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Song Parodies -> "The Ballad of Rod Blagojevich"

Original Song Title:

"The Ballad of Jed Clampett"

Original Performer:

Flatt & Scruggs

Parody Song Title:

"The Ballad of Rod Blagojevich"

Parody Written by:

Fred McKinney

The Lyrics

This is a parody I came up with when Rod Blagojevich was impeached last winter, albeit updated to reflect what has taken place since then with Blago. Enjoy! :-)
Come and listen to my story 'bout a man named Rod
A corrupt governor who really was a clod
One night after John McCain went down in defeat
Rod went and tried to sell Obama's Senate seat.

Bribery, that is. Federal crime. Serious charges.

Well next thing ya know, ol' Rod's in jail
The Feds came and locked him up and threw him in a cell
They said "penitentiary is where ya oughta be"
Where at least he'll get his room and board for free.

Prison, that is. Breakin' rocks. Makin' license plates.

Now it's time to say goodbye to Rod and all his ilk
Them Chicago politicians really make me want to puke
They took care of that with Rod's impeachment proceedins'
Where the Senate made him pay for his shady dealins'.

Conviction, that is. Unanimous Senate vote. Kicked out of office.

Face it, Rod -- you're a scumbag. Get a fur piece away from here.
And don't come back now, ya hear?

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Pacing: 4.6
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Total Votes: 8

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TJC - July 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Love the concept/OS choice Fred... maybe it's just me, but I had trouble with the emPHAsis on some of the sylLAbles here
Old Man Ribber - July 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Granny! Ellie Mae! Come quick! Mr. Burris is skinny dippin' in the cement pond! ;D Well done, Fred!
Timmy1000 - July 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Wasn't Rod recently in a play in Chicago? I guess he has taken his acting to a real stage. Nice parody here.
Fiddlegirl - July 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Wufpakgrl - July 19, 2009 - Report this comment
oh MAN I was expecting at least ONE comment about his wife being on "I'm a Celebrity, get me out here!" Otherwise, very clever

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