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Song Parodies -> "I Get to Pick From This Zoo"

Original Song Title:

"I Get a Kick Out of You"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Ella Fitzgerald

Parody Song Title:

"I Get to Pick From This Zoo"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

This was inspired by John McCain's recent ascent, but I found room for the other major candidates as well. Most of the barbs could target more than one. I strove to mimic Cole Porter's lyrics from the 1934 musical Anything Goes, and that limited what I could write.
I get no kick from campaign;
Hear all those calling to fill up that hall,
And telling those at each venue,
"Why, I get a kick out of you!"

I get no kick from plain-Jane
Hillary/Bill are bound still, sparring till
Those Bush tax cuts they ax, not renew.
Should I let old Slick Willie screw?

I get no kick from John's mane;
Piling too high makes that guy look so bi.
Ask him why he won't try new hairdo
That flies, not so thick, out of goo.

I get no kick from Hussein;
Barack will quack, "Put us back on the track",
Using jack-boots to take from the few;
But I fret he'll nick all of you.

I get a hickey each time I see
Grandstanders dare implore me.
I let their shtick flow; it's clear to me,
They obviously want to gore me.

I get no kick from McCain;
Endure his stiffness at events, but if
He gets sore and is miffed at his crew,
Then I'd better pick someone new.

I'll vet that hick Born-Again,
Preaching and teaching each creature is breaching
God's laws that he sought to include.
Am I set to kick out this dude!

I get a crick and a pain,
Hearing "Our foreman should not be a Mormon"
From sore men who don't have a clue.
That guy is my pick from this zoo.

I bet that Mitt can be fit for each situation that may hit us anew;
And yet he'll not e'er be bought by the lot
Of those lobbies that gobble and chew.
That's why I will stick with him through.
If you sing this in public and people drop money, keep it; but drop a note to me at bjmitchel@att.net .

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John Barry - February 01, 2008 - Report this comment
Great parody. Bad choice.
ladyCupCakes - February 01, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir, this really moves!! I can just hear Dear Frank singing the words . . . Someone must record this! ~Kamelot Rules~
unKnownVoter - February 01, 2008 - Report this comment
Mr Mitt might do well with the Moslem vote here in NorCAL, and if he wins, the multiple wives can help make those house payments on those bad subPrime loans! A wife installed in every bedroom!!
Phil Alexander - March 05, 2008 - Report this comment
:-)


...Romney??? :-D

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