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Song Parodies -> "G&S Obsessional"

Original Song Title:

"Modern Major General"

Original Performer:

Gilbert and Sullivan

Parody Song Title:

"G&S Obsessional"

Parody Written by:

Sweet Indigo

The Lyrics

Hi folks. I was in Pirates of Penzance recently and have since acquired a tendency to talk to people in Gilbert and Sullivan quotations. Someone says, "I have never..." and I say "What never?", every paradox is a most ingenious paradox and the word patience is immediately proceeeded by,"happy girl, loved by a poet". Hence yet another Major General parody.
I am the very model of a G&S obsessional
I'll watch the operettas whether laymen's or professional
I like to ask "What never?" in a manner quite rhetorical
And quote from Thespis to Grand Duke in order categorical
I'm very well acquainted, too, with patters most satirical
I understand the plot twists that require a minor miracle
For absurdities of class I have a well-ingrained hostility
And many helpful facts on acts of lim'ted liability

And many helpful facts on acts of lim'ted liability
And many helpful facts on acts of lim'ted liability
And many helpful facts on acts of lim'ted liabilibility...

I'm very good at parodies and one song to another tune
Titwillow or Hail poetry or possibly some other tune
And I'll watch operettas whether laymen's or professional
I am the very model of a G&S obsessional


I know all of Trial by Jury and can sing it with avidity
And sing the Matter Patter with the required rapidity
I quote the best of Gilbert's rhymes that have more than one syllable
I think Sir Arthur cannot die, in fact he is unkillable
I think the plots are clever and I never have made fun of them
I know the tenor choruses despite not being one of them
I tell the fans of Lehrer that I've heard his music's din afore
And whistle airs from Pirates, Patience, Gondoliers and Pinafore

And whistle airs from Pirates, Patience, Gondoliers and Pinafore
And whistle airs from Pirates, Patience, Gondoliers and Pinafore
And whistle airs from Pirates, Patience, Gondoliers and Pinaprinafore

Then I can give a clever pun on the word orphan, frequently
And sing soprano solos very tenderly and piquantly
And I'll watch operettas whether laymen's or professional
I am the very model of a G&S obsessional


In fact when I know what is meant by "emeutes" and "parsonified"
When to a peer or pirate I am quickly matrimonified
When I have learnt the range of G&S's cornucopia
And when I have a leading role as someone in Utopia
When I consider "dammit" as some sort of profanity
When love for G&S is undistinguished from insanity
When everything I say sounds like some Gilbertesque type liturgy
You'll say a better Savoyard will never ever sit a gee

You'll say a better Savoyard will never ever sit a gee
You'll say a better Savoyard will never ever sit a gee
You'll say a better Savoyard will never ever sit a, sit a gee

For then my very presence, though distinctly incomparable
Will be to anyone with sense, entirely unbearable
So I will use this parody as some kind of confessional
I am the very model of a G&S obsessional
After writing this I went to my Gilbert and Sullivan society and was relieved to note that most of them are more geeky than me.

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P. Potter - March 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Bravo!......555's
John Barry - March 02, 2007 - Report this comment
I believe this captures the spirit of the OS better than any of the many other parodies of it I've seen. Great rhyming and word choice/play.
Meriadoc - March 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Nice turns of the phrases...
John Jenkins - March 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Outstanding rhyming and excellent self-deprecating humor.
Phil Alexander - March 03, 2007 - Report this comment
This is the very model of a Gilbertesquian parody :-D
Sweet Indigo - March 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks folks :D
~Ra'akone - March 03, 2007 - Report this comment
This is the very model of a modern online parody!
mdgeckogirl - March 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I love this parody especially because it is just as insane as the original!
Sam - April 14, 2011 - Report this comment
You are a legend! Gilbert and Sullivan are awesome and you ought to be praised for looking upon them with such facination.

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