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Song Parodies -> "I Got the 'Rite of Spring' to play"

Original Song Title:

"I Got a Right To Sing the Blues"

Original Performer:

Billie Holiday

Parody Song Title:

"I Got the 'Rite of Spring' to play"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

My wife played alto flute on Sunday in a performance of Igor Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring". It is a very difficult piece, and opens with a solo bassoon played very high. So here's a possible scenario...
I got the "Rite of Spring " to play
I got Stravinsky on my mind
I got to sight-read all those notes
High on my bassoon-y
A well-known riff that's a little strange

Keep losing in the upper range
Always squeak the "C" too high for me

I got this "Rite of Spring" to play
I got to bite the bullet now
I'm on tonight in tux and tie
There with my bassoon-y
The curtain's up, and I'm getting' down

Soon that nasty "C"
Will be doggin' me
It's must be love, I make no pay
I got the "Rite of Spring" to play
I got the "Rite of Spring" to play

I hope tonight I slip one by
If I screw up, I'll die

High on my bassoon-y
Man, that awful "C"
Will be stalkin' me

I must be nuts, so now I pray
I got the "Rite of Spring" to play

I'm looking at the score
That Russian I deplore
I got your "Rite of Spring" Igor!

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The Pomfret - April 19, 2005 - Report this comment
How sweet to write one off your wife. Stravinsky is a pill, isn't he. The best Rite I ever heard was by the New Holland (PA) Band. I don't know why. They are awfully good, but maybe they left some of the notes out.
Johnny D - April 19, 2005 - Report this comment
And now you have the plight of ring to spray.
Rick C - April 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Nothing did spring for me to write today....555
2Eagle - April 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Very classy.

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