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Song Parodies -> "Everything's Prose"

Original Song Title:

"Anything Goes"

Original Performer:

Fred Astaire

Parody Song Title:

"Everything's Prose"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

In olden poems, rank of perfection
Was based on the rhyme selection,
Now, none are chose..
Everything's Prose

Artful lines from A. Lord Tennyson
Gave eye treats like meats of venison
Now, no does,,
Everything's Prose

The lines are plain, today
Like a chain, today
A lost train, today
No refrain, today
Just sound strain, today
It's insane, today..
In 'em, no good rhythm flows..

The pages of rhyme dictionaries
Are now mats for caged canaries
That's how it goes..
Everything's Prose

Stanza rules, on cliff edge, teeters
New style's designed for cheaters
Cuz' less thought shows..
Everything's Prose

Mod authors can't compete with classic
Penned monsters like in Park, Jurassic
Their books we close..
Everything's Prose

If Junes and moons you liked,
Lyric'd tunes you liked,
Love and dove you liked
Of, above you liked
Cousin'd vowels you liked
Give out big howls, you might,
For some Edgar Allen Poes..

At new po-etiquette, I'm stewin'
No time soon, will I be doin'
Unrhymed verse shows..
(Or) Anything Prose

Not Anything Prose

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Harry - February 17, 2009 - Report this comment
great one about the woes of prose! all 5s
theLoveDove - February 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Sir ~L'Air de Farce~, The Mighty Duke oDouble-Wide, this is romantic, & I can see old Fred & Ginger 'Puttin' On the Ritz' to this ditty!
2Eagle - February 17, 2009 - Report this comment
A fox trot with Edgar Allen Poe?
AFW - February 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Thank you, Harry, LoveDove, and 2Eagle
TJC - February 18, 2009 - Report this comment
You are truly upping your own bar of late, AF... A *really* good one here... n' hear!
AFW - February 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Thank you much, TJC
alvin - February 18, 2009 - Report this comment
very clever take on a classic fave of the day
Barry J. Mitchel - February 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Yep; esp. liked "po-etiquette". As Cole Porter said in the OS, "Good poets ... once ... now ... writing prose". I used the same OS in and described in the agony and ecstasy of a rhymer.

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