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Song Parodies -> "The Jews Are Back Around"

Original Song Title:

"The Boys Are Back in Town"

Original Performer:

Thin Lizzy

Parody Song Title:

"The Jews Are Back Around"

Parody Written by:

Gianni Parmesiani

The Lyrics

The summer resorts in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York were a popular spot for New York Jews. The area has been nicknamed "The Borscht Belt" and "The Jewish Alps".
Guess who's back around this way?
New York City Jews who say, "Oi, Vai!"
Summer time; they're here to stay
But, hey, that's how it is in the Borscht Belt

They all drove up Route 17
Real big cars, waiting to be seen
Catching up on where they have been
Summer time in the Jewish Alps!

The Jews are back around (8 times)

You know the schtick that Dangerfield has got
At Grossinger's, he'd be on the stage making fun alot
Oi! When I tell you he was great- he made them plotz
I mean they were laughing!

One night over at Friar Tuck Inn
A shikseh showed up and she was very thin
Man, they all thought that was a sin
If that goy don't want to eat..Mashugga!

The Jews are back around ( 8 times)

Sunday night they'll go for Chinese
Say "Gesundheit" when they sneeze
Ev'ry penny they'll try to squeeze
And if the men want to k'vetsh you'd better let them

That big band's at the Concord, playing all those old Jewish songs
The nights are getting shorter, it won't be long
Won't be long til summer's done
And the Jews will be gone again

The Jews are back around (8 times)
I actually found several different versions of the lyrics so if this deviates from the original, forgive me

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Agrimorfee - April 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I came to this page to be totally offended, but I came away amused. Mazel tov! 555
Gianni - April 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Agrimorfee, I never intend in offend anyone. It's all in good fun, and I'm glad you were amused. Spread the word!
Gianni - April 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Hey, guys, I'm feeling kind of lonely out here. I've sent in three parodies in the past week and have gotten only a few comments. I notice other parodists are getting tons of commentary. No sour grapes intended, but, good or bad, some criticism will only make me better at this and want to submit even more. Come on, now. What do you all have to say? I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
McKludge - April 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Don't feel bad, Gianni. You have to remember, on a typical day, 15-20 parodies are submitted. It would take a sizable amount of a person's time to comment on all entries every day. Also, some people won't read or comment on a parody if they don't know the original song, because they can't accurately judge its pacing.

I admit to most days only reading the parodies of the artists I recognize or the songs that I like. I have no evidence, but I think that's true of a majority of readers here. Again, I think its because of the time commitment.

I ran into the same issue when I started posting here, likely because no one knew who the hell I was. My early stuff didn't get a lot of comments. But a year and half later and I write an SOTM winner.

So keep at it as long as you are enjoying the writing process. Personally, I think you will learn way more about writing good parodies by reading the contest winners than you will get from the comments people leave you. No one can learn much from one or two sentences.
Below Average Dave - April 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Another thing is, I tend to read the parodies of those who take the time to read mine, don't take it offensively but I'll only read parodies by people who don't usually comment on mine if I know and like the OS, I simply am stretched for time and can't read every parody, but as McKludge pointed out--contests is a good way to get noticed.
Gianni - April 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks, guys. I still enjoy the fun and will continue to contribute. I appreciate the time you took to respond. I read many of the entries, but as a new guy I don't quite know what to say about some of them. I'll look into those contest winners, too. THanks again.

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