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Song Parodies -> "Iambs Are Vile"

Original Song Title:

"I Am A Child"

Original Performer:

Neil Young

Parody Song Title:

"Iambs Are Vile"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Iambs—a trial, once in a while,
But I can leave
Them behind and have a smile.
My poet plan
I’d like to share:
I love that anapestic flair.

I don’t like two
Beats; they don’t please me—
This meter mostly I’ve spurned.
I shall eschew
Measures that aren’t three;
They give me choler—
My back is turned.
They give me choler

Can’t understand that Avon man;
His stuff’s duh-DUM—
Five of them in most line scans.
For me what rules
Is not a pair;
I love it, that duh-duh-DUM fare.

I don’t eschew
Fives in poetry.
When it come to lines—not spurned.
Of B’s, there’s two
And of A’s, there’s three,
That’s how I count ’em.
Thirteen beats yearned. . .
That’s how I count ’em

Iambs are vile. . .don’t make me smile,
And so I leave
Them behind for triplet style.

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Old Man Ribber - January 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh, you mean "I"ams, not lambs with a small case L. It's an easy enough mistake to make here for some reason...lol. Good job. ;D
LilWaltzCakes - January 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Hey, ~Czar auf Waltzer~, this is Strange . . . but you're a very strange Man, aren't you, CaptainJack ?. . . . No tart feelings when I pluck your paws from my Rack ! . . . You're a very strange Man, and I'll tank you, CaptainJack !
TJC - January 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Ditto OMR's initial confusion.... but whenever John's posting, Avon's always calling!
malcolm higgins - January 05, 2010 - Report this comment
don't give a sheep what others think.. well done for ramming thos through
John Barry - January 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, OMR, Cakes (blush), TJC, Malcolm.

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