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Song Parodies -> "Domesday Tax Platoon"

Original Song Title:

"Tuesday Afternoon"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Moody Blues

Parody Song Title:

"Domesday Tax Platoon"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Domesday tax platoon:
They are coming after me,
and they’ll make me pay.
Not a trace of levity
as levies come my way.

Hope they don’t haul me
away from my small plot here,
where I barely get by.
I cannot afford a beer
if they jack rates up high.

The book is comprehensive, the first of its kind;
William the Conqueror’s put many in a bind.
I don’t mind paying my fair share, but here’s the rub:
I support nobles while for my grub I must grub.

Domesday Tax Platoon (3X)

Domesday tax dragoons,
They are coming after me,
I sense, any day.
Apace and with brevity
they may soon take me away.

Hope they don’t maul me—
give a cauliflower ear,
also a blackened eye.
Worse—lay me out on a bier
with nary a “goodbye.”

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John Jenkins - January 03, 2018 - Report this comment
Historical and hysterical. The word play - particularly "levity/levies" - is stellar.
Patrick - January 03, 2018 - Report this comment
Medieval politics were not so different from ours.
Jonathan - January 03, 2018 - Report this comment
another masterpiece! of course, what else should one expect from JAB? 5s
Rob Arndt - January 03, 2018 - Report this comment
Again, glad you are back in play- 555!

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