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Song Parodies -> "The Spoofs"

Original Song Title:

"The Trees"

Original Performer:

The Platters; poem by Joyce Kilmer

Parody Song Title:

"The Spoofs"

Parody Written by:

Giorgio Coniglio

The Lyrics

Joyce Kilmer wrote his simple rhyme, That seems to stand the test of time, Perhaps assailed by Ogden Nash, Who lived to see some billboards crash; For such, trees die in droves we know, On clear-cut slopes in Borneo. Where Kilmer’s sylvan spirits dwelled, Stretch cattle-fields with dryads felled; On REDD* we must rely, methinks, To save our threatened carbon-sinks. Bless our species, prone to gawk, While someone clubs the last Great Auk. *Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, programs of incentives directed at underdeveloped nations under the aegis of the UN and World Bank.
I fear that I shall never view
A spoof that gobbles CO2.

Rough drafts - their scribbled nest o’erflows
The Blue-Box prest against my toes.

And spoofs get hungry – ask their sire -
For watts that flow down printer wire.

Both home and office still it seems
Consume their daily MegaReams.

Once de-composed, spoofs’ souls will pass
Into the stock of greenhouse gas.

The ozone loss from page and line
Intimidates the Northern Pine.

God’s Earth will fry ere Hell may freeze,
Save forests, don’t print parodies !

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Pacing: 3.0
How Funny: 3.0
Overall Rating: 3.0

Total Votes: 2

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Jen - April 25, 2013 - Report this comment
If you got co2 into a song you deserve fives. Well done.

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