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Song Parodies -> "California Greenin’"

Original Song Title:

"California Dreamin'"

Original Performer:

Mamas and the Papas

Parody Song Title:

"California Greenin’"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Allowing the green
(teeming with terpenes);
and now buy you may
(per election day).
Walk into a shop
(where there’s a new crop)—
lots of pot’s displayed
(stoners aren’t dismayed).
From Sierra storms
(north to Oregon)
way down south past L.A
(to where’s yelled “Olé!).

California legal (cannabis is legal)
as of this new year’s day.

Law’s been in the works
since voters said, “OK!”
But not everybody’s pleased
(some in D.C., peeved).
They still insist on “Nay!”
(their view is, “No way!”).
Huge “No!” cries Keebler-tiny troll)
(reefer-deter goal)
who don’t like things this way
(neo-Madness play).

Cannabis ain’t legal (cannabis illegal),
that’s what the Feds still say.

All-in for the green
(a 7-state team).
Now get high, you may
(voters said, “OK!”)…
shop freely for pot
(then alter your thoughts);
there’s lots on display
(to the Feds’ dismay).
The buyers and sellers
(giving/getting highs that’s stellar)
at last got their way.
(For how long? Can’t say.)

California greenin’—cannabis is legal.
at least it is today.
Cannabis, illegal,
they say down D.C. way.
Battle lines on legal…
who’ll win the fractious fray?

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Pacing: 5.0
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Total Votes: 4

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CML - January 09, 2018 - Report this comment
And everybody's getting high except Mama Cass ;-D
Patrick - January 09, 2018 - Report this comment
Pot industry should launch a public education campaign touting the virtues of the ancient and honorable practice of "Jury Nullification".
Jonathan - January 09, 2018 - Report this comment
High 5s!
Scan, Not Rhyme - January 14, 2018 - Report this comment
Don't you mean California's Stoning?

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