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Song Parodies -> "That Cecil Dude’s Last Name Was Rhodes"

Original Song Title:

"Why Don't We Do It in the Road?"

Original Performer:

Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"That Cecil Dude’s Last Name Was Rhodes"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

That Cecil dude’s last name was Rhodes,
An eponym was Cecil Rhodes.
He roamed that region on its roads,
No friend of South Africa’s Roods.*
Now the name is Zimbabwe
For the country once named for Rhodes.
Today Mr. Mugabe goads
The world as he grabs loads and loads
Of dough, surrounded by his toads,
Won’t be long before it implodes.
Everyone is watching him
As this land’s inflation explodes.
Mugabe’s dictatorship bodes
Ill for those in that land’s abodes.
Though not perfect was Cecil Rhodes
At least he followed certain codes.
Now it is pure tyranny
(Now it’s a kleptocracy)
Under Mugabe and his toads.


*Reds

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Old Man Ribber - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
JAB - I'm not surprised you knew about Cecil Rhodes...and what Mugabe has done to his people and country! The usual splendud job here. ;D
Mark Scotti - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Always learning somthing from you, John. good one..
Old Man Ribber - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
SPLENDID! Not a "dud" in any way! I've heard that people with dyslexia have more FNU. ;D
Patrick - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I bet it's been a hundred years since anyone wrote a song about Cecil Rhodes. You are a real scholar.
Old Man Ribber - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Remember - All "Rhodes" lead to Zimbabwe! ;D
John Barry - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
OMR: Thanks. It's a sad story.
Mark: Thank you.
Patrick: Also a gentleman. Actually, neither, but thanks.
Susanna Viljanen - January 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Think positively. It could be Monomotapa. Fives.

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