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Song Parodies -> "Funicello"

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"Mellow Yellow"

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The Lyrics

Recently, Al Silver was complaining not enough parodies are 'simple and fun' and I think he has a point. Here's an attempt to remedy that with a belated epitaph to a real-life Disney princess. Surprised no one thought of this gift OS. All too young perhaps?

I almost was, at least my hormones were in the 50s, when she was sometimes cynically referred to as 'the overdeveloped mousketeer'. But Miss Funicello rose above all that. She really lived that image of the wholesome, all-American girl on-and-off screen and her battle with MS over the last 25 years of her life was an inspiration to all. No wonder she was Uncle Walt's favorite.

Annette's mad about Disney
Disney's mad about she
Like her Dad, about, isn' 'e?
Both gone, sadder butt, me

They call her Funicello
(Quite rightly)
Wish I were her fellow
(Night, nightly)
She was just so swell-oh

She was rad, about fourteen
Fourteen, had a bra she
Every lad about fourteen
Their dream had on TV

They call her Funicello
(Quite sightly)
Sweet as caramello
Dance like a gazelle - oh

Born like Dumbo high to fly
Animosity nil
Out with Frankie when surf's high*
Has no need for the pill

Married, Funicello
(Quite sprightly)
We all wish her well - oh

Not all bed of sweet roses
She collapsed in a daze
Multiple damn sclerosis
Courage in the very next phase

I'm just sad about Annette
We're all sad about she
I feel bad about Annette
Dream turned nightmare for she

Ciao sweet Funicello
(Quite rightly)
Bella signorell'-oh
(Tread lightly)
Annette Funicello
Fare-thee-well oh

animated video of original recording here.

* Frankie Avalon, who partnered her in several very successful 'beach movies' which helped define Californian teen culture in the early 60s. Walt famously forbade Annette to show her navel, and she complied.

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Lifeliver - April 15, 2013 - Report this comment
Sorry folks, missed a chorus. Please insert the following lines between the verses beginning 'Not all bed ...' and 'I'm just sad ...' :
Championed unwell-oh
Wheelchair Funicello
(Quiet fight, she)
Al Silver - April 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I was college-age when Annette hit the air. Despite her physical precocity, and her subsequent beach blanket adventures, she was always pure. I had to listen to Mellow Yellow on Youtube and also access the lyrics. Excellent fit with your tribute. I'm sad about her, too. She was a good girl who should have had more fun.
AFW - April 15, 2013 - Report this comment
Funny, and a nice tribute..makes a.great combination
Callmelennie - April 15, 2013 - Report this comment
You're pretty good, LL -- have I ever mentioned that before
Lifeliver - April 16, 2013 - Report this comment
Thanks Al, AFW and Lennie. Poor Annette - she lived the dream for the first half of her life, so it would seem, and lived a nightmare for the second. Cruel that such a gracious woman was robbed of growing old graciously.
DisneyDIVA - April 22, 2013 - Report this comment
Sir: very nice tribute to a true red,white & blue American Lady! She was such a sweetheart.

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