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Song Parodies -> "I Work For A Surgeon"

Original Song Title:

"My Old Man's A Dustman"

Original Performer:

Lonnie Donnegan

Parody Song Title:

"I Work For A Surgeon"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

An ode to medical secretaries - wherever they are!
I work for a surgeon, he wears a surgeon's hat
I take calls from his patients; I'm very good at that
We all look rather fetching in our special navy suit
And some med secs work such long hours you'd think they'd taken root

Now patients give their details, and some of them forget
Most of them are really nice but some they fuss and fret
Now one or two are needy, they ring, and call, and write
Some turn up on the wrong day, and swear THEY'VE got it right

Oh, I work for a surgeon; he wears a surgeon's hat
I take calls from his patients; I'm very good at that
I say I say I say, his diary's full of toadstools
How do you know it's full?
Cause there's not mush-room for appointments!

When some are told to book their ops, they say they'll ring or call
So you wait by the phone for days but they don't ring at all
You call them up eventually to ask about the date
'Can I book it for tomorrow love?' - Why not?! Am I too late?!

Oh, I work for a surgeon; he wears a surgeon's hat
I take calls from his patient's; I'm very good at that!
I say I say I say, I think my consultant is treating a cross-eyed teacher
How do you know he's a teacher?
Cause he can't control his pupils!

Now I work for a surgeon, he really can be fun.
But if you mess up his op list, you'd better hide or run
I told the boss in Theatre straight, the kit he liked to use
But make sure that it's ordered first, or he'll really blow his fuse!

Oh I work for a surgeon, He wears a surgeon's hat
I take calls from his patients, and I'm quite good at that
I say, I say, I say, 'Rabbits keep running away from me'
What's wrong with me doctor?..
You're suffering from a receding hare line!

When you work for a surgeon, you have to knock them into shape
Make sure they spell the hard words, and speak clearly on their tape
Don't let them promise follow-ups, when you know there's no space
And that you like to leave at 5 - for a life outside this place!

Oh, I work for a surgeon; he wears a surgeon's hat
I listen to his patient's needs; I'm always doing that
So next time you see a surgeon, and he's lookin' rather glad
You'll know it's cos his med sec is the best he's ever had!

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Diva - May 10, 2003 - Report this comment
It's true, a good Doc is only , as good as, his office staff.

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