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Song Parodies -> "A Setter? You Bet?"

Original Song Title:

"You Better You Bet"

Original Performer:

The Who

Parody Song Title:

"A Setter? You Bet?"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

A Setter, a Setter? You bet!
I called Ed on the telephone, the local seller of pedigreed pets
I told him I want a dog that's trusting but one that wouldn't get me into a terrible debt
I want a pooch that's tough but tame—I don't trust pit bulls, I must confess
And he should be a good buddy for me, and the kind who doesn't run around the house and makes a mess
Where's that hound?
I'll name him Rex
Or maybe Tex
(Refrain) You want a dog that loves you? I'd get a Setter
A Setter? A Setter? You bet!
You want a dog that needs you? Just get a Setter
A Setter? A Setter? You bet!
A Setter in your life will love you much more than a wife
So I was sold—I purchased some Alpo and a milkbone
I selected him from a picture—"What a cute little nose!"
He was vaccinated for tape- and hook- worms—"He never begs!"
"I know that other dogs get fleas, but this one never does!"
I wasn't real sure about the pedigree, hmmm, but that was all right
I was showing my huge compassion that night---all right, just slight
He started getting uptight with me
He asked me to buy him Liberace records
I said I wouldn't buy those
And he started to chew up my letters
Saying, "You better!"
A Setter in your life
"You better feed me filet mignon now!
None of the crappy Puppy Chow-Chow!
Take me walkies every hour now!
Get off the sofa—how now, brown cow?"
I showed up late one night, I found out he ordered a pizza
He had also ordered a case of Bud Light, and charged it all on my Visa
I know that he is a lazybones, and treats me pretty rotten sometimes
But still he treats me really nice and good, and he even gives me leftovers
during holiday times.
And when it comes to Doggy living, I know what I'm doing
It's utter simplicity, and it's free
(Refrain, continously)
Copyright 1989, Agrimorfee

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Pacing: 3.9
How Funny: 3.9
Overall Rating: 3.9

Total Votes: 7

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Diva - November 05, 2003 - Report this comment
I thought this was pretty good,
Meriadoc - November 05, 2003 - Report this comment
Copyright 1989? Where you been all these years? This was excellent.
Rick D - November 05, 2003 - Report this comment
This was well done. I was working on one called "You Better Go Butter Your Butt", but now I don't have to worry about making it clean enough to get in. You've done one I can't top. But work a little on lyric spacing so it's easier to read. And welcome. This place is a kick.
Agrimorfee - November 05, 2003 - Report this comment
One and all, thank you for your comments here and elsewhere. These have all been sitting in my head, notebooks, or floppy disc for some time now. ;) I WAS going to be the next Weird Al sometime ago, but time and common sense have changed those thoughts. I havne't sat down to write an honest-to-goodness FUNNY parody in nearly a decade (I've written purposely UNFUNNY ones as of late too long to explain here), perhaps I will get in the habit again! On my text spacing, I don't know what the deal is, I pasted the lyrics from my WORD documents that *were* left centered. 'Fraid I don't have the time or knowledge of proper html to fix tht sort of thing, so I hope you will bear with that. More to come from my archives tomorrow and next week!. Thanks for all of input, once again! ;)
Adagio - November 05, 2003 - Report this comment
Agrimorfee, use notepad...put your work in there, then CTRL +A, right click and 'copy'. Make sure your cursor is in the top right hand corner of the parody field and then click 'paste'. If your work is easy to read, more people will tend to vote.
Adagio - November 05, 2003 - Report this comment
Agrimorfee, oops...that is left on the cursor.
Jay W - November 05, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice job; the chorus is echoing in my head.
Guy - March 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC-A) This is pretty doggone good. I'd vote 5s on this but I don't know if you'd want your vote tally reset. I'll check back later.
Melhi - March 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) This shows a dogged dedication to your craft!
Johnny D - March 22, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) "He had also ordered a case of Bud Light, and charged it all on my Visa" ... say, wasn't that a TV commercial? ;-) Clever write, Maynard-My-Boy! ;-)
Agrimorfee - March 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Johnny, that couplet is one of my favorite lyric lines that I have ever written. Interesting to note that *I* thought of it years before the commercial. Rick Duncan was right--I should have gotten into advertising.
Adagio - March 23, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Pushy dog! :D Good one...5's
Stuart McArthur - March 23, 2005 - Report this comment
ABC - as Steve Martin said: ya think ya've known ya dog for years, then he goes and pulls something like this - hilarious Agri
Charlie Decker - March 26, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) 555...great choice with the OS!
MysteryGoat - March 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Phil Alexander - March 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Thought I'd commented on this one already... nice job, Agrimorfee. Having looked after my aunt's setter for a few weeks, they ain't the breed I'd choose, though.
martha - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
very cute canine ..... some really great lines here ...I liked the visa/pizza line especially.... my onl dog experience has been with a basset hound .. now there is a dog....

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