April 30, 2024

APR 30 (2024): singable satire: "THREE BEARS IN OUR HOT-TUB"


ORIGINAL SONG"Three Coins in The Fountain", 1954, as performed by Frank Sinatra. The song was written by Jule Styne (melody) and Sammy Cahn (lyrics) for the romantic film "Three Coins in the Fountain". The film has a plot involving Rome's famous Trevi Fountain, with a man named Giorgio as one of the principal characters. The song received an Academy Award in 1955 for Best Original Song. Hear Sinatra croon the tune HERE.

PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, 2016. 

PARODY-SONGLINK: To find ukulele and guitar chord-charts to help you accompany "Three Bears in Our Hot-Tub" on your favorite instrument, click HERE.

INSPIRATION: A newsfeed story related that a California man found his outdoor jacuzzi invaded by a bear who had climbed over his fence; the animal drank a cocktail at tub-side, then left the property and fell asleep in a nearby tree. Similar tales are not uncommon in the Pacific Northwest, but the current story of ursine home-invasion is considerably more elaborate than any single news report found online. 


(to the tune of "Three Coins in the Fountain")

Three-meter-high barriers
Should ensure your privacy.
Yogi swings with his cronies,
Down from that overhanging tree.

Three bears in our hot-tub
Each one loosening its bowels.
Good guests should wipe up messes;
These bears use our new white towels.

Three bears drank our cocktails,
Each snarfed snacks in our lanai.
Bare bears then tried romance
When margaritas got them high.

Is the new pool-liner wrecked?
Is the new pool-liner wrecked?

Three bears on our pool-deck,
Snoring after so much fun.
"I can no longer bear it - 
Get help! (I think that that's a pun.)"


"Three Bears", Anna Hyatt Huntington,
aluminum sculpture,
Brookgreen Gardens, SC.

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