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Song Parodies -> "Alphabet song of UNIX"

Original Song Title:

"Alphabet song"

Original Performer:

Traditional

Parody Song Title:

"Alphabet song of UNIX"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

A is for awk which is awkward to run
B is for bash which makes computing fun.

C is for language of hackers' own, while
D is for df where disk mounts are shown

E is for emacs to edit with ease and
F is for fsck which rebuilds the trees

G is for grep where text will be found and
H is for halt that will run system down

I is for indent which rarely amuses, and
J is for join which nobody uses.

K is for kill which stops your process while
L is for ls and shows what you posess

M is for move which will your files alter;
N is for nice which is used when things falter

O is for od which prints out things nice, while
P is for passwd which reads in strings twice.

Q is for quota to set for every dude and
R is for rm to remove files for good

S is for su which as root you sets while
T is for tar which archives begets

U is for uname which tells system name, and
V is for vi which is woefully lame.

W is for who which tells you who's logged on, while
X is, yup, X, which gets windowing done

Y is for yes which makes an impression, and
Z is for zcat which handles compression.

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Joe - September 09, 2005 - Report this comment
I'm not sure if I know which original song you're parodying here. When I think of "Alphabet song", I often think of "A, B, C, D, E, F, G, etc..." which is sung to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. This obviously isn't that. :-\\
MrMacphisto - September 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Good one... Although, I've always wondered why someone would name a computer language something that rhymes with a word meaning multiple people who have been castrated (eunuchs).
Adam Eccleshall - September 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent. Loved "J" :-)
laudaka - January 19, 2008 - Report this comment
Hilarious. The song contains some command line commands which are not used a lot any longer (as of 2008) but which are as Unixy as you can get it. Really good Unix insiders humour. Made me laugh.
CryHavoc - June 28, 2013 - Report this comment
I like it! I did two parody Y3K and Y4K parodies but I came up with Abusix s the Linux/Unix Help Language )

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