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Song Parodies -> "Books Glorious Books (Revised)"

Original Song Title:

"Food Glorious Food"

Original Performer:

Oliver

Parody Song Title:

"Books Glorious Books (Revised)"

Parody Written by:

Kim West

The Lyrics

My first attempt at this song parody was somewhat disappointing. I was more or less willing to just delete the song and move on to other things less challenging. Then a reviewer by the name Jeff Reuben argued in favor of saving and improving it. He left several posts trying to convince me, and so I have reworked the song. I dedicate this new version to him, and to Agrimorfee. Hope you guys like it.
[Hermione]
Are books really worth waiting for?
If you've never read pages before.
Well that's simply plain cruel!
I just say my incantation-
More books for contemplation.
Still not enough, it's just cruel!
There is not a page, nor a phrase I can't find.
I love words; they are my inspiration,
But there's nothing to stop me from getting a thrill
When I just close my eyes and imagine

Books, glorious books!
Love transfiguration!
When I'm in the mood-
Edgar Rice Burroughs!
Oh Please! I must have more!
Our Librarian knows my name
So how can I get more?
A bookstore!

Books, glorious Books!
I'm anxious to read them!
Three bookshelves a day-
My favorite diet!

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

Books, glorious books!
What is more enchanting?
New, old or cursed-
Still worth a king's ransom.
Ask what I dream about?
What brings on a sigh?
Piled books all around, about
Six feet high!

Books, glorious books!
I've nothing to read now.
I hunger for more
And I'm on the prowl now
Worked up quite an appetite.
And in the meantime-
It's books,
Once again, books
Fabulous books,
Glorious books.

Books, glorious books!
Don't care what they look like-
Thick!
Leather-bound!
Binded!
Don't mind who the author is.
Just reading a book that's fat-
My senses go reeling
Literally knowing that
Full-up feeling!

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

[Ron]
What about Chess?

[Harry]
And Quidditch?

Kim West.

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Arwen - January 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Ah...that Jeff Reuben...he's the best, isn't he? I'm glad he convinced you to re-write this, Kim!
Jeff Reuben - January 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Well done. Definitely improved the pacing in lots of parts, including the "talking" part at the beginning (cruel-gruel...excellent!)
Kim West - January 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you Arwen, I think I might be re-working a few more of my songs, that is when I get the time.
Kim West - January 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you very much Jeff, I think that I may eventually get the hang of song writing. Its just when it comes to Harry Potter I have a tremendous amount of material I want to use. I'm sort of sorry I had to sacrifice that bit of dialogue Hermione had when she was chiding Ron and Harry at the beginning, but it had to be done.

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