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Song Parodies -> "Test Is Full Of X's"

Original Song Title:

"Yellow Rose Of Texas"

Original Performer:

Mitch Miller

Parody Song Title:

"Test Is Full Of X's"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

I must say I've never experienced this firsthand (I've never gotten below a C- on any test) but boy, was this a fun write!
Oh, my test is full of X’s, for texts I did not read...
With all my work and effort, I thought I’d least be D’d!
But that red F stares at me, and now I must decide:
Should I tell and be grounded, or try to run and hide?!

A real whiz kid or a genius, I never would be called,
But I thought I’d slip by here--my grade, it would not fall
With my skin-and-ink pen strategies, I had so deftly planned...
But this scheme would quickly falter when I would go wash my hands!

Now I will try to destroy it, that odious exam
Maybe I’ll try to eat it like it was a piece of ham?
Or since it’s now December, I know what plan I will take:
I’ll take some shears and cut a big paper snowflake!

I’ll need heaps of extra credit to make up for this bomb
(And I had plumb forgotten it must be signed by Mom!)
Though integrity I’d undermine, right now I do suppose
That my ancient, cranky teacher likes when her students brownnose!

Oh no! Here come my parents! Now a conference ensues...
They talk about my math skills (and none of it I knew)
Teach recommends a tutor, I tremble like a mouse
Yet my parents are rejoicing, since I won’t be ‘round the house!

Now I’m stuck here with this big kid, who really cracks the whip
Ensuring with my homework, no problems I will skip
Though it’s evident that I’m not fine, I must show him respect...
‘Cause my test with all those X’s made me this here dude’s project!

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 20

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alvin - June 19, 2007 - Report this comment
fun to read and nicely get an A
John Barry - June 19, 2007 - Report this comment
What Alvin said.
Matthias - June 19, 2007 - Report this comment
Dee Range - June 19, 2007 - Report this comment
Analyzing your parody writing skills, Methinks you probably ARE a genius or whiz kid in school. And having spent many years previously in Texas, the Longhorn state theme was a great choice for this beauty.
John Jenkins - June 19, 2007 - Report this comment
Excellent title and very entertaining story.
Below Average Dave - June 21, 2007 - Report this comment
(Ages) Not an easy song to parody. . .that's for sure. . ."(And I had plumb forgotten it must be signed by Mom!)" was a nice throw in. . .it paced well. . .
Agrimorfee - June 21, 2007 - Report this comment
(Ages) I love a good story with a punchline.
bobpiecheese - June 22, 2007 - Report this comment
(AGES) I know how you feel...about writing a parody about being stupid when you're a recognised smart-ass! Well done, Miss Cat!
Michael McVey - July 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Looks like you were in Mr. Sanders' class (in-joke). And of course I always like songs about Texas.
Wolverine - July 03, 2007 - Report this comment
(Ages) Not only do you ace this test, we could all learn from you. Well, 'cept fer those of us bad students. ::lowers head and raises hand::
psst...Cat...Can I copy off of you next test?
Agrimorfee - July 13, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Still quite X-ellent.
Matthias - July 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Two times a charm
Phil Alexander - July 26, 2007 - Report this comment
Seeing as Agri's just taken "X-ellent", I'll have to say "X-ceptional", or just Xtremely good :-D
bobpiecheese - July 27, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above.
Peter Andersson - July 27, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - The Youtube link is dead so I'll have to trust you on pacing, no x there I hope. :-)
Max Power - July 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Jason - July 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Another X-cellent comment for an X-cellent parody!
McKludge - July 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) No one has used X-quisite yet. Don't worry, GPA ain't all it's cracked up to be. 555
Jeff Reuben - July 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Ah, brings me lovingly back to my high school days, when my goal was to wear out the teacher's red pen by the end of the year. Well done!
The Charnstar - July 31, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - LOL! It's like you're stalking me man! 5-5-5
stuart mcarthur - July 31, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) you're such a talented writer and humourist Cat, that the expectationas are alwzzzxxxays high, so I thought "eat it like it was a piece of ham" really clunked because I could see you thinking "yeah that rhyme will do" when I'm sure you could have come up with a better one - other than that, the subs and storyline are testament to the depth of creativity in your fertile brain - 555
wannabemustangjockey - July 31, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - I agree with Stu on the "piece of ham" line being a little substandard compared to the rest, but I won't flunk you over it.
Kristof Robertson - July 31, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I find myslf agreeing with McArthur a lot in this contest (erk!)...the ham line was a fumble, Cat (see, when you write as well as you do, you can't get away with ANYTHING ;-))...but the rest was sublime. 555
Below Average Dave - July 31, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I have commented on this one in the 50's Ages Round. . .I am glad you got to enter it again . . .and I think it was good overall.
Jack Wilson - July 31, 2007 - Report this comment
This was awesome! I missed thisi n the last Ages, then I again I missed al;l thspe (d'oh!) 5s

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