Wednesday, 2 July 2014

A Seasonal Procession: Tiptoe Past Ripe Berries

POST #49
PARODY-LYRICS
ORIGINAL SONG: "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" , Burke and Dubin 1929, for early talkie-film musical The Gold Diggers of Broadway, as recorded by Nick Lucas 1929, Tiny Tim 1968, et al.
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, July 2014.

KEYWORDS: showtune, classicsong


innocuous unripe berries







TIPTOE PAST RIPE BERRIES

(to the tune of "Tiptoe Through The Tulips")

             Fm6  
             Come...........
 C           C#dim      Dm7      Ebdim        C            C+         F           Fm
Tip-toe  round the messes 'neath the Johnsons' fruiting berry  tree;
Fm6    C       A7           Dm7       G7  C    Am7 Dm7 G7             
Please tiptoe past mulberries - my plea;
                   C       C#dim          Dm7  Ebdim          C         C+             F      Fm
They stain concrete, and the floor-mats, and our carpets; walk responsibly!
Fm6     C        A7           Dm7       G7  C      C7
Please tip-toe past mulberries - my plea. 

        F            Em7                   A7 
Ripe fruit hot pavement does cook;
Em7 A7                Dm7             G7            G7+
Bird-poo; Yuch! - Purple; just  look!  So slip your 
C           C#dim    Dm7    Ebdim                C           C+             F              Fm
Shoes off at the doorstep, when you're sneaking from your girlfriend's digs
Fm6    C        A7            Dm7    G7  C    
Please tiptoe past the berries - my plea, ......... and 

C           C#dim      Dm7      Ebdim        C             C+        F        Fm
Tip-toe  round the messes 'neath our neighbors' over-bearing tree;
Fm6 C            A7           Dm7  G7  C    Am7 Dm7 G7             
Our front sidewalk's a jam factory
                    C       C#dim      Dm7  Ebdim           C        C+           F      Fm
Blue-stained granite and hall tile-slate, and our carpets; walk responsibly!
Fm6     C        A7          Dm7      G7  C      C7
Please tip-toe past mulberries - my plea. 

      F       Em7                 A7 
No diff if you're slow or quick;
Em7     A7           Dm7                      G7           G7+
They'll squish; in shoe-treads they'll stick.  So slip your 
C           C#dim   Dm7    Ebdim                C           C+             F       Fm
Shoes off at the doorstep, when you're sneaking home well after two....or
Fm6 C          A7   Dm7 G7           C    
The rug-cleaning bill sticks with you.
   













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