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Song Parodies -> "Garmentmakerville"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Jimmy Buffet

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics


Stitchin' in sponge "cakes,"
To make buxom fakes—
Want those turrets to make lovers boil.
Stitch size 6 G-strings
That make the boys swing—
Even the shrimpy ones start to roil.

Bastin' a rayon hem in garmentmakerville.
Purchases require a trip to the vault.
I think payments are too high for this raiment.
Price tags make me squawk, "Oy gevalt!"

It's fashion season;
Girls want to squeeze in
A more-than-ample 6 to a size 2.
Try this. . .zoot-suity,
For stretchin'-can booty—
Sags in the rear, it looks like a queue.


I sew up some zipped frocks;
Then schlep some tank tops.
Cut chenille for the head of a gnome,
Who's a cute gender-bender,
Who's had a poon rendered.
He owns a "con"; c*ck-shunned—it's not hangin' on.

Bastin' a rayon hem in garmentmakerville.
His fashions will have to be pretty small.
There was once hard pavement; now there is cavement.
You could say, it's his own dame fault.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 3.7
How Funny: 3.7
Overall Rating: 3.7

Total Votes: 3

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Ashkicksass - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm impressed that you know what basting is! Transfabulous!
Johnny D - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Ingenious and clever internal rhyming with the sounds of the original lyrics. One example: "Bastin' a rayon hem in garmentmakerville" Fantastic, JB!
John Barry - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Ash. My wife knits and sews, so I've picked up a little garment lingo. Thanks, JD. I often try to hew as much as possible to the phonemes of the original.
Arwen - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm going to send you some of my most recent designs...(in my spare time, yes, I design clothes)...and you can stitch them together for me...=) 5s, John!
alvin rhodes - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
clever wordplay....givin' ya 5s
John Barry - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Arwen, thanks for the vote. If I stitched, the fashion would be Frankensteinian. Thanks, alvin.

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