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Song Parodies -> "I've Grown Accustomed To This Place"

Original Song Title:

"I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face"

Original Performer:

Lerner & Loewe

Parody Song Title:

"I've Grown Accustomed To This Place"

Parody Written by:

Stan HAll

The Lyrics

The joy of jail
I’ve grown accustomed to this place.
From here I no more wish to roam.
I find my cell for nothing lacks:
A door with two name plaques,
A loo, a pair
Of desks, a chair
For each and bunk beds set in stacks --
Are all we need to make a home.
Tho’ when I first lost my freedom ’cause the twelve did not acquit,
I felt at first crestfallen, now I really must admit
I’ve grown accustomed to this place,
(And to my cellmate’s face)
Accustomed to this place.


I’ve grown accustomed to this place
And now prefer inside to out.
I’ve learned that Bob McGee was right --
You are freest when you’re light.
Here in the clink
Free food and drink
Are served me morning, noon, and night.
I live on Easy Street, no doubt.
And with the Purple Gang on rhythm, Little Joe on slide trombone
My Jailhouse Rock maneuvers I now have the time to hone.
In here, now, out of the rat race
I’ve time hobbies to embrace
I’m glad I’m in this place


Now I’m so glad I’m in this place
And that this time I’m in for life
I snubbed Beretta’s “good advice”
A loser sent here thrice,
I stole, I killed,
Kidnapped – I’m thrilled
That having led a life of vice
I’ll spend the rest a prison wife.
“When the going’s gotten narrow, boy, unless you’ve got the time,”
keep both eyes on the sparrow,” Tony said, “don’t do the crime”
But I’m so glad I’m in this place
To be here’s no disgrace –
I’m happy in this place.

© Stan Hall Entirely imaginary, of course. The real deal'd probably require a line about "a taser-toting bull and chi-mos seeking wool ..." :-)

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alvin - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
i've grown accustomed to great material from you....matches the wistful tone of the OS well...love the "bobby mcgee" and "jailhouse rock" references
John Barry - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Most clever how you worked various cultural references in.
Invisible Boy - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
You've penned another fine parody here Stan.
littleCrimeCakes - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
555 for proving that sometimes, crime does pay !
PMS - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Nicely penned parody.
John Jenkins - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Let's hope that this finally becomes O.J. Simpson's theme song. Very creative and well done, Stan.
Ditto Alvin - March 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Truly inculcated with the incarcerated after ingesting this one, I am, Sir! Brilliant stuff...

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