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Song Parodies -> "Rank Stuff’s Sooty"

Original Song Title:

"Hang On, Sloopy"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Rank Stuff’s Sooty"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Sooty drifts in this air-is-bad-darkened town,
And everybody there tries to pull oxygen down.
Sooty, smoky air from factory spew—
If you smoke, sooty girl, bye-bye lungs of you.
And folks are sniffin’.

Rank stuff’s sooty; sooty’s rank stuff,
Dank stuff’s, sooty, sooty’s dank stuff.

Sooty is this air-brown world; acid rains down on me,
Sooty is your hair now, girl; you’re Rogaine-bound, you’ll see.

We’re coughin’. . .sooty, coughin’, coughin’. . . .

Well, it feels so bad, coughing, coughin’,
You know, it feels so bad, coughing, coughin’.

The taste, the taste, the taste, it’s sooty, coughin, coughin’,
The taste, the taste, the taste, it’s yech! coughin, coughin’.

Dank stuff’s sooty; sooty’s dank stuff,
Black lung surely, surely black lung.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 5

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 4   1
 5   4

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Old Man Ribber - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
When I asked you to write a dirty song, you misunderstood me! It's polluted, diluted...and now saluted. 5-5-5! ;D
Andy Primus - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I saw the title and thought it was going to be about Sooty & Sweep after a night out in the curry house - sticks to the fur (did you get them in the US? If not, then you haven't got a clue what I'm going on about)
John Barry - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
OMR: Thanks for the salute!

Andy: Nope, don't have 'em here.
Fiddlegirl - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
"In New York, you've got air you can sink your teeth into!" - Tony Randall, "Pillow Talk".... Guess that's true of CA, too! $555 for a home purifier and a mask. :)
Phil Nelson - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
For some reason I can picture Yosemite Sam singing this. 5's
ChimneyHoTweet - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
. . . . Chim~Chimm Cheroo, me luck will rub off when I shakes 'ands with you; I'll blow me kiss, 'cuz that's lucky too!
Christie Marie M - February 12, 2010 - Report this comment
This sooty stuff is cancerous for our health. That's for sure! It also reminds me of this poem I read in English class called "The Chimney Sweep" where 4 boys were under hard labor or something. Sweeping 555 worth of dusty soot of your chimney with this one!

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