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Song Parodies -> "Get Me to the Grave on Time"

Original Song Title:

"Get Me to the Church on Time"

Original Performer:

Lerner & Loewe

Parody Song Title:

"Get Me to the Grave on Time"

Parody Written by:

Stan Hall

The Lyrics

A sunnily sepulchral parody of ""Get Me To the Church On Time" from Lerner & Loewe's 1956 Broadway musical "My Fair Lady"
"Get Me to the Grave on TIme"

I’m getting’ buried in the morning,
So long, farewell, a toast: “Lahaim!”
Just my bad luck it’s
Time to kick the bucket
So get me to the grave on time.

I’m getting’ buried in the mornin’
And tho’ it sorta sucks that I’m
Head-to-toe gangrenous
Y’know, just between us,
I’ll gladly go if it’s my time.

When I’m declinin’, give me no drug
When I’m flat-linin’, won’t you pull the plug?

‘Cause I’m gettin’ buried in the mornin’
Don’t let me linger on if I’m
Not gonna rally --
Please don’t let me dally
Just get me to the grave …
Yes, get me to the grave …
For Gawd’s sake get me to the grave on time.

[ musical interlude ]

Forget to carry on in mournin’
No throng should yell “His death’s a crime!”
Just pack me off in
A sack sans a coffin
And cook my corpse down with quicklime.

Please, when you see my muscles go slack
Don’t use those paddles to try and bring me back

‘Cause I’m getting’ buried in the mornin’
And, tho’, I won’t pretend that I’m
Glad that my prognosis,
Is nothing but necrosis,
Please get me to the grave…
Yes, get me to the grave
For Gawd’s sake get me to the grave on time.
© Stan Hall

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Red Ant - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I was hoping the security code would be "DNR"... wonderfully morbid, and a great follow up after Guy's parody.
alvin - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
appeals to the sick side of me....especially liked the "gangrenous / between us" and the "prognosis / necrosis" lines
unKnownVoter - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
'Tis a pity Sir, that you equate 'marry with bury' ?!?1
Stan - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
It'd've been a greater pity, unKnown, had I _rhymed_ "marry" with "bury." Actually, my marriage of 37 years (and counting) has been a burial in bliss. :-)
John Barry - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Some good Stan-zas here.

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