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Song Parodies -> "A New English Folk Song"

Original Song Title:

"An Old English Folk Song"

Original Performer:

Bob Saget

Parody Song Title:

"A New English Folk Song"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

You can hear the original on Youtube - it made me laugh, but also think "it needs updating to work in the information age". So I wrote this.

Now we've got the internet from dusk til dawn
We sit at computers, all downloading

Games we can play or the funniest pics
Of puppies and kittens, of pussies and

Demotivational cartoons and wit
All hunting round for the worst sort of

Humour and making some cursory checks
On downloaded content, hoping there'll be

Films like The Hobbit, or Sean of the Dead
Or lovely young ladies who like giving

Presents to every young lassie and dude
Filming the things that they do in the

Kitchen, like chopping but if knives are blunt
Instead, they might film a courgette in the

Saucepan, I think, 'cause where else could it go?
If you think this is dirty well I really hope so

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Pacing: 4.0
How Funny: 4.0
Overall Rating: 4.0

Total Votes: 4

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Lifeliver - May 06, 2013 - Report this comment
Neat sweet and discreet, and harder than it looks, I'm sure. I've heard various coarser versions ...
Jonathan - May 06, 2013 - Report this comment
good job with this one! 5's
Peter Andersson - May 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I think the original would be much better if it was slower and had a dramatic pause before every imagined dirty word so that the effect would be stronger when it's comes that it's not, I was surprised how it kinda was wasted by sung so fast.
Phil Alexander - May 07, 2013 - Report this comment
:-) Thanks, all

Peter - I quite like the way he didn't do that: while it would probably increase the impact on first hearing, it would IMHO make it less appealing on repeats.

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