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Mary Had a Little Song Parody…

By Brian | June 27, 2010 | Share on Facebook

Some random humor from my e-mail inbox:

First, my friend Jeff Porten shows what happens when you eat lamb chops while listening to Elton John:

Bo combs my fleece next morn adorned
Zero hour six AM
And I’m gonna be munching grass and straw till then
The NASA satellite was low and tight
That caught my sheepskin fuzz
Ovis aries meets Ares

And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
Got four legs waving in the air sublime
I’m not the lamb they think is all alone
Oh no no no. I’m a rocket lamb.
Rocket lamb, glad I’m wearing wool ’cause it’s awf’ly cold.

Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids
Leave them with the goats’ next door
Or their heads will bug out bad like Arnold’s did.
I see Spirit stuck there, down in the sand
In space there’s no one to hear you bleat
A rocket lamb, a rocket lamb.

And this orbit is still stuck on full repeat
No fancy gyroscope gives me a sign
I’d be better off as gyro meat
Oh no no no no no. I’m a rocket lamb.
Rocket lamb, Peep has no business raising sheep

Not to be outdone, Steve Walsh responded with this Paul McCartney tribute:

Well the grain exploded with a mighty crash, as we leapt over the trough,
And the first one said to the second one, “baaah”
Lamb on the run, lamb on the run,
And the farmer man and the upholstery stand, were searching everyone,

For the lamb on the run, lamb on the run, lamb on the run, lamb on the run

Well the shearer drew a heavy sigh, seeing no spool of wool had come,
And a bell was ringing in the village square, for the rabbits on the run
[NOTE: actual line!]
Lamb on the run, lamb on the run.

OK, so the first one is cute, but the second one is a challenge. So at that point, I turn to Billy Joel for inspiration:

There’s nine in our flock on a Saturday
But yesterday it was ten
There’s a sheep dog standing next to me
Making sure no one else leave the pen

He says, “Son, you appear to be musical
which for you, might seem quite absurd
But if you would please bleat a song that is sweet
Then I can keep track of this herd

baa baa baa, b- b- baa baa
baa baa, b- b- baa, baa baaaaaaaaaaaaa

Sing us a song, you’re the piano lamb
Sing us a song right now
’cause Mary is peeved I let one of you leave
and now she’s stuck eating the cow..

So there you go. Three guys writing song parodies who aren’t the least bit sheepish…

(Too much? Yeah, you’re right. Sorry…)

Topics: The World Wide Weird, Words about Music | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Mary Had a Little Song Parody…”

  1. Steve says at June 28th, 2010 at 8:00 pm :
    (Actually I was never a big McCartney/Beatles fan, however…)

    Tommy used to graze with the flock,
    The fence used to pen him in, but now he wanders out so lost, so lost

    Gina’s fleece was white as snow,
    She’d follow you around, everywhere you go,
    For food – for food

    Someone’s got to herd us, we’re dumb as rocks,
    Cannot see the difference ‘tween a sheepdog and a fox,
    We’ve got our fur coats, and we’ll shear them in locks,
    For you – but not our lamb chops!

    (Whoa) We’re sheep not dairy,
    (Whoa-ho!) Livin’ on a Prairie
    We left Bo Peep, to follow Mary
    (Whoa-ho!) Livin’ on a Prairie

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