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Song Parodies -> "Shoonerisms: Spugar"

Original Song Title:

"A Spoonful of Sugar"

Original Performer:

Mary Poppins soundtrack

Parody Song Title:

"Shoonerisms: Spugar"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Spoonerisms (transpositions of the initial sounds of words) are named after the Reverend W. A. Spooner (1844-1930) who was Dean and Warden of New College in Oxford, England. He is reputed to have made these verbal slips frequently. Spooner is a eponym, a person for whom something is named.
Spoken:
To get this song inversely done,
There'll be no element of pun.
To make it fun, we'll tap
The vicar's name.

Some sentence tasks he'd undertake
Came out like "ciece of pake."
He'd mark his speech with this kind of unclear gaffe:

Sung:
Spoonerisms: mugar shelps the hedicine do gown
The hedicine do gown, the hedicine do gown
Spoonerisms: mugar shelps the hedicine do gown
In the most bassackwards way.

In bobblin' the semantic text
The vicar had his victims vexed.
Alliteration was not his thing.
Though quite intent in his pursuit
That when he'd hoot, he would straight-shoot
He'd blow it. Song and lyrics came out wrong, like:

Goonerisms: hugar shelps the gedicine do mown
Gedicine do mown, gedicine do mown
Goonerisms: hugar shelps the gedicine do mown
In the wost bassackwards may.

[Linterude]

Spelling bees would not catch the vicar
Off guard. Problem's when he spoke.
He'd try, but listeners would bust up and they'd joke.
They knew each time his lip would trip
That he would make a howler slip.

From thence (from thence)
We find (we find)
That Spooner has now attained eponymous renown,
Eponymous renown, eponymous renown.
That Spooner has now attained eponymous renown.
But in a bassackwards way.

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Kristof Robertson - April 04, 2005 - Report this comment
A ricely pitten narody, John! 555
alvin rhodes - April 04, 2005 - Report this comment
punderful wiece..5s
Cick Rormier - April 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Fee thrives for this!
taK - April 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Yid dou tanage mo to dhis lithout waughing?
Ree Dange - April 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Maughed ly aucking fass off!
Rex - April 04, 2005 - Report this comment
What a horrible thing to do, making fun of someone's peech simpediment!
Johnny D - April 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Q: Why did Demosthenes put pebbles in his mouth?
A: To overcome his speech in sediment!

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