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Song Parodies -> "A Malleable Metrical Mastic"

Original Song Title:

"Popeye the Sailor Man"

Original Performer:

Sammy Lerner

Parody Song Title:

"A Malleable Metrical Mastic"

Parody Written by:

Stan Hall

The Lyrics

No test for the Leary? :-)
“A Malleable Metrical Mastic”

A malleable metrical mastic,
the limerick form’s quite elastic:
iamb, anapest, dactyl,
and trochee in fact’ll
mix well in a flow not too spastic.

(But that isn’t to say "no holds barred,"
for there _is_ a preferred form. Regard:
in lines 1, 2, and 5,
for 3 anapests strive,
3 & 4 get 2 feet, not "a yard."

And the rhyme scheme, moreover, is fixed
such that any divergence is nixed:
Thus "a-a-b-b-a"
it has been and shall stay
‘til all limerick rules be deep-sixed.)

Now it’s your turn, Dear Reader, so grab
Up your pen and for fun take a stab
At some lim'rick rhymes fittable
To this tune (it's hospitable)
And I’m sure the result will be fab.

© Stan Hall

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Agrimorfee - January 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Wow. There was a rad author named Stan Hall...
Jeff Reuben - January 31, 2008 - Report this comment
You gain bonus points for using malleable in a song. I haven't heard that word since high school science (although being the nerd I am, it was one of my favorites). This was clever, and one of the first of your songs I've seen. I'm looking forward to seeing more.
John Barry - January 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Limericks—mainly anapestic.
Authors attempt to do their best shtik.
But the usual theme:
Big, stuffed tw*t; tight-*ss ream,
A f**ked sheep, slurped c**t, and a fressed d*ck.
Stan - January 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Aw, JB, limericks may be usually, but surely aren't uniquely good only for a tawdry titter. (Oooooh, he sadi "tit"!) :-) Indeed, I say: "Whoever would call lim’ricks “lowbrow” / Must himself be the bearer of no brow, / A Neanderthaler / Whom I’d tell, with choler, / “Yo, bro, I’m glad I ain’t got yo’ brow!” :-)
alvin - January 31, 2008 - Report this comment
very instructional...lol
littleCupCakes - January 31, 2008 - Report this comment
555 for words O'Play, Sir.
A_B_B_A - March 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Nordic homies don't play dat ga_a_ame! Fantastic and hauntingly reminiscent of... hmmmm.... well, some instructatron extrordinaire who shall remain unnamed (No, NOT Valdemort, though lordly he be...)

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