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Song Parodies -> "Stuck With These Presents From You (12 Days Worth)"

Original Song Title:

"Stuck In The Middle With You"

Original Performer:

Stealers Wheel

Parody Song Title:

"Stuck With These Presents From You (12 Days Worth)"

Parody Written by:

Stuart McArthur

The Lyrics

Open letter to my girlfriend: "Darling, I've been concerned about your odd behaviour recently, but these last twelve days of Christmas have been, well...............Listen to the Original Song here

Well I dunno how to say this to you
I got a feeling you don't think things through
There's this pear tree with a partridge inside
and some drummers who keep drumming all night
Maids to the left of me, milking by the pint
here I am
stuck with these presents from you

Yes I...
suppose it's nice that you've spent
lots of trouble flying in those French hens
It's so hard to say, but I'd have preferred
just a card and maybe some thoughtful words
Swans keep attacking me (gee those buggers bite)
and six geese
keep laying eggs in the loo

When we started our romancing I did
not know you were raving mad

Now I'm waist deep in this crap and
will you take it back again

Furthermore on top of it all
the wrapping paper could fill Albert Hall
There are Christmas cards all over the floor
and the dancing ladies broke the catdoor
Each lord needs surgery (why'd they leap so high?)
and five rings? (surely just one ring would do)

now you've spent a lot of money and I
hope that you will understand

coz I just got you a teacup
don't be terribly upset

now I dunno what to get rid of first
maybe the homeless would like calling birds
I could give the turtle doves to the zoo
would they take eleven piping dudes too?
Sounds like it's best to be
totally forthright
with you, so...
I gotta feeling we're through
yes I'm...
no longer that into you

Just leave the maids - toodle-oo

and I hope...
you can erase that tattoo

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 35

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 1   1
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   34

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Ann Hammond - December 26, 2008 - Report this comment
ho ho ho
Phil Alexander - December 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Brilliant, Stu - both in concept and execution :-D
alvin - December 26, 2008 - Report this comment
hiarious...great concept....lmao @ "just leave the maids"...perfect post-christmas ditty
2Eagle - December 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Lords a leaping? If those were ballet dancers with titles of nobility I would welcome that. They would make good football players and Pete Carroll could use a present like that.
TJC - December 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Ditto Phil & Alvin...Pure *adulterated* genius!
LittleBulbPopper - December 26, 2008 - Report this comment
General McArthur, I'll take one of those "Lords a' Leaping", as long as they can leap over my laundry pile!
Dee Range - December 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Perfectly timed, and brilliantly executed. Parodies just don't get much better than this. Another gem to add to your huge collection of gems, Stu. Bravo!
Matthias - December 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Brilliant idea (I saw something like this in a MAD magazine, but never done to a parody before). This was a great take on the really annoying and repetitive Christmas song. Taken to a more real level the "lover" in that song is a bit of a nutjob. Loved it Stuart. Glad to see you back!
Stuart McArthur - December 27, 2008 - Report this comment
ho ho to yo too, Ann

thansk Phil, alvin, 2Eagle, TJC...

thanks bulbpopper - could you maybe take nine or ten?

thanks Dee! - feels like old times

thanks Matthias - yes the tale in the original song doesn't survive ruthless psychoanalytical dissection :-)
Jeff Reuben - December 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Like Matty said, a brilliant idea shredding the original and putting it in here. Loved it, sorry I'm late to the party (can I get dibs on the pear tree?)
Susanna Viljanen - December 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Brilliant! 555 tonnes of wrapping paper
Stuart McArthur - December 29, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks Jeff, but if you want the pear tree you have to also take the six swans aswimming - c'mon it's only fair...

