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Song Parodies -> "Baritone was Bleatin'"

Original Song Title:

"California Dreamin'"

Original Performer:

The Mamas and the Papas

Parody Song Title:

"Baritone was Bleatin'"

Parody Written by:

Warren Baker

The Lyrics

Used to sing in a church choir long, long ago, and there was one gentleman of note...or lack of note...who had no sense of key.
Bless his heart.
Johnny made a sound
(Johnny made a sound)
As the choir sang
(as the choir sang)
Maybe more a squawk
(maybe more a sqawk)
Like a dying crane
(like a dying crane)

Many there were harmed
(Many there were harmed)
Ears were punctured that day
(ears were punctured that day)
Baritone was bleatin'
(baritone was bleatin')
And now we medicate

Sang inside a church
We’re praisin’ God all day
Well, we heard loud key of Z
(heard loud key of Z)
And saw the windows cave
(and saw the windows cave)

We feared the devil took a hold
(devil took a hold)
Were souls unholy's aim?
(souls unholy's aim)
Baritone was bleatin’
(baritone was bleatin’)
We all began to pray

“Lord, atrocious sounds
(Lord, atrocious sounds)
They resound with pain
(they resound with pain)
Please, Lord, for the flock
(please, Lord, for the flock)
Have the vocal tamed.”

Change came to the weather
(change came to the weather)
Lightning leap proclaimed
(lightning leap proclaimed)
Baritone won’t bleatin'
(baritone won’t bleatin')
He’s now an alto Jane

Baritone won’t bleatin'
He’s now an alto Jane
Baritone won’t bleatin'
He’s now an alto Jane
A laddie who though he could croon
Had voice that was more like baboon
I said to his face
"I've got you a case
With this you might carry a tune."

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Patrick - June 20, 2011 - Report this comment
That is why I do not sing in church. Why subject innocent worshipers to the risk of divine lightning strikes. A very funny rendition of this old classic. I can almost hear him now. Actually this song reminds me of a dirty joke I can't repeat here.
WarrenB - June 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I rarely sing in church. But when I do, I often pray that no one hears me! Thanks for the note, and I guess there's no hint to the joke you're thinking of, eh?
AFW - June 20, 2011 - Report this comment
The key of "Z"...I think that's my key, too...This is like ice cream, Warren..you know, Good Humor...rim shot..
Derry - June 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I think every church has one of these - 555! (Yeah, that was pretty freaky having the same OS on the same day - and they put them right next to each other on the New Entries list - people are going to think we're in cahoots.)
Leah Hochheiser - November 18, 2017 - Report this comment
I HATE The Mamas and the Papas so much. Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when she was with the Mamas and the Papas. She was like Sheila Broflovski because they were both too fat and too round. They were both mean and nasty and annoying. Cass Elliot was like the Sheriff of Nottingham because they were both too fat and too round and they were mean and nasty. If any member had to be dropped from the band, it would be Cass Elliot because she was too FAT and too ROUND!
Leah Hochheiser - March 12, 2018 - Report this comment
I hate The Mamas and the Papas so much! They were very mean and nasty 😷. John Phillips was like Steele from Balto. Denny Doherty was like Cat 🐈 R. Waul from An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. Michelle Phillips was like Meowrice from Gay Purr-ee. Jill Gibson was like Prince 🤴 John from Robin Hood. Cass Elliot was like the Sheriff of Nottingham because they were both too fat and too round.
Leah Hochheiser - March 14, 2018 - Report this comment
I hate Sheila Broflovski so much! She was too fat and too round. I’m very happy that jerk is dead. I hate Jack Fenton so much. I’m very happy that jerk is dead. I hate The Mamas and the Papas so much! I’m very happy that those jerks are all dead. I hate Cass Elliot so much! Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when she was with the Mamas and the Papas. I’m very happy that jerk is dead. I hate Darla Dimple so much. I’m very happy that jerk is dead. I hate Fearless Leader so much. I’m very happy that jerk is dead. I hate Boris Badenov so much! I’m very happy that jerk is dead. I hate Natasha Fatale so much. I’m very happy that jerk is dead. I hate Dr. Drakken so much. I’m very happy that jerk is dead. I hate Shego so much. I’m very happy that that jerk is dead.
Leah Hochheiser - March 15, 2018 - Report this comment
Shut up 🤐 Sheila Broflovski. Shut up 🤐 Jack Fenton. Shut up 🤐 Mamas and Papas. Shut up 🤐 John Phillips. Shut up 🤐 Denny Doherty. Shut up 🤐 Michelle Phillips. Shut up 🤐 Jill Gibson. Shut up 🤐 Cass Elliot. Shut up 🤐 Darla Dimple. Shut up 🤐 Fearless Leader. Shut up 🤐 Boris Badenov. Shut up 🤐 Natasha Fatale. Shut up 🤐 Drakken. Shut up 🤐 Shego. Shut up 🤐 Madam Mim.
Leah Hochheiser - March 18, 2018 - Report this comment
I hate Sheila Broflovski so much. I’m very happy that jerk is dead. I hate Jack Fenton so much. I’m very happy that jerk is dead. I hate The Mamas and the Papas so much. I’m very happy that those jerks are all dead. I hate John Phillips so much. I’m very happy that jerk is dead. I hate Denny Doherty so much. I’m very happy that jerk is dead. I hate Michelle Phillips so much. I’m very happy that jerk is dead. I hate Jill Gibson so much. I’m very happy that jerk is dead. I hate Cass Elliot so much. I’m very happy that jerk is dead. I hate Darla Dimple so much. I’m very happy that jerk is dead. I hate Fearless Leader so much. I’m very happy that that jerk is dead. I hate Boris Badenov so much. I’m very happy that that jerk is dead. I hate Natasha Fatale so much. I’m very happy that jerk is dead. I hate Drakken so much. I’m very happy that jerk is dead. I hate Shego so much. I’m very happy that jerk is dead.
Leah Hochheiser - August 18, 2018 - Report this comment
The Mamas and the Papas would’ve been better off without Cass Elliot because she was too fat and too round the same way South Park is better off without Sheila Broflovski because she was too fat and too round
Leah Hochheiser - August 18, 2022 - Report this comment
I wish Sheila Broflovski never 👎 appeared in South Park at all! I wish Jack Fenton never 👎 appeared in Danny Phantom at all! I wish the Mamas and the Papas never 👎 existed at all! I wish John Phillips never 👎 existed at all! I wish Denny Doherty never 👎 existed at all! I wish Michelle Phillips never 👎 existed at all! I wish Jill Gibson never 👎 existed at all! I wish Cass Elliot never 👎 existed at all! I wish Darla Dimple never 👎 appeared in Cats 🐱 Don’t Dance 🪩 at all! I wish Fearless Leader, Boris and Natasha never 👎 appeared in Rocky and Bullwinkle at all! I wish Mojo Jojo, Him, Sedusa, Princess 👑 Morbucks, Fuzzy Lumpkins, the Gangreen Gang, and the Amoeba 🦠 Boys 👦🧒never appeared in The Powerpuff Girls 👧 at all! I wish A Bug’s Life never 👎 existed at all!

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