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I need help writing parody

Uncle_DaveO 30 Apr 12 - 08:05 PM
frogprince 30 Apr 12 - 08:11 PM
Genie 01 May 12 - 01:32 AM
Genie 01 May 12 - 02:27 AM
Genie 01 May 12 - 02:30 AM
Big Al Whittle 01 May 12 - 03:16 AM
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Subject: I need help writing parody
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 30 Apr 12 - 08:05 PM

Today I told my Beautiful Wife, "I'm going to sit down and drink a cup of coffee."

Immediately the song "I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter" came to mind, and my uncontrollable (alleged) mind started to convert my coffee-drinking intent to a parody.

So far, it's like this:

"I'm gonna sit right down and drink a cup of coffee
Pretend I've got no work to do.
I'll sip the caffeine oh so sweet
It's gonna keep me on my feet"

And then the problem part. I've tried to keep close to
the original line, "A lotta kisses on the bottom
                   I'll be glad I got 'em"
So my next parody line (which I'd like to make use of,
because of its initial similarity to the original) is
                   "A lotta sippin' to the bottom". . .

But here's the rub: I can't use "I'll be glad I got 'em" for the next line because "'em" (which is really "them") doesn't fit coffee. and I can't use "I'll be glad I got it" because it doesn't rhyme.

Once I get past that problem, if I do, the rest would
go:
                   "I'm gonna smile and say, 'I think it's
                        tastin' better,"
                   And guzzlin' down's the way to do,'


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Subject: RE: I need help writing parody
From: frogprince
Date: 30 Apr 12 - 08:11 PM

Apart from the coffee,I think the lines "A lotta kisses on the bottom
                   I'll be glad I got 'em" just dearly beg to be
given a new context.


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Subject: RE: I need help writing parody
From: Genie
Date: 01 May 12 - 01:32 AM

Lemme think a few minutes. This sounds interesting.

Can you give me a few more of your related throughts, in simple prose? That would help a lot.

Genie


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Subject: RE: I need help writing parody
From: Genie
Date: 01 May 12 - 02:27 AM

Just a bit of "brainstorming":


"I'm gonna sit right down and drink my cup o' coffee
And make believe no work is due.
I'll sip the caffeine, oh so sweet,
It's gonna keep me on my feet,"
A jolt of energy I'll borrow
To tide me over till tomorrow.

I'm gonna smile and say, "Hot damn! I'm feelin' better!
Then close, 'cause I've got work to do.
I'm gonna sit right down and drink myself some coffee
And make believe no more work's due.


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Subject: RE: I need help writing parody
From: Genie
Date: 01 May 12 - 02:30 AM

I'm still a proponent of outlining the essential ideas/messages to be conveyed in the song first. It doesn't matter if they 'scan' or rhyme; just get those key ideas/percepts/messages/thoughts out there. I think the well-crafted lyrics will follow.

Genie


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Subject: RE: I need help writing parody
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 May 12 - 03:16 AM

I'm gonna sit right down and drink my cup o' coffee
And make believe no work is due.
I'll sip the caffeine, oh so sweet,
It's gonna keep me on my feet,"
Then I'll plant kisses all over you bottom
I'll be glad you got 'em!

I'm gonna smile and say, "Hot damn! I'm feelin' better!
Then think what was that work that I meant to do
Then my little chum! I'll get back to your bum!
singing doo whacka do whacka do whack do whacka doooo!


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Subject: RE: I need help writing parody
From: C-flat
Date: 01 May 12 - 04:41 AM

Alternatively you could finish the first verse:-


"I'm gonna sit right down and drink my cup o' coffee
And make believe no work is due.
I'll sip the caffeine, oh so sweet,
It's gonna keep me on my feet,"

Drain the cup down to the bottom-
All my cares will be forgotten

C-flat


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Subject: RE: I need help writing parody
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 May 12 - 04:58 AM

'All my cares will be forgotten.....?'

takes more than coffee in the general way of things.....


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Subject: RE: I need help writing parody
From: matt milton
Date: 01 May 12 - 05:23 AM

"From: frogprince - PM
Date: 30 Apr 12 - 08:11 PM

Apart from the coffee,I think the lines "A lotta kisses on the bottom
                   I'll be glad I got 'em" just dearly beg to be
given a new context."

Paul McCartney beat you to it - that's exactly what he did on the title of his new album.


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Subject: RE: I need help writing parody
From: Bernard
Date: 01 May 12 - 07:19 AM

How about...

A lotta grounds there on the bottom
I'll be glad I spot 'em...


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Subject: RE: I need help writing parody
From: Genie
Date: 01 May 12 - 02:58 PM

Love it, Big Al! LOL


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Subject: parody of Sit Right Down & Write Myself Letter
From: Genie
Date: 01 May 12 - 03:17 PM

OK, piggybacking on Big Al's twisted line and veering off in that direction, how about:

I'M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF SOME JAVA

"I'm gonna sit right down and have myself some java
And make believe no work is due.
I'll sip the caffeine, oh so sweet,
It's gonna keep me on my feet
While I plant kisses on your bottom -
Won't you be glad you got 'em?


I'm gonna smile and say, "I'm flowing just like lava!
Them clothes of yours must be removed!
I'm gonna sit right down and have myself some java
And then I'll have myself some you!




(I noticed that the parody lines I submitted earlier didn't maintain the rhyme scheme of the song.    I tried keeping "coffee" and/or "better" but wasn't finding it as easy to come up with good rhymes that worked.)


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Subject: Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter - parody
From: Genie
Date: 01 May 12 - 03:39 PM

Going back to what seems to be your original intent, Uncle Dave, how about this?


