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Song Parodies -> "Crying"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Roy Orbison

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

I know, it’s getting old to pile on to this maudlin man, but not nearly as old as watching him turn on the crockodile tears ever other day or so. If a female politician slobbered publicly like this, her colleagues would be all over her for being “soft.”
He is all dry for a while;
Vanished smile. . .crocodiles.
And then eyes go from white
To reddish, blurring sight,
Then he’s sopped, the ducts ain’t fallow.
A wishing well
Can’t make such swells
When he starts crying—orange “boo. . .”
Crying—orange “. . .hoo!”
His face first gets long
(The first syllable is “bone”)
It’s Boehner crying,
Crying, crying, crying.
No, not hard is this man,
But soft like a woman
When he starts crying.

This softie will water-rue;
It’s an ocular slough
Or ondes[1] on the seashore.
He blubbers much more
Than Harlequin[2] readers do.
Outpours from Nancy
Would have been chancy.

Crying, orange rue,
Crying, orage[3] dew.

When he turns on
The waterworks in Con-
gress, there’s crying,
Crying, crying, crying.
Yes, crying, crying!
Orange hue.

[2]Harlequin Enterprises Limited is a Toronto, Ontario-based company that is a leading publisher of series romance and women's fiction.
[3]storm, tempest.

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Pacing: 4.2
How Funny: 3.5
Overall Rating: 3.8

Total Votes: 6

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WarrenB - January 07, 2011 - Report this comment
The tears of a clown...
Well executed. Have a Kleenex.
Old Man Ribber - January 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Cry "Havoc", and let slip the songs some more! ;D
jim patton - February 18, 2017 - Report this comment
very well done.

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