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Song Parodies -> "The Mad Cow Song"

Original Song Title:

"They're Coming To Take Me Away"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Lard

Parody Song Title:

"The Mad Cow Song"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

Remember when they auctioned me
Because you wanted beef
And I begged you, let me free
To graze on Mother Earth?
Well. . .

You bought me anyway
And then the days got worse and worse
And now you see I've gone
Completely out of my mind
And. . .

They're coming to take me away, I'm a mad cow
They're coming to take me away, MOO MOO HEE HEE HA HA
To the funny farm
Where life is beautiful all the time
And I'll be happy to see
Those nice, young men
In their clean, white coats
And they're coming to take me away, I'm a mad cow!

You thought it was a hoax
And so you laughed
You laughed when I had gone astray
You thought this only happened in the U.K. -- Right!

You know I laughed, You heard me laugh
I laughed, I laughed and laughed
And then you saw
that now it's plain I'm udderly mad!
And. . .

They're coming to take me away, I'm a mad cow
They're coming to take me away, MOO MOO HEE HEE HA HA
To the happy home
With UDSA officials
And bureaucrats who sit and smile
And twiddle their thumbs and toes
And they're coming to take me away, I'm a mad cow!

I was your food
You wore my hide
And this is how you pay me back
For all my kind, unselfish loving deeds?!!
Hah. . .

Well you just wait
I'll get you yet
And when I do they'll
Shut down the beef industry, you greedy guts!
And. . .

They're coming to take me away, I'm a mad cow
They're coming to take me away, MOO MOO HEE HEE HA HA
To the funny farm
Where life is beautiful all the time
And I'll be happy to see
Those nice, young men
In their clean, white coats
And they're coming to take me away, I'm a mad cow!

To the happy home
With UDSA officials
And bureaucrats who sit and smile
And twiddle their thumbs and toes
And they're coming to take me away, I'm a mad cow!

To the funny farm
Where life is beautiful all the time
And I'll be happy to see
Those nice, young men
In their clean, white coats
And they're coming to take me away, I'm a mad cow!

2003 Michael W. McVey

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South Park Kenny - December 30, 2003 - Report this comment
Blame Canada...
Jess Cully - December 30, 2003 - Report this comment
Who's 'Lard'? The performer was Napoleon XIV.
Mr X - December 30, 2003 - Report this comment
Maybe it was covered by a group called Lard?
Michael McVey - December 30, 2003 - Report this comment
According to more than one website that posted the lyrics, "Lard" was the name of the group that sang the original. There was another parody which was sung by a Ross Perot impersonator, which was played on both Dr. Demento and Rush "Pinball", perhaps that's the one you're thinking of. -- MM
Rick D - December 31, 2003 - Report this comment
Do a search on this song.
Mari D - January 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Lard covered it in 1990. Since that version is more current, it shows up more frequently in search engines. Napoleon XIV, aka Jerry Samuels, was on the charts in 1966 with the original.
Guy - January 01, 2004 - Report this comment
This is maddness. Nice job Michael. Let's do lunch next week. I know a nice little hamburber joint just off Broadway.
Michael McVey - January 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Mari :) That's exactly what happened when I used the Yahoo search engine to find the author. I assume the Lard version is the one usually played on Dr. Demento, so that's the one I had in mind when I wrote the parody. -- MM
Mr X - January 02, 2004 - Report this comment
So I was right. Michael, a really good search engine to use is Google; I find that one real helpful. :)
Rob - November 03, 2007 - Report this comment
HAHAHA -- And to add a bit more to this insane legend: In the 1980s, when Larry King signed off each night from his radio talk show he played the orig. version and jokingly credited it to friend & D.C. restaurateur, Duke Zeibert visiting with with crab cakes and other fair!
Patrick - January 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I am desperately in need to hear this parody, any chance to buy/download it somewhere?
Michael McVey - January 27, 2011 - Report this comment
Unfortunately, I do not have recording equipment. :(
Patrick - February 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Too bad =(

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