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Original Song Title:

"Food Glorious Food"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Books Glorious Books"

Parody Written by:

Kim West

The Lyrics

Hermione Granger has a passion for books, and sometimes gets teased for that from Ron more than Harry. I would strongly suggest reading the books or watching the movies if you have not already done so, otherwise this song will not make a whole lot of sense.
You do not know what you are missing
If you've never read a book before.
Ron! Stop yawning and pay attention please.
Honestly reading some wouldn't hurt you.
And the same goes for you Harry.
Guess I'm the only one who likes literature.
There isn't a page, nor a phrase I do not know.
I love words, they are power, and inspiration,
And there is nothing to stop me from getting a thrill
When I look through the pages and begin to imagine

Books, glorious books!
History or transfiguration!
When I'm in the mood-
Tolstoy or Rice Burroughs!
Please, I must have more!
Our Librarian know me by name
So how can I get more?
A bookstore!

Books, glorious Books!
I'm anxious to read them!
Three encyclopedias a day-
And that's just before breakfast

Just picture that stack of books-
Skakespear, Rowling, and Tolkien.
Oh, books,
Wonderful books,
Marvelous books,
Glorious books

Books, glorious books!
What could be more enchanting?
Hardcover, paperback or magical-
Still worth a king's ransom.
Ask what I dream about?
What brings on a sigh?
Piled books all around me, about
Six feet high!

Books, glorious books!
I've read everyone in the library.
I hunger for more
I've resorted to reading the
Ingredients from bubblegum wrappers.
In the meantime-
The books,
Once again, books
Fabulous books,
Glorious books.

Books, glorious books!
Don't care what they look like-
Don't mind who the author is.
Just thinking of all those words-
It stimulates my intellect
Will I ever know that
Full-up feeling?

Books, glorious books!
What wouldn't I give for
That extra bit more-
That's all I live for
Why should I be fated to
Do nothing but brood
On books,
Magical books,
Wonderful books,
Marvelous books,
Fabulous books

What about Chess?

And Quidditch?

Kim West.

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Pacing: 2.6
How Funny: 3.3
Overall Rating: 3.3

Total Votes: 7

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Barry Trotter - January 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Wow, that's a lot of Harry Potter parodies you're doing
Agrimorfee - January 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey, Kim, do you read the original lyrics as you write your parodies, or are just listening to a recording? I know this song quite well, and it isn't matching the beats very well. I may sound like a jerk here, but I make it a habit to steer newbies in the right direction. Keep writing! :)
Kim West - January 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Hi Agrimorfee. If you must know, I normally look at lyrics derived from the net, and then try to listen to midi files also from the net. In the case of this song however, I only had the lyrics to go by. I didn't even know for sure if the first paragraph was sung or not because it has been a terribly long time since I've seen "Oliver."
Kim West - January 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Barry Trotter…that is an interesting name, well hello to you just the same. I am halfway through my second fanfic involving Rowling's wonderful characters. I estimate that the word documents that I've written so far come to around 300k. After that, the few songs I have written here do not amount to very much in terms of volume. Also, I suppose that would explain why I'd have plenty of material to work with when it comes to Harry Potter.
Jeff Reuben - January 25, 2005 - Report this comment
I was going to suggest the same thing as Ag...the content and idea for the song are good but the pacing really hurts it in some places. I enjoyed reading it, just had trouble when trying to match it to the OS.
Kim West - January 25, 2005 - Report this comment
Well Jeff, aside from getting rid of the first paragraph and rewriting the bubblegum wrapper line I don't see how too really improve it. Most of the song I felt was pretty much intact. In fact I felt that I hadn't changed enough of it, and that people would be complaining about that. About the only thing I would consider at this point would be asking the webmaster to delete this song rather than rework it.
Jeff Reuben - January 25, 2005 - Report this comment
Kim, I didn't mean to sound too harsh, just suggesting to stick closer to the number of syllables in each line. One example: "History or transfiguration" -- 9 syllables. The original line, "Hot Sausage and mustard" -- 7 syllables. If you're trying to sing along with the original, it's hard to fit the extra two syllables in there. Just a suggestion for future work...I've enjoyed reading your recent parodies here, I like Potter, and your songs have a lot of content. And if you think I'm off here, you're welcome to ignore me (you won't be the first, and I won't take it too hard =)
Kim West - January 26, 2005 - Report this comment
Honestly Jeff, your words were not that harsh and neither were Agrimorfee's. I just look at this situation as simply cutting my losses. At the moment I have too many things on my plate to take any sort of action. I am glad you like what I have done in regards to Harry Potter in general, and I thank you once again for all of your kind words.

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