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Lyr Req: That's a Moray (eel)...after That's Amore

Mark Roffe 01 Aug 99 - 08:18 PM
Jeri 01 Aug 99 - 10:56 PM
Lonesome EJ 02 Aug 99 - 12:10 AM
Rincon Roy 02 Aug 99 - 09:46 AM
as_a_mauve@hotmail.com 02 Aug 99 - 01:23 PM
dick greenhaus 02 Aug 99 - 06:12 PM
Mark Clark 29 Jan 02 - 05:04 PM
Murray MacLeod 29 Jan 02 - 05:09 PM
kendall 29 Jan 02 - 08:25 PM
Homeless 29 Jan 02 - 08:44 PM
ddw 29 Jan 02 - 10:05 PM
Chanteyranger 29 Jan 02 - 11:14 PM
Genie 29 Jan 02 - 11:36 PM
Genie 29 Jan 02 - 11:38 PM
SharonA 30 Jan 02 - 09:31 AM
Charley Noble 30 Jan 02 - 01:35 PM
ChanteyMatt 30 Jan 02 - 06:26 PM
Mark Clark 30 Jan 02 - 06:36 PM
Lonesome EJ 30 Jan 02 - 08:34 PM
GUEST,proxy 31 Jan 02 - 11:12 AM
cyder_drinker 31 Jan 02 - 02:49 PM
Lonesome EJ 31 Jan 02 - 03:29 PM
Herga Kitty 31 Jan 02 - 06:03 PM
Micca 31 Jan 02 - 07:10 PM
GUEST 31 Jan 02 - 10:21 PM
Chanteyranger 31 Jan 02 - 11:43 PM
Genie 01 Feb 02 - 12:48 AM
Melani 01 Feb 02 - 01:16 AM
Genie 01 Feb 02 - 09:37 PM
Lonesome EJ 01 Feb 02 - 11:18 PM
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Nerd 10 Sep 04 - 01:48 AM
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TheBigPinkLad 10 Sep 04 - 01:46 PM
Rabbi-Sol 10 Sep 04 - 06:02 PM
The Fooles Troupe 10 Sep 04 - 07:53 PM
Fergie 11 Sep 04 - 11:32 AM
GUEST,winterbright 11 Sep 04 - 04:29 PM
HuwG 11 Sep 04 - 06:35 PM
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Subject: That's a Moray (eel)... same tune as That's Amore
From: Mark Roffe
Date: 01 Aug 99 - 08:18 PM

Anybody know this one? It's to the tune of That's Amore, but instead of When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore, it goes sort of like:

When a fish bites your heel and the pain makes you reel
...that's a Moray!

Mark


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Jeri
Date: 01 Aug 99 - 10:56 PM

Mark, I can't help with the song, but I've heard it too. Some time back in one of the folk newsgroups, there was a thread with all sorts of parodies to that song. A more (there's a little accent that goes over the 'e' that I can't figure out) A Murray, etc. Wish I'd saved it...


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 12:10 AM

Actually, I thought that I was the first one to sing this parody!

When you reach in the sand
And something grabs your hand
that's a moray
When you swim on the reef
There's this thing with big teeth
That's a moray

Great minds think in patterns.


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Rincon Roy
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 09:46 AM

too funny...


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: as_a_mauve@hotmail.com
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 01:23 PM

I know how it ends...

'scusa me but you see when one look makes you flee that's a Moray.

Gee, I feel like Winston Smith


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 06:12 PM

I've long thought that many parodies would be better off with just one verse, or even just a portion of a verse. This is a fine example: the joke occurs on the second line, and any extension is mere repetition. It's a good joke, though.


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Subject: RE: That's a Moor, eh?
From: Mark Clark
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 05:04 PM

I just received this one today as email and thought it ought to be added to this thread.

      - Mark

When the moon hits your eye
Like a big pizza pie
That's amore.

When an eel bites your hand
And that's not what you planned
That's a moray.

When our habits are strange
And our customs deranged
That's our mores.

When your horse munches straw
And the bales total four
That's some more hay.

When Othello's poor wife
She gets stabbed with a knife
That's a Moor, eh?

When a Japanese knight
Used a sword in a fight
That's Samurai


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 05:09 PM

Now that is clever, Mark.

Uhh, Murray


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: kendall
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 08:25 PM

Stick your hand in that crack and you wont pull it back, that's a Moray..


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Homeless
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 08:44 PM

Spider Robinson had a bunch of these in one of his Callahan books. There were puns on moire, Morrey (?) Amsterdam among others. In the particular story, it was a claurican that was singing the song.


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: ddw
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 10:05 PM

Clever song, Mark, but that last verse is a bit of a stretch, don't you think?

cheers,

david


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 11:14 PM

Mark, that is an A-1, first class parody! I literally went "ALOL" reading that.


