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Song Parodies -> "For Wha' It's Wor'"

Original Song Title:

"For What It's Worth"

Original Performer:

Buffalo Springfield

Parody Song Title:

"For Wha' It's Wor'"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

This is in the same vein as JAB's recent parodies about linguistic phenomena, except in this case, I'll be going for the jugular (ba doom tssh!) Ok, if not the jugular, how 'bout the glottular. .... I'm talking about the our old friend, the glottal stop; the noise that Cockney and Scottish dialects make to replace the a perfectly good "t" in such phrases as "a li'l bi' of wa'er." This consonant, which is also found in Hawaiian words, such as "Hawai'i" is basically an unvoiced version of hard "g" .... The same dialects drop their "h's", but not 100% sure if they replace it with the glottal stop
There's something 'appening 'ere
Wha' i' is no' exactly clear
There's a Sco' with a burr whose quite near
Making sounds a li''le bi' queer
I think it's time we STOPPED
Sco''ies wha's tha' sound
Shakespeare's English going down

There's glo''al lines being drawm
The language ain't righ' if all the "Ts" are gone
Young Cockneys swallow their "Ts"
Ge''ing so much resistance from Received*
I think it's time we STOPPED
Cockneys, wha's tha' noise
Everybody aping East End boys

What a weird day for the Queen's
'undreds of Scoh'smen on the scene
Trilling their "Rs" and droppin' their "Gs"
Mostly saying "Sod off to good speech."
In think it's time we STOPPED, 'ey, wha' tha' note
Sounds like somethin' caught in your throat

Glo''alization strikes deep
Into syn'ax i' will creep
I' starts when you mimic East End
Don't hold the line it spreads
All over the Thames*
It's time we STOPPED
Children, wha' tha' dash
Everybody sounds like working class

STOP, hey, wha's tha' sign
Apostrophe le''er blows my mind
Stop, now, what's that catch
Everybody lose it with dispatch
Stop now, if you please
Everybody needs to say their "Ts"
Stop, Britain, what's that sound
Shakespeare's English on the ground

*Received Pronunciation -- English as spoken in the media; The Queen's English ....... *A less extreme form of Cockney appears to be cropping up in the Thames Estuary area

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 12

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John Jenkins - January 03, 2018 - Report this comment
'Enry 'Iggins would love this parody. So do I.
JAB - January 03, 2018 - Report this comment
Fabulously phone'ic.
CML - January 03, 2018 - Report this comment
Aaah, go on guv'nors!!
Patrick - January 03, 2018 - Report this comment
This would be fun to hear in a recording.
Jonathan - January 03, 2018 - Report this comment
Wow! I've been rating parodies, but I haven't commented since last year! anyway, nice job, laddie! I could just hear this with a Scottish accent. 5s
Rob Arndt - January 03, 2018 - Report this comment
Sehr gut Mein Herr! 555!
Jonathan Spurlock - January 11, 2018 - Report this comment
Ye'll nae ken it les' ye speak Braid Sco's, lads!
CML - January 11, 2018 - Report this comment
^^^^ What's tha' yer sayin', Laddie? I ken nae understand ye.
Rob Arndt - January 11, 2018 - Report this comment
You guys should watch "Outlander" on Starz! Lots of Scottish Gaelic (GĂ idhlig), Scots, and Scottish English. The Scots language and Scottish English should not be confused with Scottish Gaelic, of course!
Jonathan Spurlock - January 13, 2018 - Report this comment
Some years back, a young lady on her high school quiz bowl team and I were "speaking" in Scots brogue-which, of course, neither of us had the privilege of being Scots. Anyway, i asked her, "Lass, whurr di' ye larrrnnn to speak s'good Scots?" To which she replied, "Ach,, fra' Braveheart!" Aye!
From the Movie - January 13, 2018 - Report this comment
The prisoner wishes to butcher .. "a word" .................. GLO-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O''''''A-A-A-A-A-L-L-L-L !!!!!!!!!!
William Glo''is - January 13, 2018 - Report this comment
^^^^^The heading of the previous pos' was s'posed to read -- From the Movie "Bravestop; The Story of William Glo''is"
paul robinson - September 23, 2018 - Report this comment
This was so funny, well, I nearly shi' my pan's. 5's.

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