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Song Parodies -> "Ma Bell And Me"

Original Song Title:

"Ma Belle Amie"

Original Performer:

The Tee Set

Parody Song Title:

"Ma Bell And Me"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

2003 is the 20th anniversary of the demise of Ma Bell and the birth of the Baby Bells who have ever since made our lives miserable with slamming, billing and just generally poor service. No wonder I hate the telephone so much. Check out this web site for a complete history of the communications industry and how Ma Bell was taken down. http://www.bellsystemmemorial.com/bellopercomp.html
Ma Bell and me.
One day I dialed in a one,
And the line went a-beep to me.
Ma Bell and me.
This was right after her,
Demise in 1983.
Her rings were answered, no need for lessons,
To dial through,
But now I tell you that they ignore you,
Your problems too.
Now it's so crazy, they're thieving me now.
With slammin' crews,
Ma Bell and me, oh how I miss you.

Baby Bells sting.
It's a herd thing.
Lets all give these destitutes a Bronx cheer.
Ma Bell was king,
When we heard ring,
With Ma Bell service was sincere.
Baby Bells get your ass in gear!

Ma Bell and me.
If you dialed anyone,
in your town then the call was free.
Ma Bell and me.
There was a time when you got,
One bill from one company.
We knew the answers to any questions,
For payment due.
I want to tell you, here's how I score you,
You're number two.
You are lazy, believe you me now,
So grab a clue,
Ma Bell and me, how we all miss you.

Hear the phone ring,
It's a slam thing,
They just want to substitute themselves here.
Watch your purse string
With this slam king
Cause it's wham after that, you hear?
And their plan's sure to cost you dear.

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Royce Miller - September 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Mr. DiRito: What a fabulous title and so well done.
Wild Man - September 08, 2003 - Report this comment
yes, you know my opinion, I can relate.
Adagio - September 08, 2003 - Report this comment
That's what I hate...slamming. Good job, Guy!
Meriadoc - September 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Perfect as always!
Guy DiRito - September 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks all. I'm surprised this many people actually knew this song. I couldn't do the French part so I just made up English that I thought would rhyme. Guess it worked.
Rick D - November 25, 2003 - Report this comment
Since Mari just did this one, I had to come look at yours. I worked for Ma Bell when it became Pac Bell and the decline was stunning. I ranted about it in "Michelle". The management was so bad and employees so disgruntled I am amazed they didn't have "Postal incidents". Now it's SBC on it's way to sucking up everything in it's path so it can rule the industry again.

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