Saturday 20 May 2023

Lyrics for Singable Satire: HATS OFF to BORGE

 PARODY-LYRICS (a reprise from 2017)

ORIGINAL SONG: "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" 1908, Norworth and von Tilzer, as performed by Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly, spoofed by Victor Borge.

PARODY COMPOSED: Dr.G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, September 2013. 

The second verse invokes the sort of patron with whom you sometimes have to share the cheap-seats-section of your local ballpark. This variation on the baseball-park anthem is modified by the 'traditional' earlier start of lyrics versus music (“Borge-positive version”); the less well-known opposite distortion (“Borge-negative version”) is also shown.  

SONGLINK: On our song-blog you can find the lyrics and chords for ukulele or guitar for our satire-song.  Click HERE.


(to the tune of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame")

Victor's "Clown Prince of Denmark” -
Unique musical gags;
He detached lyrics and melody - 
Spiffier spoof than an old parody.
For if you can handle the offset
The cadence will hit the mark,
Seventh In-ning home-run you’ll score
At the old ballpark.

Tickets cheap for the ballgame,
Seats right up in the clouds;
We won’t buy overpriced drinks and snacks -
Friends snuck in with a couple six-packs.
Let me hoot and jeer at the home-team;
My date’s dismayed that she came,
For it’s one, two, three beers you’re out
At the old ballgame.

(BORGE Version - Lyrics advanced):
………..   (Tickets)
Cheap for the ballgame; seats right
Up in the clouds we won’t
Buy overpriced drinks and snacks  - Friends snuck
In with a couple six-packs. Let me
Hoot and jeer at the home-team;  my date’s
Dismayed that she came, for it’s
Big crowd at Rogers Dome,
One, two, three beers you’re out at the
Old ball-game.   xxx-xxx.

(Funky Version - Lyrics Delayed):
xxx-xxx. Tickets cheap for the
Ballgame, seats right up in
The clouds, we won’t buy drinks overpriced
And snacks - Friends snuck in with a couple
Six-packs; let me hoot and jeer at the
Home-team, my date’s dismayed that
She came, for  it’s  one, two, three beers
You’re out at the old.
……….. (ballgame).

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