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Song Parodies -> "Shear Plumage"

Original Song Title:

"Dear Prudence"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Shear Plumage"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Shear plumage, or they will fly away;
Shear plumage, if you’d have them stay.
They will go up into the blue
And poop their fill right on to you.
Shear plumage, or they will fly away.

Shear plumage—they’ll head for the skies—
Shear plumage, or bake ’em in pies,
’cause if you don’t, your birds will fling
Themselves into the air and sing.
Shear plumage, or they’ll bomb you from the skies.

Dropping down, down, down
Plopping down, down, down,
Uh-oh! Look out!

Shear plumage, or there’ll be a pile—
Shear plumage—of birdshit that’s vile.
Then mounds will be a daily bane;
You’ll shovel up the piles and strain.
Shear plumage. . .they’ll be wretched, all the piles.

Shear plumage, or they will fly away,
Shear plumage, or away they’ll stray.
They will go up into the blue;
They flew the coop; the poop’s on you.
Fear poopage? Coupé plumage today!

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Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 3

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Timmy1000 - November 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Humorous take on birds - I guess its us or them
Christie Marie M - November 03, 2009 - Report this comment
This song's definitely for the birds! A few times there are birds that s**t on me. That's disgusting. But when I took a walk with my friends, one of them wore a doo rag so he doesn't get pooped on by the birds. You passed with 5's with flying colors!
Palin - November 04, 2009 - Report this comment
The plumage don't enter into it! It's stone dead!
littleParaKeet - November 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I guess you've ' Flown the Coop ' PirateJack ! ? !

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