Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Song Parodies -> "Grifting Sells"

Original Song Title:

"Silver Bells"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Grifting Sells"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

This girl sells, this girl sells
seashells by the seashore…pretty.
It’s “ca-ching!” she will sing
when folks are happy to pay.

Folks near tides walk, folks near tides talk;
the warm sun makes them smile.
And then, there she is, spieling her slick pitch.
Nacreous things bring her in bling;
she’s a vendor with style.
It’s a market that of grifts is clear.

Big’s the swell wreaking hell
on her business—it ain’t pretty.
In more bling she can’t bring…
tools gone, she thinks, “What else pays?”

Under streetlights she stands at night,
hoping that she’ll be seen
by the shoppers that are seeking pleasure.
They pay a bunch for a quick hump.
Street preachers keen, “Obscene!!”
’cause their hustle is threatened, they jeer.

Grifting well, grifting sells
in this business that is shifty.
Lifting bling is their thing.
Fools give them all of their pay.
Fooled-not folks? Balling away.

Your Vote & Comment Counts

The parody authors spend a lot of time writing parodies for the website and they appreciate feedback in the form of votes and comments. Please take some time to leave a comment below about this parody.

Place Your Vote

Matches Pace of
Original Song: 
How Funny: 
Overall Score: 

In order for your vote to count, you need to hit the 'Place Your Vote' button.

Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 2

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   2

User Comments

Comments are subject to review, and can be removed by the administration of the site at any time and for any reason.

Jonathan - December 20, 2021 - Report this comment
to think it started with she sells she sells... er... seashells seashells... sheshellsh seasells... oh, you get the idea! 5s

The author of the parody has authorized comments, and wants YOUR feedback.

Link To This Page

The address of this page is: For help, see the examples of how to link to this page.

This is view # 412