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Song Parodies -> "The Work Was Swell They'd Do"

Original Song Title:

"I Put a Spell on You"

Original Performer:

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Parody Song Title:

"The Work Was Swell They'd Do"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

They were a sheltered crew,
Those Ursulines.
Back in 1572
Greg[1] recognized
’em when apprised
by Card’nal of Milan,[2]
Who dug their black gowns,
A chaste form of millin-
ery that wouldn’t billow around.

The work was swell they’d do
Back in that time—
So fine.

First they’re new,
Then this crew’s
Order grew
To a slew—took their vows.
And then went there:
Land across the sea
And had pow-wows. . .
To teach ’em.

No more a sheltered crew
In modern times.

[1]Pope Gregory XIII
[2]declared the Ursulines a religious order with enclosure under the rule of Augustine of Hippo

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 3

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LadyUrsulaOMilpitas - December 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Sanctus Johanes, Cardinal de BareAll
Old Man Ribber - December 24, 2010 - Report this comment
JAB - The Ursulines - Next to the Clooneys, the best group of sisters ever. ;D

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