I'm gonna sit right down and drink myself some coffee,
Pretend I've got no work to do.
I'll sip the caffeine, oh so sweet,
It's gonna keep me on my feet.
If there's some grounds there on the bottom,
I'll still be glad I've got 'em. *

I'm gonna smile because this makes my spirit lofty
And perks me up the way you do,**
I'm gonna sit right down and have myself some coffee,
And make believe my work's all through.



*[[ Alternatively:
A lot of sips to reach the bottom,
If there be grounds, I'm glad I got 'em.]]


**Alternatively:
I'm gonna smile because my mood is now more lofty,
Yes, guzzlin' Joe's the thing for you,


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Subject: RE: I need help writing parody
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 01 May 12 - 04:05 PM

C-Flat, your suggestion of "All my cares will be
forgotten" could work. An almost-rhyme, which
is fine by me.

And Bernard, your "A lotta grounds there on the bottom
                         I'll be glad I spot 'em..."
gives a good rhyme, but it's a sort of a negative thought
about the holy coffee and its noble time-wasting function.

Genie's lines,    "A jolt of energy I'll borrow
                         To tide me over till tomorrow"
comes close to the feeling and provides a good rhyme.
    The message of my song is pretty much that coffee,
besides being a great good in itself, is a semiconscious
distraction from the workaday world, and if I sip slowly
enough (and maybe drink enough cups)the time for work will
pass, and I can quit for the day with a (sort-of) clear
conscience.   
    I don't really want to get into the thought (enticing
as it might be otherwise) some of you are attaching to the
original "A lotta kisses on the bottom", for two reasons:
1. That phrase belongs to the original song, and I
    haven't mentioned the "lotta kisses" language in mine
    but have substituted the "sippin'" bit. I think to
    directly adopt that line from the original song would
    be a mistake in this parody. My "sippin'" line may not
    be the greatest, but at least it doesn't fight the
    image I'm looking for. The "borrow/tomorrow" lines
    might work well.
2. The scatological meaning of the original "kisses" phrase doesn't
    fit with the message I suggest in the previous paragraph.
    I don't object to that meaning in the abstract, but it's
    foreign to the thought I'm pursuing here.

    Genie, I think I have gone some distance toward sketching
out the desired message, as you suggested.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: I need help writing parody
From: Genie
Date: 01 May 12 - 04:54 PM

Points well taken, Dave.

More to ponder:

"I'm gonna sit right down and have myself some coffee
And make believe no work is due,
Enjoy the caffeine, oh so sweet -
It's gonna keep me on my feet.
I'll sip until I reach the bottom,
And worries, I ain't got 'em.


I'm gonna smile and say, "This makes my spirit lofty
And perks me up the way you do,
(And perks me through the afternoon)
I'm gonna sit right down and have myself some coffee,
And make believe my work's all through.



Or


"I'm gonna sit right down and have myself some java
And make believe no work is due,
Enjoy the caffeine, oh so sweet -
It's gonna keep me on my feet.
I'll sip until I reach the bottom,
And worries, I ain't got 'em.


I'm gonna smile because this jolts my vena cava
And takes my mind off chores to do.
I'm gonna sit right down and have myself some java
And make believe my work's all through.


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Subject: RE: I need help writing parody
From: zozimus
Date: 01 May 12 - 05:46 PM

I'm gonna sit right down and have my cup of coffee
Cos heaven knows that it my favourite brew
I'll turn on my perculator
The work can wait 'til later
For without my fix of caffeine, there's nuttin' I can do.


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Subject: RE: I need help writing parody
From: Amos
Date: 01 May 12 - 06:04 PM

I'm gonna make it black and hot! It
Will make me glad I got it!
I am so glad I thought of it,
'Cuz I really really love it!


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Subject: RE: I need help writing parody
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 02 May 12 - 05:34 PM

Genie:

Your line,
    "I'm gonna smile because this jolts my vena cava"
tickles my funny-bone. Very in-Genie-ous!

I've had a number of good inputs here, and I'll sit down (with some coffee, probably) and work out my final version.

And to all my valued contributors, I really appreciate your input.
Obviously I can't use 'em all. Just to drop the other shoe, either tonight (Wednesday) or tomorrow morning I'll post my final version. And thanks again to all and sundry.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: I need help writing parody
From: Genie
Date: 03 May 12 - 03:18 AM

Can't wait to hear what you come up with, Uncle Dave.

Glad we other catters could help with the brainstorming.


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Subject: RE: I need help writing parody
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 03 May 12 - 06:53 AM

I'm gonna sit right down and drink a cup of coffee
Its Brazillian like your haircut, so intime
Ill say - can in see you in the buff?
Make sure that line is straight enough
You know what its like, a fellow has to dream....!


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Subject: RE: I need help writing parody
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 04 May 12 - 08:53 AM

Those of you who have been sitting on the edge of your
chair, waiting for my final result, can relax now. Here's
my final (I think) version:

Gonna Sit Right Down

I'm gonna sit right down and drink a cup of coffee
Pretend I've got no work to do.
I'll sip the caffeine oh so sweet
It's gonna keep me on my feet
And if I find grounds in the bottom
I'll still be glad I got 'em!

I'm gonna smile and say, "Gol-Durn! I'm feelin' better!
It's perked me up, I don't feel blue.
I'm gonna sit right here and drink another cuppa coffee
And when it's gone, my work-time's through."
Doodle-y-doo oo-oo
"My work-day's done, I'm comin' home to you!"

That's it. I guess I'll have a cuppa java now.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: I need help writing parody
From: Genie
Date: 04 May 12 - 08:09 PM

Good job, Dave!   
You've earned that coffee break!


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