Parody of “Grain Train”, words and music by
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Reprinted from Songworm 3
This parody was sung by Leslie Fish on Tapeworm 2
Parody lyrics ©6/14/89 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.
Parody of “Grain Train”, words and music by Leslie Fish
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No sooner had they settled down
And sixty-three more months went by,
Than all were hearing, through the town,
Eight hundred thousand babies cry.
And every week, would you believe,
That’s forty million diapers changed!
The air got very hard to breathe.
The landfill grew a mountain range.
The town’s resources couldn’t last,
And hard as all the farmers tried,
The crops could only grow so fast.
The babies starved and almost died.
And with some children turning six,
The town got out its heavy tools
And stripped the land for wood and bricks
To build new classrooms for the schools.
One generation later, now,
Those hungry babies all have grown
And one of those eight hundred thou’
Decides to strike out on his own.
He says There’s lots to go around,
Enough to last us all our lives.
The problem’s just this crowded town.
I’m heading west ... with all my wives.
As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives.
Every wife had seven cars.
Every car held seven maids.
Every maid had seven friends.
Every friend had seven sons.
Had seven wives...
And all were moving from St. Ives.