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Song Parodies -> "Met's Top Policeman"

Original Song Title:

"Death Watch Beetle"

Original Performer:

Eric Alexander

Parody Song Title:

"Met's Top Policeman"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

I guess this is possibly the ultimate in DKTOSs - this is a song my father wrote in 1978 as a duet for my sister and me to sing, with him accompanying on piano. But when Sir Ian Blair, the head of the Met (that's the Metropolitan Police, nothing to do with a baseball team) was caught out taping his personal telephone conversations with such characters as the Attourney General, the tap- tap- tapping of the original song got into my head and I couldn't resist writing this.

The original lyrics can be found here. You never know, I might be able to talk my father and sister into recording it...
Met's top p'liceman is in trouble again
For tape- tape- tapin' telephonic conversations
His career's heading straight down the drain
For tape- tape- tapin' all the time
Maybe no criminal intent...
But still, he should have got consent

He ought to know (He ought to know)
He ought to know (He ought to know)
He ought to know not to treat folks impolitely
Ought to go (he ought to go)
He ought to go (he ought to go)
He ought to go if he's being treated rightly
But he may just get off lightly
His mess is quite unsightly

Met's top p'liceman is a pain in the Force
(Met's top p'liceman is a pain in the Force)
A tape- tape- tapin' tapping tele-conversations
(A-tape, tape, tapin' silly p'liceman)
'Ttourney-gen'ral's sayin' nothing - of course
(Silly p'liceman, dumb p'liceman, some p'liceman)
But tape- tape- tapin's not a crime
Is it for memoirs, here's a thought:
(Tape, tape, taping all his tapping conversations)
Perhaps for evidence in court...


(Ought to know that p'liceman's still a-hanging around) He ought to know .... He ought to know
(A-tape, tape, taping everybody's conversations) He ought to know not to treat folks impolitely
(All day long he is recording the sound) Ought to go ... he ought to go
(A-tape, tape, taping all the time) He ought to go if he's being treated rightly
(His tape-recorder's out of sight) But he may just get off lightly
(He's really very impolite) It's likely

Met's top p'liceman's still a-hangin' around
A tape- tape- tapin' all the time (tape- tape- tapin' all the time)
Tape- tape- tapin' all the time (tape- tape- tapin' all the time)
Tape- tape- tapin' all the time (He's got to go...)

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Tommy Turtle - April 03, 2006 - Report this comment
So, "Sir Ian Blair" is really a pseudonym for George W. Bush?... The Metro-Poluce and the retro-POTUS seem to have a common penchant for "heaves-droppings". Fives, and would love to meet your Dad.
Phil Alexander - April 04, 2006 - Report this comment
:-) Thanks, TT.

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