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Song Parodies -> "Though the Man’s Well-to-Do"

Original Song Title:

"I Put a Spell on You"

Original Performer:

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Parody Song Title:

"Though the Man’s Well-to-Do"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Though the man’s well-to-do,
He once did time.
They put him with a convict crew
That’s speaking Strine.*

Before that time,
The bloke had been married—
Now his wife’s a souse,
Because she had carried
The secret that her Sam is no louse.

Neither would tell who slew. . .
Made him do time
For crime.

’twas she who
In fact slew
Her bro., who
Said the two’d not take vows.

So Sam sat there
In jail, seven years;
Then to his house
One evening
Ventures a fellow who
Gets out of line.


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