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Song Parodies -> "John A. Barry"

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"John A. Barry"

Parody Written by:

Andy Primus

The Lyrics

This pop song from 1975 is a bit naff but I heard it recently on the radio & suddenly thought of this
John A. Barry…work admired, writes a great parody
Odd words he will utilize…the gist I surmise
Don’t know, don’t know

Dictionary…so I’m told would be handy for me
My brain the size of a pea…I have no degree
Don’t glow, don’t glow

JAB…we don’t tire (tire)…of his verse, some perverse
Glad he posts all his words, witty words
Is a Spell due…of a belle blue?

JAB…he’s on fire (fire)…Barry shone: last one on
Nothing out of the norm: neat form
Doesn’t know twee…wouldn’t flow free

He’s expressin’ in words…he’s impressin’ with words

Alvin may be…flick inspired, writes a Bates parody
A motel stay is unwise…you’ll meet your demise
Don’t go, don’t go

Al an’ Disney…tales are told an’ they’re my cup of tea
I try to sing ‘em in key…my hon says to me
Don’t crow, don’t crow

Wife…said I’m dire (dire)…funny bray, gig today
Singin’ bummers anon…so wrong
Gotta show up…gonna throw up

Malc…aimin’ higher (higher)…post ‘em on, most upon
Streamin’ out of his dome, smart dome
How they flow free…quite the pro, he

Glad the pacin’ was nailed…not disgracin’ or failed

Farce on a spree…now retired, ev’ry day two or three
He likes to write about pies…and alien guys
Don’t slow, don’t slow

Mark’s parody…on ‘em: sold, they’re so funny to me
I like some Todd, so does he…we’re both up to three
Don’t slow, don’t slow

(Or you could substitute these for the last two verses)

An’ Chucky G…much admired, lets us post ‘em for free
I make ‘em crude: no surprise…too rude is unwise
Won’t show, won’t show

Leo to me…good as gold coz his pacin’ is key
And I’m so glad I can see…his new parody
Don’t slow, don’t slow

(Or even these)

Now for TT…should be hired for some work on TV
He likes to write about thighs…an’ ways he can prise
Don’t slow, don’t slow

An’ TJC…when they’re doled they’re amazin’ to me
Ewe makes a mad parody…ovine fantasy
Don’t slow, don’t slow

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 12

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 3   0
 4   0
 5   10

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Timmy1000 - July 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Didn't really know the OS, but a nice tribute to some talented and funny writers.
Mark Scotti - July 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Wonderful tribute!
John Barry - July 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Don't know, don't know the OS, but greatly appreciate the nod. And, a Spell spate is soon due.
MadameDeSpellChex - July 07, 2009 - Report this comment
^ Oh, no, Captain A-JAB ! . . . Please refrain from der spells from hell, Sir Sweaty!
AFW - July 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Hey Dude, thanks for the include...and good writing,. here
Christie Marie M - July 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Great tribute to John A. Barry. This month must be tribute season on AIR! Barry is well known for his spell parodies that I dig so much. My nickname for him is Screaming John Barry, because he wrote a truck load of Screaming Jay's Spell parodies. I loved how you also added other parodists...and ChuckyG to the mix as well! 5's all the way!
alvin - July 07, 2009 - Report this comment
nifty tribute to one of our site's most gifted parodists
Andy Primus - July 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks to all who voted & commented
Tommy Turtle - November 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Very nice multi-tribute to some of the site's best, and also to moi :-D. I've tributed the voJABulary several times -- no plugs, you know how to find them (or how to ask) if interested. 555.

Oh, heck, *just one*. (I can stop at one. Really, I can!)
Andy Primus - November 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks TT. LOL at "and also to moi" (how modest). Maybe, just maybe, you'll join their ranks one day if you try a little harder!
THATWAS... - September 20, 2014 - Report this comment
THAT WAS STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GOSH DO PEOPLe KNOW HOW TO JOKE THESE DAYS???!!!!!!

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