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Song Parodies -> "Move Over (Alistair) Darling"

Original Song Title:

"Move Over Darling"

Original Performer:

Doris Day

Parody Song Title:

"Move Over (Alistair) Darling"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

A brief bit of explanation for those who haven't heard what's been assailing our Chancellor of the Exchequer: after responding too late to prevent a run on the Northern Rock bank, his HM Revenue and Customs department has lost 25 million people's personal data... although, to be honest, the former chancellor is probably more to blame than the current one, given that the former chancellor is now prime minister, Darling's position is looking rather shaky

I couldn't find Doris Day's recording, so this is actually set to the performance by Tracey Ullman
You've counted the cost
Move over Darling
How much have you lost?
Move over Darling
That pitiful cock-up at Northern Rock - losses soar
Twenty billion or more

How can you go on?
Move over Darling
Our data's all gone
Move over Darling
The HMRC have lost the CD in the post
Now it's time you were toast

You can't deny
It'll send interest rates sky-high
And you've argued with Mervyn King
And your job is still yours
For how long, because...

You'll soon be replaced
Move over Darling
With Vince on your case
Move over Darling
You're scrimping on pence to spend on defence and army
So bye-bye Ali D

The real guy to blame
Is the one who was there when you came
Just in case he's a fickle thing
Better shut tight your gob, to stay in your job

Whatever goes down
Move over Darling
You cannot blame Brown
Move over Darling
'Cause he's the top dog, yes he's the PM
With what's going down, that may be pro tem
But fall on your sword, you might make the Lords, don't you see?

Bye Ali D (Move over Darling)
Bye Ali D (Move over Darling)
Bye Ali D (Move over Darling)
Bye Ali D (Move over Darling)

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 13

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Philip Eno - November 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Excellent, all we want now is somene to record for the charts?
Kristof Robertson - November 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Well said, Phil. It looks like Darling will have to fall on his sword for this string of debacles, and I can't imagine Gordo getting to comfortable in no.10 yet....if Labour can pull off an election win after all this, you might as well write off the Tories as competitors for just about ever....555
Jack Wilson - November 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Awesome job.5s
Rick C - November 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Don't know the man but, a good parody. 555
alvin - November 27, 2007 - Report this comment
pitiful cock-up
Phil Alexander - November 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, guys :-)
Philip - I wonder if we can convince Tracey Ullman to re-record it...
Kristof - They have managed to screw lots of things up.. but the thought of Cameron as PM still doesn't exactly appeal
Alvin - I had huge problems getting a rhyme for "Northern Rock" to scan.. that was the best I could come up with code "6th" for the 6th comment. How appropriate.
MrMacphisto - November 27, 2007 - Report this comment
good one... :)
John Jenkins - November 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Outstanding title (and parody), Phil, but how in the world had you heard of TOS?
stuart mcarthur - November 28, 2007 - Report this comment
well, I have never ever heard that OS, which is amazing given it's vintage, and why the hell did Tracy Ullman record it? (it's not that great a song, let alone funny) - but anyway it certainly is a great OS choice for this topic Phil - "Chancellor Of The Exchequer" would be such a cool thing to put on your tax return - 555
Phil Alexander - November 28, 2007 - Report this comment
To be honest, I haven't heard the OS (Doris Day version), but I do remember the Tracey Ullman cover (and being really rather surprised - I knew her as a comedian, rather than a singer, and I was expecting it to be funny - I think the answer to your question, Stu, about why she recorded it may well be "because she could")
I suppose the other option for a parody would probably be "Go Darling" (or maybe Ali D to "Maggie May", to stick to the Beatles theme)
Sena - March 18, 2008 - Report this comment

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