-> "Novel Melodies for Singing Limericks (A Medley)"
Original Song Title:
Parody Song Title:
"Novel Melodies for Singing Limericks (A Medley)"
Parody Written by:
Dr Giorgio Coniglio dec
1. "WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW" 1960 (Carole King pop hit)
There once was a man from Nantucket,
Who kept all his cash in a bucket,
Til his daughter named Nan / ran away with a man
And as for the bucket – Nan took it.
2. "SUMMERTIME", 1935 (from George Gershwin's 'folk-opera' "Porgy and Bess")
Summer resident who lived on Nantucket:
All his cash he dumped in a bucket to hide,
Til his daughter Nan / ran away with a Mande
And as for the bucket, “She took it!”, he cried.
3. "HOME ON THE RANGE",1872 (U.S., ‘traditional’)
A cowboy came west from Nantucket, invested
His cash in a saddle and bucket;
Sad, his daughter named Nan / rode away with a ranch-hand
And as for the saddle – Nan took it.
4. "The ANNIVERSARY SONG", 1946 (adapted by Al Jolson from a 'traditional' Romanian waltz)
The sad story of Stan from Nantucket,
Who stowed all his stash in a bucket:
Hell, his partner named Jan / ran away with friend Anne.
And their plan? Well, Stan’s bucket – they took it.
5. "SANTA LUCIA", 1849 (‘traditional’ Italian, also adapted by Elvis Presley 1965)
A foolish old pack-rat who lived on Nantucket,
Stored cash in his little boat, hid in a bucket.
One day his daughter Nan / Sailed off with an older man,
'Barchetta mia', and bucket - Nan took it.
6. "OCHI CHORNYE", 1884 ("DARK EYES" – ‘traditional’ Russian)
Once was oligarch from Nantucket
Stuck all cash in pail. Tax? He’d duck it.
But his daughter Nan / Had a man with plan --
Informed KGB, then stole bucket.
7. "ODE TO JOY" ("AN DIE FREUDE"; adapted by L. von Beethoven for his Ninth Symphony from a poem by Friedrich Schiller)
In a case that Freud had mentioned,
Dwayne hid fortune in a can.
Daughter Joy found lottery prize,
Then filched his bucket; off she ran.
8. THE SLOOP ‘JOHN B’, 1958 (traditional Bahamian, recorded by Kingston Trio)
My Grandpa felt out of luck: on Nantucket he was stuck,
So credit cards and cash he hid in a pail,
Til his daughter Nan / rowed off with her man.
They’d plucked Pop's bucket, but now they’re in jail.
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