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Song Parodies -> "Carolina - A Redawning"

Original Song Title:

"(a medley)"

Original Performer:

#1:Al Jolson #2:Louis Prima #3:Nat King Cole

Parody Song Title:

"Carolina - A Redawning"

Parody Written by:

Giorgio Coniglio

The Lyrics

Note: 1) This trio of substituted parody lyrics can be thought of as a parody-medley or 'PARODLEY'. 2) The pacing for the first song works much better when "Capri" is pronounced Italian style with the accent on the first syllable.

What could make me keener than to kiss you, signorina, ‘Buona sera’ ?
Say goodbyes to Napoli and magic Isle of Capri, ‘Buona sera’
Where the mist-clad mountains wrap around the shore,
Sheltering village fountains we snap as we explore.

Strolling with my ‘bella’, I’m a hell’va lucky fella, signorina
But jewellery shops are tourist traps, and credit card won’t work in bank
If we had a stash of cash – a lot more euros,
We’d linger over dinner, and here’s what I’d propose:
Let's spring'a for that wedding ring'a, after doing traveling, signori-i-na.

MONA LISA (to the tune of BUONA SERA)

Are you snickering? Mona Lisa, men are asking -
La Gioconda – playful name for family;
But it’s hard for us to question L. da Vinci,
When that old guy died so long ago in Italy.

Are you smiling, Mona Lisa, to tempt lovers?
Or are you puffed with child and have your little laugh?
But from art critics we get speculating theory;
Leonardo’s face and yours – please, I get weary!

In the meantime, we’ll just view you in the Louvre,
Hang on in there, Mona Lisa, keep up the smile.
Hang on in there, Mona Lisa, keep up the smile!


Carolina - it's much finer, in the morning,
Like my sweetie when I greet her before noon,
Where the vines so fine entwine around her doorstep,
I'd prefer to slide inside into her room.

I feel butterflies all flutter up, can’t ask her,
Shall we stay and kiss your buttercup at dawn?
If I just had the lamp of Aladdin,
I would stay there, and just play there.
Are you wanting to stroll, squirrelly girlie,
Out where there’s pearly early dew upon the lawn?

Are you wanting to stroll, squirrelly girlie,
Out where there’s pearly early dew upon the lawn?
Squirrelly girlie, squirrelly gir-lie.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 1.9
How Funny: 1.3
Overall Rating: 1.7

Total Votes: 9

Voting Breakdown

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   5
 2   2
 3   1
 4   0
 5   1

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The Old Foolosopher - December 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Of course you received low scores. The original songs were written before the readers were born. How can you expect them to know anything that occurred before they were born? On the one hand, this is a near-perfect virtuoso performance. On the other hand, the virtuoso may be disliked, or a masochist. To paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld, the scoring of normal submissions is a known unknown. For you, it is a known known, and it is low. (For another contributor here, it's also a known known, and it's usually a handful of all 5's for a piece of crap.) Yet, you persist. No score from me.
Flatus - December 16, 2014 - Report this comment
As a revered Greek playwright, I assure you of popularity and high scores if your inevitable future parodies regale us with farts and doody.
Giorgio Coniglio - December 16, 2014 - Report this comment
@Flatus. Your recipe for success here is a novel recommendation. On the other hand, "the Old Fool..." provides the disturbing prediction that my efforts will remain unread , low-rated and under appreciated. As my dentist says, "better to have brushed and flossed than never to have brushed at all"

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