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Song Parodies -> "Agar Man"

Original Song Title:

"Piano Man"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Agar Man"

Parody Written by:

Don (dfoofnik) Fortier

The Lyrics

Agar Man (1999) is an "ode to alt.anagrams" (Usenet), including names of regulars. It is a letter-for-letter anagram of the song (!), so the meter suffers a bit. Not sung are the Morse "g" (borrowed some D's from below) or the four bar HIC's. (it *is* a drinking song).
Agar Man - by DFoofnik

You can see the "alt" postings every day
By a fine international troop:
Meyran, Ernesto, and Burning Elk
Look at English words here in our group.
"If you take all of the letters out
Can you see any words that they spell?"
Maybe yes, maybe no
Some might be apropos
Some might prove funny as hell!

La la la, de de da
La la, de de (la la la)...

Give us a chance and we'll anagram
A question, a word or a thing
If you'll shuffle the letters 'round
You might have a new song to sing.

Now as Jon assesses a famous one,
Don's a "Jumble" guy extraordinaire
Got more time on his hands
Than his twin brother Dan
Managing little kids there.
All the U.K. is spelling things differently
(Mick, Janet, and Kevin's abode);
You see Keith, Art, Wayne, Dan,
And our Letter-man,
And some clown who posted in code:

Dit Da / da dit / dit da, (g)
Dit da dit / dit da / da da...
Give me a chance, I will anagram,
Sing you the best musical rhyme
But seeing good lines is far easier
If I'm not drinking all of the time...
(hic)... (hic)... (hic)... (hic)...

People say William's a Genius, too,
While Richard goes on with his Psalm;
Tom says "See all I found?
I've been low, underground.
And, by golly, I'm staying calm."
Larry's too good at his usual,
(he's the webmaster we all revere):
Makes insulting rebukes for those silly blokes
Who insist upon doing shit here.

See, give us a chance and we'll anagram,
And you might reveal something profound.
No telling what words will be hiding there
So we all shove some letters around.

If I'm seeking words in an anagram,
Any good letter soon goes away.
Each one that I need
Gee, I see one deceived...
I might be left with a "J".

But the payoff is an Epiphany!
All the letters go into it, Lord!
All that's left is to post
If it's better than most,
You might even win an Award!

Oh, la la la, de de da
La la, de de (la la la)

Give us a chance and we'll anagram
It's something all of us do;
You'll see us here on alt.anagrams
If you want to try your hand, too...

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Don Fortier - April 22, 2005 - Report this comment
This won a monthly Anagrammy, but sadly the awards are no longer an extension of alt.anagrams (they are a separate Forum). One of the people names begs for explanation : Tom was with "disaster preparedness" in Florida. Prior to the schism, I had 4 other (anagram) songs in various stages of completion.

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