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Song Parodies -> "The Beerness of Brew"

Original Song Title:

"The Nearness of You"

Original Performer:

Ella Fitzgerald

Parody Song Title:

"The Beerness of Brew"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

It's not the pale ale that excites me
Or the thrill when hops bite me, oh no,
It's just the beerness of brew.

It isn't bottom fermentation
That prompts inebriation, oh no,
It's just the beerness of brew.

When I tilt my arm and feel brew go southerly
I know in a while I'll be stewed.

I don't drink the lites; they're so scanty
In antifreeze; I pee all night,
But they just won't get me tight
What makes me feel alright--the beerness of brew.

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Johnny D - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Cheers! Hey JB, look at The Nearness of You to 1000 parodies --- at 901 already! I challenge you to post your next 99 parodies all at once on the same day! Yeee-frickin'-HAW !!!
John Barry - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
JD, you shouldn't issue such challenges. I'm game, but I don't think Chucky would go for it. I will check with him, though.
Tim Mayfield - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Poor Rick Duncan, I warned him he needs to speed up his writing. 901 parodies!
Johnny D - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
JB ... you ... actually ... just ... said ... that ... you ... will ... check with Chucky about it? Ohhhhhhhhh boy.....it just MIGHT FREAKIN' HAPPEN !!!
Johnny D - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey Chucky --- I vote in favor of letting John Barry attempt such a fantastic and unbelievable feat --- I know it means his submissions would RULE the front page for one day --- but come on, it would be amazing, entertaining, hilarious, and HISTORIC. Maybe you could schedule his 99-parody-submission for a weekend day that has a light load? ( I can hear the parodies about John Barry's 99-parodies-in-day-world-record now ... Nena's 99 Luft Balloons, parodied six ways from Sunday!)
Rick C - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Flows to the OS like a fine lager. 555
Red Ant - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Caught this on the latest comments; DKTOS here. While that is a record that would never be beaten I think a more realistic number (relatively speaking), like maybe 40 or 50 would be better. I know you've done 23 or 24 before, but 99 in one day? If you could write 99 in one day (or even over a weekend) then I am all for it as well (call Guiness first if you are going to try, it would be a world record that would never be broken) , but if you had to "save up" 99 parodies to release them all in one day, mixed feelings there.
ChuckyG - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
I know I've seen at least 30 or 40 at a time once before, usually by new authors to the site who had been working for years on stuff without realizing there was a place they could post stuff online. Malcolm Higgins had done 20 or 30 parody days as well.

If you were serious about trying something like that, I could set it up for a Saturday morning, and leave it up all weekend. Not that I want to encourage copycat attempts though.
John Barry - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
How about this? Today's Tuesday. I got started as soon as JD issued the challenge. Give me today through midday Friday and I'll post as many as I've been able to write by then.
Johnny D - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
You can do it, JB, you can do it --- 99 new parodies written and ready-to-post by midday Friday --- yes, you CAN do it --- here's why I have no doubt you can:

www.inthe00s.com/index.php/topic,4817.15.html

www.inth­e00s.com/index.php/topic,4845.0.html
Johnny D - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
That second link I posted above is for John Barry's GOLD MEDAL, which he won for his previous marathon parody-writing-and-posting stunt! It looks like Chucky's software inserted a hidden hyphen " - " dash-character which appears between the "www.inth" and the "e00s" of "www.inthe00s" when you past that URL into your browser. You can manually remove it after pasting, and then it will work.
John Barry - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
OK, JD. I'm off and running.
John Barry - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Chucky, I'll start sending 'em today so they won't all pile up on Friday. So hold everything from today through Friday for a Saturday post. OK?
Rick D - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Don't worry about me. I knew I was gonna be overtaken when I met Mr. Barry. I'll bet one of them will be "99 bottles of beer". And Johnny, you remind me of that scene in "Cool Hand Luke" where Paul Newman has to eat 50 eggs on a bet. Mrs. Barry might just want to kick your butt for this.
alvin rhodes - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
heartfelt...5s
Johnny D - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
I know, Rick, I know, I've created a MONSTER ... which is a thinly-veiled and shameless plug for my new parody about Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.
2nz - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Nice one getting to 901, JB. I don't wanna rain on no parades... so I won't. Go for it, bro. I will say if it were me (and bear in mind I don't yet have 99 to my name, period) I wouldn't submit that many on one day, just because it would most likely end up detracting from the individual exposure of each one. But hey, you started and your into it, so let's do it right and make an event out of it. Good luck with them lyrics.
ChuckyG - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
hmmm... if you start sending them in now, I'll have to remember to extract them and put them aside until the end of the week. I can do it, just don't submit them between 6AM and 12 noon Eastern Standard Daylight Savings Time, so they don't slip past.
Johnny D - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
This is SO COOL --- it's an AmiRight MILITARY OPERATION --- love it!
John Barry - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
OK, Chucky--that's 3 am and 9 am Pacific. I'll probably be pounding the keys and downing green tea during those periods. 2nz, you've got a point, but the junkernaut's in motion.
Matthias - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Barry! Barry! He's Our Man If He Can't Do It No One Can!!!
Johnny D - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
How does somebody create 99 totally new parodies in the space of a few days?

JOHN BARRY NOW WILL SHOW US ALL HOW !!!
Obi-Wan Kenobi - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Stand back, C3PO & haRd2readThru --- Jon Solo & Chewbarry are making the calculations for the JUMP TO LIGHT-SPEED. May The Farce be with them!
John Jenkins - October 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Amazing! You are definitely not a lite-weight, JB.
Peter Andersson - October 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Being the odd man out here I don't really see the point in stressing quantity (I'm sure there will be quality too, in some of them, but anyway).
Rex - October 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Wow! And I thought averaging two per month was doing good! Johnny D, call the Guiness World Record folks and get them ready to add a new section! JB, did you Google "99 shortest songs" yet?
Peregrin - October 20, 2005 - Report this comment
JB, what can I say, except you're crazy (in a nice way) :) JD, you're simply a sadist :)

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