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Song Parodies -> "The Night They Drove Dick Nixon Down"

Original Song Title:

"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"

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Original Performer:

Joan Baez

Parody Song Title:

"The Night They Drove Dick Nixon Down"

Parody Written by:

Airfarcewon

The Lyrics

Nixon, Dick. was his name and he served as our President
Until calamity struck and back to Cali he went
In the winter of "Seven-Three"
That's when the news came up on TV
December sixth, Richard had fell
It's a time we remember, oh so well,

The Night They Drove Dick Nixon Down
And Watergate broke open
It came and flooded DC town,
All the people were talkin'

They went
My, my, my, my, my, my,
My, my, my, my, my, my,
My, my..

Five men arrested..caught inside
Dem Headquarters, charged and tried
They put wiretaps
On phones of Democrats..
Like rats for cheese, they gnawed
And they were known as "The Dirty Tricks" squad
G. Gordon Liddy, and E. Howard Hunt
Had done the planning of every illegal stunt

The Night They Drove Dick Nixon Down
And Watergate broke open
It came and flooded DC town,
All the people were talkin'

They went
My, my, my, my, my, my,
My, my, my, my, my, my,
My, my..

Left black marks on the country,
Spoiled and soiled the land
It took a sub committee
To make true justice stand.
One nineteen minute missing tape.
And from that, Nixon could not escape
We hope it's a time that won't repeat
When Nixon had to resign and go down in defeat

The Night They Drove Dick Nixon Down
And Watergate broke open
It came and flooded DC town,
All the people were talkin'

They went
My, my, my, my, my, my,
My, my, my, my, my, my,
My, my..


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Old Man Ribber - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Well done again. I believed Tricky Dick up to the moment of his resignation...I like to think both America and I lost our innocence at that same exact instant. ;D
Fiddlegirl - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Well-crafted history lesson in miniature. I think OMR is right. Public perception of the presidency (there's some sparkling alliteration for you!) has never been quite the same.
Michael Pacholek - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Just one thing, let me say this about that, and let me make it perfectly clear, because I want all Americans to understand... Aside from the date (December 6, 1973 was merely the day Jerry Ford was confirmed and sworn in as Vice President), this parody is terrific. And I welcome this sort of an examination, because people have gotta know whether or not their parodists are funny. Well, you are funny. Here's a five, and you've earned every five you've got.
TJC - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Though its Watergate under the [song's] bridge, an excellent re'canting!
blackjack21 - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
An unimpeachable parody and that's the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I have 555 sworn statements to that effect.
Christie Marie M - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I can never get over Dick Nixon since US history class in high school! Watergate may be under the bridge, but will always be unforgettable! This tells all! 5's!
alvin - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
ah...i remember it well...it made my summer
John Barry - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
And what a night it was!
Mark Scotti - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
That was absolutely brilliant! IIIIIIIIII'mmm not a crook!!!! LOL
Tommy Turtle - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
What's sad is that it pales in comparison to many other dirty tricks played before and since -- the terrible smear campaign against Goldwater, all lies, incl. the worst political tv ad ever -- played once, then pulled due to the reaction, but left its impression), H. Clinton using the IRS against Republican opponents, Ted Kennedy killing staffers, etc., -- but it was still a bad thing, for sure. I'm no friend of RMN, so don't have to amble across the acrimonious aisle (In yer FACE, Fiddlegirl! :) to Five this.
@TommyTurtle - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Ha! Win just one for "the Flipper", eh? Are you chucking a cheeky challenge my way? ;)
Timmy1000 - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
One of my favorite songs from The Band. Great job with wording; your history lesson really fits this well.
John Jenkins - August 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm not sure that true justice resulted from the committee that kept asking "what did you know and when did you know it?", but this is a truly good parody!
AFW - August 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks to everyone for V&C
Andria - August 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Good job retelling the Watergate scandal (I was born several years after the debacle, but I know it well from reading books about it and about G. Gordon Liddy.) And as for Liddy, I know he is a Nazi sympathizer with no common sense and no fear of being arrested for being a felon in possession of multiple firearms, but his story is very interesting. I liked your parody as much as I am disgusted with political doubletalk and scandals in general (no particular administration or country), and here are more 5s.
@ The Gipper-Flipper - August 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I would never challenge anyone to a battle of wits. It's dishonorable to fight an unarmed opponent. (mwahaha)

"Forewarned is forearmed" (or four-flippered). Just so you know what you're up against before jumping into the ring, politely suggest reading
http://www.amiright.com/parody/misc/shirleybassey3.shtml
where the alliteration begins even in the intro, plus phoneme-flipping, neologisms, and neolosyntaxisms (a neologism itself). There's also
http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/shelleyfabares0.shtml
and the comments there.

Still want a piece of me? OK, we'll trade... strike that, DK you well enough yet... (sorry) Make that,
Still wanna dance with me?
Kirsten Reviled - August 03, 2009 - Report this comment
@Tommy T: You win. ;)
@ Kirsten Dunced - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Dang it! I was soooo hoping you were gonna go for it! :-( .... just trash-talkin' a bit to get the juices flowing, so to speak!
Meg Lomania - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
@TT: Is that what the T.T. *really* stands for? ;)

OK, buddy-- it's on like Donkey Kong! My pebbles and slingshot to your advanced alliter-artillery! No neologisms, but I do have a flipping phoneme. It's an LG...
Jesse Ventura - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Darn, ya figgered it out!
OK, I'll call you -- what's your phone # (Just realized that "phoneme" = "phone me OMG!)

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