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Song Parodies -> "No Meter No Rhyme"

Original Song Title:

"No Woman No Cry"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bob Marley & The Wailers

Parody Song Title:

"No Meter No Rhyme"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

(reggae instrumental lead-in)

No meter, no rhyme
No meter, no rhyme
No meter, no rhyme
No meter, no rhyme

Mos-Mos-Most reggae music often rhymes a bit
An' its rhythm is loud on steel drums

Lissa-listening to the musicians...yeah!
Mingle with the good people you meet...yeah

Good-a friends our band, oh, good friends sing this song
...this song they pla-a-ay...yeah!

But this song's chorus alone has rhyming beats
And most of the rest has...yeah...

No meter, no rhyme
No meter, no rhyme...ehh--yeah
Ah music critics, go chug some beers
No meter, no rhyme

Yeah...Drum, drum, drum on that fif-ty, a-five-a-gallon-a steel drum!
On the Esplanade park in Boston...yeah

And then maybe we'll rhyme a line or two...
...I say...
A lotta Phillies burning a-through the night...yeah!

Then we could cook rhymes real horrid...
...I'd say...
And which we'll share with you --- yeah!

"Desert sand is very arid"
And see?
That rhyme simp-a-ly won't do!

Now rhyme a-long ---

Ev'rything's gonna be alright, ya!
Ev'rything's gonna be alright
Heavy things' gonna be non-light, ya!
Heavy things' gonna be non-light
Chevy wings too heavy for flight, ya!
Chevy wings too heavy for flight
Reggae sings betta with red sight, ya!
Reggae sings betta with red sight

Hey,
That's...meter, and, rhyme!
That's,
Meter and rhyme!
I say ---
Oh critics, oh music critics, don't plug no ears!
There's,
Meter and rhyme!
Yeah!
There's meter, yes meter, yes meter and rhyme!
There's,
Meter and rhyme!
One more time I got to say ---
Oh critics, music critics, please don't plug no ears!
There's,
Meter and rhyme!

(reggae instrumental fade-out)

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 11

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Stuart McArthur - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
what, just one today Johnny? - now you've passed Phil, you wouldn't be resting on your laurels? I've got you top 5 with a bullet on my chart - 555
John Barry - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Reggae, no. This parody, yes.
Adagio - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one, Johnny. I like the no meter ,no rhyme. 5's
alvin rhodes - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
jamaica good parody, mon...5s
Jeff Reuben - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Muy bueno
Know 1 can hear you dream - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanx Johnny, now I feel better about having failed to rhyme on this song.
Ashkicksass - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank God I'm not the only one who has a hard time with Reggae! I like the feel of it, but I've always had a hard time getting into it. Anyway, 5's here...
AFW - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Up to your Reggae-lar top job....555
Serafina - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job, mon! 5-5-5 for such a well-constructed parody. :)
Johnny D - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you very much, everybody, Stuart, John, Pat, Alvin, Jeff, Peter, AKA, AFW, and Serafina.
Tim Mayfield - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
I almost didn't read this one past the 5th line, but it turned out very well.
Johnny D - November 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Tim.

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