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Song Parodies -> "My Guy"

Original Song Title:

"My Love"

Original Performer:

Petula Clark

Parody Song Title:

"My Guy"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

Actual OS recording, best sound quality, (title wrong!) "My Love". ... Live performances also at YT, but with audience screams distracting, a line varied, and last repeat omitted. Will stick to the original.

Song being re-worked: "My Guy".

My guy's a charmer; can't be torn from his arms
Even if you try
Guys, I'm immune from Number Nine Love Potion
Stuck like glue, am I
My guy: I'm stickin' like a letter's stamp
That's licked ev'ry night: sweet-heart
And there is nothing in this world
That could have us torn apart

Birds of feather: two, are we, and no one else will do
Doesn't matter what gifts you might buy
Can't tear me away from guy; I'll never be untrue
To my man, I would never tell a lie

You see, I gave my guy my word of honor
Never would deny
So I suggest that you had best be gone, or --
-- He'll send you "bye-bye"
My guy's not blighted by the slightest mar
And him, never would deceive
No, I'm not bluffing; keep my word
He, forever, can believe

Ask me my opinion? I will tell you my man is tops
To my taste, he's perfect, and it's real
Say sincerely: as men go, he's cream among the crop
In truth, in fact, my guy is my ideal

His love is stronger than a body-builder
Hand, could never pry
His looks are better than some lily-gilder,
Buffed of arm and thigh
To me, more handsome than a movie star
With strong, rugged, chiseled face
No, there is no man in this world
Who could ever take his place

No muscled six-pack abs or steroid biceps
Try, as hard as can,
No flawless face like gorgeous George T. Clooney:
Steal me from my man
On Walk Of Fame in Hollywood: own star?
Who cares? Apple of my eye:
There's only one man in my world
None can take me from ... my ... guy

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Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 6

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Patrick - November 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I think this parody could have stood on its own as an original song, had Petula Clark used your lyrics.
Mark Scotti - November 03, 2010 - Report this comment
WOW! Great song, TT! Patrick's right. it could stand on it's own as an original song.
Tish Hughes - November 03, 2010 - Report this comment
*sniff sniff*... such a sweet, romantic song! I'm fairly overcome. ["My guy's not blighted by the slightest mar" is a particularly masterful match] 555
Tommy Turtle - November 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Patrick: Don't think I've ever received -- or even seen anywhere -- a higher compliment than that for a smoosh. (or for any parody) ... If you can sell it to Clark, the usual: 10% of all royalties :). ... Thanks for wonderful v/c -- to paraphrase your comment elsewhere today, it's inspiration to keep writing.

Mark Scotti: What TT said to Patrick. Nice to know one's hit the "mark" (so to speak ;), and even nicer when readers let you know that you have. Thanks!

Tish Hughes: (ROFL -- they just keep getting better and better!) I'd offer you a box of nose wipes, but unfortunately, can't afford to -- I was Kleen-exed™ (my ex Kleened me out). ;) .. Thanks for v/c, and keep on over-coming -- and maybe, coming over? :-D
TJC - November 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Well, you're certainly 'buff of brain and wry' here! A great concatenation of tunes and sentiments here and I agree with Patrick re its 'saleability'. PS: Mr. Divrito (sp?) will be *so* flattered!
Old Man Ribber - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
My Goodness! :)
Tommy Turtle - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
TJC: Probably not salable in teweday's "mewesic" market, but thanks for the sentiments. ... AFAIK, Guy DiRito was dealing with personal/family issues for some extended length of time. We all miss him. (but I think he knows that this wasn't a trib to him, LOL!) Thanks for v/c!

Old Man Ribber: My badness is sometimes funny, too,... ;-D

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