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Song Parodies -> "Molto Lento"

Original Song Title:

"Mona Lisa"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Nat King Cole

Parody Song Title:

"Molto Lento"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Molto lento, molto lento when you play tunes,
allegretto, pal, abet, no! Not the style.
In progressing, think “regressing”—in this way tunes
will go oh so slow and mosey on a while.

I will smile when down you dial to molto lento;
it’s not time to play like on cocaine you’d start.
Keep slow schemes as you stream through those whole steps.
Don’t go wild there; play just mild fare,
No Storm* proto-Ro[mantic] spiel, molto lento.
Play with your head and do not be led by your heart.

Nix vivace, Liberace. . .molto lento.
Do not let your digits on the iv’ries dart—
languid schemes as you stream through those half steps.
Don’t go wild there. . .no get-riled fare
or stormin’ Chopin spiel. . .molto lento.
Don’t get ahead; play at a leaden pace your part.

Molto lento; so go, friend, slow!


*Sturm und Drang (Storm and Stress), proto-Romantic movement of the late 18th century.

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MaltaQueen - February 07, 2013 - Report this comment
Molta . . Molta, sirSweaty. . . Duke o'Heave dat Ho
Old Man Ribber - February 08, 2013 - Report this comment
JAB - Now you speak my language! The paths of glory lead but to the "grave". Highest compliments for working in Sturm Und Drang and rhyming vivace with Liberace! ;D
Callmelennie - February 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Ribber, I'm of the opinion that JB's entire composition is laden, nay, burdened with Sturm und Drang

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