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Song Parodies -> "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Part 3"

Original Song Title:

"Have I Told You Lately That I Love You"

Original Performer:

Van Morrison

Parody Song Title:

"Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Part 3"

Parody Written by:

Mari Aranoff

The Lyrics

As a freelance flutist I have had many adventures. This parody was inspired by a gig a few years back when I still lived in L.A., a musical "blind date" with an excellent keyboard player (hi to Richard K., if you ever see this!) which, with the following exception, was very enjoyable. It was also inspired by some discussion on this site about "stealing ideas." Since titles (parody and otherwise) can't be copyrighted, there are many songs that coexist peacefully in pop music history that share names. And yeah, I know that Rod Stewart had a hit with it, but VM wrote it and performed it first!
"Have I Told You Lately That I Love You"?
For a love song, that's a good suggestion of you
It's a perfect setting
For this lovely wedding
We musicians will play it through

We had never met before this evening
So we had no time for practicing
But we are both pros
You know many tunes that I know
We can play almost anything

It had started so fine
Your part blended with mine
What great luck
But halfway through the song
We sounded oh, so wrong
And it sucked, and it sucked

It turns out there are two songs with the same name
Copyrighting titles is a losing name game
Thought we had the same one
You played one by Rick Nelson
I played one by Van Morrison

It had started so fine
Your part blended with mine
What great luck
But halfway through the song
We sounded oh, so wrong
And it sucked, and it sucked

It turns out there are two songs with the same name
Copyrighting titles is a losing name game
Thought we had the same one
You played one by Rick Nelson
I played one by Van Morrison

Thought we had the same one
You played one by Rick Nelson
I played one by Van Morrison
RAD & MAD (Rick Duncan and me) returns to an MP3 site near you: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/3/radandmadmusic.htm

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Rick D - December 17, 2003 - Report this comment
I haven't and I do.
Johnny D - December 17, 2003 - Report this comment
Awwww you guys are so cute :-)
Paul Robinson - December 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Johnny D - Yes, they are. Merry Mari D - Well, I WANTED to vote on this, but I'm REALLY confused about which song goes with it. I think I probably don't know EITHER one (is that possible? maybe). However, it did remind me of our Christmas party yesterday (Well, Tuesday, whatever day that is now). My friend Larry and I did a parody of "Wichita Lineman". Unfortunately we weren't able to practice it together before hand (long story) and he was doing his off of, get this, the JOHNNY CASH version and I was using GLEN CAMPBELL'S. But everyone liked it anyway, probably because we had enough guts or lack of common sense to provide entertainment for them inspite of ourselves. They really liked "The Morons and Lilian" and "Litter Green", although I cannot get through the middle of the 2nd verse on that without starting to crack up. Once I do that I invariably lapse back into Lightfoot's original "Bitter Green", since I've probably heard that a couple hundred times. But it was fun. Jeez, it's late. Gotta go. Later.
Mari D - December 18, 2003 - Report this comment
That's the whole point -- to have fun! It really comes across. The parody goes with the Van Morrison version. You can imagine how confusing it was when that keyboard player and I tried to play it, since you and your buddy did something similar. And Rick and I are looking forward to accompanying Leah L. on one of hers sometime soon. We heard her sing and yes, she can! Didn't Cat Stevens do "Bitter Blue"? That must have been SOME party! Jeez, it IS late!
Helen - December 18, 2003 - Report this comment
I think I'm listening to this with the wrong version... but since it's a random cover I can't remember which is which...
Paul Robinson - December 21, 2003 - Report this comment
Mari D - Hi! just dropped in to the office for a few minutes to pring a few lyrics and look at comments. I meant to answer this one back whenever it was I saw it. Let's see, what was I going to answer? OH, yeah, "Bitter Blue" ? I think maybe Cat Stevens but that's a song of a different color than what I was talking about. "Bitter Green" is definitely Gordon Lightfoot's from back when he (any many of us) was still young. About a lovelorn young miss wandering the hills around her town waiting in vain for the return of her long-lost love. Very pretty, pretty sappy. But I love how it sounds and it made a great cat-box parody I think. Today she'd be hangin' out with her buds and rippin' the dude for how LAME he was, etc., or just moving on. Times change. OH, yeah, in the song he DOES come back but SHE's passed away (probably from abject sorrow and loneliness) in the interim. Come to think of it, I'm sure the cat-box parody is a better use of this song. Well, I just came in to check comments and stuff and promises myself I would not be here 3 or 4 hours. It's at 30 minutes now. At least I'm checking. Later.

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