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Song Parodies -> "Byronic"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Alanis Morissette

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Alexandros Mavrokordato, a Greek politician with military connections, and Lord Byron planned to attack the Turkish-held fortress of Lepanto, at the mouth of the Gulf of Corinth, but before the expedition could sail, on 15 February 1824, Byron fell ill, and the usual remedy of bleeding weakened him further. He made a partial recovery, but in early April he caught a violent cold which therapeutic bleeding, insisted on by his doctors, aggravated. It is suspected this treatment, carried out with unsterilized medical instrumentation, may have caused him to develop sepsis. He developed a violent fever, and died on 19 April
A bold man whose spine is straight,
He’s got a lot to see—don’t get in his way.
Some say that he’ll go the Charon way
With the death-row warden who’s also first mate.
Isn’t he Byronic, don’t you think?

He likes danger. . .no fretting ways,
He will deride those with dread and afraid,
He has good lad vice when he struts on the make,
A hugely heroic figure.

Mr. Place It Safe, well, it ain’t this guy.
He packs his suitcase—he travels all the time,
Voyaging like a madman through darkest night.
His face shows brashness. . .frowns at thoughts
Of acting like mice.
Now, isn’t that Byronic, don’t you think?

He likes danger. . .no wetting ways
Asleep at night, and so, dry the bed stays.
He has good lad vice when he struts on the make
A hugely heroic figure.

Well, death has a crummy way of sneaking up on you,
Even when you’re a heroic figure and chock-full of might.
The “life saving” techniques that “doctors” employed back then
Were most definitely wrong, a vestige that came from Middle Age.

Like a magic plan that’ll make you feel great. . .
They coax from your mainline the red fluid opaque.
Then these med-sounding loons keep bleeding you with a knife—
From the now-feeble man, red streams.
Loses his last fleeting chance at life.
Now, isn’t that Byronic, don’t you think?
A little too Byronic.
If the vein had just been kinked!

Down the drain in a wetting way
Went the sweet life fluid—all wicked away.
They thought: good advice, but they made a mistake
A juice-that-has-been-stripped figure;
The dude: eponymic figure—
And isn’t that ironic, don’t you think?

Death has a crummy way of sneaking up on you,
Life without blood just ain’t the way of helping you out. . .
Healthiness rout.

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Old Man Ribber - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Indeed...this antiquated treatment was bloody awful! Fine job. ;D
Mark Scotti - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
That was brilliant!
Wild Child JIN - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Death brought life into this song! 555! ;-)
Tommy Turtle - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
As one who appreciates informative and/or historical parodies.... Some of today's medical techniques are a bit medieval, and bleeding is actually still useful in some cases. Good research and retelling. 555.

tip: CG had asked me a while back not to put off-site links in the parody itself, but only in intro or outro. Hence the footnotes and outro links.
LadyRumCake - November 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Pirate JackByRun . . . always enjoy a good write about Lord Byron . . .

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