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Song Parodies -> "Welcome to the Shire"

Original Song Title:

"King Herod's Song"

Original Performer:

Herod (Jesus Christ Superstar)

Parody Song Title:

"Welcome to the Shire"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

It's more of a "farewell to the Shire", I guess... this is for Matthias' Lord of the Dance project.
Bilbo, I am overjoyed to see your little face
You've been making quite a name, all around the place
Disappearing, vanishing like smoke
There's some angry hobbits here
Don't think they got the joke

Now, you're leaving the Shire
Bag End, Hobbiton, Shire
So maybe it's just as well
You head off to Rivendell
But there's one last small thing
You leave Frodo the ring
That no halfling should use

I have worked out that the ring
The One is in the Shire
Let's arrange a little proof
And chuck it in the fire
Now I'm reading: there's One Ring to find 'em
One Ring that'll bring them all and in the darkness, bind 'em

Frodo, he'll leave the Shire
Bag End, Hobbiton, Shire
Say goodbye and shed a tear
Looks like Sauron knows it's here
Who's listening! Damn!
It's that meddling Sam
That small halfling's no use!

Don't you know that
Ringwraiths are heading out, and
Soon they'll be beside us
What is it that makes you think
You'll take on the Black Riders?
Go see Elrond, he will have a plan
He'll help us to hide the ring... at least, that's if he can

Can't stay here in the Shire
Bag End, Hobbiton, Shire
There'll be trouble, ain't no doubt
If we cannot get it out
Better head off to Bree
With Pippin and Merry
Can't have *them* on the loose

Bye to the Shire
Bag End, Hobbiton, Shire
Farewell to your living room
You'll be back, via Mount Doom
I'll return before long
Unless something goes wrong
Meanwhile, try not to..
That ring - I mean you
Must not, never to

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.1
Overall Rating: 4.1

Total Votes: 7

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   1
 3   1
 4   0
 5   5

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Ravyn Rant - November 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Oh, I'll give you some fives, yes, a big bunch of fives...
Rex - November 08, 2005 - Report this comment
I am unable to dredge this melody out of the swamp that is my memory, but I really enjoyed reading this!
Matthias - November 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Lord Almighty!!! Jesus Christ!!! Holy Crap!!! That Was Great!!!!
Kristof Robertson - November 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Well done Phil-dalf!! Roll on, Lord Of The Dance....555
Phil Alexander - November 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Aw... you're too kind Matthias :-)
OK, so what's left to do, then?
Sean - July 19, 2006 - Report this comment
Whoops... I meant to vote 4-5-5... Instead it came out 2-1-1... I'm really sorry about that, because I enjoyed this parody. Some of the emphases seem a little unnatural and forced, but overall it's a gem of a parody. I know how hard it is to write good material, having tried to do so myself, but what you have here is very good. Congratulations!

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