Only when I was 5, I didn’t know they were parody songs. Like
I hate Bosco, it’s full of DDT
My mommy put it in my milk to try to poison me
But I fooled mommy and put it in her tea
And now there’s no more mommy
To try to poison me!
Apparently there’s a commercial that belongs to that song. I don’t remember it.
My gramma also used to sing On Top of Spaghetti which started like this:
On top of spaghetti all covered with cheese
I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed.
It rolled off the table and onto the floor
and then my poor meatball rolled out of the door.
I didn’t learn On Top of Ole Smokey until I was in middle school. And then I promptly forgot the real words and only remember the parody my gramma taught me. Kinda like I can’t sing Our love’s in jeopardy. . ., it’s always comes out I lost on jeopardy. . .
Have parody songs usurped real songs in your head? Or is my mind twisted.
::goes off singing Hold me closer Tony Danza. . .