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Song Parodies -> "Tip Talked Too Much"

Original Song Title:

"You Talk Too Much"

Original Performer:

Joe Jones

Parody Song Title:

"Tip Talked Too Much"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

On March 4, 1841, William Henry Harrison was sworn in as the 9th President of the United States. Known as "Old Tippecanoe" or "Old Tip" for his victory at the Battle of Tippecanoe when he was military Governor of the Indiana Territory in 1811, he stood in a freezing rain with no hat, no coat and no gloves for an hour and 45 minutes to give his Inaugural Address. He did this at the age of 68, the oldest President ever until 1958 and the oldest elected until 1980. An hour-45. And that was after Secretary of State Daniel Webster cut his speech down, removing several reference that would have been obscure to 1841 Americans: "I have killed 17 Roman proconsuls, dead as smelts!" Tip caught pneumonia and died a month later, on April 4, the first President to die in office. That's right, the longest Inaugural Address caused the shortest Presidency, and turned an American hero into a historical laughingstock. Or, as Bill Clinton said at his hundred-day mark in May 1993, "I am not doing so bad! At this point in his Administration, William Henry Harrison had been dead 68 days!"
Tip talked too much, an hour forty-five.
Tip talked too much, no longer alive.
He just taw-aw-aw-aw-aw-awked.
He talked too much.

He talked about things that he just didn't know.
He talked about old Romans and we wished he would go.
He just taw-aw-aw-aw-aw-awked.
He talked too much.

He talked without a hat and with no raincoat.
He talked throughout the storm, he was a silly old goat.
He just taw-aw-aw-aw-aw-awked.
He talked too much.

(saxophone break)

Tip talked too much, an hour forty-five.
Tip talked too much, no longer alive.
He just taw-aw-aw-aw-aw-awked.
He talked too much.

He talked more than any other President had.
He talked so much he caught pneumonia, and that's bad.
He just taw-aw-aw-aw-aw-awked.
He talked too much.

He talked throughout the rain and then he got sick.
He talked and then he died, and us with Tyler he'd stick.
He just taw-aw-aw-aw-aw-awked.
He talked too much.

(saxophone close)

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Rod Worden - July 13, 2004 - Report this comment
One of the best I've read lately, Michael, great job, and educational. 5s, bro!
John Barry - July 13, 2004 - Report this comment
I am most impressed by your project. Good work.
alvin rhodes - July 13, 2004 - Report this comment
ppor ol' W.H.....never had a chance...at least, he was immortalized in your excellent parody...looking forward to more presidents
The Great Karlando - July 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Amiright history lessons are far and away the most interesting ones. Maybe I wouldnt have slept through US History Till The Civil War last semester if lessons were like this.

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