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Song Parodies -> "Hum They Told Me"

Original Song Title:

"The Little Drummer Boy"

Original Performer:

Traditional

Parody Song Title:

"Hum They Told Me"

Parody Written by:

Tim Mayfield

The Lyrics

Hum they told me
And so I must hum
I have an ugly voice
And so I must hum
And I don't know the words
And so I must hum
It seems I have no choice
And so I must hum
Hum till I'm numb
Hummy, hum hum

So to annoy them
I stick out my tongue
When I hum

Joined the choir
They told me to hum
And when I feel inspired
Remind me to hum
They hid my chorale books
And so I must hum
They give me dirty looks
And so I must hum
Hum till I'm numb
Hummy, hum hum

Shall I sing for you?
Would you like that some?
Or just hum?

Singing lessons
They still make me hum
She'll give me failing grades
Unless I just hum
My teacher plugs her ears
And tells me to hum
I practiced for two years
She still makes me hum
Humming's no fun
Hummy, hum hum

Others get to sing
I wonder how come
Me, I just hum

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Pacing: 4.9
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Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 32

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Jeff Reuben - January 05, 2005 - Report this comment
So we should be expecting the recording anytime now, eh? =)
Tim Mayfield - January 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Jeff, I did think that would be the next one to record... but I don't think I will be able to stand the finished recording... it might be too bad for words...
AFW - January 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Not to worry..Hummers are in fashion these days..555
Robert J. Pagliaro - January 05, 2005 - Report this comment
This was a funny idea and a funny write. bob
Olvan The Terrible - January 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Bwah ha ha! SHE might give you failing grades, but I won't!
Tim Mayfield - January 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks AFW, Bob and Olvan. :-)
alvin rhodes - January 05, 2005 - Report this comment
mmm mmmmmmm mm m mmm mmmm...5s
Tim Mayfield - January 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Alvin. Course with my hero sandwich post today as well, I can't tell if you're humming or chewing. ;-)
John Jenkins - January 05, 2005 - Report this comment
This was a humdinger of a parody.
Bob Gomez, humming along - January 06, 2005 - Report this comment
EXCELLENT. I'm saving this one up for next Christmas! d;:^)
Fiona Wild - January 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Teenage son and I are still giggling. Loved it
Tim Mayfield - January 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks John, Bob, Fiona and son. And isn't it funny that we pronounce human as hue-mun, instead of hummin'?
Guy - February 05, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I couldn't remember the OS lyrics so I just hummed along as I read this.
Scathe - February 08, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I've listened to your parody recordings. Never hum, always sing.
Agrimorfee - February 08, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) This works so well because that hummmmmmm could be like a drone for the nearly Middle Eastern flavor that the OS has. Neat song.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - February 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Ho-hum. Adore this one. Have you recorded it?
Tim Mayfield - February 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Guy, Scathe, Agrimorfee and Jake (Luke). Jake and Jeff, I have it on my soundclick page now... http://www.soundclick.com/timmayfield. I tried to make it as bad as it would require, but I couldn't take it, so it's only half as bad.
Adagio - February 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) 5's
Know 1 can hear you - February 11, 2005 - Report this comment
This one hummed me away...
Claude Prez - February 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Great idea; well done. Awesome recording, too.
Adam Eccleshall - February 12, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Very funny stuff :-)
Kristof Robertson - February 18, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Hmmmmmmm....I like it! 555
Spaff.com - February 20, 2005 - Report this comment
The problem with being the 23rd commenter is all the best insights and gags have been taken. So I'll just say Very Funny and throw in a Hummbelievable.
Phil Alexander - February 20, 2005 - Report this comment
I know what it's like : I can never remember the words either ;-)
Johnny D - February 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) There is indeed great honor and dignity in being The Human Kazoo. Well done!
Tim Mayfield - February 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Adagio, Know1, Claude, Adam, Kristof, Spaff, Phil and Johnny.
Ash - February 23, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM interesting parody...
MysteryGoat - February 27, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) So can I assume you don't have any original recordings anywhere? :-)
nally - February 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Very creative, Tim. I enjoyed it.
Arwen - February 27, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM--what an original idea...and very well written! =)
Tim Mayfield - February 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Ash, MysteryGoat, nally and Arwen.
Stuart McArthur - February 28, 2005 - Report this comment
i didn't expect you to have such a deep resonant voice Tim! - very understated recording - good stuff! - 555
Jeff Reuben - February 28, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM--As sung by the Rich Little Hummer Boy
Tim Mayfield - February 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Stuart and Jeff. I did use some studio wizardry Stuart, a little voice modulation and reverb can do wonders.
Ethan Mawyer - February 28, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM - i voted already... this should be my theme song. I'm pretty sure i laughed out loud the first time i read this. More than once. That says a lot.
2nz - February 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Not sure exactly why yet, but this was hilarious. I think the simplicity of the joke is just refreshing, but I laughed out loud, and for that I currently owe you one.
Tim Mayfield - March 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Ethan and 2nz.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - March 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Love the recording. Backing vocals were angelic! As for the main singer... yecch! ;)

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