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Song Parodies -> "Where'd You Hide the Gin? (version A)"

Original Song Title:

"Where Do I Begin? (Theme from 'Love Story')"

Original Performer:

Andy Williams

Parody Song Title:

"Where'd You Hide the Gin? (version A)"

Parody Written by:

Fiddlegirl and Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

(Please see today's companion post, "Where'd *I* Hide The Gin, version 1.) FG's comment here gave us the idea for each to do that spin on OS, but completely independently through a first full draft. After comparing (and enjoying) the results, we decided to return to the usual: tweak each other's songs and post as a collab -- on *both* versions. Can you guess which was whose initially?

Where'd you hide the gin?
My brand-new bottle that I bought today at three?
A few short minutes left until sobriety
That "twelve-step" bit might work for some, but not for me
Please, have a heart!

Quit the juice? Hell, no!
I'm so serene now, thanks to bourbon, scotch and wine
A dry martini beats a soda any time
I'd even sell my wife (no longer in her prime)
For bev'rage cart

Those stills impart --
-- Such very special things: The Maker's Mark™ --
-- With subtle flavorings; The Cuervo Gold™,
The "Captain's"™ rum,
The 42 Below™:
So smooth and warming
(It's habit-forming)
A glass in my hand…
Goodbye to cares…

Think on cocktails past:
(Such lovely treasures!) Happy Hours: spent my pay
I'd have Old-Fashioneds brought to me upon a tray
And blow through thirty while folks started in dismay
"My God—Look there!"

(Tipsy interlude and clumsy tango)

Better find it fast
Before the pleasure-able numbness fades away…
I've ransacked every room—whole house in disarray
To think I trusted her… such d*mn naiveté!
I know it's here…

[Fade, amid banging and rustling sounds…]
It *must* be here…

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Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 11

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Mark Scotti - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
This parody needs AA, but it's getting 55, and aother 5 after 30 days funny!
Old Man Ribber - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I'd drink to this, but tonight I'm the designated reviewer. Anyway , I saved you $555 in cab fare. ;D
Andria - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Great job. This parody makes me want a gin-and-tonic (or two or three, or more), but I shouldn't drink alcohol at 8am. 555% alc./vol.
In-My-Cups-['D'-&-Otherwise] - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Loved the way you filled our shakers halfway with iced wit, artfully added those pinches of pace, dashes of cognitiveac, and zest of triple seq'uiters! Shaking n' spurred with laughter, I must strain five fingers of praise into this chilled highball glass--garnished with envy!
John Barry - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
A 555 proof parody.
2Eagle - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Was that what Jenny really died of?
& E.P. - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Another 555 cl's to make him even clumsier when tangoing
Fiddlegirl - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
What kind words from all of you!

Mark Scotti: I dunno... are the meetings BYOB? ;)

OMR: Thanks.... Here's to YOU, buddy!

Andria: Seagrams-- it isn't just for breakfast anymore! ;)

Copious Cups: ROFL!!! I was already on the floor, actually, but now I'm laughing! ;)

JAB: "High" praise indeed! ;)

2Eagle: Hahaha... Love means never having to say your schnockered...

& E.P : Cha cha cha... (and lol @ nick!)
Warren Baker - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Nice original song from Andy(1), and a sobering reminder that...hold on...(lid unscrews, ice clinks, fizzy sound, faint aroma of Pine Sol) where was I?

(1)Andy Williams's first name is actually Howard. Fortunately, his press agent suggested a name change because no one would ever buy music from someone named Actually Howard Andy Williams. Also, the initials spell Ahaw, which is Yiddish for "Snails ate my doberman."
Phil Nelson - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Fitting, as I just drank some wine. I thought this was a cool fun parody
MsTeQuilaTails - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
. . . when that Cowboy tickles me, I go to RENO, that's in Nevada . . . when he fills my glass with `Big T ' I go to RENO, not hisPanola . . . yeah, TeQuila & a bit oHole Mole ! !
Tommy Turtle - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Fiddlegirl took the words right out of my mouth -- and my drink, too. ;) ... Slurred echoes of thanks to Mark Scotchy, (Cuervo) Gold Man Ribber, An-dry-martini-a, Johnnie Walker Barry, Double-Shot of Eagle, Extra Plastered, and to James Bond, esp. for "cognitiveac" and "triple sec" (LOL!).

Warren Maker('s Mark): Ahhh, Listerine™ beats it hands-down in a blindfolded (or just drunk blind) taste test. Thanks for v/c and b/g info ... hope I never run into snails that big!

Phil "My Glass" Nelson: It must be ESPN! ... thanks for v/c.

MsTeQuilaTails: Funny, being snockered helps me understand your comments better! :-) Thanks for v/c!
Susanna Viljanen - February 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I think I'd should have some 555 ml of Susanna's Joy Juice still left. I'll drink to this fine parody.
Tommy Turtle - February 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Susanna Viljanen: Did you bring enough for everybody? ... or at least, the authors? ;) ... thanks for v/c/t (toast) Skäal!
Christie Marie M - February 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Where do I begin? Well, I've enjoyed this interesting scene, especially the end where there are fading and rustling sounds. I remember trying gin and tonic the first time, but it was too strong for me the first time I drank it. So I needed to eat nacho chips to drown the strong taste. Heck, I always needed to eat something while drinking anyways! Cheersage and toasting you 5's!
Tommy Turtle - February 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Christie Marie M: I always need to drink something while eating anyways... ;) Cheers and a toast of thanks for v/c! ... oh, and the sound effects at the end were Fiddle's, or, as we say in the movie biz, "FX=FG".
Fiddlegirl - February 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks to Susanna and CMM... come on over to my house for cocktail hour anytime! ;)
Fiddlegirl - February 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Oops... Thanks also to Warren Baker, Phil Nelson and MsTequilaTails... Cheers!!

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