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Song Parodies -> "Reincarnation"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Carly Simon

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

*Jane Goodall, world's foremost authority on chimpanzees.
I never know in which form back I will come.
One time I think that I was a bluejay-ay.
It was a blunder that made me a moo cow,
Which then made me a diner of hay

Reincarnation, reincarnation
Has made me a skate,
A lemur that's matin'.

I can tell you that it is not easy to be a gnu
Or a sloth, arms danglin' beside me.
I must be cursed; one night I put the bite,
Stinkin' parasite, on Fido when I was a flea.

Reincarnation, reincarnation
Once made me the mate
Of Shirley MacLai-aine.

I could soar oh so high as one with feathers;
I've been a frog pet, and I know nature's ways.
I am living with a group of primates right now.
Life is unfair, but these are my Goodall* days.

(These are my Goodall days)
I've got long hair, 'cause these are my Goodall days
(These are my Goodall days)
[Repeat and fade]

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 7

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Ingeborg S. NordÚn - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Good pacing/allusions to the original; humor's above average but not the funniest I've seen. 5-4-4...
Johnny D - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
The rhymes in the choruses and the "Goodall" section make it totally hilarious for me! 5-5-5
Ashkicksass - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
I thought it was hilarious too! Especially the Goodall part.
alvin rhodes - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
i went ape...5s
John Barry - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you all , in this life and others to come.
Rick D - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
There is a joke in the comic "B.C.". Curls asks BC if he thinks in each reincarnation, do you come back as a lesser creature. BC tenatively agrees, and Curls says "Looks like this is your last trip"

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