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Song Parodies -> "The Night They Drove Old Florida Down"

Original Song Title:

"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"

Original Performer:

The Band

Parody Song Title:

"The Night They Drove Old Florida Down"

Parody Written by:

Jeff Wilder

The Lyrics

Written in honor of the events of November 2000.
Election day came and voting was never a pain
Until butterfly ballots came and messed up the votes again
On the afternoon of November 5 Florida was quite alive
By November 8 Palm Beach had fell
It's a time I remember oh so well

The night they drove old Florida down
And the chads were hangin'
The night they drove old Florida down
And the fogies were bangin'
They went na na na na na na (which translates into "I didn't mean to vote for Buchanan")

After Gore lost Tennessee
Bush called him to see
"Well golly Al look at me I got the presidency"
Now Gore told Bush to wait and be good
Cause Florida wasn't yet out of the wood
"Let me take what I need and don't you gorge
There's no need to be snippy George"

The night they drove old Florida down
And the chads were hangin'
The night they drove old Florida down
And the fogies were bangin'
They went na na na na na na

Like his father before him
Bush got the land
And like Dan Quayle before him
He's proved himself as a silly man
His IQ is 18, his head is in caved
But by Powell and Cheney's expertise he's always saved
Even though his gray matter is smaller than his feet
You can't prune a shrub, even when he's met defeat.

The night they drove old Florida down
And the chads were hangin'
The night they drove old Florida down
And the fogies were bangin'
They went na na na na na na

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Millard - October 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Some pacing problems - Florida has more syllables than Dixie - and some factual problems - Gore called Bush, not visa versa.
But it deserves better than triple ones.
Vi McIlveen - April 17, 2006 - Report this comment
It was very well done. Looking forward to more. Maybe about Canada? Keep up the good work..

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