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Song Parodies -> "Simple Twist of Verse, part #2"

Original Song Title:

"Simple Twist of Fate"

Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"Simple Twist of Verse, part #2"

Parody Written by:

Giorgio Coniglio's Grandson and Rick Lime

The Lyrics

Bob Dylan, Nobel Laureate, has been fascinated by the prospect of pursuing classical poetry. Here is his take on some classic (clean) limericks.
Hick’ry dick’ry dick’ry dock
A timid mouse ran up the clock.
The time had come for taking stock;
So when the clock struck ten,
He ran down the clock again,
For better or for worse,
As Dylan sang in this twisted nursery
verse.

A wondrous bird – the pelican
His bill holds more than his belican
I’m damned if I see how the helican
Take all that in his beak -
Food enough for a week;
I guess the bird rehearses
Weekly for this simple twist of verse.

“I love man” – sole exclamation
Of a young lass high in station
(“Isle of Man” her explanation)
“You flatter”, men believed.
And yes, they were deceived.
“No matter” if she flirts,
As she relates in this Lewis Carroll verse.

A lady traveller, named Miss Bright
Exceeded 'c', the speed of light
Returned from trips the previous night
That she'd started the next day
In a relative way.
That's Einstein's universe
Reflected in this twisted limerick verse.

There was a miser name of Clarence -
Simonized both of his parents
Found initial cost of care
Immense, but still declared,
He'd save on wear- and tear-
-ance. Humor which emerges
Clearly from O. Nash's limerick verse.

A brave girl of Connecticut
Flagged the train with her petticut.
Some folks deplored her lack of
Eticutte, some more inclined
To laud her presence of mind -
Debate in which immersed
Her critics, in this controversial verse.

A young southern belle of Natchez,
Whose garments always were in patches,
She divulged she itched, but scratches
If the need arose -
Played havoc with her clothes;
Which stitching could reverse
Apart from this simple twist of verse.

People say it makes them sick
To hear too many limericks.
I fear it has become my shtick
But now I've lost the knack
With no good jokes to crack -
A tendency perverse;
Stick the blame on a simple twist of verse.
For other nonsense, check out Giorgio's Ukable Parodies. The website also provides the opportunity to compare the classic limericks with the Dylan version.

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