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Song Parodies -> "There Is Nothing For A Dime"

Original Song Title:

"There Is Nothing Like A Dame"

Original Performer:

From "South Pacific"

Parody Song Title:

"There Is Nothing For A Dime"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Can't buy choc'late candy bars
Nor ice cream cones to get fat
Can't buy apples or bananas,
Cuz' inflation's where it's at
Can't buy suckers or bag popcorn
No orange crush or slushy limes
You can't buy naught
What good are dimes?

Can't buy phone calls from a booth
Like we did not long ago
Can't get packs of gum for chewing
Or attend a movie show
Can't buy toys from machines vending
Like a yoyo on a string
What can't we buy?
Not anything..

There is nothing, nowadays, to spend ten cents for

Can't buy even one small nail to fix a fence for

There is nothing for a dime,
Nothing in the world
This is such a high priced time
Can't get anything for a dime

Makes folks angry, makes folks sad
With a hunger and a need
For a double nickel shoe shine,
Or a dime novel to read
No more ten cent stores like Woolworth's,
That could make us feel so good
Only dollar stores,
Where they once stood..

Dimes were once a thing of beauty, but now brother..
They're unusable as a worm, and just a bother..

There is nothing for a dime
Nothing in the world
Now is such a high priced time,
Can't buy anything for a dime..

There are no drinks for a dime
No golf links for a dime
There are no books for a dime
And no-one cooks for a dime
There are no tacks for a dime
And no snacks for a dime!

There's not one thing so wrong
With our econmy here..
That couldn't be fixed
if stuff could be bought
For a shiny, silver, Roosevelt dime...!!!




There is nothing for a dime!

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 9

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Matthias - December 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I wish I could give you three times but you're going to have to deal with these nickles.
NorCalCakes - December 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Sir l'Air de Farce, . . . I "Sees" a little prayer for you . . . [ ~ x ~ ]
AFW - December 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, Matthias...and thanks, NorCal...
Rod W - December 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Interestingly, that "shiny, silver, Roosevelt dime" was worth $2 today in paper Fed notes. I'd keep the dime, no brainer there. Good parody, good message!
Andria - December 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Great one, AFW... I have bought many things for a dime before, including an office-size refrigerator, a copy of the book "Gray's Anatomy", a grocery bag full of CDs, a garbage bag of plus-size women's clothes that all fit me, and a box of glass phone-line insulators. The key is going to garage sales held by foreign nationals, people who have a lot of stuff, need to downsize and are going overseas, or people who are in the armed forces, shipping out to Iraq or Afghanistan and need to clear out. You'll have to settle for nickles instead of dimes here.
AFW - December 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, Rod..and please let me know where I can get 2$ each for my dimes..I'm a small change hoarder..So, I could be a millionaire.............and thank you, Andria..a fridge for a dime? Now that's a bargain you don't find deals like that at our garage sales.
Andria - December 12, 2010 - Report this comment
AFW, the fridge was 40 years old and rusty (I did cover it with fake parquet teak contact paper), but works well. It's in the room where my TV and computer are, full of Coke Zero, Reed's ginger ale and assorted adult beverages. It has moved numerous places with me and has been in 3 different states.
AFW - December 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Fridge been in 3 states, eh? Better bolt that sucker down...nothing worse than a wandering fridge...I don't let mine out of the house..
Rod - December 12, 2010 - Report this comment
AFW, pre-1965 dimes are 90% silver. Chk eet owt, mon!
Old Man Ribber - December 13, 2010 - Report this comment
To put in my ten cents worth (now THAT really shows my age!), nicely done! ;D
AFW - December 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, OMR

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