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Song Parodies -> "Seashells by Seashore"

Original Song Title:

"Seasons in the Sun"

Original Performer:

Terry Jacks

Parody Song Title:

"Seashells by Seashore"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

David Straithairn and Meryl Streep starred as a couple on the rafting trip from hell in "The River Wild." A sibilant consonant produces a hissing sound.
This rhyme will cause your tongue to twist--
Alliterative with sibilant hiss.
It's set down by the surging sea;
Three S's sound like soft Cs.
"Sh" rounds out the other three.
This rhyme several times you'll try
Before you say it and don't slip and slide.
From your tongue might spring a spray
As the syllables you say.
So, don't spit on the floor:
"She sells seashells by seashore."
It's just a single line,
But it gets your tongue entwined.

When you say it, try not to sneeze
Snuffle or snort as you say Sh's and C's
I make an attempt in this song
To do twisters for the tongue
To say fast and then get wrong:

Somnolent seƱor, sombrero
Shades shoulders, shuns sun--chic chapeau.

Shipshape swabbies swing songs sans shes--
Chanteys swiftly, sibilantly.

Shuckers shatter shell shards on shore;
Slimy, slothful slugs snooze and snore.

Good time to quell my lingual fun.
I have only done twists of tongue, not pun.
I could go on and write some more,
But I think it would start to bore,
Make readers snore, and furthermore,

I could not higher score
Than "She sells seashells. . .seashore."
One more: Straithairn and Streep
Starred in sopping slog sans beach.

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 6

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alvin rhodes - May 18, 2005 - Report this comment
super song, sir
John Barry - May 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you, sir.
Kristof Robertson - May 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Barry the Bard strikes again!! 555
Olvan The Terrible - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
2Eagle - October 16, 2006 - Report this comment
I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit and what a slit sheet I slit!

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