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Song Parodies -> "Bingle’s Swell"

Original Song Title:

"Jingle Bells"

Original Performer:

Traditional

Parody Song Title:

"Bingle’s Swell"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

The nickname “Der Bingle” was common among Crosby's German listeners and came to be used by his English-speaking fans.
Macap was that duo;
their shtik would most often slay.
Bob Hope played the schmoe;
Bing had more cachet.

Bob couldn’t really sing,
But Bing got it right.
If Bob started caroling,
Bing looked at him in fright.

Der Bingle’s swell, Bingle’s swell,
Bingle makes my day.
Bob could be a little snide,
but off each other they played great!
Bingle’s swell, Bingle’s swell,
Bingle makes my day.
They had fun on other side
of the camera; Bing played straight
man to Bob, the Bozo,
and sometimes would deride
Bob in a tone quite light.
Sometimes he’d hurt Bob’s pride.
But Bing could always bank
on Bob’s not getting not.
Into the bank much dough they sank,
’cause their films grossed a lot.

Most flicks did well, flicks did swell
for them..safe to say.
They’d make one and then decide
another was on its way. Yay!
Flicks did well, flicks did swell
for them…gobs of pay.
They’d make one and then decide
that the same roles they would play.

They had the timing right;
right after Bob had sprung
a line making light
of Bing, the latter ’d sung.
When I watch them, I pay
heed to Bing, who seems meek
compared to Bob, who acts quite outré.
But Bing sings, also speaks.
Bingle’s swell, Bingle’s swell,
Bingle makes my day.
Oh what fun it is to slide
into a chair and flicks-gaze.
Bingle’s swell, Bingle’s swell,
what he’s got to say
might be ironic, but snide
is the role Bob sometimes plays.

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