thanks Susanna - haven't heard from you in a while - hope it's not too cold for you up there - actually with your swimming background maybe you might like to take the swans :-)
MasonR - January 09, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM - Great concept, brilliant execution!
Agrimorfee - January 12, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Another classic from the McArthur Park of parodies.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Had me grinning from line three and guffawing continuously from then on. And to a familiar tune! Winnery winnery
Peter Andersson - January 18, 2009 - Report this comment
It feels kinda mundane to leave only fives on this parody, but that's what you'll get from me.
Chris Bodily TM - January 19, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Sorry I'm late to the party, I couldn't figure out what to give you. Then it hit me, you really like fives, so I hope you enjoy them. This had a great concept and a great execution. This really ranks up there!
Mckludge - January 27, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM - Were they French maids? Great work on a fun OS.
UnKnownVotress - January 28, 2009 - Report this comment
^ for the Knight above me . . . . Lord McLewd, I see you like Les Maids Catlicker ! non, MonSieur Le Marquis de Luged?
Max Power - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Great work
bobpiecheese - January 30, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I always thought that the original song was a guy giving all those gifts to a girl. Besides that not-really-a-quibble, this was completely brilliant. 555 for you!
Jeff Reuben - January 30, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Still brilliant...see above!
Below Average Dave - January 31, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) That was just fantastic all the way around Stu, as much as I loved the inclusion of all the different presents, "Just leave the maids - toodle-oo " has to be my favorite line right there by the end. . .best parody I've seen of this song without question.
Stuart McArthur - February 01, 2009 - Report this comment
thanks Mason, Ag, Luke, Peter, Chris, McKludge, cupcakes, and Max

thanks conq - me too, although I don't know why - there's nothing in the lyrics suggesting either way - I suppose I could have written it from a female POV

thanks Jeff (Parody Author Of The Year 2009) and thanks a heap Dave! :-)
aoid - March 03, 2009 - Report this comment
"This parody is like poop (12 days worth)" would be a better name to describe this parody, sir. 111 for an epic FAIL.
Stuart McArthur - March 03, 2009 - Report this comment
thanks for the read, aoid - haven't seen you in a long while :-)
Guy - March 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Stu - All I can say is that this is a marvelous PRESENTation. Liked the ref to the rings. 5 golden votes!
Invisible Boy - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
As fantastic as I expected it to be. (my hopes are always high with you...and you seldom disappoint)
I'm so glad you didn't take this theme and write to the OS, as this has been so overdone.
Arwen - April 10, 2009 - Report this comment
So...sometimes I like to visit parodies ten years later. I like to make a real entrance. I'm totally pissed, though, that I didn't read this when it posted...(during my "away" days, I believe) I could have enjoyed it that much sooner. >: (

Stu...I know you know this...and I know that everyone has already told you this...(and I also know that you've been waiting impatiently for MY comment, because I'm so important)...but this is FABULOUS. So funny...I wish I'd been around more to vote for it in various contests. You've got my votes now. =) It's just perfect... P.S. Extra kudos for motivating aoid to come out of hiding. Heaven knows we've all missed seeing him around!
Red Ant - April 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Sorry I didn't get to this earlier, Stu. This is sooo much better than trying to make a "12 days..." parody. Brilliant idea and fantastic execution. Obviously this made my top 10 in SOTY - only the timing of the contest made this rank as it did for me. One of your best, man. 555++
Guy - October 11, 2009 - Report this comment

Stu - I read this one some time back but the re-read has been just as enjoyable. Very original concept on an old Christmas traditional.
bobpiecheese - October 14, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC5) See above!
Leo Keough - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC5(S) Very impressive!!!...Brilliant concept!!!...Many lol lines!!!...555!!!
DJ Blaze - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I always thought of doing something like this.... you know that means it was excellent! 555
Melanie Lee - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
On the 15th day of October, a rater gave to me...5...5...5!
Abbott Skelding - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC- Excellent Job! I never would have thought of this idea, 555 bad gifts.
Red Ant - October 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Not much more I can add to the above, except for maybe a partridge in a wood chipper. =)
Below Average Dave - October 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Ant. . .partridge in a wood chipper? Did one poop on your vehicle or something recently?? I have a blender over here--uh. . .wait this is getting off topic. Stu you already know I like this one a lot. . .doesn't have the same effect this time of year with Halloween--but still fun parody
Rex - February 18, 2018 - Report this comment
How did I miss this the first time around? This is about as perfect as a parody gets.
Claude Prez - February 18, 2018 - Report this comment
First, I love that Arwen *joked* about visiting parodies ten years others have said, this is brilliant
Peregrin - February 19, 2018 - Report this comment
Stu! Finally caught this one :) Great stuff, bugger me - I see an Aussie-ism in there. Heh heh. Also, I spotted a small Beatles homage! Loved "Just leave the maids".

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