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Song Parodies -> "Ernie the Fly"

Original Song Title:

"Learning to Fly"

Original Performer:

Tom Petty and the Hearthbreakers

Parody Song Title:

"Ernie the Fly"

Parody Written by:

Warren Baker

The Lyrics

The average lifespan of the common housefly is 15 to 30 days. But just like any other creature, lifespan is often determined by the quality of the animal's diet.
Well he started out
As a maggot child
Food was rough
Foul and vile

When the sun came up
On that fateful morn
He had quite enough
A thought was born

Our Ernie the fly
Had to leave that scene
Needed finer things

Life is short on days
All flies will learn
And the finer foods
Made his palette yearn

Our Ernie the fly
Had to leave that scene
Flew around
Wanted best cuisine

So he took flight
To north side town
Saw some soup
Flew right down

And the patron said
To maître d'
“So why’s this fly
In my split pea?”

“He’s learning to swim,”
The waiter spoke
“Poor fly needs help
With back-stroke.”

Our Ernie the fly
Had a final meal
Drowned in soup
Should have had the veal.
More blatant disregard for the animal kingdom can be found at The Blogging Baker.

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 3

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Old Man Ribber - February 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Warren - A delightful tale in which you managed to include one of the classic jokes of all time. 5/5/5 for your "New Tale Fly". ;D
AFW - February 14, 2013 - Report this comment
de-flightful...great story and rhyming..
Wendy Christopher - February 15, 2013 - Report this comment
Awwww, poor Ernie... but thanks to this parody he will LIVE ON in spirit! (And possibly seasoning in a certain split pea soup...) And the very least I can do is celebrate his memory - and your ode to him - with a 555

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