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Song Parodies -> "Tweet Misery Of Fife"

Original Song Title:

"Sweet Mystery Of Life"

Original Performer:

Nelson Eddy and Jeanette McDonald

Parody Song Title:

"Tweet Misery Of Fife"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Bah! tweet misery of fife
How I detest thee?
I-I-I. despise the boring
Whistle of it all..
Such high pitching, screeching, screaming
In my ear drums..
It has me flipping out,
Abusing alcohol..

Sounds like blackboard scrapes
Or unoiled door that's squeaking
Music ugly as a muddy hog at play..
Think I'll jump a Chinese junk and sail to Peking
I can't stand fifes in hand another day
If I heard one nevermore I'd bless Fred Waring..
Wish they'd pick up the bassoon and bass away..
No one knows the torture that my ears are bearing
Notes so high, it even killed my old dog, Tray
Let me spend my final years, content, euphoric
In a massage parlor with no fife heard play

Let me spend my final years, content, euphoric
In a massage parlor where no fife will play...

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 10

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Old Man Ribber - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
The fife - an ill wind which nobody blows good. (Attributed to Danny Kaye) ;D
Mark Scotti - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
No mysteries here, fivers...
Christie Marie M - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Tweeting you 5's!!
Fiddlegirl - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
As one who spent a number of years in front of the flutes and piccolos, I definitely feel the pain of this one! 3 5s and a glissando of giggles at OMR!
TweetySweet - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Sir L'Air de Farce, Mighty Duke oEdge, cute write, Sir !
Tommy Turtle - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
@OMR and FG: Please forgive me, but I believe you're harping up the wrong tree.

"And the oboe it is clearly understood
Is an ill wind that no one blows good"

AFW: I vote you three Fifes (why didn't anyone beat me to that?), and you *must* email me or something so that we can fix that "half of the page blank" problem! Cheers.
AFW - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, OMR..funny line, glad you quoted it...and thanks, Mark, and Christie, and fg, and LCC..and TT..all funny comments...three fifes..heh,'s probably caused by the blank space in my head, TT
alvin - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
fifes blow but this sounds good
FG @ TT - August 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh ye of little faith... of *course* I knew the original quote-- have been a Danny Kaye fan since I was but a tiny fiddlebabe.... enough to know that this is actually attributable to Sylvia Fine.

So there, Deputy Blarney Fife! ;)
AFW - August 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, alvin
Deputy Blarney Fife - August 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh, yeah, sure, you did......

(It dates back to Shakespearean times, actually. If only you had studied, say, English Literature in college, you'd have known that.)
Aunt Bee N. Bonnet - August 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Excuse me-- I thought we were discussing the actual Danny Kaye quote...

Even though I DO know everything, I wouldn't possibly have time to write it all, as you no doubt will understand. ;)

Should probably have studied harder on the English-- I was sometimes concentrating more on the Scotch.

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