dead.

CHORUS

After nine sprays, I'd set the main course free.
The desert long ago left me,
As did plant life, birds, and rockfish, things
That were billed as fit for kings.
My stomach was deserted, I was crouched on the ground,
Paramedics guys set to shove
Me on the gurney; I dropped a fart; one frowned
And he put on his rubber gloves.

CHORUS

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Royce Miller - November 12, 2004 - Report this comment
I'll be thinking of this later when I go out to eat.
Guy - November 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Take 5 immodium and call that restaurant to complain.
Johnny D - November 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Mmmm...now how 'bout a sequel to the story using "Sister Golden Hair" or "Ventura Highway" or "Tin Man" ?
Paul Robinson - November 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Sounds like you had the my leftover chicken from the "Food Parody" contest...5's...
John Barry - November 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, everyone. And just noticed the homophaux pas. "Desert" should be "dessert."
Ingeborg S. Nordén - November 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Good thing for you, you insurance covered a 15-day stay...good wordplay and pacing, keep it up!
Scathe - November 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Nasty! Vile! but brilliant. :-)
Peregrin - November 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Funny, John!
Guy - November 13, 2004 - Report this comment
I saw your 'homophaux pas' at first reading but I ate right through it.
Michael Pacholek - November 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Ptomaine in Spain will mainly cause complain.

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