October 10, 2023

OCT 10 (2023), singable satire: Julie Andrews sings "EWE-YEW-YOU" (the English homonym medley)


ORIGINAL SONG: "Do-Re-Mi", as performed by Julie Andrews and the cast of von Trapp children in the 1965 film version of the musical hit "The Sound of Music". The song was composed by Rogers and Hammerstein for the stage version of the iconic American musical, that premiered in 1959 featuring Mary Martin in the lead role of "Maria". 
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, September 2014; the medley, in fact, contains two spoofs based on the same original song. The parody-medley was added to Giorgio's predecessor blog "Giorgio's Ukable Parodies" as one of his earliest parody-songs.
PARODY-SONGLINK: To find ukulele and guitar chord-charts to help you accompany "EWE-YEW-YOU (the English homonym medley)" on your favorite instrument, click HERE.


(to the tune of "Do-Re-Mi") 

Dough -- it's paste I knead for bread
Rey -- the Spanish word for "KING"
Mea culpa -- Latin guilt
Fa't -- it's so embarrassing
So -- an adverb meaning "MUCH"
LA -- Louisiana mail
Tee -- a shirt for golf or such
Dough -- there's what I'll need for bail.

Dough, rey, mea, fa't, so, LA, tee, dough !  

Ewe -- a sheep, a female sheep
Yew -- a hedge that's evergreen
You -- a name to call yourself
U- -- a turn to leave the scene
Hugh -- an entertaining guy
A job that's carving wood -- that's hew
Hue -- a tint to catch the eye
And that brings us back to ewe. 

Ewe, yew, youU-, Hughhew, hue, ewe !  

Editor's Note (added April 2024):
"When you know the notes to sing, you can sing most anything."
(The melody and words of this delightful song remain with us as an "earworm".) With this fact in mind, we have concocted another pair of spoofs dealing with the French version. We have labelled this effort, a French homonym song, as "Jeux-de-Mots". (Click the link to enjoy it, available in mid-April 2024). 

Solfège system of naming musical notes, shown here for key of C

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