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Song Parodies -> "Sacristy In The Dark"

Original Song Title:

"Saturday In The Park"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Sacristy In The Dark"

Parody Written by:

Leo Keough

The Lyrics

Sacristy, in the dark
We're drinkin' from the vino supply
Altar boys, on a lark
And thinkin' it'll never run dry

Pastor's absent, deacon's napping
A nun's swilling rice tea
Singing a Latin song
Light red Tokay, sweet vin rose
Can we swig it? (That's our plan)
And there are cases of some port wine
And Burgundy

The Mother preys like a shark
She's slinkin' from the convent to spy
An old and gray matriarch
She thinks she's on to something awry

Peeking, stalking, feeling wily
The choir's playing Mozart
And singing in the hall
Muscatel and Haute Sauterne
Can she sniff it? (Yes, she can)
And we've been wasted such a long time
Hell to pay

Slow motion trial, Roman collars on display
Beyond damned, aisles jammed, ignoring what we say
Inquisition, all are so cross
We are still sauced
Oh, no, no

Saturdays, in the yard
Every day, a chore to despise
Saturdays, nuns on guard
Every day, a horrid surprise

Got off easy, feeling lucky
A real education
Painless, all in all (Painless, all in all)
Not arrested, nor molested
How we dug it (Yes, we did)
But we'll be working such a long time
To repay

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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 15

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L.D. Obblo - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Nothing to "wine" about here! Great pacing, funny subject... The dark side can have 666. I'm giving you 555. I have to wonder if this is based on the author's actual experience... :)
Timmy1000 - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I think it was Mogan David - not the best of wines, but it was for the altar boys - good pacing and rhyme on OS - 555
TJC - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Lexcellent Leo! Too much inside info to be a complete fabrication me thinks... love the varied vocab and sly double entendre with 'cross'...
Patrick - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I handled the communion wine, but never tasted it until an Eastern Rite priest said mass as part of an exchange program with the Latin rite. Almost as bad as celibacy. Great take on this song.
John Barry - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
In excelsis Leo! Title of the day.
Fiddlegirl - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Simply brilliant
Mark Scotti - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh, how i could relate to that one!!!! Absolutely brilliant depiction of Catholic school day! 555 smacks on the hand with a ruler!!!
MadameCatDoLick - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Altar Boys on a lark . . . . Roman collars on display . . . . Ahhh, such memories of CatLicker School daze !
Andy Primus - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Excellent subs all the way through - well done
Guy - July 19, 2009 - Report this comment
This is nun too bad. I tried this OS once - yours is so much better. I have a few Catholic parodies myself and I really enjoy this. Masterfully done, Leo. All I remember about growing up Catholic is that the nuns scared the spit out of me - so now I write stuff like "Nuns'll Get You" "Unda Da See". and "Mary Muddah - Bless Me Fatddah" Just my way of evening up the score using humor.

So, Leo, did you learn anything about bad "habits"? I'm puttin' three 5's into the "poor box".
alvin - July 19, 2009 - Report this comment
unique concept...dug it
Abbott Skelding - August 10, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM: Not bad, only heard the original song once but you did a good job! Nice idea 555
DJ Blaze - August 10, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM: This outstanding tale reminds me that I am never drinking ever. 555
Mark Scotti - August 12, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM - I'm "Blessed" to read this again! LOL
Guy - August 15, 2009 - Report this comment

Leo - See my comment above - I read it again and enjoyed it more this time - I do believe that this is habit forming.
Peter Andersson - August 21, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM = Sin Of The Month?
Medemia - August 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Good job on the song. You did well :)
Matthias - August 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Way to send it up to just God-forsaken Catholics!
bobpiecheese - August 31, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Not a fan of religious parodies. Plus this one involves Catholicism, which I know next to nothing about. nothin'.
Below Average Dave - August 31, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Well it was written real well and all, but uh--I didn't get it. I'm sorry, it's nothing personal, and if my understanding of the other comments is correct--I wish I did get it--because based on Matthias' comment I should probably like this parody, but I think it may have just gone a little over my head. . .I'm re-starting college today--first time in seven years, perhaps I need a refresher course first. . .
Phil Alexander - August 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Some fantastic subs & rhymes (especially liked the shark/matriarch one).. didn't realize they had such a.. er.. catholic taste in wines, though: that's quite a wine list for the altar boys to be swigging.

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