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Song Parodies -> "Pluto, Pluto, We Demote Thee"

Original Song Title:

"Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee"

Original Performer:

Henry van Dyke

Parody Song Title:

"Pluto, Pluto, We Demote Thee"

Parody Written by:

The Piano Minstrel

The Lyrics

#38. It's official. Pluto is no longer a planet. I don't have much emotional attachment to the faraway object, but we're all so used to the Nine...
Pluto, Pluto, we demote thee
No longer a planet called
'Tis declared you are unworthy
Some have heard and are appalled
'Twas unfair to your dear neighbors
Just as big but not as famed
After many toils and labors
You were marked to be unnamed

Textbooks now must be rewritten
And museums change displays
Swift and sure, your demolition
Numbered are your final days
Once when you were undiscovered
Sacred lists showed only eight
Eighty years your status hovered
Now restored to former fate

Celebrating this is Charon
Still your moon or equal friend?
Xena also pleased to share in
To her status you descend
Oft last, oft Neptune retreating
You were e'er a mystery
Do you ache at your deleting?
Still a part of history

Mercury, Mars, Earth and Venus
Jupiter and Saturn stay
Qualified says science genius
Neptune, Uranus, at bay
But the runt that tagged behind them
Final word in catchy song
Sad to say, no longer mind him
Pluto, he does not belong

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Schroeder - August 25, 2006 - Report this comment
You forgot to give credit to the guy who composed the music for TOS. Surely you've heard of my idol, Beethoven.
John Barry - August 25, 2006 - Report this comment
No more plutocracy. Fives for eight.
Mike (Mike Armstrong) - August 25, 2006 - Report this comment
Good work
Meriadoc - August 25, 2006 - Report this comment
Yet another pluto-passing parody. Excellent!
FiFi - August 25, 2006 - Report this comment
Well, I fell sorry for the ppl that are gonna have to rewrite all the science books :)
Ravyn Rant - August 25, 2006 - Report this comment
...and what about the astrologers? One of my coworkers was offended that her sign's ruling planet was no longer a planet. "Now I have to share one with Aries!" Oh, and this was a very well-done parody. 555
2Eagle - August 25, 2006 - Report this comment
Well, at least it still has a name. It seems that Pluto and Charon actually orbit each other. That should make it a binary planet. Now why isn't that other planet named Proserpina instead of Xena?
Michael Pacholek - August 25, 2006 - Report this comment
Because it's too hard to say "Proserpina" -- or "Persephone" -- and because Lucy Lawless, in full Xena gear, probably threatened him with a classic (or should I say classical) beatdown. I can think of worse ways to die!
TJC - August 25, 2006 - Report this comment
I like the way your stately OS choice dovetails with your intended, um, targetoid, !

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