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Song Parodies -> "Harsh Dick Cheney, Rumsey and Rice"

Original Song Title:

"Scarborough Fair/Canticle"

Original Performer:

Simon and Garfunkel

Parody Song Title:

"Harsh Dick Cheney, Rumsey and Rice"

Parody Written by:

Bob Gomez

The Lyrics

Are you votin' Republican, ma'am?
Harsh Dick Cheney, Rumsey and Rice
They bomb Iraq like it's Vietnam
Switch to Kerry, that's my advice

Tell Bush to find me Osama Hussein
(What do you think "conservative" means?)
Harsh Dick Cheney, Rumsey and Rice
(Why hasn't Bush vetoed one spending bill?)
What's that you say? No one by that name?
(MBA Bush breaks the National Treasury)
Talk to Dubya and be concise
(Seems unaware while the deficit grows)

Tell him the Internet's one single thing
(There's John Ashcroft, Karl Rove, and Wolfowitz, too)
Harsh Dick Cheney, Rumsey and Rice
(Patriot Act is corroding our rights)
For reading and writing, speaking, list'ning
(Remember photographs from Abu Ghraib)
Not to God or to Jesus Christ

Tell him he's got us in a pickle with Europe
(400 tons of explosives)
Harsh Dick Cheney, Rumsey and Rice
(Not enough forces to guard Al Qaqaa)
We plied 'em with vinegar, now let's try syrup
(Now who knows where they've gone, or what terrorists will use them)
Army grunts will soon pay the price

Are you votin' Republican, sir?
Harsh Dick Cheney, Rumsey and Rice
A Kerry convert I wish you were
Touch the screen, it might just count twice...
ęBob Gomez 2004

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 11

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Johnny D - November 01, 2004 - Report this comment
I see you saved 'em all up for the last day of the campaign, Bob. Let's hope things stay fresh in the minds of the undecided voters tomorrow.
Michael Pacholek - November 01, 2004 - Report this comment
This would be too damn funny, if it weren't so damn true.
Bob Gomez, a decidedly decided voter - November 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Johnny: I'm hopeful that the process will be clean and that there will be a clear winner. Am I being naive? I think there are very few undecided voters at this point; there are decided voters and apathetic nonvoters who are discouraged with politics and politicians. Nonvoters have as much a right to complain about things as I do. I just wish they would vote or shut up.
MP: I couldn't have said it any better. Actually, this is more an offshoot or an homage to the original than a parody, but it's how I feel right now.
John Jenkins - November 02, 2004 - Report this comment
During the Democratic primaries, I tried to parody this song (substituting John Kerry for rosemary), but this is a very hard song to parody, and I couldn't make it work. So I'm voting three 5s for this proposition. As far as the real election today, I suspect that I am cancelling a lot of your votes. - November 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Expertly crafted, BFG. And "Osama Hussein" - heh heh.
Phil Alexander - November 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Missed this first time around (thanks, Spaff, for commenting) - another beautiful use of the song, especially with the canticle.

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