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Genie
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 11:36 PM

Well, Mark and Homeless, I was gonna add:

When you watch Dick Van Dyke
There's a funny little guy,
Atsa Morey!

Genie


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Genie
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 11:38 PM

or

Hear that stirring refrain
On the bagpipes they're playin'--
That's "The Morain."

Genie


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: SharonA
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 09:31 AM

"Do re me" is a song.
Hold the second note long:
That's some more "re".


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Charley Noble
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 01:35 PM

Maybe this thread explains why Naemanson was reciting some of these verses last night, in response to our sardonic comments to his plans of shifting to Sicily.


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: ChanteyMatt
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 06:26 PM

See that thing in the reef With the big shiny teeth That's a moray.

Put your hand in that crack And you won't get it back From a moray.

He can swim he can guide But he'd rather hide in the coral. If you dive stay alive Listen to me there's a moral

That was recorded by a guy in the Bahamas that goes by the name of The Barefoot Man.

I've written additional verses and used it in a couple performances.


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Mark Clark
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 06:36 PM

Great, ChanteyMatt. I like it much better with the bridge.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 08:34 PM

If you wanna fight back
There's some shells in the sack
That's ammo, Ray


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: GUEST,proxy
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:12 AM

Michael Cooney supplies:

"When-a you swim inna da sea, an' a eel bites-a you knee, dat's a moray-

"-a New Zealander man with a permanent tan, that's a Maori-

"--when two patterns combine, in a way serpentine, that's a moire--

"--He tells jokes, he's a ham; his last name's Amsterdam-dat's-a Morey!

"--if yer vitamins be mostly C, D and E....take some more A--

"--oh, you play 'What'd I Say' very gay--won't you play that some more, Ray--

"--My new ray-gun here tries to put out both your eyes: it's a Moe-Ray--

"--If 'King Kong' has gone flat, rent the flick ' Vampire Bat': That's some more Wray."

(the 13 Commandment: Thou shalt not beat a dead horse)


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: cyder_drinker
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 02:49 PM

Geological Action,
Caused by Glacial Traction-
That's a moraine.


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 03:29 PM

When you can't eat the stuff
It's not Kosher enough
That's ham, Murray

OK, I'll stop now.


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 06:03 PM

Not just parodies, but Mondegreens too!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Micca
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 07:10 PM

and of course while on the subject there is, to a different tune..

Ye rugged barbecuers,
Oh come and hae yer fill.
They hae taen the Eel of Moray
And layed him on the grill.
He was a big fishy
And of eels was the king
It's the bonnie Eel of Moray
Whose praises we sing.

Long will the hungry
Through the thick smoke look down
Ere they see the Eel of Moray
Is turning nice and brown.

Oh woe betide you, Huntly.
You can only blame yersel
For I bid ye use the butter
And the oil to baste him well.
He was a braw fishy
And he weighed 'most 14 pound.
Now the Eel of Moray
Is turning black and brown.


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 10:21 PM

When you're swimming in a creek, and an eel bites your cheek, that's a moray


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:43 PM

When you get off your bike, and then go for a hike, that's a foray.


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Genie
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 12:48 AM

What? No "du Maurier?"
"Lil' Mohee?"
"Maui?"
"Meowie?"
"... that's Bryn Mawr, eh?"

(OK, I'll stop.)

Genie


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Melani
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 01:16 AM

Okay.

"When you read a good book with a dark spooky look, that's du Maurier."


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Genie
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 09:37 PM

He's a cat with the jive
And he meows for Nine Lives,
That's-a Morris.


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 11:18 PM

The cylindrical jars
Once found in Greek bars
That's amphorae

I think I'm going to need help stopping


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: GUEST,realpirates@hotmail.com
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 09:49 PM

When an eel that you spy swimming by bites your thigh that's a moray!


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: JennyO
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 10:27 PM

When an eel reaches out, and it bites off your snout,
That's a moray.


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Nerd
Date: 10 Sep 04 - 01:48 AM

When the joke's gone so long
it's a fourteen hour song
that's a bore, eh?

when the verses don't stop
until both eyelids drop
that's a snore, eh?

And the former VP
who comes from Tennessee
is Al Gore, eh?


Actually, I always had a problem with the original song.

First of all, when does a big pizza pie HIT YOUR EYE? Ouch!

And second, if the MOON hit your eye you'd be in REAL trouble!


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Nerd
Date: 10 Sep 04 - 10:36 AM

When an English trad song
Has a synth and a gong
That's Jim Moray


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Cool Beans
Date: 10 Sep 04 - 01:30 PM

When on Tuesdays you visit
Your old prof. Who is it?
That's a Morrie.


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: TheBigPinkLad
Date: 10 Sep 04 - 01:46 PM

My Canadian chum
Loves a deadbeat French bum
That's amour, eh?


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 10 Sep 04 - 06:02 PM

When we were kids we used to sing the off color version:

When a rock
Hits your cock
And you're ready to f**k
Thats a boner

                   SOL ZELLER


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 10 Sep 04 - 07:53 PM

Well, actually it probably wouldn't be - any more...


