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Song Parodies -> "Soubriquet"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Del Shannon

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

SOUBRIQUET [SOO-bri-kay]: nickname (also spelled "sobriquet"); MONIKER: name; APPELLATION: name; ABLUTION: washing; SUBIC BAY: Philippines port; SOUBRETTE: coquette; BRIQUETS: pronounced bri-KAYS; SOUPCON [soup-SON]: trace
My moniker's John;
It's fraught with connotation,
Such as client of prostitution
Or where one logs on
To download defecation.
I need a diff'rent appellation.

I'm a-longin' for new name;
Jeers they're callin' and causin' me shame.
Fishing boat's* named after me
And hospital johnny,**
So the punsters,
The pu-pu-pu-pu-punsters
Cry, cry, cry, cry, cry: "What did you pay
For that whore hump, sir?" To soothe the pain,
I need a soubriquet.


My soubriquet's "Dawn";
It's fraught with connotation,
Such as time for A.M. ablution.
Preposition "on"
Tacked on--realization:
It suggests gender transmutation.

It's a-dawnin' on me: name
Me I'm calling really's for a dame.
Fishnet stockings friends send me
As gifts, jocularly.
I have blundered
My, my, my new-name try shan't soothe the pain.
I'm a runner,
Gone far away. . .

Day dawns in Subic Bay--
Soubrette soubriquet shooed away.
New job; "Supe," my new soubriquet.
Soufflé, stew, couscous, soup, briquets.
Sous-sous-sous-chef, not super pay.
Soup's on, souçon in soup o' bay.

*johnboat, a flat-bottomed skiff
**hospital gown

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 9

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Adagio - November 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Good one, even though I just remember part of it. 5's
Michael Pacholek - November 21, 2006 - Report this comment
You could try "Larry." Del took his hats off to that one.
TJC - November 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Masterful wordplay, um, er.. Nick?
alvin rhodes - November 21, 2006 - Report this comment
try being the namesake of a chipmunk sometime...5s for this
Paul Robinson - November 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Well, this is no sh*t, John, you old word-whore,'s ~ ~ ~ alvin...HAR! We could talk "birthdays" sometimes...mine's April 1st ~ ~ ~ "early humiliation" a common trait of parody writer's??
John Barry - November 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, Adagio, Michael, TJC, Alvin (chipmunk chuckle), Paul.
AFW - November 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Tricky and clever

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