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Song Parodies -> "Prattling of the Parodist"

Original Song Title:

"Battle Hymn of the Republic"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Prattling of the Parodist"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

OK.. so this is my thousandth song on this site.. well, slightly more if you count collaborations and ones that have been removed after threats from bullying lawyers. But officially, this is the big one zero zero zero.

Mine hands have typed the lyrics of a thousand parodies
On innumerable subjects such as death and porn and cheese
Politics, mythology, venereal disease
And still I'm writing more

I love lampooning lawmakers and lawbreakers as well
Hacking hacks, litigious quacks with supplements to sell
Profiteers and prophets, petty pricks in Personnel
And still I'm writing more

Paro-parodies aplenty
One or two or three or twenty
For the music cognoscenti
And still I'm writing more

I've parodied the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Status Quo
Village People, Judas Priest, Tom Lehrer, Bachman Turner O-
Verdrive, Monty Python, Edgar Allan Poe
And still I'm writing more

Parodies of poems, prayers, hymns as well as songs
Parodies of parodies, though that sounds somewhat wrong
Short ones, medium length ones, and some that are ****ing long
And still I'm writing more

Paro-parodies I'm writing
Witty, silly and exciting
Fun, sarcastically biting
And still I'm writing more

I am the very model of a modern major-gen-
-eral is a song I've parodied once or twice.. or ten
Times like I've done "Yesterday" - and I'll do 'em again
'Cause I'm still writing more

Heavy metal, show tunes, blues and rap and rock 'n' roll
Operetta, opera, and poetry and soul
TV theme tunes, national anthems, rap - I've done 'em all
And still I'm writing more

Paro-parodies I've written
Lyric-changing bug has bitten
Me and now I'm wholely smitten
And still I'm writing more

Judaism, IPU and Christianity
Islam, Flying spaghetti monster, Greek mythology
Any kind of made-up shit like that is game for me
And still I'm writing more

As a parodistic spoofer, reckon I'm still in my prime
Though I've got at least a thousand on this site, and that's why I'm
Making fun of music, oh yes, one song at a time
'Cause I'm still writing more

Paro-parodies I write 'em
To inspire and delight 'em
From 1k ad infinitem
'Cause I'm still writing more

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 12

Voting Breakdown

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   0
 3   0
 4   1
 5   11

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alvin - October 03, 2011 - Report this comment
very creative.....a worthy contribution or should i say 'grand" ....congrats on 1000
Leo Keough - October 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I don't know how you can crank out so many high quality parodies without getting burned out...My hat's off to you!!!...555!!!
John Barry - October 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I share your sentiments. Writing parodies in so much fun!
WarrenB - October 04, 2011 - Report this comment
And may we enjoy another thousand more! Congratulations, Mr. Alexander.
Phil Alexander - October 04, 2011 - Report this comment
:-) Thanks all. This has been a fun place to be for the last decade.. head is still very much fizzing with lyrics, so I guess I'll keep going for a bit longer.
Old Man Ribber - October 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Phil - You've said it all! Congrats on your milestone and your consistent quality! I predict there is an O.B.E. in your future. ;D
Phil Alexander - October 04, 2011 - Report this comment
"Oh, Bloody 'Ell"?
Old Man Ribber - October 05, 2011 - Report this comment
'Ell? You aren't a Cockney, are you? ;D
Phil Alexander - October 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Cor blimey, Mary Poppins! Me, a Cockney? You 'avin' a giraffe?
Agrimorfee - October 05, 2011 - Report this comment
who 4-bombed this? 555
Andria - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Can't believe I missed this... very nice work & self-tribute, as much as I'd love to be in the top 20 parodists, my frequent writer's block and real life get in the way far too often... 5s.
Peregrin - July 22, 2012 - Report this comment
A very belated congrats on your 100th, Phil. What a great piece of work it is :)
Phil Alexander - July 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks Agrimorfee, Andria and Pippin - scary thought that it's best part of a year ago already.. time is whizzing by so quickly at the moment.

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