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Song Parodies -> "Ribber's Intros"

Original Song Title:

"Second Hand Rose"

Original Performer:

Barbra Streisand

Parody Song Title:

"Ribber's Intros"

Parody Written by:

Old Man Ribber

The Lyrics

No long introduction this's the subject of the parody! ;D

There's an amiwriter - who is one sly dog.
He begins each biter - with a long prologue.
Carefully he'll lay out - background for each spoof,
Then his songs will play out. Brother, what a goof!
'Though his work is sometimes glib and smart,
His prefaces are often the best part.

Before you read any song - he gives you prose.
We always see long - Ribber intros.
There's no author from Maine to Saint Lucia
Who gives you more info and minutia.
Quirks in the rhyme and variations in time?
He warns you so you'll know how each lines goes.
He explains his ref'rences so you'll get each joke.
Why's he do this? He is one considerate bloke.
Only Bozos - will aim one-bombs and low blows
At Ribber's long intros.

Although his style has evolved, many faults solved -
Ribber's long forewords are still quite involved.
It's not hard to see how his brain functions
When you read his lengthy introductions.
After "pre-wit" - he fin'lly gets on with it.
He'd rather be the M.C. than the shows.
Just as T.T. is the king of thoughtful footnotes
Prefaces are where that O.M.R. gets their goats.
How apropos!* He puts his ducks in their rows.
It's Ribber's long intros.
That's how the story goes.

* = For an extra comic touch, "apropos" can be pronounced "apro-pose", but this is optional.

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 6

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AFW - January 07, 2013 - Report this comment
No one is glibber than our man, Ribber...I see nothing wrong with long intros and/or footnotes...but will confess to being a rather lazy reader, and may not always read them all..might skip the salad and get right to the meat..
Wendy Christopher - January 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I love your informative intros, Ribber; it makes me feel better, for starters, because I'm quite the 'intro-er' myself ;^) And because yours are always there for a good reason. Lots of really clever lines, but I particularly liked "There's no author from Maine to Saint Lucia/Who gives you more info and minutia." I'm hoping no Bozos do aim one-bombs at this one - I'm leaving a 555 for sure.
Rob Arndt - January 07, 2013 - Report this comment
As a fellow long-introducer (especially with weapons, war, aircraft, and all things Germanic), let me congratulate you on this parody with just a mere 555 score instead of 555 words of praise!
Lifelver - January 07, 2013 - Report this comment
Ditto from another habitual long intro-er. Seriously, I think it's important to outline to your readership what you're trying to achieve, or include interesting anecdotal asides on the OS or artist you've chosen. I tend to be more judicious with footnotes. 555 words should do it.

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