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Song Parodies -> "Green Leaves"

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Parody Song Title:

"Green Leaves"

Parody Written by:

Jeff "Dr Chordate" Moran

The Lyrics

There are many different versions of this song, and perhaps a thousand or more verses when all versions are counted. I did not try to "parody" all of them, just a couple of verses.
Green Leaves by Jeffrey Moran
Alas, my leaf, you do me wrong to leave my branch so discourteously.
I loved you well all summer long, with sunlight and your company.

Green leaves, with chlorophyll,
Capturing sunlight’s energy.
Green leaves, my phloem fills
With sugar photosynthetically.

Green pigment absorbs photons, and uses energy thus acquired
To combine water and CO2 into the sugar my cells desire.

Green leaves, with chlorophyll,
Capturing sunlight’s energy.
Green leaves, my phloem fills
With sugar photosynthetically.

Chlorophyll is found inside chloroplasts of all green leaves.
Without its power to use sunlight, all heterotrophs would be dead meat.

Final chorus:
Green leaves, from my branches go,
It’s autumn, I know I must say good-bye.
Green leaves, may you improve
The soil on which you come to lie.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 6

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

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Dr Giorgio Coniglio dec - October 28, 2015 - Report this comment
Nice one - 3 clumps of 5 leaves. (A hint - to improve the appearance of your posts - leave out the small-font title at the top of your lyrics - it's already incorporated in the header). Keep 'em coming.
Rev. Lisla - October 28, 2015 - Report this comment
Jeff, your parody is poetic and educational. However, as a man of the cloth I must remind you that only God can make a tree (that may in summer wear a nest of robins in her hair, etc., etc.) Holy Harry has grudgingly given me dispensation to award you 5s, but to also warn you to be careful -- BE VERY CAREFUL about using science to explain the miracle of leaves and stuff. As for the previous commenter, I have yet to decode the "dec" after his name. Does it mean "decrepit" or "decadent"? God forbid it means "deceased" because in view of his lifelike activity, that would make him the z-word, one of only a handful on this site.

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