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Fergie
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 11:32 AM

When Mens Rights of Antrim
Need a neat acronym
Thats M.R.A.
Thats M.R.A.


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: GUEST,winterbright
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 04:29 PM

When her car's Chevrolet, and she sings, "USA"... Dinah Shore, eh?
(Oops, I'm dating myself!)


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: HuwG
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 06:35 PM

It's a Welsh hole in the ground
And its wheels go around
That's Tymawr, aye !


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Subject: RE: That's a Moray (eel)... after That's Amore
From: Nerd
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 06:38 PM

There are chicks
at this school
Who make Philly guys drool
That's Bryn Mawr, eh?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: That's a Moray (eel)...after That's Amore
From: GUEST,winterbright
Date: 12 Sep 04 - 02:49 PM

Not in drawers 'B' through 'Z'
So you know it must be
there in drawer 'A'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: That's a Moray (eel)...after That's A
From: pdq
Date: 12 Sep 04 - 05:44 PM

some more lyrics...

      When you step off the reef
      and get nothing but grief,
            that's a moray!

      When something clamps on your toe
      and it just won't let go.
            that's a moray!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: That's a Moray (eel)...after That's Amore
From: GUEST,winterbright
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 10:28 AM

Seventeen - seven - six,
if with England you sticks,
you're a Tor(a)y!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: That's a Moray (eel)...after That's Amore
From: GUEST,WildCornelius
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 03:42 AM

Charlton Heston and Chums,
They're all firing their guns,
That's NRA...

(Geeky version)

In the War of the Ring,
Aragorn became king
of Gondor, eh?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: That's a Moray (eel)...after That's Amore
From: Naemanson
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 07:31 PM

A Canadian man
Introduces his mom,
Dat's me mar, eh?

If a farmer has need
To cut some more feed,
He cuts some more hay.

If you get all you need
Of Vitamin B
You need More A.

He's a New Zealand man,
With a permanent tan,
He's a Maor-eh.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: That's a Moray (eel)...after That's Amore
From: GUEST,Neither Dean nor Ween
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 06:50 PM

When Othello's brigands rape and pillage the land, that's a Moor raid.

When the docs see inside that the jock's knee is fried, that's MRI.

When a lobbyist cries, 'Handguns only SAVE lives', that's NRA.

When large gold nuggets shine in Canadian mines, that's some ore, eh?

When the moon has a sea, though as dry as can be, that's a mare.

When societal rules help us all keep our cool, that's a more.

When a glacier dries out and leaves rocks strewn about, that's a
moraine.

When Hawaiian man eyes isle with second-prize size, that's-a Maui.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: That's a Moray (eel)...after That's Amore
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Mar 10 - 01:10 PM

A Canadian cruise
Gives you paddles to use
That's some oar, eh?

If the fellow you see
Could be that guy or me
That's him or I

When Romano has tried
To shoot guns, but goes wide
Aim some more, Ray

If you make a small sound
To make folks turn around
That's um or hey

When a single sun beam
Pushes you out the ring
That's Sumo Ray

If a loansharking Jew
Demands money from you
That's owe-Murray

When the TV show guest
Causes Povitch distress
That's Oh, Maury


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: That's a Moray (eel)...after That's A
From: Genie
Date: 31 Mar 10 - 03:22 PM

Good (i.e., groan-worthy) ones, Guest. But which guest are ya?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: That's a Moray (eel)...after That's Amore
From: GUEST,Yalana Cotu
Date: 21 Nov 10 - 11:51 AM

If you go for a swim, and you don't come back in ... that's a Moray!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: That's a Moray (eel)...after That's Amore
From: kendall
Date: 21 Nov 10 - 03:12 PM

How can anyone not love a good parody?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: That's a Moray (eel)...after That's Amore
From: GUEST,Yalana Cotu
Date: 21 Nov 10 - 10:16 PM

When you meet a big eel, and its teeth are like steel... that's a Moray.

If it's big and it's mean, and all slimy and green... that's a Moray.

If it looks like a snake, with a gape like a rake... that's a Moray.

If he's fanning his gills, better head for the hills... that's a Moray!


When you're diving at night, and you feel a sharp bite... that's a Moray.

As you flee from it's cave, it's aggressive and brave... that's a Moray.

It runs you out of depth, so you run short of breath... that's a Moray.

Then it hits all your fingers, with teeth that are stingers... that's a Moray!


So you scream, and you beg, but it still bites your leg... that's a Moray!

Then it bites on your thumb, takes a chunk off your bum... that's a Moray!

When the eel in the reef, has your junk in its teeth... that's a Moray!

So you blubber and scream, just like in, a bad dream... that's a Moray!!!


And when you've had enough, of this grim, grizzly stuff...

S - I - N - G... NO MORE! eh?


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