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Song Parodies -> "There's No Race Like Gnomes In The Universe"

Original Song Title:

"There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays"

Original Performer:

Perry Como

Parody Song Title:

"There's No Race Like Gnomes In The Universe"

Parody Written by:

Old Man Ribber

The Lyrics

This offering is another of my karaoke improvs fleshed out for amiright. One evening, I spotted a lady wearing a shirt emblazoned with the familiar pointy-hatted figure and the cute slogan "To Gno-me Is To Love Me." This is not particularly profound, but give me a break - I'm not "Gnome Chomsky"! ;D

Oh, there's no race like gnomes in the universe.
It's re-corded in long-forgotten tomes.
So I'll state it succinctly in this music verse:
In the world there are no finer folks than gnomes!

These little folks can live four hundred years. They're less than one foot tall.
All the males smoke pipes and have such lengthy beards.
Oh how the gnomes do love to celebrate - to dance and have a ball!
And because a gnome is hairy - can't mistake one for a fairy!

Oh there's no race like gnomes in mythology.
They wear high pointy hats upon their domes.
They love nature and practice sound ecology.
May your gardens and your woods have lots of gnomes.

The gnomes have few natural enemies - just goblins and the trolls.
With mankind - they are retiring and quite shy.
But yet within the cosmic scheme of things - they play their helpful roles.
They're like happy little people. Each one's hat looks like a steeple!

Oh there's no race like gnomes in the universe.
If you're good, in your yard they'll make their homes.
So I'll say it quite flowery instead of terse:
In the world there are no finer folks than gnomes!

"Be they ever so humble, there's no folks like gnomes." ;D

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 11

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   0
 3   0
 4   1
 5   10

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AFW - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Entertaining, and charming parody about gnomes...and I've often wondered, can you make music with paper and a gnome?
Barry J. Mitchel - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Are these the "little people" mentioned by BP's ex-CEO and a few politicians? Maybe they're the Lilliputians who'll soon tie down Gulliver. But I digress. I gnominate this exercise in gnomenclature for a 555.
Old Man Ribber - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks guys! In the words of Gnomer Pyle..."Sha - zam!" ;D
Below Average Dave - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
This is one of those "I Wish the original song was longer" moments, because I like what you did with this, wish it were longer, but hey for its time, this was a normal length song. Perry Como is one of my favorite artists of the pre-modern era, so good job.
Gnewt Gingerich - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
I gnu you'd come threw, OMR! Gnice gnigglin' of that ol' OS!
Christie Marie M - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
There's "gnome" man like Old Man Ribber to spice up the gnome's holidays! I used to own garden gnomes in my backyard...guess they must be away on 'holiday'! LOL!! I can imagine the gnomes around Christmas trees and displayed as decorations as well. Here's some short and sweet 5's!
Mark Scotti - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Gnome doubt about it, I'm giving fives!!!
Noam Chomsky - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Didn't even need the song -- the medium is the message -- and just working my name into the punny intro was worth Fives. Impressed that anyone here even knows who I am. Glad your liTTle tturttle friend ttold me about tthis!
Marshall McLuhan - September 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Hey! I was the one who said "the medium is the message". Don't use my quotes unless you really "Noam". (Just Ribbing you, Turtle - I presume). And I should have said that 4-1-2 is merely ever so slightly less disrespectful than 1-1-1). ;D
Noam Alaska - September 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Sorry, I always got those two confused, mostly because I disagree with both on a lot of issues. Pretentious snobs with little useful to say. Thanks for the correction, and great pun, again, on the name.

Also, *extremely* impressed that you got "Tommy Turtle" out of " liTTle tturttle friend ttold...." Nothing gets by ewe! (Just ribbing you, Ribber!) :-D
Wild Child JIN - September 07, 2010 - Report this comment
There is one thing better than gnomes in the universe, getting 3 5's down on Earth! ;-) 555
Dode - April 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Old Man Ribber, you are truly gifted! You have made so many good parodies! Very theatrical performance, 3 5's

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