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Song Parodies -> "Greensleeves (The Runny Nose Song)"

Original Song Title:

"Greensleeves"

Original Performer:

Henry VIII (Allegedly)

Parody Song Title:

"Greensleeves (The Runny Nose Song)"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

Not as many verses as the original: that just runs and runs... this one ran about as much as I could stand, I'm afraid
Alas, my nose doth run and run
I've blown and blown it continuously
My handkerchief has been wrung, and wrung
Disintegrating, and that's why you see

Chorus:
Greensleeves 'cause I can't avoid
Greensleeves had my shirt of white
Greensleeves makes 'em all go "Ewww" 'cuz
My nasal mucus drips on greensleeves.

And now I've broken my appliance
I think I killed my washing machine
It was a Hotpoint, but now it's Smeg
I open the door: the inside's all green

(Chorus)
Greensleeves and I'm so annoyed
Greensleeves 'cause my shirt's all shite
Greensleeves makes 'em all go "Ewww" 'cuz
My nasal mucus drips on greensleeves.

My clothes are covered in mucus vile
In dank, putrid, dripping gooey grot
People ask "Is it some new style"
And I reply to them: "No, it's snot"

(Chorus)

For being clothèd all in green,
A green with its own gleam did shine
This sheen of green was seen, obscene
A-clothèd all in greenie slime

(Chorus)

Ah, Greensleeves, now farewell, adieu,
If thou wouldst burn, fain would I burn thee,
The pollen count has dropped, wha-hoo!
Now I welcome back my humanity

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Jack Wilson - November 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Great job,555!
Ravyn Rant - November 09, 2006 - Report this comment
"Ewww" is right! I'll never see this song in quite the same way again, so it's fives for you. Possibly interesting historical tidbit: the epithet "greensleeves" referred to a woman whose dress was stained by rolling around on the grass...if you know what I mean...(nudge nudge).
alvin rhodes - November 09, 2006 - Report this comment
title of the day...great concept
2LD4U - November 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Hilarious! My favorite line was:"'Is that a new fashion?' 'No its snot[it's not]!'" FUNNY!
MasonR - November 09, 2006 - Report this comment
I like the way this runs.
Meriadoc - November 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Shouldn't have read this during my peanut butter and jelly sandwich...
Adagio - November 09, 2006 - Report this comment
"No, it's snot" ha ha....when I wasn't ewww! 5's
Agrimorfee - December 11, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM)You blew me away!
Matthias - December 13, 2006 - Report this comment
This was snot a bad parody, snot a bad parody at all
Cat - December 19, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) *sniff* I'b thickig dat dis is a basterpiece!
Max Power - December 20, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM-Ditto above
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - December 25, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM = Snot of the Month!
bobpiecheese - December 26, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Uh-oh...every time I read a fantastic snot-related parody I sneeze all over it (and my screen). It happened with Spaff's 'Colds Inside My Head' and now...ah...ah...ah...AH...AH...AH-CHOOO!! Eurgh...sorry, Phil...now I can't read that lovely parody again, it's covered in snot.
Kristof Robertson - December 27, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Always hard to parody an OS that is primarily known as an instrumental (although, IIRC, this DOES have lyrics, doesn't it?)...anyways, fine job Phil! 555
Phil Alexander - December 27, 2006 - Report this comment
It does have lyrics, Kristof - the first verse goes like this:
Alas, my love, you do me wrong
To cast me off so discourteously
And I have loved you oh, so long
Delighting in your company

...and there's about two dozen more, each more icky than the last. (Incidental pacing note: "delighting" is sung with four syllables, sort of "deli-yighting", which is why I replaced "delighting in" with "disintegrating")
Phil Alexander - December 27, 2006 - Report this comment
PS...just realized I haven't said "thanks" to all those kind people leaving nice comments. Sorry, guys, and thanks :-)
Red Ant - December 27, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I see Peter took the obvious pun already... this was a great read, Phil. It is interesting that every MP3 I d/l (that contained lyrics)was shorter than your parody, yet all lyrics sites are longer. I give you major credit for parodying possibly the oldest song ever done on the site, but I'm a bit surprised you didn't do something more with the two final choruses, other than "(Chorus)." Loved the "No, it's snot" line and the "This sheen of green was seen, obscene" line, with its internal rhyming, the best.
tomario - December 28, 2006 - Report this comment
have three 5s thats not to be sniffed at great job !
THE CHARNSTAR?!? - December 28, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) THIS SONG HAS LYRICS? Wow... well I must say... 5-5-5 although I don't know the original.. the lyrics anyway... so... yeah... really funny though
Jack Wilson - December 28, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM)Once again awesome LOL Henry VIII did this? Ok here goes Im Henry the 8th I am/Henry the 8th I am I am/I wrote that Christmas song Greensleeves/Of which Phil made this awesome parody/ Allgedly its by Henry/I give three fives for this man ( yeah man)/Its a parody of Herny/Henry the 8th that is/ Second verse,green as the first
Michael McVey - December 29, 2006 - Report this comment
I would say this is a bit of hyperbole, but it makes a good point in a funny way. Now get thee to Humma Kavula's Church Of Arkleseizure!---MM
Stuart McArthur - December 29, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) great contrast of lilting medieaval melody (complete with the accented "ed"s) and subject matter, Phil, never better than the brilliant third verse withe the "no it's snot" gag - and the "wha-hoo" made me LOL too, for the same (contrast) reason - 555
wannabemustangjockey - December 29, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM - Seeing as how I'm recovering from a nasty cold at the moment, this song doesn't make me feel any better. Maybe it will seem funnier when I'm not sick!
Johnny D - December 30, 2006 - Report this comment
What Matthias already said, the BASTARD! ;-)
GLen S - December 31, 2006 - Report this comment
This brings back some differnet memories of Montana in June, when there were still 5 more days before a shower and I was lucky that the generic MCC shirts were already green. "No, it's snot" Boo-yah.
Tim Mayfield - December 31, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) This one blows!! But in a good way! ;-)
Alpha Skua - August 13, 2018 - Report this comment
GREEN LEAVES IN THE TREES WHERE BIRD NESTS ARE AND YOUR LONG SLEEVES
Storm the Albatross - August 13, 2018 - Report this comment
Its also know as the popular Christmas Carol WHAT CHILD IS THIS

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