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Song Parodies -> "Teach Me To Write"

Original Song Title:

"Teach Me Tonight"

Original Performer:

Al Jarreau

Parody Song Title:

"Teach Me To Write"

Parody Written by:

Leon Jaymes

The Lyrics

Originally recorded in the 50s.
I must say, I'm getting quite concerned
Triple 1s are what I mostly earn
There's just one way for this tide to turn:
Teach me to write!

No one seems to like my parodies
People here are very hard to please
So I'm begging you on bended knees:
Teach me to write!

For me a high score is the three 2's,
When I get it, I know why:
I read the comment: "Son, that's doo-doo,"
and tears well up and rim my eyes...

Show me how to write a laugh or two,
and to make sure that my gaffes are few:
Challenge me to do what Spaff would do:
Teach me to write!

I want my low scores to be quite few –
only from those sad 'Ones Guys';
My mom will write, "I'm so proud of you!"
And tears of joy will fill my eyes...

There would be no more sad tears from me;
and the 'Triple 5s' and cheers would be
raining down from all my peers on me:
Teach me to write!

All the credit will be shared, if you
teach me to write!

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 10

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 3   1
 4   0
 5   8

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Rick C - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Allow me to be the first to bestow three 5s for this. Well done!
AFW - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Sympathy... for your is three...fives, that is
Larry Hensley - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Write on. 5's
Arwen - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
I will teach you how to write if you teach me the art of creating an entire rolodex of pseudonyms....
Leon Jaymes - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Rick C: Thanks!
AFW: I'll some tea with that sympathy, please.
Larry: I'll do what I can't.
Arwen: what are you talking about, bass-turd elf?
John Barry - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Looks like you've learned. 5s
Red Ant - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
DKTOS so no vote, but I will attempt to help you ( I haven't seen much of your work ).
1. Pick original songs that people know ( although I still write parodies on basically unknown groups or songs alot for my own amusement but I do not expect masses of votes on them ).
2. Try to use a album/tape/or CD to make the parody with it. Downloaded lyrics on many songs are horrible ( incomplete usually ), and if you have no idea how the song goes what looks good on paper may not translate well vs TOS. I almost always specify now that either:
A: I was reading lyrics from a sheet or
B: That I know TOS quite well and that if you do not and rate me by downloaded lyrics alone my parody will look off.
3. Make it as funny as possible( can't really help you there but I can find humor in nearly anything )
4. Don't rush things. This looks very good. I have rushed quite a few things and screwed up song names, band names, my parody title name, etc. Finaly:
5. I do not know how you write your parodies, but for me it's much easier to write it on a Notepad then copy and paste into the submission field. This way I can save an unfinished work if I get stuck on an idea on a stanza for example and come back to it later.

Hope this helps you some.

PS- If I understand Arwen correctly ( which I may not ) if you leave a comment under someone else's parody don't be afraid of ashamed to leave your real name. Almost everybody is mature enough here to not hold what you say in the comments against you on your next parody. Have a good day.
Leon Jaymes - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
John Barry: Thanks, I think I'm learning.

Red Ant: Thanks for the advise.
Leon's Biggest Fan - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment

p.s. You should win an American Music Award for this...
Kristof Robertson - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Some advice, Leon...check out the work of Leo Jay. He's not very good (frankly, blind ferrets could write better) but he's got a big heart. ;-) 555
Jose Ferretsiano - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey -- I resemble that remark... - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
DKTOS and ITFLTFTMP3 (I'm too -*- lazy to find the MP3), but it reads well as a stand-alone piece. Plus it contains a shout-out to me, which takes it to another realm. Great work, Leon. I think you should hang out at the site more; you might find that people love love love your work. Oh, and you should also try the messageboard.

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