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Song Parodies -> "Sib'lant Morphemes"

Original Song Title:

"Sister Morphine"

Original Performer:

Rolling Stones

Parody Song Title:

"Sib'lant Morphemes"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

I apply now a homophone: "bread."
'tain't no sib'lant morpheme,
But some's comin' round the bend.

They ain't Latinate: zum beispiel, "schlong,"
Germanic. . .no, Yiddish; I'm wrong.

Well, "scream" has some sibilance,
As do "shears," "sears," and "schmears."
"Shells," "sea," sib'lant morphemes.
"Sow," "song," "sin," "stink," "skink," "sighing," "sneers."

All's in this tune is words like "snake". . .
A sib'lant hiss, make no mistake,
And will slither across the floor,
Then in snake-speak: sib'lant morpheme.
Your skins he'll score.

"Spell," "spit," "shush!" "rose"—bon mots;
This song has none, it seems.
Sheesh! Sib'lant morphemes
Surge to site where digits stream.
So, shanty seethes uncivil rants,
Silliness-sotted shriveled cants.

Devolve to phonemes: "a," "ure," "co," "an," "on," "mi," "ed";
Not for long. Sib'lant morphemes: "science syzygy sheds."
That makes no sense, youse knows. . .
Semanticists shift in chaise.

Surreal song's winding down. Signoff sure's stretching hisses:
"Seize, size, sleaze," sirs says.

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alvin - April 02, 2008 - Report this comment
simply sensational, sir
littleCupCakes - April 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Always look for the 'cabo wabo', is what I say!
Meriadoc - October 11, 2012 - Report this comment
John, I wish I had seen this when it was out - this is great. Very massssssterful. I loved "but some's coming 'round the bend" :D

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