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Song Parodies -> "Gnats Stang; Gnus Sung"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Weird Al Yankovic

Parody Song Title:

"Gnats Stang; Gnus Sung"

Parody Written by:

Giorgio Coniglio

The Lyrics

Weird Al took the lines of the original Dylan song, "Subterranean Homesick Blues", and made each one home to one or two PALINDROMES, i.e. phrases that read the same backward and forward. The title "Bob" is a simple one-word palindrome, but his video satire of Dylan's song, on You-tube is masterful. There are a few hundred other examples of palindromic phrases; I composed half of those chosen here for my own parody, took the others from published lists.
A man, a plan, a canal–Panama
Uvula. A’ luv U; Toronto–got no rot
Dennis, Madam, sinned; Odd Al–Lad, do!
Amen, enema; Wets dab noses on bad stew
Amore Roma; Pot-pit? Tip-top
A Dan, a clan, anal Canada?

Name tame mate, man; Dog-doo! good God
To pseudonym enemy, no due spot
A D-N-A, prefer panda
Wed on level, no dew; Able ere Elba !
Drown in Word; A yap, a Papa-papaya
Hair, a plain arc, cranial pariah

No ill, I’v a pavillion; Llama, nix in a mall
Diaper repaid; Far again, Niagara F(alls).
Eh (Can.), a panache; You boy!Yo, buoy!
I, Nina, place a caecal panini
Eh, ça va, la vache!; A lob, a rap-parabola
A dog, a plan, a canal-pagoda.

Flee to me, remote elf; No levers revel on
Egad, no bondage; Now, Ned, I am a maiden won
Sex at noon taxes; Elle, canal à nacelle
Lewd did I live, evil did I dwel'
Dammit, I’m mad; A Santa deified at NASA
A tan, I plan a banal piñata.

Wontons–not now; Trats stressed desserts.Start!
Dr. of trams, smart Ford; Draw eel leeward
Zeus sees Suez; Call–I’d a Cadillac
Came curt war, now I won raw truce, Mac
Satan oscillate my metallic sonatas
A Nan, a brat, a gnat stang a tar-banana !
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Otto - February 17, 2014 - Report this comment
You are an intellectual writer, but this exercise is a one-trick pony lacking human interest. No vote.
Giorgio Coniglio - February 17, 2014 - Report this comment
@Otto: Have to agree that most palindromes are amusing nonsense.However, within the rigid parody-paradigm, there are themes of human interest. The structure of Mercer's iconic Panama canal palindrome, and canal themes were imitated wherever possible, subject to rhyming. Also, the "Odd Al" line is a weird paean to the inventor of singable palindromes. Some lines reflect a Canadian theme, including 3 invented 'dromes related to T.O.'s populist Cadillac-driving subway-thumping mayor. I must admit I blew the chance, v4line2, to include, "Now, Roy, I am a mayor won." To sum up, check v3line2 - "To pseudonym enemy, no due spot." GioLio.
Jonathan - February 17, 2014 - Report this comment
On aibohphobia: No! - February 17, 2014 - Report this comment
As usual, sharper than a finch's beak. Congratulations on fancy site.

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