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Song Parodies -> "The Death Of The Westchester Herald"

Original Song Title:

"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"

Original Performer:

Gordon Lightfoot

Parody Song Title:

"The Death Of The Westchester Herald"

Parody Written by:

Malcolm Higgins

The Lyrics

just hate to see a little democratic rag go under don't ya?? to the "Westchester Herald" democratic pilfer rag, propaganda leftists...goodbye....................
the legend lives on but the paper's now gone,
as they closed up, they all said "so sue me"
the paper, it's said, never often was read,
democrats always see things so gloomy
with a load of tripe more, when they lose they are sore
but in truth, the wee paper was empty
with the GOP skewed, their ass always chewed
but chapter eleven came early

the rag was the pride of the democrat side
when it started it's print in wisconsin
as the bullshitters go, it was bigger than most,
with the writers well trained and well seasoned
while theycame to terms, I thought they were worms
when they opened up office in Cleveland
and later that year when the stock fell back
could it be that right backlash they're feelin?

the sound of bounced cheques made a tattletale sound
as the democrats struggled to make it
at seven a.m as they changed the headlines,
they all yelled out it's free, here take it!
the editor cried, where's the ads from inside
and the classified section was empty
when the press corps came it was b.s again
and said "fellas it's been good to know ya

when bankruptcy came, the main writers again
yelled out, damn those republican Bastards
all the while they hid, what Bill Clinton he did
as they printed out their drivel much faster
the shareholders walked in, and yelled out such a din
when told that the paper was in peril
cause they had been told that this was like gold,
twas the death of the westchester herald

does anyone know where the democrats go
when they hustled their patoots out real quickly
and the shareholders know, as their values went low
all democratic investments are sickly
they might have done good, and they might have made cash
if they'd just stuck to truthful reporting
but the big papers know, it eventually shows
when you cheat Bush of votes, by count shorting

from the press room white floors, of the fabled west wing
in the president's electoral mansion
the democrats seem, like they live in a dream,
like a lying old fisherman sportsman
how does he vote, that Bill Florio,
does he take all the drivel they send him?
Mer is a chick, and Pips, don't ya know?
so forget all the notes that they're sendin

in a musty old room where the paper was made
now as quiet as any cathedral
the church bell chimed, and it rang so many times
with the death of the westchester herald
the legend lives on from the new york post down,
as they went out they yelled, yeah, so sue me!
the newspaper wars always serve up their dead
and this one, it didn't come too early

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John Jenkins - May 21, 2003 - Report this comment
Well done, Malcolm, but how did you work Billy Florio, Merry and Pippin into a parody about a newspaper?
Royce Miller - May 21, 2003 - Report this comment
Malcolm, I give you credit for just trying to tackle this song--Gordon Lightfoot--one of my favorite Canadians. Saw him in a concert once and he was no-nonsense; just sang his songs.
Billy Florio - May 21, 2003 - Report this comment
HAHAHA..I give you all 5s just for fitting me and Merry and Pippin into this parody...but great job none-the -less (and no, I have never listened to what the Westchester Herald has said lol)
Wild Man - May 21, 2003 - Report this comment
Seems this would be a difficult song to parody, so I gave ya 5 chalupas all around.
Peregrin - May 24, 2003 - Report this comment
I am proud to be in such a song!

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