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Song Parodies -> "Tar’ff Man"

Original Song Title:

"Taxman"

Original Performer:

Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Tar’ff Man"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

JD made me do it.
Levies are what they’re gonna see—
tariffs are great for the country.
I am tariff man,
yeah, I’m tariff man.

Whoa! Five percent is way too small—
that number’s gonna rise, not fall.
’cause I’m tariff man,
yeah, I’m tariff man.

They must buy our cars, or they will meet
a large levy they will have to eat.
It will take a toll, then I’ll defeat
them unless they balk and kiss my feet.

Tax plan
from me, tariff man
yeah, I’m tariff man.

I’m gonna make them pay much more
(tech some have been filchin’).
We have got to even the score
(make ’em buy soy, wheat).

I am no lax man;
I am tariff man.

I’ll prime the pump so they will buy (tax plan)
our stuff ’cause their tariffs are high (max, man!)

I am no lax man
and have no lax plan.

Is it working? We’ll just have to see—
tar’ff man.

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alexander's ragtag band - December 06, 2018 - Report this comment
I remember when people said if the stinking foreigners imposed tariffs and made our stuff too expensive for them, we should make their stuff too expensive here. But if Trump says it, it is wrong.
timmy1000 - December 06, 2018 - Report this comment
Nice one, John, good to see another tariff man parody. Taxman fits pretty well because it is basically a tax on goods, in my opinion.
Patrick - December 07, 2018 - Report this comment
Foreigners didn't buy our cars because they were too big and burned too much overpriced fuel. Tariffs are a sneaky way to raise taxes on Americans and cost US jobs. Just as we separate religion and politics, it's time to separate economics from politics as well.
alexander's ragtag band - December 07, 2018 - Report this comment
Separate economics from politics? You want to take away my Social Security?
Patrick - December 07, 2018 - Report this comment
Stop letting politicians make decisions on production and distribution of goods, the same as we don't allow them to decide on Whom we pray to, if anyone. Trump knows something about real estate and hotels. I doubt he has much expertise in agriculture, oil or automobiles. He shouldn't be making decisions on those industries. The world is too interconnected and complex for one man to know it all. I get Social Security, too. It will fail eventually of its own contradictions. All these foreigners crossing the border are not doing so in order to pay for our retirement.
paul robinson - December 08, 2018 - Report this comment
Trump's tariffs are just the latest episode of him governing by uninformed tantrum.

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