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Song Parodies -> "Mack the Beth"

Original Song Title:

"Mack the Knife"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bobby Darin

Parody Song Title:

"Mack the Beth"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Caesar, beware the Ides of Mike...
Oh, the witches have such teeth, dear
and they show them, rotting gray.
Just a dagger has old Macbeth, babe
and he's kept it put away.

You know when those witch gals told his fate, babe
scarlet billows from the King.
Fancy talk, though, from Mackie's wife, babe
says use water, never a trace of red.

Now, on the sidewalk, huh, huh
ooh, feast day evening, uh-huh
lies a body, just stabbed to death.
Eek! And someone's speaking to the coroner.
Could that someone be our Macbeth?

Aw, there's a new ghost, huh, huh, huh
sounds like his old friend named Banquo
it's a conscience that's holding him down.
Ooh, that conscience is just, it's there for the plot, dear.
Five will get you ten, old Macbeth's gonna frown.

Now, did you hear about Birnam Wood, now? Come to Dunsinane
after Macduff's kin fell to soldiers' thrash.
And now Macbeth talks just so remorseful.
Could it be our boy's done something rash?

Now, Jeremy Brett, Ian McKellen
look out, Jason Connery, and old Orson Welles.
Yes, the curse falls on the play, babe
now that Macbeth's violence sells.
Now... Jeremy Brett! Whoa, Ian McKellen!
Look out, Jason Connery! And old Orson Welles!
Yes, the curse falls on the play, babe
now that Macbeth's... violence sells!

Look out, The Scottish Play!
If I omitted your favorite Macbeth-playing actor, I apologize, but the rhythm of the song had to fit.

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Pacing: 4.1
How Funny: 4.0
Overall Rating: 4.0

Total Votes: 7

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royce miller - November 07, 2003 - Report this comment
Michael, I've been looking for this one-even better than I could have imagined
Johnny D - November 07, 2003 - Report this comment
Yet another Shakespearian parody appears on Amiright - and it's a good one!
Laurence Dunne - November 07, 2003 - Report this comment
Shakespeare would turn in his grave. Good parody.
Claude Prez - November 07, 2003 - Report this comment
To three or not to three, that is the...ah screw it fives
Rick D - November 07, 2003 - Report this comment
Would prose by any other name smell as sweet? Me too.
Billy Florio - November 07, 2003 - Report this comment
My favorite MacBeth has got to be the Roman Polanski version
Bruce-William Springspeare - November 07, 2003 - Report this comment
This must be "Born in the 555".
neminem - November 07, 2003 - Report this comment
You know, if I could give this a 666, I would ;-)
Meriadoc - November 07, 2003 - Report this comment
Today must be Shakespeare day at Amiright! This is very well done! Flout! Flout! Pach Loch! Take a bow. :-)
John Jenkins - November 07, 2003 - Report this comment
I was going to deduct a point for missing a rhyme in the second verse, but you made the last verse rhyme (when the original did not), so 5-5-5.
Jay W - November 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Parody runs parallel to the play in many ways. Well done.
Wild Man - November 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice work, keep it up.
Dr Giorgio Coniglio dec - November 12, 2015 - Report this comment
I just discovered this iconic piece. 5s, + inflation.

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