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Song Parodies -> "Warren Harding"

Original Song Title:

"Garden Party"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Rick Nelson

Parody Song Title:

"Warren Harding"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

The way things have worked out, Elizabeth Cochrane, the daughter of Warren Harding and Nan Britton, is, at 85, the oldest living child of a President of the United States. Harding and his wife, the former Florence Kling DeWolfe, a.k.a. "the Duchess" -- First Lady-hating did not begin with Hillary Clinton or even Eleanor Roosevelt -- never had any children between them, and some still believe the Duchess poisoned him for his infidelities. She wouldn't allow an autopsy, and died the next year herself, so whatever she knew, she took to the grave.
I went up to Warren Harding
who had strong Ohio friends.
I told him he's the Republican
who'll help us win again.

When I got up to Warren Harding
he seemed free of blame.
But he had a little problem.
Nan Britton was her name.

But it's all right now.
I learned my lesson well.
You see, you can't fool everyone.
But you can really fool yourself.

People came to Marion.
Everyone was there.
Turnout was enormous.
There was magic in the air.

And over in the corner
much to my surprise
Silent Cal's running as his pal
ignoring all the lies.

But it's all right now.
I learned my lesson well.
You see, you can't fool everyone.
But you can really fool yourself.

La, da-da, la-da-da-da-da...

Said he'd bring back old days.
Won't play Wilson's game.
But Carrie Phillips still hangs 'round
another Harding shame.

He said, "Jim Cox is not for you.
Return to normalcy."
But his friends got rich at the Teapot Dome.
Such criminality.

But it's all right now.
I learned my lesson well.
You see, you can't fool everyone.
But you can really fool yourself.

La, da-da, la-da-da-da-da...

Someone opened up the hotel door
and saw something that wasn't good.
Harding was dead, whether poison or stroke
and stiff as oaken wood.

If you wonder about Warren Harding
I wish you a lot of luck.
But if memory has served me very well
he was a hockey puck.

But it's all right now.
I learned my lesson well.
You see, you can't fool everyone.
But you can really fool yourself.

La, da-da, la-da-da-da-da...

And it's all right now.
I learned my lesson well.
You see, you can't fool everyone.
But you can really fool yourself.

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Johnny D - September 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Love the Don Rickles line.

http://www.thehockeypuck.com/
John Barry - September 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Me too.
Ravyn Rant - September 24, 2004 - Report this comment
And Ravyn makes three...
alvin rhodes - September 24, 2004 - Report this comment
a much better parody then ol' warren was a president...5s

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