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Song Parodies -> "You Be, John, Tune-Free"

Original Song Title:

"You Belong to Me"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"You Be, John, Tune-Free"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Tried to grok the sax; struggled a while.
The squawks that I yakked made no one smile.
So I tossed it onto the trash pile.
Blew B wrong; toot G.

Tried the piano and forced folks to hear
Dreadful dissonance that pierced each ear.
One day my mate made it crystal-clear:
"You be, John, tune-free.

The saxophone is not for you;
Piano ain't your forte, forgo, too."

Tried guitar, it had a nice wood grain.
My playing caused the neighborhood pain.
Any instrument would be my bane.
"You be, John, tune-free."

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 6

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Tuneless Turtle - March 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Note-worthy. A major Fifth...... uh, btw, this wasn't addressed to anything, or anyone, in particular, was it? :) :) :) (best way to reply to anything here - with a parody!)
alvin rhodes - March 21, 2006 - Report this comment
i can relate...i can only play the radio
AFW - March 21, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm not sure...but is this the same old, "You Belong To Me" also done way back, by Patti Page...seems to fit the pacing..anyway...either way good job...
John Barry - March 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, TT (nope, just a little confessional), Alvin, AFW.
Larry Hensley - March 21, 2006 - Report this comment
This didn't cause any pain, 555s
Olvan The Terrible - March 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Hehehehe, nice parody. It sure answered my question from yesterday! And although you're not much of a musician, you truly are a lyricist par excellence.

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