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Song Parodies -> "I Schemed a Scheme"

Original Song Title:

"I Dreamed a Dream"

Original Performer:

from "Les Miserables"

Parody Song Title:

"I Schemed a Scheme"

Parody Written by:

Glynn Leaney

The Lyrics

The parody is from a re-write of "Les Miserables" entitled "The Unfortunates" and this particular number is sung by the main character - a rogue trader just out of jail.


When I set out and joined a bank
And the bosses were soft
Everything was lawful.
When I set out my mind was blank
All the staff were a bore
And the work was quite awful.
When I set out
I was wanting more.

I had a scheme some years ago
My hopes were high
For making money.
I schemed so much and hoped to show
That life for me would turn out sunny.
But I was young and quite naïve
My plans were made and then rejected.
What could I then hope to achieve?
All hope seemed gone
I was dejected.
But more thoughts came to my head
I could hear a clap of thunder.
And when lightning struck as well
I dispelled all thoughts of shame.

I kept a notebook by my side,
I filled each page with awe and wonder.
I took it all within my stride
And it was done when summer came.
But still my scheme lies in my drawer
They say it doesn’t meet compliance.
I’ll have to think a little more
To get it past the board of finance.
I had a scheme my life would change
Much different from the pay I’m earning.
Much different now from what I dreamed
And laws have scotched
The scheme I schemed.

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Patrick - March 28, 2014 - Report this comment
More government bureaucrats standing in the way of the innovator.

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