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Song Parodies -> "John and Edwina"

Original Song Title:

"John Wesley Harding"

Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"John and Edwina"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

John Major was the last UK prime minister Edwina Currie was a minister in his governmentShe wrote a steamy novel about and adulterous affair between ministers and years later revealed that it was about her own affair with John Major..when he was a whip .. a Membde of Parliament who controls the business in parliament .. they keep files on MPs' they know all the scandal.....Maggie is Maggie Thatcher"Back to Basics" was a political campaign run by John Major about focussing on family values etc.. Tim and David were government ministers who were exposed as having affairsThe Daily Telegraph is national newapper associated with the conservative partyTony is Tony Blair
John and Edwina
They were hungry for success
They were shinnin up that long and greasy pole
They were sure that they could make it
They knew they were the best
They had no doubts that they would reach their goal

One night as they were leavin
After a late division bell
She said why don't you walk with me a while
I know you're feelin lonely
You know I'll never kiss and tell
Now you're a whip* you can keep us off the file

All across the Telegraph
His name it did resound
Then Maggie said you are the chosen one
But you'll have to dump Edwina
She will only drag you down
Forget her now you've had your bit of fun

For many years she kept her word
But all the time he knew
she'd been writing up her diaries every night
And one day she would publish
And if she did he'd have to sue
And hope that Max could make everything all right

When John got back to basics
He was hanging by a thread
He let Tim and David fall upon their swords
He knew he couldn't make it
If she betrayed him he was dead
All he could do was pray she would keep her word

But how she did torment him
With her literary prowess
Those scenes of steamy sex and kinky underwear
And how he must have hated it
Although no one ever guessed
He was her parliamentary affair

But when it was all over
When his glory days were through
When he thought that she would never spill the beans
She came from out of nowhere
and her aim was sure and true
revenge so sweet ....oh baby - in your dreams

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Paul W. - February 19, 2004 - Report this comment
All 5's martha, for having the courage to do old Dylan songs that only you and I appear to remember. "I'll be in your dream if you'll be in mine, "and HE said that.
Martha - February 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Paul for your kind comments. I have just posted another song from the John Wesley Harding album .. it's on a very obscure subject !(The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest) Dylan songs are great of course for what they are ..but also cos they are long enough to actually say something .. and he hasn't got the greatest range in his voice so they are easy for a not very gifted vocalist to perform!

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