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Song Parodies -> "Penzance Oddity"

Original Song Title:

"Space Oddity"

Original Performer:

David Bowie

Parody Song Title:

"Penzance Oddity"

Parody Written by:

Timmy1000

The Lyrics

Could be the next scene after the Major General song in Pirates of Penzance - or one that we want to see
Pirate King to Major Gen.
Pirate King to Major Gen.
Take your pompous frills and set umbrella down

(Count down in the background: scent, swine, grate, laughin', slick,
snide, bore, glee, spew, done? jag-off)

Pirate King to Major Gen.
Dispensing big nouns, what a yawn
Disposition is facade stuffed full of poo

This is Pirate King to Major Gen.
Your spiel it does abrade,
And your cape's a dreadful show, it hurts to stare,
With your rhyme, I heave and vomit on my chair

This is Major Gen. to Pirate King,
I'm citing Pinafore,
And I'm quoting fights historical, with sway,
And Gerard Dows are not Raphaels, I say

Sin-cere
Am I witty, not a big sham,
Star of the absurd,
Though my mirth does spew,
It is something I must do.

Though I've cast some military styles
Of Arthur's wary skill.
Though I think that Caradoc would slay you so,
I've no knife to shove into your gut, just prose.

Pirate King to Major Gen.
You sir, are dead, we hate your song,
Can you hear me Major Gen.?
Do you fear me Major Gen.?
As we sneer at you again.

And here
Am I gloating, then I just ran,
Hard to sing a tune,
Fanny girth is huge,
So, I know that I am screwed.

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Leo Keough - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Having done the MG a couple times, this one had me laughing all the way through!!!...Definitely SOTM-worthy!!!...555!!!
metaphorsbwithu - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Haha! Major fun! Swashing your buckle with fives!
US Navy SEALS - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Pirate King, you guys are sooo dead -- right in the crosshairs! Don't go messing with one of our favorite Big 7 OSs -- our best SEAL, the turtle, who can hold his breath for hours, has done it four times -- or we'll blast you with our 55.5 cal. guns!
Andy Primus - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Great job - really enjoyed that. Did you mean 'fanny girth is huge' in the US or UK sense? Put together with the next line I'm guessing you meant UK.
T1K - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks Leo, Meta, Seals and Andy. Andy: fanny girth = big butt, making a very slow runaway; hence he is screwed. Seals - sorry about your Big 7, but this is a result of writing an MG parody and the aftereffects of all the big words, specific meter and strange rhymes. If you send the turtle, I hope it is not in his speedo.
TJC - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
A brilliant major n' Spock-worth melding of auld n' new here Timmy... you've an exceptional mind, sir!
Fiddlegirl - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Started laughing at the Countdown and didn't stop till the end... great job, sir! I've only attempted MG once, and that was probably enough for me! At least for a long while... ;)
Christie Marie M - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Who know, it could be the next scene after Major General! Great take on a "Penzance" parody! Dug the countdown spoof on this "Od-Ditty"! 555's!
blackjack21 - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
This was awesome Timmy! Very creative and well done.
Timmy1000 - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks TJC, FG, Christie Marie and Blackjack.
Old Man Ribber - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
With cat-like tread upon this song you speil! ;D
alvin - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
gilbert and sullivan and bowie..lol...love it
John Barry - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Brillliant combo.

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