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Song Parodies -> "Saltash Rhapsody"

Original Song Title:

"Bohemian Rhapsody"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Saltash Rhapsody"

Parody Written by:

Jim Berry

The Lyrics

Saltash Rhapsody

Is it a Cornish town?
Is it just fantasy?
Too close to Devon,
To escape from reality,
Open your eyes there’s real pasty pies for tea,
I’m a Saltash boy,
I need no sympathy,
Because I’m easy come, easy go,
Fore Street high, Fore Street low,
Anywhere the bridge goes, doesn’t really matter to me, to me.

Janner, just killed a man
Threw a pasty at his head,
Once he ate it he was dead,
Mama, it had just cooled down,
But now I’ve gone and “thrown” it all away.
Janner - ooh, didn't mean to throw that pie,
If you’re not back again this time tomorrow
Carry on, carry on, you can make it through the tunnel!

I see a little silhouetto of the bridge,
Isambard, Isambard, shall we have a Tandoori?
Chicken Biryani, very, very fright'ning meal!
‘Nother Ale? Nother’ Ale?
‘Nother Ale? Nother’ Ale?
(Figaro magnifico).
I'm just a ginger, nobody loves me,
(He's just a ginger from a Cornish family,
Spare all his mates from this monstrosity)
My TamarTag’s broken will you let me go?
He’s ginger! No, we will not let you go
(Let him go!) He’s ginger! We will not let you go
(Let him go!) He’s ginger, we will not let him go (Let me go.) Will not let you go (Let me go.) Will not let you go. (Let me go.) Ah, No, no, no, no, no, no, no
(Oh Torpoint Ferry, Torpoint Ferry, Torpoint Ferry, let me go!
Brunel’s a pub and somebody’s got a pint for me, for me, for me! . . . )😉

2nd Verse:

Too late, its time has come,
Fore Street used to be so fine but now it's charity shops and wine,
Goodbye everybody,I've got to go,
Got to to leave you all behind, and face Redruth!

(Written Thursday 22nd Feb 2018. Parody Lyrics Copyright J.Berry).

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Pacing: 4.6
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CML - February 26, 2018 - Report this comment
There are boxes on the submission form called "Top Comments" and "Bottom Coments". They are used to explain things that a reader might need to know in order to "get" the jist of your parody, because, being American, I'm not getting a lot of this. I'm guessing you're describing the clash of the native culture with an immigrant Hindi or Paki culture. ..... It also looks like you got a little bit lost parodying the "operatic verses", which IS really complex If you click on the Queen link, it takes you to an index of Queen parodies with numerous "Rhapsody" parodies, many of which will show you how to present that section
CML - February 26, 2018 - Report this comment
To be fair-minded, there are lots of good lines here, so 455. Generally newbies who think they've got a good parody aren't completely off base ..... Understand that the great majority of readers and posters here are American. One exception to the rule is with regards to authors is Phil Alexander, who is definitely an Englander Schweinhund
Agrimorfee - February 26, 2018 - Report this comment
Hmmm, you completely dropped the bridge and the coda ("So you think you can stone me" through "...Anyway the wind blows") and instead wrote a third verse. Otherwise, this was solidly written (even if Anglo-Paki-centric in the concept and obtuse to an American such as I). Keep on writing. 554 from me.
Rob Arndt - February 26, 2018 - Report this comment
Reminds me of the HMS Saltash and "The Cruel Sea" film. 555!

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