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Song Parodies -> "Legal Tender"

Original Song Title:

"Love Me Tender"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Elvis Presley

Parody Song Title:

"Legal Tender"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

"This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private" is inscribed on each Federal Reserve Note of U.S. currency. I used this version of the original lyrics to portray a big spender who may be maxing out his credit cards and other loans.
Legal tender,
Easy street,
Ev'rywhere I go.
You have made my life elite,
And I love you so.

Legal tender,
When I'm blue,
Almond creams you'll fill.
Formal parties I love too,
'Round my propane grill.

Legal tender
Keeps me strong,
Makes me new and smart;
For it's rare that I'll be wrong
With full shopping cart.

Legal tender,
Life's so drear
Unless you are mine.
I'll seek pure brews, malts and beers
Till my ending time.

When my vast high debts come due,
Darling, this I know:
Creditors will follow you
Ev'rywhere you go.

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Lifeliver - November 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Short, simple and sharp, a credit to you.
Dave W. - November 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Legal Tender...A modern times true love story...I here tell Elvis was a big Cash fan, but who isn't ?
Leough - November 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Nice title switch and concept! 555!
Barry J. Mitchel - November 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, Lifeliver, Dave & Leough. Nice way to recall Johnny Cash, Dave. ;^)
Meriadoc - November 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Liked the ending... :)
Barry J. Mitchel - November 30, 2012 - Report this comment
Meriadoc: I hope you didn't mean "I like the ending because it's over!" ;^)
The last stanza of TOS predicted a happy ending; too bad Elvis didn't get one.

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