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Song Parodies -> "My Career In Science"

Original Song Title:

"When Frederic was a little lad (Pirates of Penzanc"

Original Performer:

Gilbert and Sullivan

Parody Song Title:

"My Career In Science"

Parody Written by:

Sweet Indigo

The Lyrics

It's a good thing I'm only on a year placement, really. These last few days I've made so many blunders I just know that practical science isn't for me :)
When I was just a little girl, I proved so very clever
My father thought I'd flourish in scientific endeavour
I did quite well in my exams and so in my compliance
I went to study my degree - in biological science
I loved the arts but was far too smart, and was also far too prudent
And so in pride I did decide to be science student

I was a clumsy scientist, but still I reached employment
I took a job within a lab when time came for deployment
My mind did skip, and often I, when vital things forgetting
Spent the day to my dismay, on remedial pipetting
A big mistake I was apt to make and curse my dim reliance
On that strange quirk, that I got work, in genetic science

And things I'd break, and in my wake was often a disaster
My fingers slipped, my pipettes dripped, I could not work much faster
My prep was dire, set things on fire, my record was pathetic
I called my boss, and asked him was my clumsiness genetic?
And my life, this dreadful strife is hardly a great feature
But then I knew, I could not do, so I'd become a teacher

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 10

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Phil Alexander - January 07, 2005 - Report this comment
Brilliant :-)
Rick D - January 07, 2005 - Report this comment
What Phil said
John Jenkins - January 07, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent rhyming, excellent last line!
Know 1 can hear you dream - January 08, 2005 - Report this comment
I read this yesterday and it was a great read. Unfortunatelly I DKTOS but now that some votes have come in I'll trust them on the pacing bit so here's another 555.
Sweet Indigo - January 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks guys!

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