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Song Parodies -> "Fiddler of Words"

Original Song Title:

"If I Were A Rich Man"

Original Performer:

Jerry Bock

Parody Song Title:

"Fiddler of Words"

Parody Written by:

Adagio

The Lyrics

From the musical, Fiddler on the Roof
Oh my, I have so many songs to write,
I have to sit here hour after hour and try to think.
You'd think by now it would be easy,
But these parodies are difficult for me to dream up.

I have got a problem.
Tweedle dee and twiddle dum, I fidget and I squirm around.
Seems that I just cannot quiet down
Get to work and write this song.
But I've seen songs by the scads
Still I tweedle and I twiddle dee and dum and squirm around,
Can't sit still and write this silly song,
Type, delete, and type, delete, and type....

I wish that I could crank out songs by the millions,
No inspiration for me.
More words to dredge out of my brain pan, I see.
Sitting here by the hour, hoping that it's right
Or it's just a tolerable degree.
Maybe I can finish this tonight.

Where are all of the great ideas that I have had
Floating a-all around,
Ideas by the millions floating on by?
I'll catch one out of the air and frown
at it and then I will type away.

I have got a notion,
Tweedle dee and twiddle dum, I fidget and I squirm around.
Seems that I just cannot quiet down.
Get to work and write this song.
But I've seen songs by the scads
Still I tweedle and I twiddle dee and dum and squirm around
Can't sit still and write this silly song,
Type, delete, and type, delete, and type....

I see the words, little words, that make each sentence right
Each one twirled and rhymed just right
Some making sense, and others just rhyming
And, others doing both and more, I wish that was my song
Oh my, oh my, that is quite trite
Anybody else get sleepy writing?

Now I'm down to writing silly things that make no sense
Because it is late at night here.
I've some blue cake or green
With frosting in between.
Or if you wish, I've got
Doggy, doggy, dogfood covered with thick cream.
I will take that up with give the devil his due and he'll go away,
Because I am in charge you see now .

Wish that I were here today, commenting on
parodies I see and maybe
getting in the zingers that I really like.
It's interesting to see the discussions of writers, some are babies
Some can think and can really write.

I have got a problem.
Tweedle dee and twiddle dum, I fidget and I squirm around.
Seems that I just cannot quiet down
Get to work and write this song.
But I've seen songs by the scads
Still I tweedle and I twiddle dee and dum and squirm around
Can't sit still and write this silly song,
Type, delete, and type, delete, and type....(all night).

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Guy DiRito - July 08, 2003 - Report this comment
This is great - I actually have gotten into this state writing parodies. This is so true and paced well. Can't wait for you to get 10 in Pat so you can get onto the board.
Pat - July 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Guy...sorry...we can't all be hot-shot writers like you. I have told you that I'd mostly rather stick to comments.
Wild Man - July 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Pat , you did a great job with your parody! I know how you feel about sticking to comments, I feel this way sometimes. It was great to see you put your work on the board. Your getting some high scores here, since 8: 29 am 7-9-03. Guy was trying to encourage you, and gave you some great comments.
Pat - July 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks for the kind words, Wild Man and Guy!!
John Jenkins - March 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job with a hard song to parody. Good self deprecating humor and the "tweedle dees" and "tweedle dums" in your parody make more sense than the "deedle deedle bubba bubbas" in the original.
Adagio - March 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, JJ
Johnny D - July 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Ah-ha, I found it! Adagio, this is hilarious --- I especially like how you took a humorously self-deprecating approach to parodying this song, as I did, too! Great job! 5-5-5!
Adagio - July 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Johnny! Actually, I did another one too.."Like, I am a Cellphone". I think this one may be better, even though I wrote it as the first.
adagio - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Argggh! I wish I could write this one now, since that's EXACTLY how I feel.

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