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Fun Music Information -> Allan Sherman

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Alan Sherman

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Rip Off," Laura Lee"A Waste Of Money," Allan Sherman
"Headaches," Allan Sherman"King Of Pain," The Police
"The Drinking Man's Diet," Allan Sherman"Beer, Beer And More Beer," Rudy Lewis
"Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah," Allan Sherman"No Son Of Mine," Genesis

Change a Letter:

"The Drinking Man's Dint" originally "The Drinking Man's Diet"
Julia Cox
"The Drinking Man's Dirt" originally "The Drinking Man's Diet"
Julia Cox
"The Drinking Fan's Diet" originally "The Drinking Man's Diet"
Candy Welty
"The Drinking Man's Died" originally "The Drinking Man's Diet"
How sad! Changes possessive to contraction.
Natalie Stonecipher
"The Drinking Man's Duet" originally "The Drinking Man's Diet"
Candy Welty

Recordings:

Apr 4
a parody of "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh" by Allan Sherman
A parody of a parody and an actual account of life under the Romney Administration (i.e., sub-Mitt). - Robert Lund
Spaff.com: (MP3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah (Letter from Camp)""A Transcript of Donald Trump's Inauguration Speech"Phil Alexander
"Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah (A Letter from Camp)""Quell Those Muslims in the Vater' (He Treasures ‘Mein Kampf’)"John A. Barry
"The Mexican Hat Dance""Inferno, Canto#5A: Minos's Tail-Twist"Giorgio Coniglio's Grandson
"Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh""Hello Papa, Hello Mama"CryHavoc
"Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah""Hello Faddah, Darling Faddah"Airfarcewon
"Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah""Here's Your Fodder, You Old Mudder"Airfarcewon
"A Letter from Camp""A Letter from Damp"John A. Barry
"Mexican Hat Dance""We'll Miss You, Tommy Turtle"TJC
"Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah""Hello Muddah, Hello Pappa, Richard Snowden Style!"TJC
"Hello, Muddah, Hellow Fadduh""Fellow’s Harm Ways Like a Padre’s"John A. Barry

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Hello Muddah, Hello FaddahSummer CampFbug

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
The Night Santa Went Crazy
   Weird Al Yankovic
Crazy Downtown
   Allan Sherman
The Night Santa Went Crazy Downtown
Jacob

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Sherman's March
Allan Sherman combined with The Ides of March
Civil war buffs know this one.
Submitted By: Martha Hankins

Misheard Lyrics:

"Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take me home, I hate Ramada
Original Lyrics:
Take me home, I hate Granada
"The 12 Gifts of Christmas"
Misheard Lyrics:
Three polka-dot pajamas
Original Lyrics:
Green polka-dot pajamas
"Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh"
Misheard Lyrics:
But my bunkmate, that's hilarious
Original Lyrics:
But my bunkmate has malaria
"Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh"
Misheard Lyrics:
He developed boys in ivy
Original Lyrics:
He developed poison ivy
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Here's to the Crabgrass"
Misheard Lyrics:
Live like Pharaoh there
Original Lyrics:
Live like Thoreau there

Story about this misheard lyric by: Doug Montgomery

I thought at first Allan was singing these lyrics (set to 'An English Country Garden') in some allusion to a line in mad Magazine about a year earlier, 'You'll live just like a Pharaoh.' I didn't realize I had it wrong until I saw the printed lyrics in a biography of Allan Sherman a few years later.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Green Stamps (Green Eyes)"
Better Lyrics:
They promised me the first new DeLorean made in 1985!
Original Lyrics:
They promised me the first Studebaker made in 1965!
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"The Painless Dentist Song (The Continental)"
The Funny Lyrics:
I hum while you're bleeding!
Why They're Funny:
Easily one of the very funniest lyrics he ever wrote! :D
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery
"It's A Most Unusual Play"
The Funny Lyrics:
It's a play where something went wrong
'Cause it's five hours, twelve minutes long
If you sit there, my friend,
From beginning 'til end,
Then your bladder better be strong!
Why They're Funny:
This was Allan's parody of 'It's a Most Unusual Day.' My sister was listening to the song; she didn't usually like Allan Sherman's stuff, but she busted up laughing at this one! :D
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"America's a nice Italian name"
The Insincere Lyrics:
The opera house in Rome is called La Scala
Why They're Insincere:
I happen to know that La Scala is in Milan.
Submitted by: Alan the Ottoman
 

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"The Ballad Of Harry Lewis"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
I'm singing you the ballad of a great man of the cloth
His name is Harry Lewis and he worked for Irving Roth
He did while cutting velvet on a hot July the Foth
Why They're Misrhymed:
That's a real groaner! Allan really stretched it to produce a rhyme there. :p
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery
"Sir Greenbaum's Madrigal (after 'Greensleeves')"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
I chanced upon him one morn when he'd recengtly resued a maiden fair
Oh, why art thou so forlorn, Sir Greenbaum, is thy heart heavy laden?
Why They're Misrhymed:
I can't believe that a talented satirist like Allan Sherman couldn't do better than this. I assume 'maiden' is supposed to rhyme with 'laden'; but then, why isn't it at the end of the line?
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Al 'n Yetta"
The Lyrics:
Al got wrinkly watching Huntley Brinkley
Who They Mention:
Chet Huntley and David Brinkley, probably the best-known NBC Nightly News anchors.
Submitted by: Martha Hankins
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah"
The Lyrics:
Oh Mom, please send some Unguentine
Product Brand Name:
Unguentine
Submitted by: The Scum Queen
 

Band Name Anagrams:

A Small Hen Ran Submitted by: Alexis
Man Shall Earn Submitted by: Alexis
Ran A Man's Hell Submitted by: Martina McBride Of Frankenstein
Harlem Annals Submitted by: Regina Haniger

Lyrics Pronunciation:

"Pop Hates the Beatles"
The Lyrics:
The others all play with him
Why:
"with him" is supposed to rhyme with "rhythm" later in the verse.
Submitted by: Alan the Ottoman
 

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Sal And Herman originally "Allan Sherman"
Submitted by: John Outhouse

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Al 'n Yetta"
The Lyrics:
Al and Yetta watched an operetta Leonard Bernstein told them what they saw Yetta shouted "Hail Bernstein!" Then they switched to "What's My Line?"
Why:
The entire song is about a couple addicted to watching TV; many more shows are mentioned, including "December Bride" and "Meet the Press." Sung to the tune of "Aloette."
Submitted by: Martha Hankins
 

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