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Song Parodies -> "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M"

Original Song Title:

"Jersey Thursday"

Original Performer:

Donovan

Parody Song Title:

"Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

Moving from the "lesser-known hits" genre to "totally unknown non-hits" ... One of the tracks from Donovan's second album, "Fairytale" , released in 1965. The album had some modest success, and a few songs that were released as singles, but this one was never a single.... Evocative tone-poem, combining Donovan's directions of both British folk and psychedelic, which eventually brought great success, as with the LSD-referenced "Sunshine Superman" in 1966 (US #1, UK #2). This one is here.

Song being reworked: "Wednesday Morning, 3 A. M."

The soft breathing of the girl I love, I hear tonight
Her hair, in fine mist, floating; reflecting cool moon-light
Soft and warm; but heavy, heart: in morning, say good-bye
And tonight's my only mem'ry ... I'll have of this day

Oh, I don't know why I did this thing; I broke the law
For silver coins and dollars, I robbed a liquor store
My life: poorly-written scene; bad dream that I must play
Though my girl is sleeping 'side me, too soon, will dawn, day

Because it's such an obscure song, TT takes no "nailed another virgin" points for being the first to parody it here.

(Anyone complaining about the ten-line minimum? Could easily print OS and parody as sixteen lines, dividing all of its rather long lines into couplets, e. g.:

"And reds and golds and yellows
"Were colours of the dawn"

"For silver coins and dollars,
"I robbed a liquor store" .... Works very well, but the author thought the continuity and flow were better this way.

© 2010 Tommy Turtle. All rights reserved. E-mail: tomm...@yahoo.com

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TJC - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
OK--here's 'da Situation™ as I seee it, Mr. Turtle: You shore did Jersey proud, ... [steroid driven fistpumps, fade to black]
Patrick - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Lyrics sort of remind me of "I Fought the Law". I know a number of songs that nobody has yet parodied here. But it seems I don't get much response when I do. When I used to listen to Dr Demento, there was many a time I came to an original song by hearing the parody first.
Dawn B. Thataway - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
In this case, less is definitely more. Very nice! 555
Tommy Turtle - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
TJC: Geez, what a fine comparison... :P And the wrong "Jersey", as I'll hopefully see that you saw in the next song. But hey, thanks for v/c! :D

Patrick: Yep. (Fought Law). And yes, obscure songs get fewer hits, as mentioned in the irresistable plug:
http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/franksinatra179.shtml
You've already commented on it extensively, so no need - just for anyone else interested. ... I tend to mostly popular or well-charted hits, but enjoy throwing in the lesser-known once in a while. It costs v/c, but sometimes, you turn people on to a good song they DK. Thanks for v/c.

Dawn B. Thataway: Hey, we already *did* the commercials for cleaning products, remember? (lol) ...Surprising conciseness of parody from turtle, eh? :D Thanks for v/c.
Old Man Ribber - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
There's A New Day Comin'! ;D
John Barry - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
TT, how do you do this? My hat is permanently off to you.
Tommy Turtle - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Old Man Ribber: I like it!

John Barry: Thank you, Sir.
If the question was not rhetorical:
1) Pick a theme
2) Find songs matching said theme
3) If only two songs (standard smoosh), put lyrics of one side-by-side with lyrics of the other. (Windows: With both documents open, right-click any empty area of the taskbar -- bottom bar - and click "Tile windows vertically")
4) If forced to use unfamiliar OS, as I was a couple of times here, listen to YouTube or whatever.
5) Start mapping the gist of #1 to the line scheme and meter of #2.
6) If a two-smoosh, vice-versa (5)
7) If more than two, lather, rinse, repeat.

Give it a shot!
Mark Scotti - November 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Sorry i missed Wednesday, but doesn't everybody? LOL!!!
Tommy Turtle - November 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Mark Scotti: TT never misses a "hump day", LOL !!!!! ... thanks for catching up!

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