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Song Parodies -> "Olympic Games In London"

Original Song Title:

"Streets of London"

Original Performer:

Ralph McTell

Parody Song Title:

"Olympic Games In London"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

Well, the decision went our way about an hour ago... luckily, I already had something half-written :-)
Have you seen the old men
Of the Olympic Committee
Driving all around
In their limousines?
In their hands a big cigar
Their way of life seems quite bizarre
You'll never see them in T-shirt and jeans

So how could they give it to Par-ee
Or say Madrid's come from behind?
The IOC has voted, and
We'll have Olympic Games in London
Maybe t'was Beckham who helped 'em make their mind

Have you seen the old man
Who hates the food in London
Also known as "President of France"
Was his "joke" 'bout British food
Considered little bit too rude
Losing Paris it's best ever chance?

So how could they give it to Par-ee
Or say Madrid's come from behind?
The IOC has voted, and
We'll have Olympic Games in London
Maybe t'was Chirac who helped 'em make their mind

Have you seen the big man
Who stands 'bout six feet seven
Someone we've often seen, sitting in a row
He's in Singapore because
He's kind of handy with the oars
Won loads of medals, and all of 'em gold

So how could they give it to Par-ee
Or say Madrid's come from behind?
The IOC has voted, and
We'll have Olympic Games in London
Maybe Steve Redgrave helped 'em make their mind

Have you seen Sebastian
The eight-hundred metre runner
He got kind of used to winning every race
Now that he has won it
Bet he's glad that he begun it
And he's walking round with a smile on his face

So how could they give it to Par-ee
Or say Madrid's come from behind?
The IOC has voted, and
We'll have Olympic Games in London
Maybe t'was Seb Coe who helped 'em make their mind

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Stuart McArthur - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
maybe your recent Chirac parody contributed to the victory, Phil - and if you hadn't honourably mentioned in your preamble that this was already half-written (cocky poms!) I'd be flabbergasted right now! - 555
Phil Alexander - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
I think you can tell that I wrote the first verse at a different time... I started this one when the IOC were doing their tour of London (that variant fit the original fairly closely), but life got just a bit too hectic and I forgot about it. Fortunately I remembered it was there just in time this morning :-) Much as I'd like to think that my Chirac parody contributed to this, I would be very surprised to hear that IOC members were logging on here...
Rick C - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Great, Philbo! (I hope nobody around here notices that Cormier is a French name)....555 :-)
Rick D - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
So darts is now going to be an olympic event?
Phil Alexander - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Or snooker...
John Jenkins - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Did Sebastian Coe or Jacques Chirac have more to do with London getting picked over Paris? I think Chirac. Anyway, very good parody, Phil.
Johnny D - July 07, 2005 - Report this comment
Congratulations for the Olympics, and condolences for today's victims & survivors & their loved ones.

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