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Song Parodies -> "Rough and Ready"

Original Song Title:

"Get Ready"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Temptations

Parody Song Title:

"Rough and Ready"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

General Zachary Taylor was known as Old Rough and Ready. Great soldier. But we'll never know what kind of President he would've been, 'cause he died a year and change into office. Had he lived, could he have held off the Civil War? Speculation is all we have.
(Rough, Ready, and here he comes!)
(Rough, Ready, and here he comes!)

I never met a general who fights as good as Taylor!
(He's all right!)
He's gonna beat Santa Anna and make him a failure!
(That's outta sight!)

So, fee, fi, fo, fum!
Hey, Mexico, now, here he comes!
Texas and Colorado, too
should get ready!
Rough and Ready!
Arizona, Zacky's taking you!
Rough and Ready!
Rough and Ready!
Here he comes!
(Rough, Ready, and here he comes!)
He's on the way!
(Rough, Ready, and here he comes!)

If you wanna play hide-and-seek in war, let me remind you!
(You'll get beat!)
It will not matter if Apache tribes are all behind you!
(Or Blackfeet!)
So twiddle-de-dee, twiddle-de-dum!
Hey, Mexico, now, here he comes!
Wyoming and Nevada, too
should get ready!
Rough and Ready!
And Utah, Zacky's taking you!
Rough and Ready!
Rough and Ready!
Here he comes!

(Rough, Ready, and here he comes!)
He's on the way!
(Rough, Ready, and here he comes!)

(saxophone break)

California gold is ours
and we have panned it!
(That's all right!)
And Taylor's on Presidential course
that's how we planned it!
(Be outta sight!)
But 4th of July, I tell ya, chum
spoiled cherries, now that was dumb!
America is feeling blue
for Rough, Ready!
Rough and Ready!
Tip Harrison, he's joining you!
Rough and Ready!
Rough and Ready!
So long, chum!
(Rough, Ready, and here he comes!)
He's on the way!
(Rough, Ready, and here he comes!)
He's dead and gone!
(Rough, Ready, and here he comes!)

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Ravyn Rant - September 11, 2004 - Report this comment
My god, man, you're on fire! This series needs to be recorded - "The Presidential Parodies".
Arwen - September 11, 2004 - Report this comment
My all time favorite song by the Temptations...excellent manipulated, Michael. 5s...
Arwen - September 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent-LY manipulated...hmph.
Michael Pacholek - September 12, 2004 - Report this comment
I won't get on your case too bad for your grammar. Arwen. I mean, too badly.
Arwen - September 12, 2004 - Report this comment
hehehe...
alvin rhodes - September 13, 2004 - Report this comment
lotta soul
Johnny D - September 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good.

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