Common meter, also known as ballad meter, is poetic meter where lines alternate having four accented syllables followed by three accented syllables. It is common in traditional hymns (Amazing Grace, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear), poetry (Emily Dickinson used it often), and many different ballads.
This can be used for humorous effect. For instance, it is easy to sing Emily Dickinson's poems to the tune of Gilligan's Island. For a faster example, you can easily sing the words of John Mellencamp's Rain on the Scarecrow to the tune of Go, Diego, Go!.
Are there any musical parodists who have exploited this common meter in humorous recordings? What songs did they record using this technique?