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Song Parodies -> "Don't You Know What A Hyphen Do?"

Original Song Title:

"Don't You Know What The Night Can Do?"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Steve Winwood

Parody Song Title:

"Don't You Know What A Hyphen Do?"

Parody Written by:

Jeff Reuben

The Lyrics

An ode to grammar and punctuation
Hear the teacher exclaiming, do you know punctuation?
We can learn about grammar, in all its glamour
You can keep a sentence rollin; when you use a semi-colon
Get two independent clauses; but with pauses
Now's the time, our subject's finally getting through
Hope you're listening closely
For contractions, or when something belongs to you
You'll need an - apostrophe

Don't you know what a hyphen do?
It can break-up a word for you
It can separate clauses too

When you're writing to mama: take a pause, use a comma
Let parenthesis enfold you, let them hold you
Trying to write a participle, the keyboard breaks, I'm feeling fickle
Feel like I left you hanging? It was dangling
Now we're dash-ing towards the chorus yet again, head to our destination
When we get there, we'll shout don't keep it in. What's the point? Exclamation!

Don't you know what a hyphen do?
It can break-up a word for you
It can separate clauses too
Don't you know what a hyphen do?

Don't you know what a hyphen do...

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 4.9

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Rick D - October 31, 2003 - Report this comment
Now we're talkin'! Funny and educational. I keep telling people they need to learn gooder English.
Johnny D - October 31, 2003 - Report this comment
Slick and well-crafted.
Claude Prez - October 31, 2003 - Report this comment
dont know the original but this was funny
Wild Man - October 31, 2003 - Report this comment
LOL! My English proff. named me the butcher of Period one.
Agrimorfee - October 05, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4) You dashed this one out quite well!
Matthias - October 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Very School House Rock-like. Good job.
bobpiecheese - October 15, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4) Me fail English? That's unpossible! Great job Jeff.
stuart mcarthur - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4) siren siren calling TT siren siren calling TT - well this predates all of TT's grammar classes, Jeff, and a fine fist you made of it, nowhere better than in that perfect line "You can keep a sentence rollin; when you use a semi-colon" - lol - 555
Kristof Robertson - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4D) 2003? This is a right oldie...but clever and informative, which is no bad thing. Super stuff, Jeff. 555
Below Average Dave (badave.com) - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) I don't know, you tell me. Good job Jeff.
Cat - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS, but man, grammar is an unappreciated art if ever there was one! As an admitted stickler, I have to love this.
Mikey Squirrel - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
ABC------------- Look! It can also do a long annoying line! Hehe. Good job, Jeff.
Matthias - January 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Very punctual.?!
DJ Blaze - January 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Excellent job. 5!5?5.
bobpiecheese - January 28, 2010 - Report this comment
(Dec3) Interesting idea, but not really funny in any way that I can see. Maybe that's my fault, I dunno.
Glen S - January 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I have mixed feelings about this parody. I thought your lyrics and your rhyme scheme were great and I thought your lines were very funny. But I don't think the original's pacing works for you here. Odd I know, but when I read your lines without the song I laugh, and when I try to match them up with the OS, it detracts somehow. Maybe its just me.
Arwen - January 29, 2010 - Report this comment
As the grammar obsessed nerd that I am...this was like pillow talk to me. ; ) Nice work, Jeffy.

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