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Song Parodies -> "Silver Bars Along With Gold"

Original Song Title:

"Silver Threads Among the Gold"

Original Performer:

John McCormack

Parody Song Title:

"Silver Bars Along With Gold"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

Despite the compromised result of the deficit-reduction battle in Congress, Standard & Poor's dropped its rating on US debt to AA+. By the time you read this, markets in other time zones will have reacted. Many involved will see more gray hair, as suggested by TOS, including the age-50 US president.
Snarling, "Why's bor-row-ing shoaled?",
Will spurned feds go hungry, cold? [1]
Finest bonds, high triple-A,
Were downgraded yesterday. [2]
Now, my dollars, you will be, we'll see,
Falling down as currency;
Yes, my dollars, you will be
Falling down as currency.

Smartly, I cram, stow and hold
Silver bars along with gold.
Spine of wan 401(k),
Strife evading since last May. [3]

Medicare's a billing fight;
Welfare checks grow out of sight.
Thither goes tax from my pay;
I will miss those snips someday. [4]
Oh! IRS, I have known they're blown;
You have ever bolder grown!
Yes, IRS, I have known [5]
You have ever bolder grown!


Government prints more dough, rolled.
Stocks may lose, pare down and fold.
Puts may trade and calls may flow,
But investors in the know,
Never more trust Geithner’s Treas'ry bill
Or Bernanke's int'rest skill;
Never Geithner’s Treas'ry bill
Or Bernanke's int'rest skill.

[1] ... in the 2012-13 winter.
[2] I wrote this line on August 6.
[3] The NYSE adage "sell in May and go away" was good advice this year.
[4] ... when federal retirement benefit funds are depleted.
[5] Emphasize R (for revenue) not S (for service).

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Old Man Ribber - August 08, 2011 - Report this comment
BJM - Did you know that John McCormack once competed against and narrowly defeated another aspiring young Irish tenor named James Joyce? Anyway, fine work. ;D
Barry J. Mitchel - August 08, 2011 - Report this comment
OMR: There you go again, trying to prove your advanced age > mine. ;^)
I often hear John McCormack's century-old recordings on a local PBS program "From the Parlor" in SE VA.
Although I wrote this in the first person to match TOS, it is alas not a "brag board" about my personal investing situation.
John Barry - August 08, 2011 - Report this comment
A boom and bust economy presided over by boobs and sluts.
Barry J. Mitchel - August 09, 2011 - Report this comment
To fit better TOS (Always young and fair to me), I'd change "Falling down as currency" in lines 6 & 8 to "Called play money ere '20".

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