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Song Parodies -> "Spam"

Original Song Title:

"Gold"

Original Performer:

John Stewart

Parody Song Title:

"Spam"

Parody Written by:

Andria

The Lyrics

An ode to the production of the familiar rectangular pork-based "luncheon meat" in a can.
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When the pigs die down in the abattoir in town
People are really disgusted
I’m workin’ for Hormel, ya smell me, you can tell
The swine, their skulls I have busted
A-workin’ for Hormel, nametag, it says “Pam”
I’m workin’ out there turnin' gullets into Spam

Well my buddy Jim Bass, he's a-workin' pumpin' gas
And he makes four-fifty for an hour
He can’t afford no treats, so he’s eatin’ Potted Meat*
He sits on the john for an hour
A-workin’ for Hormel, nametag, it says “Pam”
I’m workin’ out there turnin' rennets* into Spam


Ah, the Minnesota* pigs are the greatest in the world
Each one's a Spam in the making
Slaughter every one, make sausages and ham
The carcass is there for Spam-makin’
A-workin' for Hormel, nametag, it says “Pam”
I’m workin’ out there turnin' pig noses to Spam

A-workin' for Hormel, nametag, it says “Pam”
I’m workin’ out there turnin' hog scraps into Spam


When the pigs die down in the abattoir in town
People are really disgusted
I’m workin’ for Hormel, ya smell me, you can tell
The swine, their skulls I have busted
A-workin’ for Hormel, nametag, it says “Pam”
I’m workin’ out there turnin' pig guts into Spam


A-workin’ for Hormel, nametag, it says “Pam”
I’m workin’ out there turnin' hog noses to Spam
Workin’ out there turnin' pork fat into Spam
Workin’ out there turnin' trotters* into Spam

Workin’ out there turnin' waste pork into Spam, into Spam
Workin’ out there turnin' hog scraps into Spam, into Spam

*rennets: A term used in the meatpacking trade as a more appealing name for the rectums of slaughtered cattle, bison, hogs, sheep, etc.. Not related to rennet, which is an enzyme used in the production of cheese.
*Minnesota: The home state of Hormel Corporation.
*trotters: A name once used in the US to refer to hog feet as human food. This euphemism may still be used elsewhere in the world.
Happy Holidays!

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Silver Power - November 20, 2009 - Report this comment
A fun parody about an actually quite tasty meat, in my opinion. 5s!
Mark Scotti - November 20, 2009 - Report this comment
ALWAYS reminds me of the Monty Python sketch. Great parody!!!
Andria - November 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks Silver Power... only way I can stomach the stuff is fried in oil with lots of garlic and drenched in Frank's Red Hot Sauce, and thanks Mark... I knew I'd get evoke Monty Python.
Jason - November 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Great job!
Andria - November 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Jason. I always appreciate hearing from you.
blackjack21 - November 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Wham, spam, thank you Pam. Good job, 555.
Andria - November 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Thank you for the vote and witty comment, blackjack. My mother's name is Pam, btw.
AFW - November 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Good tale of pork parts..sounds like you have done some research on Spam
Andria - November 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, AFW... I confess to being addicted to "How It's Made"-type TV shows, YouTube and Wikipedia, thus I know all about Spam, and lots of other things too.
alvin - November 21, 2009 - Report this comment
deliciously goofy
ANDRIA - November 21, 2009 - Report this comment
THANKS, ALVIN.
Andria - November 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Oops... I realized I had my Caps Lock key on. Sorry for the all caps.
2Eagle - November 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Happy meatless holidays! I love the OS and your parody. Meat is disgusting. I have been trying to find "Gold" on You Tube, but to no avail. I had a recording of it on a cassette that got eaten up.
2Eagle - November 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Thank you for a parody of one of my favorite songs. I taped some songs at random from the radio onto a cassette and got "Gold". I didn't know the song until I googled it.
Andria - November 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks and thanks again, 2Eagle. There is a link to a YouTube video featuring this song, called "Tribute to Gold" in the prelude of my video, in case you may have overlooked it. And this OS is one of my favorites, too.
Christie Marie M - November 21, 2009 - Report this comment
"Ugh, what do you mean "ugh!" I don't like Spam! Spam, egg, spam, bacon, spam tomatoes!" I second to Mark's comment about Monty Python. I just quoted that line just now. I love eating Spam as well. Oh and I did learn about rennet and cheese making in school. Great parody and 5's!
Andria - November 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Christie. Rennets (the animal anuses) and rennet (the enzyme used in cheese making, also animal-derived) are often confused, and I enjoyed your Monty Python quote.
DJ Blaze - November 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I can't believe I didn't comment this yet. Come on DJ! It's the new Andria parody, for cryin' out loud! I haven't eaten Spam, but I am a pig-eater, and the swine flu outbreak hasn't affected that. Very good job here. 555
Andria - November 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks DJ, very funny comment there, and this isn't exactly a "new" parody, it's been kicking around my hard drive for about a year. Don't try Spam, you'll regret it for sure. IMHO, a canned ham is a vast improvement over Spam and its relations, "Treet", "Mor", generic luncheon meat, and other names.

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