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Song Parodies -> "Derek and Clive"

Original Song Title:

"American Pie"

Original Performer:

Don McLean

Parody Song Title:

"Derek and Clive"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

A tribute to Peter Cook and Dudley More - a duo truly comic proportions
A long long time ago
In a Cambridge Footlights show
When Peter Cook met Dudley Moore
They became a famous team
On radio and TV Screen
And made us laugh until our sides were sore
First Peter Cook he kicked the bucket
T'was such a shame I thought "Oh f..iddlesticks"
Bad news I had read too
That Dudley Moore is dead too
They made me laugh until I cried
Pete, with Dudley by his side
But something made me weep inside
The day their humour died

Bye, bye to both Derek and Clive
Not only Peter Cook but also Dudley Moore's died
I'll go and watch the video of 10 one more time
And read through all my old Private Eyes
Read through all my old Private Eyes

Did you laugh at Beyond the Fringe?
Did Not Only ... but Also make you cringe?
Did they make you smile at all?
Now do you believe they're comic gods?
Or just two rather silly bods?
Bemusing, and cruising for a fall?

Well, you know that I laugh at those guys
'cause you've seen the tears in my eyes
I fell off the chair with a thud
Man, I love Peter and Dud
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
When I heard them saying "c***" and "f***"
But I knew I was out of luck
The day their humour died
I started singin'


Was that "That Was The Week That Was"
With Pete and Dud and David Frost
They really caused a satire boom
Did you like the scenes from down the pub
Or at the Establishment club
Did you see them in the Bedsitting Room?

And now and then the sketches died
Like "Celebrity Suicide"
Mona's man was let off
He blew his bloody head off
And while Clive's worst job was picking some
Lobsters from Jayne Mansfield's bum
I guess that doesn't sound much fun
The day their humour died
We were singin'


People thought they weren't all there
This unconventional, comic pair
But here's what Peter said about his pal
"Just like many smallish men
(say, Hitler or Napolean)
His warmth and charm are superficial

But underneath a sadist lurks
Capable of monstrous works
It's my personal belief he
Wants to start World War Three.
Only my modesty and tact
Prevents this from becoming fact"
Oh, wasn't Dudley so well backed?
The day the humour died
We were singin'


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Pacing: 4.3
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Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 28

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Graham Lester - February 07, 2003 - Report this comment
Hardly anyone in America has heard of Derek and Clive, otherwise you would have gotten a lot more votes.
Phil Alexander - February 11, 2003 - Report this comment
Yes, I know: but it's their loss ;-)

martha - June 24, 2004 - Report this comment
this is fabulous

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