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Song Parodies -> "I Did Up My Ville with IKEA"

Original Song Title:

"I Did What I Did For Maria"

Original Performer:

Tony Christie

Parody Song Title:

"I Did Up My Ville with IKEA"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

Seemed wise: movin’ up vastly
In so-ci-e-ty
Got a new condo
Need trappings you see
But my money is short I’ve a fear
Gonna do up my ville with IKEA

And I drove into town
With the back seats laid down
Took my Versatel card
Where the flat packs abound
Lost in store – I succumbed
To disposable fun
But my spending on card turned out dear
Not cheap at that mart of IKEA

Bank account was bled dry
Got it home, there was strife
Vitriol was let fly
Caught the wrath of my wife
Yes, she said what she said: crystal clear
“Go shove this stuff right up your rear”

Crapped off, particle board
Hard to make each end meet
‘Structions and plans
But the parts incomplete
I’m resigned to assembling queer
As I shook and I tensed at IKEA

It was square, it was round
Lego-set-like compound
It was frugal of wood
Artificially browned
Eco-squeakily clean
Kinda cheesy (with sheen)
But at least it’s not made in Korea!
Yes, I shopped with the Swedes at IKEA

Took the key they supplied
Kind of allen-y like
Self-destructed when I
Tried to use it on IKE
Yes, I need me a Civ Engineer
To do up my ville with IKEA

Chastised: wife in aghast way
Is squallin’ at me
Bout in our courtyard
The neighbors all see
Said I should have stopped short of cashier
And not did up our ville with IKEA

Made my wife sore, and cry
Keep the knives out of sight!
What a dummy, was I
Thought couchettes were alright
Yes, I did up my ville so austere
I did up my ville with IKEA

As the sarcasm flies
Disassemble this stuff
‘Cus the distaffy side
Said “enough is enough”
Missus says that our ville is so drear
Hope I kept my receipt from IKEA

(Faux finish fades...)

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Pacing: 2.6
How Funny: 2.6
Overall Rating: 2.6

Total Votes: 16

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   9
 2   1
 3   0
 4   0
 5   6

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Leough - October 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Funny depiction of the frustration involved in a project like this! Was I correct in assuming there was some Aussie pronunciation on the words ending with an 'eer' sound matching 'Maria'?
John Barry - October 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Meriadoc - October 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Actually Leough, if you listen to the original, he uses 'ear' diphthongs all thru it, so we did the same. :)
Andy Primus - October 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Only been to an IKEA once. Didn’t buy any flat-pack coz it looked like cheap tat. I did buy a fairly decent office swivel chair for £30 though. LOL @ clear/rear & Korea. Hadn’t heard of a Versatel card until I looked it up.
Timmy1000 - October 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Never heard of this guy or the song before - thanks for the link. It does go really well with the writing and tone of your parody. Nicely done.
Peregrin - October 17, 2014 - Report this comment
For random unknown voter: A 2 for pacing? Holy snappin' duck s..t! Were you comparing it to the OS in the link?

For Andy Primus: That was my line, it is an Americanism I retained from my 4 week visit to Meriadoc-land in 2006. Here's how the conversation went:

Peregrin: I need to to go the ATM to get some money

Meriadoc (and partner): What does ATM mean?

Peregrin: Automatic Teller Machine

Meriadoc (and partner): That's a silly name for it

Peregrin: Well, what do YOU call it?

Meriadoc: A Versatel machine

Peregrin: Oh yeah. THAT'S intuitive...

We had many such revealing conversations about differences in culture :)
WarrenB - October 17, 2014 - Report this comment
Nice job, M&P. I've not had the pleasure of Ikea put-it-togetherness, but I've heard stories from some friends. Always lovely to see you both post.
Phil Alexander - October 17, 2014 - Report this comment
I've just read a song 'bout IKEA..

Very well constructed, with no odd screws left over. :-)

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