🎶3 eggplants peeled and thinly sliced 6 cups of spaghetti sauce is nice
September 11, 2019 6:31 AM   Subscribe

To quote an old joke:
You pick a phrase, you pick a rhyme, repeat the sound another time,
Five iambs, then an extra beat will do ya.
Another rhyme, a rising note - congratulations, you just wrote
Another goddamn verse to Hallelujah!
I actually really like the song, but it is easy to add verses to.
posted by Hactar at 6:48 AM on September 11 [19 favorites]

(To avoid abusing edit)

Not that that's a bad thing or makes this any less worthy. Just that I want to see more stuff set to Hallelujah.
posted by Hactar at 6:48 AM on September 11

There was a man called AuberGene, had googly eyes and in between
A nose had grown, an eggplant who could smell ya
For mandolin conspiracy he was a meal and so, you see
A Toronto Farmer's Market Hallelujah!
posted by wellred at 7:09 AM on September 11 [5 favorites]

This is sacrilege.
posted by The Baffled King at 7:27 AM on September 11 [4 favorites]

posted by notquitemaryann at 7:45 AM on September 11 [4 favorites]

Metafilter's own DrLith's verse is solid:

You salt the slices til they drain
Their bitterness, like tears of pain,
You dredge with flour, then dip in egg then bread crumbs
Arrange in pan and bake till brown
Then spread the sauce on every round
And sprinkle with the parmesan reggiano
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 8:39 AM on September 11 [6 favorites]

The baffled cheese is grated reggiano!
posted by wellred at 8:40 AM on September 11 [1 favorite]

If you hate navigating Twitter threads as much as I do, go straight to here for a nice guitar performance.
posted by Nelson at 9:40 AM on September 11

This song is overplayed it seems
It worms my ear, it haunts my dreams
But you don't even care one bit, now do ya?
Now this post of parodies
Shifts ennui to hilarity
Another chance for silly business, boo-yah!
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:40 AM on September 11 [1 favorite]

We’ve all been to an open mic
And heard some acts we didn’t like
And needed one more vodka-and-kahlua
But nothing gets my nose as bent
As guys who sing this song in Lent
When no one’s s’posed to utter “Hallelujah!”
posted by armeowda at 12:05 PM on September 11 [4 favorites]

They say that way down in Brazil,
They've got a lot of cups to fill,
And if you order soda they might sue ya
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 1:01 PM on September 11

I loved this. thanks for linking. Also this is a relief from endless adaptations of the plum poem.
posted by biggreenplant at 2:57 PM on September 11 [1 favorite]

This was great! Thanks for posting.

Guess what I'm having for dinner?
posted by james33 at 5:15 AM on September 12

3 eggplants peeled and thinly sliced 6 cups of spaghetti sauce is nice

That also roughly works for the a-cappella chorus of Jimmy Buffett's Cheeseburger in Paradise:

3 eggplants peeled and thin-ily sliced
6 cups of spaghetti sauce'd be nice
A hunk o' garlic bread and a big glass o'wine
Well good god a-mighty need to make that mine
it's a -
Parmesan in Paradise (Paradiiiiise...)
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:31 AM on September 12 [1 favorite]

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