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Song Parodies -> "Amazing Apes"

Original Song Title:

"Amazing Grace"

Original Performer:

John Newton

Parody Song Title:

"Amazing Apes"

Parody Written by:

Lionel Mertens

The Lyrics

This is a tribute parody to the life, legacy, and work of Jane Godall. Her autobiography is "Reason for Hope"
Amazing apes, Jane Goodall's crowd
Or is it chimpanzees?
She once had taught, but now expounds
Is shy but how she speaks

'Twas apes that baught her life for years
And apes her tears relieved
how precious do her chimps apppear
Her book you have to read

Her work accomplished much to see
Her legacy secure
her will and skills and research leave
A hope that stil endures

So many jungles, trails, and snakes
She had to overcome
Her trips have brought her safe thus far
her work is still at Gombe

Now she's been there five decades strong
her findings still shine on
She's now less days to note chimp's ways
But still her hope's not done

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 9

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Tim Mayfield - July 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Quite fitting tribute. I saw her on Animal Planet and have to say she wasn't very shy on there.
Johnny D - July 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Monkey business that the whole human race can be proud of!
alvin rhodes - July 28, 2005 - Report this comment
you had me laughin' before i even got to the song...elegantly written...5s
John Barry - July 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Nice job. 5s. At first I thought it was going to be about the Bush cabinet.
Red Ant - July 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent Lionel.
Michael Pacholek - July 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Lionel: Yes, Jane has come along way since she kicked Tarzan to the curb. Guess he wouldn't shut up and let her sing. (For those who don't get that joke, look up the work of Mr. Ray Stevens.) John B: Please, the Bush Cabinet doesn't even believe in evolution, much less think apes are amazing.

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