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Song Parodies -> "2829764 row(s) affected."

Original Song Title:

"Empty Chairs At Empty Tables"

Original Performer:

Marius from Les Miserables

Parody Song Title:

"2829764 row(s) affected."

Parody Written by:

Steven Cavanagh

The Lyrics

There's a grief that can't be spoken
There's a pain goes on and on
Empty fields in empty tables,
now my data is all gone.

I can't think of a solution.
No-one else can take the blame.
Wrote a complex DELETE statement,
but the WHERE clause never came.

There was data wrongly ordered
Thought I'd clean it up myself.
Soon the phone will start its ringing
I can hear them now
"But you're not trained in SQL!"
They'll stage an execution!
And I'm out of lemonade, as well.

Now the users won't forgive me.
There's a flight I should be on.
There's a grief that can't be spoken
For the tables put in "FROM"

Phantom users at the window.
Now I'll barricade the door.
Empty fields in empty tables,
"Daily backup failed" I saw.

Oh my friends, my friends, don't ask me
Where transaction logs are stored.
Empty fields in empty tables,
Now I'm sunk this time for sure.

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 4

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Jeff Reuben - August 06, 2003 - Report this comment
This was really funny (this is my life =)
Phil Alexander - August 06, 2003 - Report this comment
Simply wonderful, Steve: pretty much perfect. Did the day before yesterday's backup work?
John Jenkins - October 27, 2003 - Report this comment
I commend you for being the 2nd amiright writer to parody this song - and for doing an excellent job of it.

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