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Song Parodies -> "Scurvy"

Original Song Title:

"Sailing"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Christopher Cross

Parody Song Title:

"Scurvy"

Parody Written by:

the_conqueror_of_parodies

The Lyrics

Yay! It's my 60th parody! Looks like it's gonna be a decent contender in the future March SOTM Contest. Based on the notes I got for a Home Ec. project I had to do recently (I am 15, remember).
Well it's not too bad for a long trip meal
At least there's no veggies
But if you don't eat them you could go away
I mean permanently
Oh, fruit and veg can do miracles
Like keep you with me
Believe me

It's not far to the old grocery store
To get some food and then
We can go on that trip without worryin'
'Bout people dying 'gain
Oh, oranges can work miracles
At stopping disease
Don't please be

Scurvy
(A) Disease that starts
'Cause of a lack of Vitamin C
Just a thing of the past, it doesn't mean
That it shall never be

Ug-a-ly
That's what you'll look like, if
You get scurvy
So weak are the capillaries
That will make you bruise easily
And soon your gums will bleed

Scurvy
Keeps you awake
And makes you lose your appetite, see
Guess what, it causes your wounds not to heal
Ain't that a buggery

It causes your teeth to be loose
They fall down on the mat
And it also makes you get anaemia
But what the hell is that?
Oh, that is a lack of red blood cells
It makes you dizzy
And so weak

Scurvy
Makes your joints sore
Yes, it's a lack of Vitamin C
So just pack your lemons and tangerines
Then you won't get sick
Hey, in about 4 days time, on the 25 of March, it'll be a year of writing parodies for me! Yay for everybody.

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 12

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Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - April 02, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) - 555 Lemons! The intro promised a little bit more than what the parody could live up to in the long run/sail but the off beat theme cured and made up for that "anaemia".
bobpiecheese - April 03, 2006 - Report this comment
I guess I should've said how 'anaemia' is pronounced. It's like this: 'a-nee-me-a'. Okay, that should clear that up.
Chris Bodily TM - April 06, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Another SOTM contest, another great Christopher Cross parody. It's just so funny to imagine Christopher Cross singing these lyrics about Vitamin C and aenaemia and scurvy. I actually thought it was gonna be a pirate parody, about them getting scurvy as they begin saaaaailing. Oh well, it was still a great parody! 555
Cat - April 08, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Wow, Bobpie, perhaps you could sell this to Schoolhouse Rock! At least this more than compensates for having to listen to that awful OS...although I do admit it's just slightly better than 'N Sync's version, which I remember hearing when I was 10.
Matthias - April 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Did you do this just for me Conq? Just kidding, dude... But it's okay if you did, after all I submitted this song for last month's song of the month competition... Still it's a very good, educational parody, and it's good to see you not doing rap for a change... 5's!
bobpiecheese - April 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Yeah, it is good that I'm not doing rap for a change...it's much less of a strain! You kinda have to parody a rap song do understand the hell it actually is.
Rex - April 09, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) And go light on the hardtack, matey! I'm with Cat - definite Schoolhouse Rock material.
bobpiecheese - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
What is Schoolhouse Rock?
Agrimorfee - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) You scurvy pirate, Arrr!
Max Power - April 11, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM-A contender
Adagio - April 12, 2006 - Report this comment
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2nz - April 12, 2006 - Report this comment
Enough pacing mis-steps to warrant a 4, but I really don't wanna be the one who breaks your straight 5s. I think I can add a point for 'educational' and we'll call it even. After all, I know I learned something while reading this. Congrats on 60 parodies, and I especially liked stretching 'Ugly' into three syllables to make the pacing work for that line.
Scathe - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Very descriptive parody. Scurvy is very unnervy.
Rick C - April 18, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) As someone mentioned previously, a couple of pacing slips but, it was interesting and funny enough to warrant 555 from me.
Stuart McArthur - April 28, 2006 - Report this comment
(sotm) congrats on your one-year anniversary, bobpie - of course we aussies don't have to worry much about scurvy, being the so-called "breadbasket of the world" ;-)
Jeff Reuben - April 29, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM: Good job...slight pacing mishap, but read well.
Red Ant - April 29, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I forgive any pacing missteps since Christopher Cross drowns out trailing syllables (and whole words) in the choruses. "And it also makes you get anaemia/But what the hell is that?" was a great line bobpiecheese, and kudos for the varied choruses and creative rhymes. 555.
Phil Alexander - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Well, it's why we limeys were called "limeys" in the first place: 'cause of the limes the navies (both Royal and Merchant) used to take on board as a source of vitamin C for the sailors... an interesting SOTM one, this :-)
Confission - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(sotm) if only this had been written 1000's of years ago. nonetheless, good
Arwen - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM--for some reason, I've always remembered the lessons I learned about scurvy in grade school. I can't do simple math, mind you...but the images of sailors with their teeth falling out...yep, that stuck with me. =) Thanks for the reminder! Great job!
wannabemustangjockey - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) A lesson to sailors everywhere.
Johnny D - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) First new parody I've seen on AmIRight in a LONG time that REALLY made me laugh out loud for real! 555!
Larry Hensley - May 01, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Nice parody, 5s

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