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Song Parodies -> "Messy"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Harry MacDonough

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Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

MacDonough's 1903 recording is the only surviving contemporary version of this 1902 Broadway song that was picked up by the Royal Rooters, a baseball fan club in Boston. Unlike the Dropkick Murphys' "punk" version, the words can be understood -- and do not reflect an incident that happened at the 1912 World Series, a decade after the song debuted on Broadway. In New York City. Though I don't think Broadway-show producer-turned-Red Sox owner Harry Frazee had anything to do with it.
Messy, you make me feel so badly
that I have to turn around.
Messy, your smell it drives me madly
Babe, my nose weighs about a pound.
Don't blame me if I ever doubt you.
You know I have to live without you.
Messy, you will be lonely, lonely, lonely.

Roto-Rooter showed up at the grounds that day
and this is what they'd all been told:
It smelled like the toilet was backed up
but that's not what produced the mold.
'Twas the girl who gave the neighbors a dreadful fright
smelling worse than old King Kong.
Odor wafted over to old Fenway
and choked 'em as they sang this song!

Nine! One! One!

Messy, we said you're skeevy.
Why you drag your mess around?
Messy, why'd you never leave me?
Your stench embedded in the ground!
Don't blame me if I ever doubt you.
You know I have to live without you.
Messy, you will be lonely, lonely, lonely.
In the original song, Tessie was a parrot. Makes sense, because Red Sox fans don't have enough sense to come up with their own original thoughts. Even after all the material they've been presented with, the first thing out of their mouths is usually... dribbled beer. But the second thing out of their mouths is usually "Yankees Suck!"

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