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Song Parodies -> "Holiday in Rome"

Original Song Title:

"Take the Long Way Home"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Supertramp

Parody Song Title:

"Holiday in Rome"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

Would have used 'DiRito', but it was short a syllable. Sorry Guy! :-D
Heard you say that your name you know
Formerly was DiMaggio
Holiday in Rome
Holiday in Rome
To see your homeland you say you should
Go check out where Mussolini stood!
Holiday in Rome
Holiday in Rome

You swear you want to visit the heart of the Vatican
Pointed hat again - be viewin' ol' Pope
At the Sistine you're getting' a crick in your neck and limbs
Oh naked cherubim - they're painted oh so nice
The streets are full of guys huggin' guys
And kissin' cheeks at the last good-byes
On holiday in Rome
Holiday in Rome

Coliseum looks so big to me
A-standing in a piece of history
Where lions munched on bones
And poor martyrs moaned
And now it's filled with stray cats, it's so inconceivable
Oh it's purrmittable and they all want food!
Don't forget - cast lira in the fountain of Tre-evi,
Oh, to returnity, does it have good clout?

And you told me you gave them all a soliloquy
Oh, Pavarotti and the Tenors three
Then you drank so much Ouzo you tell me it was obscene
Too much spaghetti - wished you'd drunk less wine
So in the land full of soccer grounds
In the place where Fiats abound!
You holidayed in Rome
Perused all Dante's tomes
You holidayed in Rome
Read Boccaccio's poems
You holidayed in Rome
Saw Michelang'lo's Dome
You holidayed in Rome
Spotted Mario Cuom'
He holidayed in Rome
You holidayed in Rome

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Billy Florio - August 11, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice job
mandamoo - August 12, 2003 - Report this comment
Well done again M&P !
Phil Alexander - August 12, 2003 - Report this comment
Purrmittable???? Very droll... ;-)

If I may briefly add what might have been a sequel if you'd mentioned the local insects: "Goodbye To Rome Ants" - http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/ozzyosbourne5.shtml
Guy DiRito - August 12, 2003 - Report this comment
Thiz was a berry nize. but scuzzie - might I poind owt that thee ouzo is a no Italiano. That stuff comma from Greez. Nexxa time I'm a gonna dinga youms for thiz. Anda watca owt for Miguel, he's a no likka nobody a ussa that a DiMaggio name unless izza for bazeball. Always a one chooche' onna evry site! I givva you chingue + chingue + chingue. .
Meriadoc - August 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks for pointing that out Guy! The non-drinker of the duo threw in the Ouzo! :-D
Peregrin - August 13, 2003 - Report this comment
and therefore the drinker should have corrected me!
Claude Prez - August 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Great stuff; vatican/pointed hat again made me laugh.
Poison Girl - August 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Good stuff M&P! Although, I don't know of many Italians that drink Ouzo! But that makes it even funnier! :D
Peregrin - August 19, 2003 - Report this comment
PG - That was because Peregrin was being stupid! In our parody "Better" we put fjords in Sweden! But that was Meriadoc being stupid ha ha!

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