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Song Parodies -> "Sixteen Puns"

Original Song Title:

"Sixteen Tons"

Original Performer:

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Parody Song Title:

"Sixteen Puns"

Parody Written by:

Porfle Popnecker

The Lyrics

Some say a funnyman is made outta jokes
A bad one's covered with cabbage and yokes
Cabbage and yokes, run down his face
An act that's a-weak and a shaky pace

You tell sixteen puns, and what do you get
Another crowd colder, another bad set
Saint Henny, don't you call me out on that floor
I just can't score at the Comedy Store

I was born one evenin' when I got on the stage
My jokes were all funny and I started a rage
I told 'em sixteen puns of comedy gold
Then my act got stale, and my jokes got old

You tell sixteen puns, and what do you get
Another loud heckler who isn't done yet
Saint Benny, don't you call me, cause I can't score
A decent roll at the Comedy Store

I was on one evenin', I was feelin' whacked
Stiller and Meara were the starrin' act
I was pulled off the stage and told to pack up my stuff
And even Jerry Stiller said-a "that's enough"

You tell sixteen puns, and what do you get
Another hack comic who says you're all wet
Saint Lenny, don't you book me, in here no more
I'm out the door of the Comedy Store

If you steal my jokes, that's-a suicide
A lotta men told 'em and a lotta men died
One "mother-in-law", one "boss from hell"
If the "wife" one don't kill ya, then the "fart" one will

You tell sixteen puns, and what do you get
I'm eighty years old but not givin' up yet
Saint Gracie, introduce me, cause here I go
Another show at the Comedy Store

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Michael Pacholek - October 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Sixteen? Only ten I see.
alvin - October 04, 2011 - Report this comment
my appreciation for your work has groan
John Barry - October 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Shtik's keen fun.
Porfle Popnecker - October 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks for the punny comments!
Barry J. Mitchel - October 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Very well crafted to TOS. I liked the varied refrains, unlike TOS. 5s
Rob Arndt - October 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Fun-tastic!!! 555!!!
Porfle Popnecker - October 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Much appreciated!
Old Man Ribber - October 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Porfle - Here in the nation of puns, you have a serious claim to the throne! But...don't get us started, my friend! lol ;D
Porfle Popnecker - October 05, 2011 - Report this comment
The weird thing is--the song doesn't have any puns in it!
Rebekah Dub - October 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I enjoyed this one. =)
Porfle Popnecker - October 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks, good to see someone's still running across this one!
Abbott Skelding - November 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Really really nice work here! Went with the OS really well and it was really funny overall!
Porfle Popnecker - November 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks a ton!
Matthias - November 12, 2011 - Report this comment
Loved it! I have my own tribute to stand-up comedy as well... About really, really, really bad comedians: http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/boygeorgecultureclub2.shtml
Porfle Popnecker - November 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks! Yours is really funny too!
Christie Marie M - November 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Love the runs on puns. I love to make puns a whole lot, especially when I v/c. I plan to write a parody on puns one of these days. Great as always, Porf! I'd like to propose a toast to this particular author, cuz I've "vino" good girl to you lately! No pun in ten did! LOL!! And to toast all pun-masters on this site, you know who you are! :)
Porfle Popnecker - November 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks much! Actually, the only pun I ever made up went like this..."I went to the circus yesterday." "Really? How was it?" "It was in tents."
bobpiecheese - November 23, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages) A horrible punster? Sounds like my older brother. Anyway, this was pretty good stuff, definitely an idea that needs more love. I particularly chuckled at the "If the "wife" one don't kill ya, then the "fart" one will" line. 555!
Porfle Popnecker - November 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks!
Andria - November 23, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages 2011 Round 4) I love it, and it cracked me up. Sounds like the punster in the parody needs to quit while he's ahead!
Porfle Popnecker - November 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Yeah, eighty years old is pushing it a bit. Thanks!
Blaydeman - November 24, 2011 - Report this comment
(AofA) I did a similar pun song (you'll see it in the Missy Elliot Artistry). Great job!
D-Mon - November 24, 2011 - Report this comment
(AofA) It was so punny!
Porfle Popnecker - November 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks for the comments!
Arwen - November 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Ages...LOL! Favorite, for sure...well paced, and just funny. Love this!

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