The Hundredth Song


Reprinted from Songworm 3
This parody was sung by Leslie Fish on Tapeworm 3

Parody of “The Thousandth Man”, words by Rudyard Kipling , music by Leslie Fish

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Parody lyrics ©11/5/88 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.

OneD-mod
song 
in a hundred, B
filk
singers say,
EnA
chants 
you on the first D-mod
hear
C
ing
.D-mod
And it s G
worth
while listening half of the day,
For the D-mod
chance 
of a C
new 
one apD-mod
pear
ing.

A
Odds 
are about B
nine
ty-G
nine 
to A
one
You ll D-mod
find 
yourself C
yawn
ing disD-mod
creet
ly.
But the hundredth C
song
, when G
once 
beA
gun
,B     A
Will D-mod
hold 
your atC
ten
tion D-mod
completely
.

The song may be cheerful, moody, or dark,
Or something there is no name for.
But the hundredth song will hit the mark
The rest of the songs all aim for.

 Odds are about ninety-nine to one
They quickly will go out of fashion.
While the hundredth song has long since won
Your funny bone, heart strings, or passion

It may make you laugh.  It may make you cry
In sadness or out of pleasure.
Stay up and listen  til dawn draws nigh,
In hopes that you ll hear such a treasure.

 Odds are about ninety-nine to one,
In meeting room, hallway, or guest room,
That that extra-special song gets done
While you re on your way ... to the rest room!