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Song Parodies -> "Favorite Strings"

Original Song Title:

"Favorite Things"

Original Performer:

Julie Andrews

Parody Song Title:

"Favorite Strings"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

Everyone else was doing this, so this jumped into the noggin. Just a tribute to instruments.
Basses and banjos and harps and violas
Cellos and fiddles and lyres and mandolas
Love the tonality each of them brings
These are a few of my favorite strings

Small ukuleles and ethnic banduras
Kotos and zithers and ouds and tamburas
Playing fine music for peasants and kings
These are a few of my favorite strings

When the band blows
And the sound stings
When they lack pizzazz
I simply remember to add in the strings
Then I don't feel so jazz

Sweet balalaikas, the lute and the guitar
Shamisen, violin, dobro and sitar
Bow 'em and pluck 'em when everyone sings
Even the piano is chock-full of strings

When the band blows
And the sound stings
When they lack pizzazz
I simply remember to add in the strings
Then it don't feel like jazz

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Guy - November 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Sounds like you're a bit strung out on music. Nice job and right with the season.
Johnny D - November 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Nothing to fret about here - guess you had a gut-feeling that you had the pluck to pick a topic like this to show how capoble a parodist you are! Well done, RD.
Diva - November 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice parody, very pleasant. =)
Rick D - November 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Johnnie -Actually I expected to be de-tuned and strummed out of this outfit.
Meriadoc - November 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Don't string us along now... is there really such a thing as a mandola? :-D
Rick D - November 11, 2003 - Report this comment
Yes. Just as the violin has the plucked-string counterpart in the mandolin, the larger viola has a cousin in the mandola. The first two are tuned in fifths, GDAE, while the second pair is tuned CGDA. The mandolin and mandola have double or eight strings per instrument, tuned in pairs. (like a 12-string guitar) I actually cheated in the parody. I mentioned "fiddle", which is exactly the same as a violin, the difference being the style of music and bowing techniques. But nobody called me on it.

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