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Song Parodies -> "Love the Five-Line Limerick"

Original Song Title:

"Love Me, I'm a Liberal"

Original Performer:

Phil Ochs

Parody Song Title:

"Love the Five-Line Limerick"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

I try: not get too anapestic
In every line,
Yet I find that some people go ballistic
At deviations that are so tin-
y. More important: beats you’re thumping:
3-3-2-2-3—how you keep time.
I love the, love the, love the, five-line limerick.

I got to count up my tally
Of beats, and 13 there are—
Not, not fifteen—that would be too many;
With even 14 I would have gone too far.
I love the—covet!—love the, five-line limerick.

I fear that “humping” I’ve chosen—
With this subject I’m never bored—
Lots of goings and coming. . .in and outs,
Things bluenoses have always abhorred.
And I love portal peekin’. . .chicks in throes
And gonads the size of a gourd.
I love the—love it!—love the, five-line limerick.

In which sheep are poled as Mr. TT.
Of ewe-femistic tune-spoof fame
Writes. I can’t understand how his mind works.
His efforts put all of mind to shame.
His brain is quite far from reptilian;
He’s tops in the parody game.
But does he, does he, does he write limericks?

Yes, my themes: nudes, re: pubic, and –ation:
That’s a suffix to which I clew. . .
“masturb-,” “fornic-,” “invagin-”; when emboldened—
Like TT, I’ll tackle a ewe.
It’s just a pastime and not a career;
There’s no market for that which I do—
That’s—love it, love it, love it!—write limericks.

My tropes are not metaphoric, arty;
If they’d a smell, it would be strong.
If they wafted to your nose, they’d conquer
All the receptors with the pong.
I’m no gentleman—rather, a rank bore
In my limericks and in my songs,
But. . .love to, love to, love to write lickerish.

“The things that you’ve done are repulsive. . .
Inconceivable how you could gin
Up these nasty things!” Such is the greeting
I get each day from my kin.
Ah but then I learned of a site where
You can send your creations in.
Won’t snub me, snub me, snub me, my limericks.

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Pacing: 4.9
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Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 8

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Old Man Ribber - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
As is often the case, I DKTOS. Limericks, however, are a different matter (I could probably rattle off at least 40 of the ribald variety). There is a fine writer, quite merry - whose prolific output is scary! - He riffs about beavers - and mocks the deceivers, - the king of this site John A. Barry! ;D
mark Scotti - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Very original, John. How do you keep coming up with these!!! LOL
UnKnownVotrix - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Port-hole PeKing, eh ? ? Anchors Away, PirateJack ~~R A N K -- O N ~~, Sir !
Belle - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Maybe I should blush at the goings and comings and ins and outs. Nah 5's
AFW - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I also like the limerick, and this parody
John Barry - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
OMR: Wow, thanks!
Mark: Too much time on my hands.
UKV: LOL at your alliteration.
Belle: Beautiful, thanks.
AFW: Limericks, puns, and parodies. What more do you need?
LImerick (Paperback-) (Scuted-back-) WriTTEr - September 21, 2010 - Report this comment
A turtle southeast of Kentucky
Said, "Monday's a day always sucky"
Off his calendar, swore
All the Mondays, he tore
Hence, missed this one -- very unlucky!

(Made that vow years ago - after only two weeks on the site, actually:
(Also announced that it was break-time for a while, last Friday, in the outro here: )

Fortunately, a friend pointed me here. Thanks for the shout-out -- and was
"put all of mind to shame" a typo for "mine", or a pun?

Your song and your trib: high, assess A time or two, peeks
At your lim's at WhatFreaks
But this song - is it Five-worthy? YESSS!

(hope that answers the question. Anything else I miss that I shouldn't, there's a reCaptcha to my email address at the bottom of all my songs, after the copyright notice and web-site link -- drop me a line next time! Thanks again for the kind words, O first mentor and role model of mine!)

btw, John, you can drop me a line any time just to chat , should you wish.
Missed the line break - corrected version of 2nd limerick - September 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Your song and your trib: high, assess
A time or two, peeks
At your lim's at WhatFreaks
But this song - is it Five-worthy? YESSS!

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