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Song Parodies -> "My Bonnie's a Good Song For Spoofing"

Original Song Title:

"My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean"

Original Performer:

Traditional

Parody Song Title:

"My Bonnie's a Good Song For Spoofing"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

The first two verses are, to use one of my father's favorite expressions, as old as the hills; I slightly modified those two and completely made up the rest.
My Bonnie has tuberculosis
She had it since she was real young
My Bonnie can cough up an oyster
And roll it around on her tongue

Bring back, bring back
O bring back my Bonnie to me
Bring back, bring back
O bring back my Bonnie to me

My Bonnie looked into the gas can
To see if the can was empty
I lit a blowtorch to help her
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me!

Bring back, bring back
O bring back my Bonnie to me
Bring back, bring back
O bring back my Bonnie to me

I took a walk by Lake Erie
The wind was as fierce as could be
My bonnet blew into the water
O bring back my bonnet to me!

Bring back, bring back
O bring back my bonnet to me
Bring back, bring back
O bring back my bonnet to me

I wrote a poem to my girlfriend
I thought that she really loved me
But she threw my poem in the trashcan
O bring back my sonnet to me!

Bring back, bring back
O bring back my sonnet to me
Bring back, bring back
O bring back my sonnet to me

My buddy signed up for the Army
He wished to defend his country
Uncle Sam sent him to Baghdad
O bring back my buddy to me!

Bring back, bring back
O bring back my buddy to me
Bring back, bring back
O bring back my buddy to me

Welllllllllllllll........

I had a near-death experience
My mind left my body you see
My body got sealed in a casket
O bring back my body to me!

Bring back, bring back
O bring back my body to me
Bring back, bring back
O bring back my body to me
©2004 Michael W. McVey

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Pacing: 3.7
How Funny: 3.4
Overall Rating: 3.8

Total Votes: 12

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Arwen - July 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Not bad...5...
Sweet Indigo - July 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Heh heh heh :D I like the near death experience one especially.
Johnny D - July 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Ahhhh, refreshingly twisted. 5's
Rod Worden - July 16, 2004 - Report this comment
In the chorus of the version I remember, there is an extra "..to ME!" after "Oh bring back my Bonnie to me", but maybe you remember a different version. I wouldn't have docked you anyway, I thought this was great! LOL (really!) on the oyster-tongue lines! 5s, Michael!
John Barry - July 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Hoot, mon, that's a bonnie tune.
Olvan The Terrible - July 16, 2004 - Report this comment
You're right, "My Bonnie" is a good song for spoofing. The melody and rhyme scheme are so simple that even a clueless dork like TV's Bobby Hill could craft something like: "My Connie is a Laotian / My Connie lives next door to me / My Connie is a Laotian / And I have to go take a pee." Or when the immigrant who doesn't know much English is asked to use the words "analyze" and "anatomy" in a sentence, he comes out with "My Analyze over the ocean, so bring back my Anatomy."
Random Thought - July 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Except for the fact that "My Connie is a Laotian" doesn't match on pacing...
alvin rhodes - July 21, 2004 - Report this comment
delightfully goofy stuff
Ingeborg S. Nordén - September 15, 2004 - Report this comment
You put the idea through its paces, your concept's amusing to me-- but accents you put in bad places, your pacing rates only a three. Fun's five...laughs, five... but pacing rates only a three, a three. Work's four...high four, but pacing rates only a three.
Michael Pacholek - December 21, 2004 - Report this comment
A bonny good parody, lad!
Lewin - October 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember quite a few others... "One night as I lay on my pillow, one night as I lay on my bed, I stuck my feet out of the window, and now all my neighbors are dead!" "My cat is the size of a tiger, it sharpens its claws on a tree, it sharpens its teeth on my neighbors, oh bring back my neighbors to me." "Bring back, bring back, oh bring back my neighbors to me, to me. Bring back, bring back, oh bring back my neighbors to me." I think these ones are from scouts, and leader refers to the scout leader. "Our leader looked into the gas tank, but nothing at all did he see, he struck up a match to assist him, oh bring back our leader to me." "Our leader he likes making campfires, for brewing up coffee and tea, now kero looks almost like water, oh bring back our leader to me." "Bring back, bring back, oh bring back our leader to me, to me. Bring back, bring back, oh bring back our leader to me." "Last night as I lay on my pillow, last night as I lay all alone, I dreamt that ate a mashmellow, in the morning my pillow was gone! Bring back, bring back, oh bring back my pillow to me, to me. Bring back, bring back, oh bring back my pillow to me." "One night I programmed my computer, a thunderstorm started outside, a lightning bolt hit the main cable, and now all my hard disks are fried. Bring back, bring back, oh bring back my software to me, to me. Bring back, bring back oh bring back my software to me." Enjoy!
jos - August 10, 2016 - Report this comment
it was really funny
Oleg - December 13, 2016 - Report this comment
Bring back my body to me is brilliant
Alpha Skua - July 10, 2018 - Report this comment
A COMMIE LIES UNDER A GRAVESTONE,A COMMIE LIES IS BURIED AT SEA COMMIE LIES BURIED UNDER A HEADSTONE,TAKE ALL COMMIES AMD LEAVE THEM AT SEA

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