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Song Parodies -> "Goodbye Rudy Tuesday"

Original Song Title:

"Ruby Tuesday"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Rolling Stones

Parody Song Title:

"Goodbye Rudy Tuesday"

Parody Written by:

Melanie Lee

The Lyrics

Tuesday, January 29, 2008, the day of the Florida primary, both the New York Daily News and Newsday (Long Island, NY) had headlines containing the words "Goodbye Rudy Tuesday". And they were right! So how could I resist? And I bet--I hope--I'm not the only one!
January votes, and now he’s done,
Chances for the White House really gone.
Florida has fled.
New York tabloids said
His run was dead.
Their headlines read:

“Goodbye Rudy Tuesday!”
You can’t force your name on us!
When you read the News and Newsday,
Did you raise a big fuss?

Nine-eleven was his battle cry:
Milked that tragedy till it ran dry.
Once “America’s Mayor”,
Once the polls named him
A major player.
Get him a Bayer.

Goodbye Rudy Tuesday!
You can’t force your name on us.
When you read the News and Newsday,
Did you raise a big fuss?

Pandered to the right a little more.
Anti-immigration? Pro-The War?
Watch your values flip.
Lose your soul
And you can lose your grip.
Your ratings slip.

Goodbye Rudy Tuesday!
You can’t put the blame on us!
When you read the News and Newsday,
Did you shout a loud cuss?
Similar parody: http://www.spaff.com/lund/rudy.html Daily News headline: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/galleries/january_front_pages/january_front_pages.html?c=1

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 16

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Stan Hall - January 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Simply marvelous, Melanie. Sing it with me ... "My vote above’s the first that has arrived / And, Melanie, your song gets triple-fived / In Kenny Bania mold / I’ll simply say “That’s gold!” / Your Rudy chaff / Gave me a laugh / / Goodbye, … etc. :-)
Agrimorfee - January 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Quick headline parody of the day...send it to The Capitol Steps, that's a very good one!
Meriadoc - January 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Liked the player/Bayer couplet.
John Barry - January 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Rudy would probably give you 20 (9 + 11), but straight 5s from me. Begged to be done; you did it beautifully.
littleCupCakes - January 31, 2008 - Report this comment
I'll miss you "Big G' ~~ I so wanted a Roman Presidency ~~ How could you deserrt ~USA~ when we need thee so much the demons to slay!
Michael Pacholek - January 31, 2008 - Report this comment
As one who saw the Daily News headline (but not Newsday's), and also as the author of "Rudy Red Sox" -- how'd that selling out of a cherished baseball principle work out in New Hampshire, by the way? -- I wholeheartedly approve! 5+5+5 = 15, his percentage in Florida! Where, like so many other old Nyawkers, Rudy's campaign went to die.
John Jenkins - January 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Excellent job of working all the rhymes in without forcing the lines.
Melanie Lee - February 01, 2008 - Report this comment
Agrimorfee: Capitol Steps does not accept outside material, but thanks for the suggestion! To all: thanks for the votes and the good comments!
Johnny D - February 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Had to be written and you wrote it so well !!
Guy - May 15, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC-G05)

I somehow missed this one when it posted. Glad you put it up or I probably would have never seen this. A most fitting epitaph and what Merry said about the Mayor/Bayer couplet - those lines are so well executed. Love the title switch. And this one is quite "Rude-ly" done. Rudy surely fell off the radar fast after "Rudy Tuesday". You get 5's - Rudy gets the curb.
Agrimorfee - May 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Like Guy said, Rudy fell off the radar quickly after this.
Stuart McArthur - May 28, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Rudy Giulliani I assume - here in Oz I am not aware of all the detail, and it's datedness means I've forgotten what detail I did know, so I can only evaluate it on artistry, and it is up to the standards I'm used to from you, Melanie, from previous comps - oh, and I did like the idea - 555
Claude Prez - May 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Not big on politics but good stuff.
Red Ant - May 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Dated, but well written. Loved the "Get him a Bayer" line, and you nailed his using 9/11 for everything.
bobpiecheese - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC4) I have no idea who Rudy is, but the pacing was tight as all get out. I've never been one for political parodies - I never get them!
Matthias - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Don't follow politics too closely but this was pretty good
Jeff Reuben - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm not big on politics either, but it worked.
Below Average Dave - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Very well done, Melanie, and agreed fully with the opinion--Rudy drove me nuts--claiming "he saved" New York and reduced it's crime single handedly, like the Police and Firemen who were really behind it didn't even deserve any credit. . .Good parody Mel.

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