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Song Parodies -> "Operetta"

Original Song Title:

"Operator"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Jim Croce

Parody Song Title:

"Operetta"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

This sort of turned out like a classical "Green Eggs and Ham"
Operetta
Oh, what the hell is going on?
See, the fat chick with the loud voice is all frustrated
She's singing that high "A"
With a dude who looks quite gay
And all of that loud wailing is orchestrated
I gotta say this screenplay blows
But let's forget she's fat

And just hear the number if you can stand it
So in my class I can tell them I saw the whole show
"Cept when I had to "go"
I've learned my G & S
Only wish the words weren't so tricky and fast
At least it isn't rap
Two different kinds of crap

Operetta
Oh, is this thing still droning on?
I keep hoping the singer will be tripping
Looking at her size
I'm sure it happens all the time
I think that I am sure that she won't be stripping
Isn't this the song I think I know?
Oh, I forgot "bout that

I think I heard a cartoon show once sing it
So in my class I can tell them it's the one I know
So one song doesn't blow
I've learned my G & S
Only wish the words weren't so tricky and fast
At least it isn't Bach
I still wished that it rocked

Operetta
It's not so bad after all
That song there I can really sort of rock to
Not a waste of time
And it has some tricky rhymes
And it still beats mime

Now I can go say I've seen this show
I've got it all down pat
I can hum the numbers and get behind it
So in my class I can tell them I'm a cultured Joe
A boost to my ego
Only wish the words weren't so tricky and fast
At least it wasn't loud
I sort of liked that crowd

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Rex - April 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Favorite lines: "only wish the words weren't so tricky and fast" and "...a cultured Joe". Good work.
Rick Cormier - April 02, 2005 - Report this comment
And just hear the number if you can stand it!!! Love it! 555
Leo Jay - April 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Very funny, and great job lining with the original. (I'll overlook the shots at rap and Bach...) ;-)
Johnny D - April 02, 2005 - Report this comment
G & S = G and S = Gee 'n S = Ge'n'S = Ge'n'i'S = Genius
Rick D - April 02, 2005 - Report this comment
No---that comment is G&S! You know, Johhny, the two of us together make a whole wit! (and there's a whole wit the bucket)
Johnny D - April 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Well, Highlander, my comment pails in comparison to yours. You and I don't need a bale of dope to bail our boat of angst and grim ennui ... all we need's a song to bleed with half-wit poetry.
Dee Range - April 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Knew you couldn't stay away (chuckling with the knowledge I was the ONLY one who knew this, LOL). This is a classic, should have ten times this many votes. Brilliant job.
Rick D - April 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Dee, I knew I wouldn't stay away either. But I did think my break would last a little longer, but ideas kept creeping in. When you're a creative person, it's like a drug. I am going to try to do both this and the original stuff I've been trying to get back to. Thanks.
Agrimorfee - April 05, 2005 - Report this comment
It's like riding a bicycle, Rick.

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