Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Three years ago we reported on the discovery of a long-lost collection of parody songs by Allan Sherman, but we only posted a few of them.
We think it's about time to share some more of these songs. They are clever, corny, but funny nevertheless. They made us chuckle and we hope that you'll enjoy them too.
Like any parody songs, they are funnier if you are familiar with the original song on which the parody is based. To Sherman, nothing was sacred, even the serious songs in Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals.
One of the show stoppers in Carousel was the song You'll Never Walk Alone. Sherman's comedic genius relocated the song to the Bronx, a borough of New York that is often the butt of jokes. In this parody, Sherman puts new words to the melody to guide a friend to his home in the Bronx.
Just in case you've forgotten the original, scroll down to find a version from a 1994 revival of the classic Broadway musical.
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