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Song Parodies -> "The Ballad of Spacely Sprockets"

Original Song Title:

"The Ballad of Davy Crockett (long version)"

Original Performer:

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Parody Song Title:

"The Ballad of Spacely Sprockets"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

If only poetic justice ever happened outside of poetry....
Born in office building 103
in a city where nothing's free,
raised in the corporate world for quite a fee,
took the bar when he was twenty three.
Spacely, of Spacely Sprockets, just another skinflint boss!

In twenty-thirty-one the stocks they froze,
adding recession to the country's woes.
Now, class warfare is somethin' he knows,
so he packs his junk bonds and off he goes.
Spacely, of Spacely Sprockets, the man who did not care!

On down the highway he flies along,
makin' up lies just like Enron.
In his mind he's never wrong,
he gets George Jetson to string along.
Spacely, of Spacely Sprockets, with the temper of a bear!

Cogswell Cogs is our rival's name,
his stupid company we'll put to shame.
Them no good idiots will be our slaves,
'cause we'll corner the market any day.
Spacely, of Spacely Sprockets, the man who wants it all!

Headed back to work from the old home place,
Jetson was leading a merry chase,
flyin' his car at a devil's pace,
dreading the look on his boss's face.
Spacely, of Spacely Sprockets, always gives him a dressing down!

Spacely and Cogswell had a pricing war
till there were no more cogs in the store,
and while he was riskin' his profits offshore,
made himself a miser for evermore.
Spacely, of Spacely Sprockets, just another skinflint boss!

He gave his word which he never kept,
makes you wonder how he ever slept.
Using Jetson for an ashtray stand,
the rudest boss in all the land
Spacely, of Spacely Sprockets, keeping Jetson from his dear!

But the cops came out and the sirens rang
and Spacely reached the end of his game,
out his ears came smoke and flame,
all his excuses sounded so lame
Spacely, of Spacely Sprockets, headed for jail again!

Off in the squad car he flies along
makin' up lies just like Enron.
He'll bribe a judge and be out 'fore long,
'cause money makes right even when he's wrong
Spacely, of Spacely Sprockets, Of the law he has no fear!

Polluting a place where the air was clean,
where the trees were tall and the grass was green,
spewing his waste in a nearby stream,
and chopping woods, it's a boss's dream.
Spacely, of Spacely Sprockets, destroying paradise!

His heart lacks love and his greed beats all,
Jetson wished he could leave it all
and lose himself in the towers tall,
but he was too poor to leave at all.
Spacely, of Spacely Sprockets, enslaving his employees!

He went to Congress and lobbied for a bill,
bribing the criminals on Capitol Hill
took a billion to Washington so we heard tell
He wanted new laws to give Cogswell hell,
Spacely, of Spacely Sprockets, soft-money racketeer!

Him and his greed travelled all the land,
and his money made him friends to beat Uncle Sam.
Never paid his taxes, always runnin' a scam
You didn't want to do business with that man!
Spacely, of Spacely Sprockets, Uncle Scrooge would be proud!

He knew when he spoke he would get his way,
and he hoped for a monopoly any day,
but he got in trouble and couldn't bail.
Like Martha Stewart he went to jail!
Spacely, of Spacely Sprockets, now paying for his life of crime!

When he come home his business was done,
Cogswell's takeover had just begun.
So he packed his car with his laser gun
and flew to his old building with George Jetson.
Spacely, of Spacely Sprockets, He just won't give it up!

He never heard of Houston and Enron's fate.
Well, he learned just a little too late!
Now he's through, Cogswell said checkmate,
and now Cogswell is setting the rates.
Spacely, of Spacely Sprockets, got what he deserved!

He's now bankrupt and his land is gone,
the judge took it all, and left him none.
He's now broke and on the run,
even had to pawn his laser gun!
Spacely, of Spacely Sprockets, just another skinflint boss!
Spacely, of Spacely Sprockets, just another skinflint boss!
2003 Michael W. McVeySpoofs and Parodies Yahoo Group

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Mr. X - March 01, 2004 - Report this comment
I kinda like this one; I wonder why no one's commented yet..
Adagio - March 01, 2004 - Report this comment
You're right, X, this is a good one. 5's
2nz - March 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good. This one needs some attention...

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