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Song Parodies -> "Enjoyed The Bird"

Original Song Title:

"Joy To The World"

Original Performer:

Three Dog Night

Parody Song Title:

"Enjoyed The Bird"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

*Jeroboam: wine bottle holding about 3 liters; GERD: gastro-esophageal reflux disease.
Jeroboam* was full of grog;
I learned that after I dined.
Couldn't understand why I got so sotted;
I thought I was drinking fine wine,
Although it smelled kind of like turpentine.

Enjoyed the bird,
Though it gave me GERD*.
Enjoyed the fish, deep-dish delicacy.
Boy, the "wine"'s nasty!

When I took a drink, my tongue curled,
Tell me, "What's this brew?"
It tastes like a sidecar from the bar, but it's warm. . .
Ain't sweet—smells like yew.


So a fun-loving lady
Replaced wine with rum.
She was inspiring; soon she had me firing
Straight shots right down into my tum—
It didn't even linger on my gums.

[Repeat chorus until you pass out]

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Voting Results

Pacing: 3.5
How Funny: 3.8
Overall Rating: 3.5

Total Votes: 6

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Adagio - September 15, 2004 - Report this comment
I found some problems with pacing...may be just me, thoough. Otherwise, it was a really fun parody.
John Barry - September 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Adagio. I really dislike the original, and I ain't wild about the last verse of my attempt. Mainly an excuse to work "jeroboam" into a parody.
Ingeborg S. Nordén - September 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Subpar pacing, but funnier than some other food-related parodies I've read. 3-4-3 here!
alvin rhodes - September 15, 2004 - Report this comment
fives just for the "jeroboam"
John Barry - September 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Inge., I've got to pace my drinks more carefully when I write these things. Alvin, you've made the jeroboam worth the effort, thanks.

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