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Song Parodies -> "I Have a Song To Spoof, Oh"

Original Song Title:

"I Have a Song To Sing, O"

Original Performer:

Gilbert and Sullivan

Parody Song Title:

"I Have a Song To Spoof, Oh"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

I didn't want to miss out on the G&S fun...............
RICK:
I have a song to spoof, oh
MARI:
Spoof that old song so

RICK:
I can mock this old tune and it's nigh near noon
Who wrote this old crappy song, oh?
It's the song of a better band, bend a bit
I'll make "em mad, by wrecking it
I'll twist the text and I'll hype that hit
And then send to the site of the par'dy

Par'dy, par'dy slappin' my knee, hack away me
I'll twist the text and I'll harm that hit
And then send to the site of the par'dy

MARI:
I have a song to spoof, oh
RICK:
Spoof that old song so
MARI:
It is stung with the sting of a wit in the wing
Who laughs with a laugh so strong, oh
It's the song of the poorly paid, lousy luck
Who takes a tune and then makes some muck
Of the song of a greater group, bend a bit
I'll make "em mad, by wrecking it
I'll twist the text and I'll hype that hit
And then send to the site of the par'dy

Par'dy, par'dy slappin' my knee, hack away me
I'll twist the text and I'll harm that hit
And then send to the site of the par'dy

RICK:
I have a song to spoof, oh
MARI:
Spoof that old song so
RICK:
It's about life in Hell, or a rancid smell
Or about some boobs or dong, oh
It's a song of celebrity, pain or porn
A slam on society that's torn
And the song of the poorly paid, lousy luck
Who takes a tune and then makes some muck
Of the song of a greater group, bend a bit
I'll make "em mad, by wrecking it
I'll twist the text and I'll hype that hit
And then send to the site of the par'dy

Par'dy, par'dy slappin' my knee, hack away me
I'll twist the text and I'll harm that hit
And then send to the site of the par'dy

MARI:
I have a song to spoof, oh
RICK:
Spoof that old song so

MARI:

It is writ with a wink and a really strong drink
And it scans like a pretty poem, oh
It's a song of celebrity, straight and gays
Or maybe a president's foolish ways
From the network nothingness poorly done
To trumped up movies that thrill no one
There's a fumbled fart that can win a prize
Or a song about fleas or a gal's cross eyes
It's the song of a better band, bend a bit
I'll make "em mad, by wrecking it
I'll twist the text and I'll hype that hit
And then send to the site of the par'dy

BOTH:

Par'dy, par'dy slappin' my knee, hack away me
I'll twist the text and I'll harm that hit
And then send to the site of the par'dy

His spoof was o'er but we'll still write more
And submit to the site of the par'dy
This song is from "Yeoman of the Guard"

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Rick C - July 18, 2005 - Report this comment
DKTOS, sorry!
Rick D - July 18, 2005 - Report this comment
The backstory to this song is that Sullivan, for once, got stuck for a musical idea. He rang up Gilbert and asked if he had any particular tune in his head when he wrote it. Gilbert said, yes, he often used an old song to scan his lyrics to (just like we do), and in this case it was an old sea chanty. Sullivan asked him to sing it, took it from there, and told Gilbert he could take credit for both words and music on this one.
Stuart McArthur - July 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Rick: interesting background to the song - and I can use this in the amIright opera that I started over on the MB if you want me to - I can have a scene where you and Mari are discussing parody-writing, and break into this song - but I'll wait for your permission

btw as one of The Top Ten Submitters you're already mentioned in one of the songs ;-) so it would be easy to give you this larger role
Major-General Johnny D - July 18, 2005 - Report this comment
And you indeed did Yeoman's work on THIS one, Sir Duncan of The Clan MacDonuts!
Rick D - July 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Stuart---Do whatever you want with it, I'm easy. I just couldn't let everybody else get in on the action without me. Another one tomorrow, also do with as you please.

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