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Original Song Title:

"Food Glorious Food"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Books Glorious Books (Revised)"

Parody Written by:

Kim West

The Lyrics

My first attempt at this song parody was somewhat disappointing. I was more or less willing to just delete the song and move on to other things less challenging. Then a reviewer by the name Jeff Reuben argued in favor of saving and improving it. He left several posts trying to convince me, and so I have reworked the song. I dedicate this new version to him, and to Agrimorfee. Hope you guys like it.
Are books really worth waiting for?
If you've never read pages before.
Well that's simply plain cruel!
I just say my incantation-
More books for contemplation.
Still not enough, it's just cruel!
There is not a page, nor a phrase I can't find.
I love words; they are my inspiration,
But there's nothing to stop me from getting a thrill
When I just close my eyes and imagine

Books, glorious books!
Love transfiguration!
When I'm in the mood-
Edgar Rice Burroughs!
Oh Please! I must have more!
Our Librarian knows my name
So how can I get more?
A bookstore!

Books, glorious Books!
I'm anxious to read them!
Three bookshelves a day-
My favorite diet!

Just picture that stack of books-
Twain, Rowling, and Tolkien.
Oh, books,
Wonderful books,
Marvelous books,
Glorious books

Books, glorious books!
What is more enchanting?
New, old or cursed-
Still worth a king's ransom.
Ask what I dream about?
What brings on a sigh?
Piled books all around, about
Six feet high!

Books, glorious books!
I've nothing to read now.
I hunger for more
And I'm on the prowl now
Worked up quite an appetite.
And in the meantime-
It's books,
Once again, books
Fabulous books,
Glorious books.

Books, glorious books!
Don't care what they look like-
Don't mind who the author is.
Just reading a book that's fat-
My senses go reeling
Literally knowing that
Full-up feeling!

Books, glorious books!
What wouldn't I give for
That extra bit more-
That's all that I live for
Why should I be fated to
Do nothing but brood
On books,
Magical books,
Wonderful books,
Marvelous books,
Fabulous books

What about Chess?

And Quidditch?

Kim West.

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Pacing: 3.5
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Overall Rating: 3.5

Total Votes: 2

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Arwen - January 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Ah...that Jeff Reuben...he's the best, isn't he? I'm glad he convinced you to re-write this, Kim!
Jeff Reuben - January 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Well done. Definitely improved the pacing in lots of parts, including the "talking" part at the beginning (cruel-gruel...excellent!)
Kim West - January 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you Arwen, I think I might be re-working a few more of my songs, that is when I get the time.
Kim West - January 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you very much Jeff, I think that I may eventually get the hang of song writing. Its just when it comes to Harry Potter I have a tremendous amount of material I want to use. I'm sort of sorry I had to sacrifice that bit of dialogue Hermione had when she was chiding Ron and Harry at the beginning, but it had to be done.

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