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Song Parodies -> "Buy Yams...I Said"

Original Song Title:

"I Am...I Said"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Neil Diamond

Parody Song Title:

"Buy Yams...I Said"

Parody Written by:

Spaff.com

The Lyrics

There just aren't enough Thanksgiving songs.
Easter's fine
There's candy most the time
But I suck at the egg hunts
Fourth of Jul
-y is cool
But my pyro big brother he
Blew off my leg once

Well I've had some miserable holidays
So nowadays I'm all Thanksgiving, dude
Halloween's fine but kids are not
& Christmas just ain't got my favorite food

Buy yams! I said
To Auntie Steph
I doubt - she
Heard - at
All - she's
Practically deaf

Buy yams! I cried
Buy yams! I screamed
And buy - some
Pump - kin
Pie - and
Squirt-on whipped cream!

That's the Thanksgiving deal

Did you ever read
About the man who dreamed of playin' with dolls
And then became one
Well that's my uncle Jane and she'll be here on Thursday
But the scary thing is
His wife's the insane one

And I've got a cousin whose pets all died
And I've tried but I can't eat her rolls
And I'm not a guy who likes to swear
But I've never cared for the goddamned bean casserole

Buy yams! I said
To Grandpa Phil
But he'd - drunk
All - our
Booze - and
Even Ny Quil

BUY YAMS, I WHINED
BUY YAMS, I SCREAMED
AND NOT - SWEET
PO - TAY
TOES - THEY'RE
NOT THE SAME THING

BUY YAMS, I SHRIEKED
BUY YAMS, I HOWLED

BUY YAMS!

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Pacing: 4.9
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Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 32

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Royce Miller - October 21, 2004 - Report this comment
The title was appealing and the parody is terrific.
Dee Range - October 21, 2004 - Report this comment
I yam coming over for dinner...5's as usual
Jeff Reuben - October 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Man, we haven't even gotten to Halloween yet! Good song
Johnny D - October 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Already did my Halloween parodies, thanks for the inspiration to move on to Thanksgiving now, Mighty Spaff. Excellent parody.
Stuart McArthur - October 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Every verse is hilarious and clever Spaff - I'm such a fan - 555
Ashkicksass - October 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Mere words cannot express the glee that this parody brought to me. Not only is Thanksgiving dinner my favorite meal in the universe, I've never cared for the goddamned bean casserole either! I am just emamored with this one...
John Barry - October 21, 2004 - Report this comment
I yam giving thanks for this family-funny parody.
Claude Prez - October 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Ah, clever strategy.
Arwen - October 21, 2004 - Report this comment
I, myself, do not like Yams. But I LOVE Thanksgiving and I LOVE this parody, Spaff!! 5s, darling.
alvin rhodes - October 21, 2004 - Report this comment
i hate yams but i found your parody quite tasty...5s
Jack Wilson - October 21, 2004 - Report this comment
LOL! This is HILARIOUS! 555!
Meriadoc - October 24, 2004 - Report this comment
This was wonderful! I played around with this song and Yam possibilities for a long time, but could never come up with a hook.
Paul Robinson - October 25, 2004 - Report this comment
Eye-2-yam-imp-rest...Fi-I've-zuh-uh-cross...
Phil Alexander - November 09, 2004 - Report this comment
I am water yam, and water yam needs no hex cuses... or something like that. Very funny (as usual), Spaff ;-)
Know 1 can hear you dream - November 09, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Jammin' with Spaff makes everyday a holiday.
Guy - November 09, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Great Thanksgiving yam session.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - November 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Yam-packed with goodness.
Ash - November 09, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM - Someone's gotta hit me really hard, I still don't know the original song! And it's NEIL DIAMOND!
Adagio - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS Weird words, Spaff.
Kristof Robertson - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
I guess you'd have to be American to truly appreciate this...but well written all the same. Good job, Spaff!
DKTOS? - November 11, 2004 - Report this comment
For those who Don't Know The Original Song, it's temporarily downloadable at
spaff.com/dktos
Rick D - November 11, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm sure this is what Neil Diamond had in mind
Agrimorfee - November 12, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM)Yamtastic.
Melhi - November 17, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) ...and I'm thankful for Spaff, and I'm thankful for yams and....
Claude Prez - November 19, 2004 - Report this comment
The Uncle Jane verse killed me. The egg hunts/ leg once rhyme was great too. Loved the distinction from sweet potatoes as well. And of course the bean casserole part. Great stuffing. I mean, stuff. As always.
Arwen - November 20, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM--did I say before that I hate yams? I do. But this is fabulous, Mr. Spaff...5s regardless of the vegetable choice...
John Jenkins - November 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Very clever title and I could imagine Neil Diamond pouring his heart and soul into those last verses.
Stuart McArthur - November 23, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) that verse about Uncle Jane not being the insane one was inspired Spaff - I'm sure we don't have yams here, but yes I got it already - they're NOT sweet potatoes - fine fine work
martha - November 23, 2004 - Report this comment
as has been said .. you really need to be American to understnad these cultural references!!
Johnny D - November 25, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!
Peregrin - November 26, 2004 - Report this comment
I loved the Uncle Jane verse!
Dee Range - November 27, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM...see above comment and vote
2nz - November 29, 2004 - Report this comment
All the mp3 links on your site are down so I gotta DKTOS. Lycrically, very witty and filling, kinda like a good Thanksgiving dinner. Overall I'd say pass me s'more yams.

On a different note, you left a comment regarding a comment I left which inspired the finishing of a specific tribute parody. Thought you might wanna check it out. http://www.amiright.com/parody/90s/disney11.shtml
Meriadoc - November 30, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Still excellent Spaff!
Jeff Reuben - November 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent song. I'll be waiting for your Arbor Day parody.
Paul Robinson - November 30, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) - eye yam still ove the saim ohpinyneon as before. Excellent.
Spaff.com - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanx, Miller of Royce & Dee Composer & Jeffaroo & Johnny DD & Stuartiste & Sister Kicksass (heh heh) & Johnglebarry & C4P (heh heh heh) & Sister Evenstar & Sholar Rhodes & Jackie & Smeagol & P-Rob & Philbo & Peterchyd & GD'R & Ralphing Luke & Ash (lucky you) & Patagio & Fotsirk Nostrebor & RAD & Aggro & Grandmaster Mel & C4P (again) & Sister Evenstar (again) & Johnkins & Martha & Stuart again (heh heh he said "Martha & Stuart") & Johnny DD (again) & Gollum & Dee Nile (again) & Looney 2nz (great stuff) & Smeagol (again) & Jeffaroo (again - and I'm working on one) & P-Rob (again). Oh, how you all yammer on.
Rami Stiglec - September 21, 2005 - Report this comment
After I type this up to show my appreciation, I cant wait to see if such talent has been applied to other great Neil classics.
Spaff.com - September 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanx, Rami. We may just be able to oblige here. Try these for starters:
http://www.amiright.com/parody/performers/n/neildiamond.shtml
Mr. Wompy - November 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Great parody, and the recording is great, too! But I'm a Southern boy, and down here yams ARE sweet potatoes!
LilYamtrix - November 29, 2010 - Report this comment
A Yam . . . I am . . . but no ~HOP ON POP~, Sir !
Spaff.com - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Mr. Wompy: Honestly, I can never remember which is which. So I'd fit in down there.

LilYamtrix: How 'bout a fox in ONLY socks?
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Dave W. - November 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Do you like green eggs and yams ?

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