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Song Parodies -> "The Nanny"

Original Song Title:

"The Gambler"

Original Performer:

Kenny Rogers

Parody Song Title:

"The Nanny"

Parody Written by:

Airfarcewon

The Lyrics


On a hot summer's evenin', on a bus bound for Dayton
I fought my little toddler, we were both too tired to sleep
He's fidgety and fussin', underneath my breath I'm cussin'
And about at my wit's end
When a lady near me speaks..

She says, Mam, I've been a nanny, worked for many fam'lies
Tended lots of little tads, some weren't very nice.
So, if you don't mind me sayin'..I can see you've passed your patience
Please hand me your young'un
She didn't need ask twice..

So, I handed her my baby, whom she cradled to her bosom
Patted him, and softly hummed an old time lullabye
Alexander grew real quiet, as he listened to her singing
Suddenly became a good boy,
And she whispered from my right..

You got to know how to hold 'em
Know when to scold 'em.
Know when to tap their bum
Know what to say..
You never spoil 'em, Honey,
When they're bein' bad and orn'ry
You have to slyly outsmart 'em
In a nanny's way..

Yes, every nanny knows the secrets of survival..
We're trained to think the baby's way with expertise and such
Mothers show emotions and toddlers sense these notions
It takes a true professional
With a special touch..

When she was finished speakin' my Little Al was sleepin'
As she passed him softly back, I heard someone scream wild..
A lad of six or seven,
Stood tuggin' on her coat sleeve,
And yellin' "I WANT CANDY, MOM!!"
I scratched my head and smiled..

You got to know how to hold 'em
Know when to scold 'em
Know when to tap their bum
Know what to say..
You never spoil 'em, Honey,
When they're bein' bad and orn'ry
You have to slyly outsmart 'em
In a nanny's way

You have to slyly outsmart 'em
In a nanny's way..






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Stan Hall - March 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Haven't been on a long-haul bus since college days, maybe '66, and _then_ I preferred to and oftener did ride my thumb between UVA and non-local destinations. You get 5s for a fine parody and for even _thinking_ about Greyhounding or Trailwaysing or whatever -- and with a kid in tow, no less. :-)
Michael Pacholek - March 11, 2008 - Report this comment
The good news is, this parody made me laugh. The bad news is, it also made Fran "Da Nanny" Drescher laugh.
John Barry - March 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Hate Kenny Rogers. Like the parody.
alvin - March 11, 2008 - Report this comment
great twist...especially liked the hold 'em / scold 'em bit
littleAuntieCakes - March 11, 2008 - Report this comment
555 for this very cute write, L'Air du Farce ! Very nice indeed. The key to little toodlers is to not skip any naps!! Sleep is essential !
AFW - March 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks, all for voting and commenting
Spoof-Man - March 14, 2008 - Report this comment
good thinking alvin, I fell the same way

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