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Song Parodies -> "Furlough Shuffle"

Original Song Title:

"Curly Shuffle"

Original Performer:

Jump 'N The Saddle Band

Parody Song Title:

"Furlough Shuffle"

Parody Written by:

William Tong

The Lyrics

Written in 1996, commemorating the infamous U.S. government shutdown of 1995-96, led by Newt Gingrich and the House Republicans. ("Furlough" is the term used for a layoff in the public sector.) As sung by federal workers:
(instrumental intro)

When Newt and his friends
Took over this town
He couldn't sit still
He couldn't sit down
He liked a big fight
He liked a big scuffle
And he caused us all to do the furlough shuffle

Hey, Newt! Hey, Newt! (Hey, Newt! Hey, Newt!)
You're a muckety-muck-muck! (Muckety-muck-muck!)
Look at me! Look at me! (Look at me! Look at me!)
Woo, woo, woo, woo! (Woo, woo, woo, woo!)

Well, we'll never stand a chance
Of paycheck advance
We're doing the furlough shuffle!

Well, we hate the Newt
Because of his role
In cutting the budget
With his old pal Dole
Those knuckleheads deserved to be muffled
But they caused us to all do the furlough shuffle

Hey, Newt! Hey, Newt! (Hey , Newt! Hey, Newt!)
You're a muckety-muck-muck! (Muckety-muck-muck!)
Me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me! (Me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me!)
Oh, wise guy! (Oh, wise guy!)

Well, we'll never stand a chance
Of paycheck advance
We're doing the furlough shuffle!

(instrumental interlude)

Well, Newt and his friends
They'd all like to see
Programs get slashed from A down to Z
The PAC money pours to them by the duffel
But they caused us all to do the furlough shuffle

Hey, Newt! Hey, Newt! (Hey, Newt! Hey, Newt!)
You're a muckety-muck-muck! (Muckety-muck-muck!)
(Play to the crowd! Play to the crowd!)
(Tough! Tough! Tough! Tough!)

Well, we'll never stand a chance
Of paycheck advance
We're doing the furlough shuffle!

We're doing the furlough shuffle!
(What's that you said?)
We're doing the furlough shuffle!
(That's what I thought you said!)
We're doing the furlough shuffle!

Well, we'll never stand a chance
Of paycheck advance
We're doing the furlough shuffle!

(instrumental polka ending)

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