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Song Parodies -> "Smith Corona"

Original Song Title:

"My Sharona"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Knack

Parody Song Title:

"Smith Corona"

Parody Written by:

Steve Kalafut

The Lyrics

Smith Corona was a brand name of typewriter, back when typewriters were commonly used, such as when yours truly was in school. Unlike modern computers with word-processing software, they had no backspace or any way to delete characters typed by mistake. Corrections could be made by using Liquid Paper (invented by the mother of Mike Nesmith of the Monkees) or similar product. A composer named Leroy Anderson found another use for the typewriter - as a musical instrument.
Gotta get my homework done, get it done
Type this paper up on my Smith Corona
Got no time for any fun, gotta run
Gotta type some stuff on my Smith Corona
Never gonna stop, 'til it's done, then I'll have it made
Always get it done, for the prize of a better grade
Type type type, I type, woo, S-S-S-Smith Corona

Term papers are getting rough, they're getting rough
That's why I rely on my Smith Corona
Going when the going's tough, going's tough
No task is too tough with my Smith Corona
Never gonna stop, 'til it's done, then I'll have it made
Always get it done, for the prize of a better grade
Type type type, I type, woo, S-S-S-Smith Corona
S-S-S-Smith Corona

Gotta use some Liquid Paper, if I misspell
Then I can resume with my Smith Corona
Single or double-spaced, just as well
'Cause either can be done with my Smith Corona
Never gonna stop, 'til it's done, then I'll have it made
Always get it done, for the prize of a better grade
Type type type, I type, woo
Type type type, I type, woo
S-S-S-Smith Corona
S-S-S-Smith Corona
S-S-S-Smith Corona

[guitar solo]

Oooooo-uuuuuuhhh Smith Corona
Oooooo-uuuuuuhhh Smith Corona
Oooooo-uuuuuuhhh Smith Corona

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Old Man Ribber - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Steve - Good job...very nostalgic! In this case, "type-casting" is highly appreciated. I not only know the Leroy Anderson piece but also have seen a hilarious pantomime of it by Jerry Lewis. One problem though-my five key is stuck! 555! ;D
Patrick - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I write all my parodies in a spiral notebook with a Bic pen. A Smith Corona manual is still a bit too high tech for me. Problem is, I'd have to use the internet to find someone who still sells typewriter ribbons. One advantage is that there are no pop-up ads and no f-head in Bosnia can hack into your machine and destroy it by remote control. I like your song, reminds me of the two manual machines I've got in a closet somewhere.
Mark Scotti - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Great job! That song seemed tailor made for that...
Wild Child JIN - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Smith Corona may not be everyone's favorite "type" of "typewriter" But all I have to do with mine is press the number 5 three times 5 5 5 ;-D Really Great Parody! :-) 5's!
John Barry - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
This rings a bell. I still have my S-C Sterling portable acquired when I was in 8th grade.
squire malloy - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
loved it.Not coincidentally one of my favorite songs. Great job making the connection

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