Saturday, June 25, 2005

"Father's Day" Encore

Walking home this afternoon from a few errands with my daughter, I allowed her the inestimable boon (poor child!) of listening to me improvise nonce lyrics using phrases from our conversation. These maunderings soon coalesced into a not-very-original parody of Harry Ruby's unique "Father's Day" (memorably sung by Groucho Marx, among others), which, because of its unoriginality, I denominate a second or encore chorus to that song:

Today, Father, is Father’s Day,
So we’re letting you sleep in.
We’re sure gonna try
To be so mousy qui-
Et, you can hear someone dropping a pin.
It offers recognition of your status,
So we do these little favors with zest;
For according to our mother, you begat us—
And Mom, after all, knows best.

Lyric (what little of it's original) © 2005 Nathaniel DesH. Petrikov


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