FATTER

lyrics by "Weird Al" Yankovic
music by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (parody of "Shattered")


Fatter, fatter
Shake 'n' Bake, fatter, fatter
Shake 'n' Bake, fatter, fatter

Corndogs, pizza, Coca-Cola,
Yogurt, butterscotch, granola.
Look at me. I'm fatter.
I'm fatter. I'm fatter.

Friends all gather 'round me.
My enemies surround me,
Yelling "Fatso, Fatso, Fatso!"
I've eaten in every single greasy spoon on Seventh Avenue.
That's right. I'm fatter.
Don't you know my weight is going up, up, up, up, up.
I tell you, this turkey sure is tough, tough, tough, tough, tough, tough,
     tough.

They got pizza on the West side,
French fries uptown.
Corn dogs deep fried in batter.
I'm fatter.
Go ahead, bite the Big Apple.
Don't mind the calories.
Pile it on my platter.
I'm fatter.
Pile it up. Pile it high up!

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Music copyright 1978 by Colgems-EMI Music Inc.

Performed live on The Dr. Demento Radio Show during a food medley,
     ca. 1980

Note: as an example of musical synchronicity, a very similar parody
     of the same song was popularized by Dennis Steele of WYSP-
     FM in Philadelphia ca. May of 1980.  Steele's "Fatter" included
     these lyrics:

Steaks and chops and turkey breasts.
That's what makes me feel the best.
Slosh it down with cans of beer.
Just make sure the bathroom's near.
Eat some more!
And get fatter ...

Don't you know my weight is going up, up, up, up, up!
To keep me in clothes is getting tough, tough, tough, tough,
     tough, tough, tough, tough, tough!

They've got hoagies on the Main Line.
Cheesesteaks uptown.
What a feast!
My diet's shattered.
It's in tatters.
My stomach's fatter,
Spreadin' all over Philadelphia!
Ironically, Steele's parody was inspired, in part, by the success of
     Weird Al's "My Bologna".  Neither version was recorded, perhaps
     because they were too much alike.