THIS MONTH’S PARODY (Jan 15) Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE

(Lyrics by Bob Russel, Music by Duke Ellington)
This was written by Ellington as a big band instrumental number in 1940. The lyrics were added two years later and the Ink Spots had a Number One hit with it the year after that. It’s been recorded many times, of course, but the one-verse parody doesn’t work unless you know the tune. I heard this for the first time only a few weeks ago when an actor friend sang it to me in the kitchen. I laughed like a drain. It’s really silly.

 

Missed the Saturday dance
Heard they crowded the floor
Couldn’t bear it without you
Don’t get around much anymore

Thought I’d visit the club
Got as far as the door
They’d have asked me about you
Don’t get around much anymore

Darling, I guess my mind’s more at ease
But nevertheless, why stir up memories

Been invited on dates
Might have gone but what for
Awfully different without you
Don’t get around much anymore

 

DON’T BRUSH MY TEETH MUCH ANYMORE

Anon.

Missed the piss-pot last night,

Pissed all over the floor.

Mopped it up with my toothbrush –

Don’t brush my teeth much anymore.

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