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Song Parodies -> "Tripsy Gypsy, Screened for Wien; Seen Fellows Spok"

Original Song Title:

"Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie, Weenie, Yellow Polka-Dot Biki"

Original Performer:

Brian Hyland

Parody Song Title:

"Tripsy Gypsy, Screened for Wien; Seen Fellows Spok"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

László Moholy-Nagy: Hungarian painter and photographer. Absinth(e): banned in most of Europe and all of the States in the early 20th century, it's still legal in the Czech Republic; 70% alcohol and infused with wormwood, which contains the psychotropic agent thujone. Haceks: downward-facing carets above certain letters in the Czech alphabet (in this case, the "c" and "r"s). Popers: Catholicism is the de facto state religion in Austria.
I'm afraid, for me, just bread and water,
And I'm nervous monetarily.
When the bills come, it will be a shocker.
Now I must live abstemiously.
Eins, zwei, drei, vier,
What they said as I drank bier.

I was a tripsy gypsy, screened for Wien; seen
Fellows spoke a lot wie* mean queen--
I mean the governor from L.A.
A tripsy gypsy, screened for Wien; seen
Fellows spoke a lot wie mean queen,
But in Austria I didn't long stay.

Took a train; didn't go by the water
That both Wien and Budapest flows through.
These days it is safe to drink the water,
But I poured down mostly Magyar brew.
Kettõ, három, négy
(Lingo of Moholy-Nagy.)

I was a tripsy gypsy. In between the
Mellow polka lot and the sea:
Hungary--a few days I did stay.
A tripsy gypsy. In between the
Mellow polka lot and sea, me.
Then I went north where it's Czech that they say.

Post 1989, borders opened,
These aren't Soviet states anymore.
While in Prague, some green absinth I opened,
Sipped it down, and my spirits did soar.
Dva, tri, ctyri
(No haceks on keyboard, sorry.)

I was a tipsy gypsy, leaned and careened,
Pell-mell. Popers. . .hopped to Wien scene,
Whose slow pace sobered me in one day.
A tipsy gypsy, leaned and careened,
Pell-mell. Popers. . .hopped to Wien scene.
Northern Germany, my next getaway.

From the States on to Austria,
From there to Budapest's shore,
From that shore, I went to Prague, then
Wien, Prussia. . .money, no more.

*wie = like.


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alvin rhodes - July 07, 2005 - Report this comment
amazing what you turned this simple little song into...5s
Rick C - July 07, 2005 - Report this comment
Welcome back, JAB!! I was just thinking about you this morning, wondering where the hell ya been. My vocabulary suffers greatly when you're not around. Great job here....555
AFW - July 07, 2005 - Report this comment
Great world history, and geography lesson..fives
Johnny D - July 07, 2005 - Report this comment
Ja....Ja!....JA !!!!

A friend of mine in a theatre company I belong to likes to serve and drink absinthe -- the legal variety -- serving it involves this whole ritual of pouring it over a sugar cube into your glass. It tastes like super-alcoholic licorice.
Matthias - July 07, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey JAB!!! No time, No Read.
Matthias - July 07, 2005 - Report this comment
Oh yeah, and great parody too.
John Barry - July 07, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Alvin, Rick, AFW, JD, Matthias.
Meriadoc - July 07, 2005 - Report this comment
A little hard to follow what was going on here, but very well executed!
Dominic L. - July 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Great parody, it took a few reads for me to get it though. 5's
Agrimorfee - July 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Difficult to sing, but funny as hell, just for the word sounds. Loved it.

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