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Song Parodies -> "24 Hours Of Bushwah (Pitney Tribute Part VIII)"

Original Song Title:

"24 Hours From Tulsa"

Original Performer:

Gene Pitney

Parody Song Title:

"24 Hours Of Bushwah (Pitney Tribute Part VIII)"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

Continuing the tribute to Gene Pitney, who passed away 05 April 06. Gene "crossed over" from rock into country readily. DKTOS? Doesn't matter. Couldn't find a Midi, but OS is as much a spoken poem as a song. OS lyrics here.
Hear this snarlin'
When I was small the TV
Ran from 6 to midnight
They'd sign off for the evening
And not come on 'til it was light

But now there's always
24 hours of bushwah
Ah, always,
A-round the clock, air to fill

Ed Murrow: "Good luck; good night" [1]
"Good night, Chet!" - "David, good night!" [2]

They'd play "Star Span-gled Banner"
Then came peace and quiet 'til "dawn's early light" [3]
In Fifties, there used to be only three --
Count em' -- three networks: CBS, N --

There are now over
200 channels of bushwah
200 channels of swill

Act as if story is hot
No matter if news or not
They're all that way

Yes, de-spite all this
Technological breakthrough --
Got Space-Age --
--Satellite, but garbage, still

Oh, the pukebox: anything, play
'Til nighttime turn into day
And if you listen closely
Only recourse is re-mote control
For idiot swarms
As jesters fester, pester;
I'm a protester, detester; sets
Off my alarms

Now we have always
24 hours of bushwah
Not free:
Satellite or cable bill

I hate to break this to you
But they all say nothing new
What can we do?
And we are always hearing
Clone after clone again

[1] "Real" newscaster Edward R. Murrow (April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965), whose trademark signoff, "Good night, and good luck" was also the title of a 2005 Oscar-nominated film.
[2] Paraphrased trademark signoff of co-anchors Chet Huntley (December 10, 1911 - March 20, 1974) and David Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003).

[3] For those outside the US (only, I hope), "dawn's early light" is a phrase in the first line of said National Anthem, which was played at TV stations' sign-on and sign-off.

Apologies to any who might have been disappointed that this was not about the POTUS. "Bushwah" as another word for "bull**it" has been around since long before either George I or II. © 2006 Tommy Turtle.

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Pacing: 3.7
How Funny: 3.4
Overall Rating: 3.4

Total Votes: 7

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 4   0
 5   4

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Paree Dee - April 14, 2006 - Report this comment
'Tis true, 'tis true....A sadly accurate tribute to America's pastime..... Was hoping to read a reference to the test patterns we'd watch for hours on end... remember the Indian chieftain?
Stephen Harrington - April 14, 2006 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but you've got 5s from me, because I agree with you. I rarely watch TV anymore because 99% of it doesn't interest me(besides Viva La Bam and a few British comedies).
Rick C - April 14, 2006 - Report this comment
What Para Dee and Stephen said. I almost never watch network TV but, I'm a sucker for movies. 555
TT - April 14, 2006 - Report this comment
Paree Dee, thanks.... what's this "we" stuff? :) :) :) ... Stephen, thanks.
(I wonder if the non-commenting low voters thought title was about GWB and voted automatically without reading???)
TT - April 14, 2006 - Report this comment
Rick C, thanks; again our comments crossed in cyberspace... Your second sentence goes 100% for me as well.
AFW - April 14, 2006 - Report this comment
Makes a lotta' good sense..cable tv ..another legalized racket...good job..channels 555
Paree Dee - April 14, 2006 - Report this comment
Of course none of us watch TV ... no time !! ... we're too busy writin' these #&%^#%@&*$(% parodies !!! I have no life ! Just gradin' friggin' papers and writin' even more friggin' parodies ! Who has time or energy for TV ???????? .... And we DARE to make fun of those who DO (watch tv)...????
Non-TV Turtle - April 15, 2006 - Report this comment
AFW, Paree Dee, thanks.
Larry Hensley - April 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Very well written parody! 555's!
TT - April 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Larry, thanks!

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