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Song Parodies -> "It Makes a Fellow Parody a Singer"

Original Song Title:

"It Makes a Fellow Proud to be a Soldier"

Original Performer:

Tom Lehrer

Parody Song Title:

"It Makes a Fellow Parody a Singer"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

The heart of every person on this website swells with joy
for the nation's laughter comes as if a new-wrapped Christmas toy.
For the fascinating tunes and compilations that we share
are the quaint and curious melodies we hope will soon be there.

Now Bobby wrote a song about a tree, how big it's grown
and also of the silly girl who's now left him alone.
The angels came, and we all cried
'cause song's so bad, our brains are fried.
It makes a fellow parody a singer!

Now Harry wrote a song and saw it rise to number one.
The reason that he wrote, he was neglectful of his son.
He takes his tips and gets so stoned.
We rearrange the way he droned.
It makes a fellow parody a singer!

After Johnny got through basic skating he
was a rocker through and through when he was done.
Its effects were rad and thumping that the girl who gave him dumping
in five years had another loser's son.

Now Fred wrote lengthy piece about a guy who killed a man.
An operatic rhapsody he called Bohemian.
We are such wisenheimer guys.
Re-wrote it for the Enterprise.
It makes a fellow parody a singer!

Now James tells girls his life is brilliant, and they're beautiful.
His video is really dumb, his voice just makes me drool.
At end of it he is de-cliffed.
Each time I hear him, I get miffed.
It makes a fellow parody a singer!

Now this guy is stuck in California's Folsom Prison's stash.
He shot a man to watch him die, not for his girl or cash.
Alive, he never will get out
but he's a guy we'll write about.
It makes a fellow parody a singer!

Six guys, they are the up-and-coming type.
Played with dolls when they were boys you just can bet.
It's foretold all the way, down at their Y.M.C.A.
But they haven't got parodied enough yet!

The captain of that great big ship that hauled ore, sad to tell
his story is so tragic, but I retell it so well.
My songs, like lake, superior.
Don't think so? Kiss my posterior!
It makes a fellow parody, when as a kid I vowed to be
what Talent, she allowed to be
a singer - at peace!

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Pacing: 4.3
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Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 11

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Phil Alexander - December 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Abso****inglutely marvellous, Michael. If more people knew the OS, I'd reckon this a SOTM contender :-D
Rick D - December 09, 2006 - Report this comment
I know it well and I concur.
Yoidy - December 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Absolutely fabulous!
Susanna Viljanen - December 09, 2006 - Report this comment
This was a very intriguing and witty parody. I think Don who sang about the death of music would have deserved an own verse as well.
Phil Alexander - December 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Can I add that verse, Susanna? Something like this:
Now, Don wrote 'bout the death of music, but I don't know why
He called his intermin'ble dirge "whatever-it-was" pie
And there's lots of cryptic references all throughout the song
Which goes on and on and on and on and on and on and ON ;-)
Susanna Viljanen - December 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Woops, I forgot to vote. Fivers!
MasonR - December 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Fabulous job with one of my favorite Tom Lehrer songs! And now, onto some useless trivia...there's a parody of this song in Jim Bouton's book, Ball Four, called "It Makes A Fellow Proud To Be An Astro." Anyway 555!
Michael Pacholek - December 11, 2006 - Report this comment
I know it well, Mason: "Now, the Astros are a team that likes to go out on the town, we like to drink and fight and f--- 'til curfew comes around..."
Ravyn Rant - December 11, 2006 - Report this comment
Seriously SOTM-worthy. Made me laugh out loud. 555
alvin rhodes - December 11, 2006 - Report this comment
thank the lord there are so many miserable songs to parody...5s
ProudAmerican - December 13, 2006 - Report this comment
111 because you are a sick, pedophile leftard.

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