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Song Parodies -> "The Blue Danube"

Original Song Title:

"The Blue Danube"

Original Performer:

Johann Strauss

Parody Song Title:

"The Blue Danube"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

We beg Johann's forgiveness for altering and somewhat revising his creation. We took parodic license and put it in an AABA pattern. Using only two of the waltz themes..the first theme for the A parts, and the second theme for the bridge, or B part.
The Blue Danube flows,
It flows, it flows..
Real draggy it goes,
It goes, it goes..
Like some turtle's toes,
It's toes, it's toes..
Or traffic that slows,
That slows, that slows..
In circles and rows
Glide Jills and Joes
Up high, hold their nose,
Their nose, their nose..
They all look absurd,
Like a rube.....
When they waltz
The Blue Danube

The Blue Danube plays,
It plays, it plays..
The Blue Danube strays,
It strays, it strays..
It swoops and it sways,
It sways, it sways..
Monotonous, stays,
And stays, and stays..
It goes on for days,
For days, (four days?)
The listener pays,
Head lays, eyes glaze,
From sleep, they are stirred,
Tuba's "Toob!"
Blaring from
The Blue Danube

It's a dinosaur
Just like Dinah Shore
Keep it locked up,
No more stocked up..
Scrap that Model "T"
Old time melody..
Have it's burial
'Neath the sea and the salts..

Sorry, Mister Strauss,
Sounds like Mickey Mouse
Music backgrounds,
Hares chased by hounds..
What the world plays now
Is low, not highbrow
Maestro, put away
That old Blue Danube Waltz..

The Blue Danube sucks,
It sucks, it sucks
Like slow uphill trucks,
Slow trucks, slow trucks..
Guys dance in a tux,
A tux, a tux
They all look like schmucks
Like schmucks, like schmucks..
Progress, it obstructs,
Obstructs, obstructs..
And brings in no bucks,
No bucks, no bucks..
They'd prob'lly still play
Rubik's Cube..
Those who'd waltz
The Blue Danube..

They'd prob'lly still play
Rubik's Cube..
Those who'd do
The Blue Danube..

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 13

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 5   12

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adagio - July 14, 2008 - Report this comment
hehe...unusual. Starts off lilting, very prettily, then ends up very cynical. 5's
littleTUXcakes - July 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir, a guy in a Tux is a thing to behold . . . remember James Bond ?? But this is a good write, Sir L'Air., coming from a granddaughter of ~ J-ONE~ who was "Born on da' Danube"
alvin - July 14, 2008 - Report this comment
lovely....i'll never hear this song again without thinking about turtle toes
2Eagle - July 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I don't agree with your point of view since that has always been one of my favorite compositions, but it is funny none the less. You have heard Spike Jones' version, haven't you?
John Barry - July 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Du bist den Waltzerparodiemeister.
UnKnown-G-daughter - July 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Yah, he vas geborn on a Danube, dragged kickin' & screamin' across the Sea to the Statue o' Liberty his Mutter now she be, at seven yahrs of age. His mutter dyin' only 30 days after the jouney, buried in Mil-VOW-kee she be . . . ~Born On Danube~
AFW - July 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks to Adagio, LCC, alvin, 2Eagle, and John, and Unknown
Meriadoc - July 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Hmmm...I like Strauss, but this was a cute parody. Especially liked the uphill trucks.
Serafina - July 15, 2008 - Report this comment
This is creative and nicely written. You get a perfect score from this end!
AFW - July 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks to Meriadoc, and Serafina
Tim Hall - July 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Quack Quack Quack Quack

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