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Song Parodies -> "Genome"

Original Song Title:

"Geno"

Original Performer:

Dexy's Midnight Runners

Parody Song Title:

"Genome"

Parody Written by:

Sweet Indigo

The Lyrics

Venter is a biologist who worked (with others) to finish the first complete bacterial genome, Haemophilus influenzae, kicking the butts of the people working on Escherichia coli.
Back in '53 in a Cambridge lab (Oh Genome)
Dr. Jimmy Watson and Francis Crick were fab (Oh Genome)
Found one day the helix of our DNA
After a while of peeking at Franklin's X-ray
The brightest minds in science that year
Just picking the code and seeing how it appears

Academic inspiration, you gave us some
After Mendel the abbot, the answer had come
And now we've read the words and we're looking into you
DNA telling genes, that's what it's built to do

Venter took the stage, his work was going fast (Oh Genome)
This man used no mapping, but shot-gun at last (Oh Genome)

He came before E. coli, TIGR behind his name
Finished H. influenzae, new techniques were the game
Then went onto humans, microbes are so tame
The Human Genome Project, remember the name

Academic inspiration, you gave us some
You were Venter the winner, the boffin that won
And now we've got the genes that all work to make 'you'
DNA telling genes, that's what it's built to do

Oh Genome
I wrote this song whilst procrastinating work for my degree.

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Sweet Indigo - March 01, 2004 - Report this comment
I'd just like to say, I'm really touched that one person had a clue what I was on about... Is that an Amiright whack?
Martin - July 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Not as good as the two based on "Beatles" songs, BUT can we use "Come Together" in Francis Crick's new biography PLEASE? Please reply to either: martin@packer34.freeserve.co.uk OR to: olyr@comcast.net AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, "Sweet Indigo" dear? Martin ps Which uni. were you at and on what course, please do tell us!

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