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Song Parodies -> "Tarantula"

Original Song Title:

"Tarantara (When the foeman bares his steel)"

Original Performer:

Gilbert & Sullivan (From Pirates of Penzance)

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

I'm having fun with G&S, and plugging our recording of same; "Media Celebrity". This one is lots of fun in the operetta.
When my wife goes in the bath
Tarantula! Tarantula!
There's one thing that spurs her wrath
And if screams I wish to dodge
Tarantula! Tarantula!
I must hide in the garage
For when threatened by that pest
Tarantula! Tarantula!
She's in no mood for a jest
There is nothing more she'll dread
Than a spider in the head
Than a spider in the head...
Tarantula! Tarantula! Etc.....

Go you he-man, kill the big bug
It's what husbands are for you big lug
I will give you such a big hug
Go and spider-kill for me!
Take some Raid and take a swatter
For your dear wife and your daughter
Call me when you need a blotter
Go you husband, or I'll cry....

Go big Daddy or we'll cry, go big Daddy or we'll cry

I just saw the creature's size
Tarantula! Tarantula!
And I can't believe my eyes
It's as big as our tomcat
Tarantula! Tarantula!
What am I to do with that?
I think this is too complex
I am calling Terminex
Tarantula! Tarantula! Tarantula!
And to me it's evident
Need a bat to make a dent
Tarantula! Tarantula! Tarantula!

Get it, Daddy and I'll kiss you
If you fail I guess I'll miss you
If you don't, we'll boo and hiss you
Go, and prove you are a man!

For that bug is big and hairy
It's out of the ordinary
And we think it's awful scary
So please flush it down the can

Little ladies hold your breath
I am not afraid of death
But it would be suicide
Just to go in there for pride

So I think it would be wise
Call exterminator guys
Let them go in with the hose
After all they are the pros

Yes, it's just our lousy luck
That you're such a buck-buck-buck
Lousy luck! You're a cluck! Lousy luck
Ah yes, buck-buck!

(If you know the original, they sing the Hubby and Wifey parts together, then out)

(And he never does kill the lousy bug)

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Pacing: 4.8
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Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 4

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Stray Pooch - June 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent. Captures the feel of the original false machismo of the policemen and the inadvertantly (though not in THIS case - lol) callous "encouragement" of the ladies. It is my duty to give this 555 - and I am a slave to duty!
Phil Alexander - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
So do you get many tarantulas in the bathroom round your way, Rick?
Janessa - June 16, 2004 - Report this comment
OMG! There's a tarantula in Harry Potter! I luv u, Rick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But I luv Draco more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sweet Indigo - August 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Hahahahahaha! I love it. Bout time someone parodied this excellent song, and you did it wonderfully. Good one :)
Rick D - August 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Always glad to hear from another savoyyard

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