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Song Parodies -> "My Bookie’ll Screw You"

Original Song Title:

"I'm Looking through You"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"My Bookie’ll Screw You"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

My bookie’ll screw you—you need to know!
No, never hew to this scheming schmoe.
He’s gonna rip you off without shame.
My bookie’ll screw you—don’t bet on games!

His quips aren’t moving; they instill fear.
A path he’s grooving to the till that’s near.
He’s gonna rip you off; he won’t change.
My bookie’ll screw you—don’t be deranged!

Lies, fella lies, and he won’t treat you right.
Schmuck has a nasty habit of disappearing fast, post-bite.

I hope you’ll trust me and stay away,
because a bust spree’s what you will play.
So don’t get ripped off; I’ve warned: Beware!
My bookie’ll screw you, so don’t be snared.

Lies, fella lies, and he won’t treat you right.
Putz runs a nasty gambit of disappearing far from sight.

My bookie’ll screw you—so now you know!
He’s like a fugu—poison he’ll blow.
You’ve now been tipped off…then without shame:
My bookie you screw. You’ve learned the game!

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