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Song Parodies -> "My Tenor Uke"

Original Song Title:

"My Tall Silk Hat"

Original Performer:

traditional camp-song

Parody Song Title:

"My Tenor Uke"

Parody Written by:

Giorgio Coniglio

The Lyrics

In the traditional version, based upon the tune of ‘Funiculi, Funicula’, a “big a-fat-a lady” squashes a hat on a subway seat. Debt, including pacing variation, is owing to Allan Sherman.
Inspired by trendy p’litical correctness,
I changed a song, an old-camp song,
Reflecting pre-teen Piggy/Twiggy bias,
That got it wrong, so very wrong.

Besides, a flavor more Napolitana,
I craved to chance, appeal enhance;
And so I quickly trimmed my ‘Lady’ down to sexy,
Not anorexy,
And let her dance, a bella dance !

“ One day, as I was riding up the tramway,
My tenor uke, my tenor uke
I laid it on the seat a-right beside me,
My tenor uke, my tenor uke. “

“ The tall and shapely Nina sat upon it,
Was that a fluke? My tenor uke !
And launched a liaison rather volcanic,
Not too platonic; my tenor uke ! “

Pavarotti, what do you think of that ?
Master it, six sharps or seven flats;
‘Cause body-type is so much hype;
It’s only brawn or big-a belly –
So save a seat “in cielo”
For our sleek friend A. Boccelli.

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Overall Rating: 3.0

Total Votes: 3

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Robert Galbreath - September 09, 2013 - Report this comment
I feel such sorrow for your instrument. It is a tragedy, I weep.
Fatcat Slim - September 09, 2013 - Report this comment
your uke makes me puke- 1s

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