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Song Parodies -> "The Holy Grail"

Original Song Title:

"Whiter Shade of Pale"

Original Performer:

Procul Harum

Parody Song Title:

"The Holy Grail"

Parody Written by:

MarthaDTox

The Lyrics

This parody refers to what happene on the last day of floor trading on the London Commodity Exchange
I sold my last contango*
Got shafted by the floor
I was feeling rather homesick
As I headed for the door
The end was coming closer
As the minutes ticked away
I just stood there thinkin - God I need a drink
Somethin to take the pain away

And so it was that later
As the traders told their tales
Of how they trashed the inner sanctum
Obliterating the audit trail

I guess you think I'm crazy
But the truth is plain to see
That my trading days are over
There's no room left for guys like me
Don't wanna sit there matching orders
Staring blankly at a screen
I've just gotta find another way
to realise my dream

and so it was that later
as the traders told their tales
of how they trashed the inner sanctum
obliterating the audit trail
they didn't want to go to jail

and so it was that later
as the traders told their tales
of how they trashed the inner sanctum
desecrating the holy grail
*a type of trade on a futures exchange

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Johnny D - February 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job. This is a tough song to parody. I know, because I attempted to parody it too, once upon a time:

http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/procolharum1.shtml
My parody's called "A Lamer Stupid Rhyme"
MarthaDTox - February 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Yes .. I have just checked it out great parody! thanks for your comment
John Jenkins - February 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Your contango is golden.
Phil Alexander - February 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Must admit this one was unexpected (I was thinking a "Holy Grail" parody had to be Python): so were you a LCE trader then?
MarthaDTox - February 10, 2004 - Report this comment
No I used to work for the regulator....(originally called the Association of Futures Brokers and Dealers.. it is now part of the Financial Services Authority) Were you??
Phil Alexander - February 11, 2004 - Report this comment
No, but I've written prediction software based on someone-or-other's algorithm: I was on salary at the time, the company I worked for got about a grand or two and the guy we wrote it for sold it for a couple of million. Such is life.
john neuberry - October 25, 2004 - Report this comment
can you please give the music for the song

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