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Song Parodies -> "The Penicillin Song"

Original Song Title:

"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"

Original Performer:

Traditional

Parody Song Title:

"The Penicillin Song"

Parody Written by:

Paree Dee

The Lyrics

Good to be back after several years' absence from this site! Motivation for this parody came from my daughter's Nursing Pharmacology class, with an assignment to write a song parody about penicillin. The floodgates were opened, and I couldn't stop them, which true parodists (??) understand.
THE PENICILLIN SONG (sing to the tune of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)

Hooray for penicillin
First wonder drug of note.
It's given by inje-ec-tion
Or swallowed down your throat.
Sir Alex Fleming is the man
Who made this antidote.
It-it cures ear infections and strep throat
Syphilis too.
It-it cur-ures ear infections and strep throat.

But penicillin is prescribed
With some hes-i-tan-cy
Because a lot of people to it
Have an allergy.
And women who take birth control
Might have a new baby.
Read the pamphlet you got at pharmacy
Or ask your nurse!
Read the pamphlet that you got at pharmacy.

And penicillin, sadly true,
has lost some po-ten-cy.
Bac-ter-i-a got smart and found
that they could live so free.
So scientists made other drugs
To keep us all heal-thy.
Ampicillin, amoxicillin, too.
MRSA be gone!
Benzylpenicillin is the third of three.

This song is getting very long.
We can't leave you without
Reminding you of penicillin
And its awesome clout.
It has its limits and its benefits
We've toldyou about.
It can cure meningitis without doubt.
Gonorrhea too.
It's the wonder drug of all time, without doubt.

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