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Song Parodies -> "Spiritus of Rye"

Original Song Title:

"Spirit in the Sky"

Original Performer:

Norman Greenbaum

Parody Song Title:

"Spiritus of Rye"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

When I'm dry and I want to ingest
Something that drives away the dark pests
That assail spirits not high--
Bottoms up for the spiritus of rye.
Bottoms up for the spiritus of rye,
That's what I'm gonna toast and then ply
My piehole, then I won't fell repressed--
Down my throat goes the taste I ingest.

Prepare that belt that I will degust--
Gotta have a bender because
My spirits are not too high,
So I'll upend that tantalizing tumbler of rye.
It's goin' down my throat when I'm dry.
When I'm high, sometimes I am a pest;
It's then I go the place of arrest.

Never been a ginner; I never ginned;
I ain't no friend of beer busts.
When I want to got get high,
Bartender, set me up with the spiritus of rye.
It's goin' down my throat; then I cry
And I sigh because now is depressed
My central nervous system; so I rest. . .
Morning comes: tastes I ingest.

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Stan Hall - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Barry nicely done, with a wry full-circle story.
alvin - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
very uplifting....makes me feel like uplifting a glass to my lips
AFW - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Very frisky with the whiskey
Meriadoc - November 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Loved "place of arrest".
MadameRYEcakes - November 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Chips aHoy, Pirate Jack, El Captain of HMS " o'Rye Lay "
Andria - November 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Very good parody, although I do not believe in drinking alcohol. 5s.

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