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Song Parodies -> "Martha"

Original Song Title:

"Layla"

Original Performer:

Derek and The Dominos

Parody Song Title:

"Martha"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

(instrumental opening)

What'll you do when you get lonely,
And no longer found in TV Guide?
You've been selling perfection much too long.
You know it's just your foolish pride!

Martha!
You've gotten in too deep!
Martha!
You're making your fans weep!
Martha!
Show them how to ease their worried minds!

Didn't anyone warn you not to sell out,
When your friend whispered that tip?
Like a fool, your greed took over you,
Now you're just a sinking ship!

Martha!
You sold your shares too soon!
Martha!
You could have had the Moon!
Martha!
Now you're in a major legal bind!

Stewart, try to fix the situation,
Get some lawyers with some brains!
Please don't say, you'll never find a way,
And tell your fans their love's in vain!

Martha!
You've got the nicest cell!
Martha!
In the Graybar Hotel!
Martha!
Show them how to do the perfect time!

(long instrumental and ending)

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Johnny D - October 22, 2003 - Report this comment
I should have added a note at the top when I posted this parody: it refers to media mogul and homemaker-extraordinaire Martha Stewart, who got into trouble for allegedly using inside information when she sold her shares of stock in a company called " ImClone ". Legal action pending...watch the news...
Wild Man - October 23, 2003 - Report this comment
I liked the original, nice work.
Rick D - October 29, 2003 - Report this comment
Now I know what I shoud have done with "Martha My Dear"....and now I can't. Good Work. I don't know if you're a performer, but it would be one to do live.
Johnny D - October 30, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks, Rick - I am in fact a vocalist (tenor), and it would be a gas to sing this with some killer keyboard & guitar backup...I'd love to. The long piano segment in "Layla" is so beautiful it almost brings tears to my eyes when I really groove on it...it's musical ecstasy.
Rick D - October 31, 2003 - Report this comment
Happy to back you up someday.
Johnny D - October 31, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks man.

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