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Song Parodies -> "I Fought The Tariff"

Original Song Title:

"I Shot The Sheriff"

Original Performer:

Bob Marley

Parody Song Title:

"I Fought The Tariff"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

i fought the tariff...but it is not true i dumped the tea
i fought the tariff...but it is not true i dumped the tea

all around in boston town
they're flyin' those sacks around
they say the british are all guilty
for the taxin' of this darned ol' tea
for the price of this darned ol' tea
but i say

i fought the tariff...cause i swear it didn't make no sense
i fought the tariff...but i did not do no capital offense

british in town always hated me
for what...i don't know
every time that i drank some tea
they say taxes must surely grow
they say taxes must surely grow
i say

i fought the tariff...and i swear the british are so dense
i fought the tariff...and i swear the british are so dense

freighter came our way one day
it brought tea into town
all of a sudden, i see men all around
flingin' that fool tea 'round
tea was shot...i saw it drown
i say

i fought the tariff...but it is not true i dumped the tea
i fought the tariff...but it is not true i dumped the tea

thise taxes got the better of me
and now i don't drink tea
every day...the british givin' me hell
on this day...the people have lashed out
yes, this day...the people have lashed out
but i say

i fought the tariff...but it is not true i dumped the tea...no no
i fought the tariff...but it is not true i dumped the tea...no no



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Leo Jay - May 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Terrific. That's one of the best opening lines/hooks I've seen in a parody.
Johnny D - May 03, 2005 - Report this comment
(Warning, warning, shameless patriotic parody plug approaching) Sounds like you've got a serious case of American Pride!
John Barry - May 03, 2005 - Report this comment
And now all that tea is steeping into the Big D[ig]. 15 cups.
Red Ant - May 03, 2005 - Report this comment
More like Tea-riffic or tarriff-ic. 5's.
Royce Miller - May 03, 2005 - Report this comment
good one, Alvin
alvin rhodes - May 03, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks leo johnny john red ant and royce
Rick C - May 03, 2005 - Report this comment
5s..sorry I didn't get here sooner. I missed the party. nicely done, as usual.
Stuart McArthur - May 03, 2005 - Report this comment
masterfully crafted, alvin - one of the best historical parodies I've read - 555
Larry Hensley - May 04, 2005 - Report this comment
I like historical ones. 5's
alvin rhodes - May 04, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks rick stuart and larry
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - May 06, 2005 - Report this comment
I bet your tea-time is 5:55. :-)

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