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Song Parodies -> "Elections (Piddler on the Bush)"

Original Song Title:

"Tradition"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Fiddler on the Roof

Parody Song Title:

"Elections (Piddler on the Bush)"

Parody Written by:

Melanie Lee

The Lyrics

In honor of Super Tuesday primaries, 2/5/08.
BOB SCHIEFFER (CBS-TV news anchor, Face the Nation):
A Piddler on the Bush. Sounds tempting, no? Here in our great country of America, for the past seven years many of us have wanted to be a Piddler on the Bush: trying to put a damper on the President’s agenda without losing our jobs. You may ask, why are we now so hopeful? We’re hopeful because America is our home—land of the free, home of the brave. And how do we keep our freedom? That I can tell you in one word—Elections!

VOTERS:
Elections, elections—elections!
Elections, elections—elections!

BOB SCHIEFFER:
Here in America, we have elections for a President every four years. We have caucuses and primaries, then the conventions, then the national election, and then the Electoral College. You may ask, why do we have an Electoral College? I’ll tell you…I don’t know. But it’s an election. And because of our elections, each of us gets just one vote, and we all expect a big to-do.

REPUBLICANS 1:
Who, day and night,
Defends his Mormon practice,
Governed Massachusetts,
Cut another tax?
And who, from the right,
As winner of the vote,
Would make his White House Reaganesque?
Mitt Romney, Mitt Romney!
Elections!
Mitt Romney, Mitt Romney!
Elections!

DEMOCRATS 1:
Who has learned the way to run
A good White House,
A fine White House,
A left White House?
Who, who’s now a Senator, kept
The White House,
While Bill was making hay with Monica?
Hil Clinton, Hil Clinton!
Elections!
Hil Clinton, Hil Clinton!
Elections!

JOHN McCAIN:
For years, a P.O.W.
For years, a Senator.
Mitt Romney says I’m liberal;
He must be kidding.

REPUBLICANS 2:
McCain, McCain!
Elections!
McCain, McCain!
Elections!

DEMOCRATS 2:
And who’s the young upstart
Who’s black and white and brown,
Inspiring like a preacher
Whenever he’s in town?
Obama, Obama!
Elections!
Obama, Obama!
Elections!

(four stanzas sung as a round, then…)

REPUBS 1:
Mitt Romney…

DEMMIES 1:
Hil Clinton…

REPUBS 2:
McCain…

DEMMIES 2:
Obama…

ALL:
Elections!

REPUBS 1:
Mitt Romney…

DEMMIES 1:
Hil Clinton…

REPUBS 2:
McCain…

DEMMIES 2:
Obama…

ALL:
Elections!

BOB SCHIEFFER:
And then here in America, we have our also-rans: Mike Huckabee the Governor, John Edwards the Senator, Fred Thompson the Actor, Ron Paul the…Whatever-He-Is. We don’t bother with them, and we hope they stop bothering with us! But among our four leading candidates, we get along very well. Of course, there was the time when the Clintons played the race card and Barack Obama got mad…but now everything is fine, and we all get along splendidly…!

REPUBS 1:
Mitt!

DEMMIES 1:
Hil!

REPUBS 2:
John!

DEMMIES 2:
Barack!

REPUBS 1:
Mitt!

DEMMIES 1:
Hil!

REPUBS 2:
John!

DEMMIES 2:
Barack!

ALL:
Elections, elections—elections!
Elections, elections—elections!

BOB SCHIEFFER:
Elections, elections. Without our elections, we won’t get to behave like...like a Piddler on the Bush!
Hmmm...with the West Virginia returns, maybe I shouldn't count Mike Huckabee out so quickly!

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Johnny D - February 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Freedom of speech can be a crazy wacky thing indeed - but I wouldn't have it any other way, would you? :-)
2Eagle - February 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Very innovative. It would make a good Broadway show. Don't forget the candidates wives and husband and the mudslinging - Catty Cats.
Phil Alexander - February 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Marvellous - it's a difficult song to parody, with all the spoken bits. Very cleverly done, indeed.
John Jenkins - February 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Very, very creative. I commend you for balancing the parody by inserting Monica (which, I suspect, was not easy to do). The electoral college line is a classic.
littleCupCakes - February 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes, our political process seems to have been reduced to this ~Game Show~ like status !! The Price Is Right ?!?!

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