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Song Parodies -> "Cisco Slid"

Original Song Title:

"Cisco Kid"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Cisco Slid"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

*IPO (initial public offering); RTO (return on investment)
Cisco Slid

When Cisco slid, I was standing in line
To mount the ledge and then do a swan dive.
He'd cooked the books—the honcho was a swine.
Stock took a dive and went down a full nine.

At least it wasn't an IPO* scam.
Nonetheless, my RTO*—less ten grand.
I'd beat my broker, but he's on the lam
He's coked up, so he and his big mouth ran.

My in-laws told me that I should go short,
Though not in writing, or I'd face a tort.
I wish the law would take NASDAQ to court.
This ledge is so high, I can see the port.

I'm standing here, getting ready to keel
Over—first, I think I'll have a last meal.
On second thought, this jump has no appeal.
I'll get an executive job and steal.

My Cisco bid—gone short since '99.
[Repeat and fade]

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Johnny D - July 26, 2004 - Report this comment

If you're going
To scan grand Cisco
To see if there's
Some dollars waiting there
Don't invest
In sad crap Cisco
Greater fools
Won't save your derriere
Paul Robinson - July 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice one, JB - and fine additonal accompanyment by JD's metered comment as well.
John Barry - July 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Paul; JD--for the votes and the rhyme.
Johnny D - July 26, 2004 - Report this comment
You're welcome, JB. It's a mini-parody of Scott McKenzie's flower-power hippy classic "If You're Going To San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)".
John Barry - July 26, 2004 - Report this comment
JD, so it is. I saw Scott in an earlier incarnation--with a group called The Journeymen.

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