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Song Parodies -> "Margarine"

Original Song Title:

"Tangerine"

Original Performer:

Frank Sinatra

Parody Song Title:

"Margarine"

Parody Written by:

Melanie Lee

The Lyrics

Seems the facts of margarine's benefits or detriments are disputable. The OS, written in 1941 or 1942, was recorded by Frank Sinatra in 1962. OS (Sinatra): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS3Q1_D_1dg
Margarine! You’re a butter sub
Made from oil of corn, in early morning tub!
Margarine, with the golden hue,
Did you color come from Yellow Number Two?

Lard’s not lean, not like margarine.
Butter leaves its call: blood vessels walled with grease!
So my arteries I will save.
I’ll forget my buttercream crave.
My heart is safe with margarine!

Margarine! What is this again?
What's the news they’ve seen? You’re a carcinogen!
Margarine, what a dirty trick!
Thought you’d keep me safe—yeah, keep me safe and sick!

Help! I’ve been fooled by margarine.
Cook in olive oil, though it may spoil some taste.
As for spreads, I must choose anoth’r:
Yes, “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butt’r”!
Goodbye forever, margarine!

Tell ev’rybody that canola oil might do,
But forget that Bonnet of Blue.
Goodbye forever, margarine!
I was trying to parody the SalSoul Orchestra disco version from 1976, but they really mess around with the lyric order: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc3rGEBZmy8 Butter vs. Margarine: http://www.nourishingwisdom.com/articles/butter-vs-margarine.html http://www.naturodoc.com/library/nutrition/margbutt.htm

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

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Invisible Boy - September 02, 2008 - Report this comment
This was very well paced and had lots of great gags. "Yellow Number Two" and "Yes, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butt’r!" were among my favs.

Though this song's not well knon... I know
Now I'm thinkin' 'bout Fabio
These 5s go out to
Melanie
alvin - September 02, 2008 - Report this comment
too funny...nice job
Melanie Lee - September 25, 2013 - Report this comment
It's been five years now and I've barely used margarine since! Also, since then I've read that butter does have some benefits in aiding digestion, so once in a while I'll buy butter. Invisible Boy, thanks for the clever lyrical comment! Thanks, too, Alvin!

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