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Song Parodies -> "I Paid the Tariff"

Original Song Title:

"I Shot the Sheriff"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Eric Clapton

Parody Song Title:

"I Paid the Tariff"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

Case in point: Texas man forfiets lottery winnings because money used to buy tickets was ill gotten through the illegal sale of drugs See stories - links below:http://www.statesman.com/metrostate/content/auto/epaper/editions/today/metro_state_e30ed3c3e1e281de00b9.htmlhttp://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txs/releases/June2003/030604-betancourt.htm
I paid the tariff
After I snagged the lottery
I keep the balance
And that's the way it ought-a be

In a south Texas town
Dealing crack I'm such a clown
They say if the verdict is guilty
They will take away my lottery
That's worse than life with Hillary

But I say:
I paid the tariff
But I swear I did not jump the fence
NO! said the bailiff
All my cash is in a capitol suspense

Care if narc town really baited me?
Say what? A little blow!
The last time that I sold some weed
They said, book him before he blows
They said, hook him before he goes

But I say:
I paid the tariff
But I swear I did not jump the fence
NO! said the bailiff
All my cash is in a capitol suspense

Freedom was another day
When at the lost and found
All of a sudden I see shirts and gowns
So I took 'em into town
And I sold, I sold them down.

But I say:
I paid the tariff
But I swear I did not jump the fence
NO! said the bailiff
All my cash is in a capitol suspense

See Texas got the better of me
The DA did his job you see
Every day the ticket calls to the world
One day my number will drop out
Yes indeed my numbers will drop out

And I say:
They got the tariff
And got to keep the lottery
Oh no, oh no
NO! said the bailiff
You're guilty of debauchery
Oh, no.

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Royce Miller - June 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Fabulous, Guy; "worse than life with Hillary" my favorite line
Pat - June 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Good parody...fits in with the theme well!

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