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Song Parodies -> "The Legacy Of Johnny And Clyde"

Original Song Title:

"The Legend Of Bonnie and Clyde"

Original Performer:

Merle Haggard

Parody Song Title:

"The Legacy Of Johnny And Clyde"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

On May 2, 1972, J. Edgar Hoover passed away, having accumulated 7.8 million files and 55 million index cards full of incriminating information on nearly everyone in government and thousands of private citizens. He had a few secrets of his own, though...
Johnny was a G-man; some say he was gay.
Clyde Tolson dined alone with him every day.
Neither one was punished until Johnny died;
That's the legacy of Johnny and Clyde.

His days and his nights with Clyde Tolson he spent.
Four nieces, two nephews he left not a cent.
He left all to Clyde to his eternal shame;
For Hoover had no children to carry his name.

Some eight million files that he had stowed away
He kept to prepare against some rainy day;
Pages full of blackmail in case they got caught,
But J. Edna and Mother Tolson did not.

Their friends were Capote and old LBJ;
For files they sent Johnson, he helped them to stay.
From behind the throne, Johnny ruled 'til he died
Though nobody elected Johnny and Clyde.

Forty years' perversion was ended that day
When death carried John Edgar Hoover away.
Closets full of dresses he left when he died;
That's the legacy of Johnny and Clyde,
Johnny and Clyde,
Johnny and Clyde!
Those files were officially sealed until 2027, though much of what was in them has since leaked out.

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Pacing: 4.7
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Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 3

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Michael Pacholek - September 27, 2005 - Report this comment
I was ready to say that, although I loved the sentiment, the parody was terrible. But then I realized that this was an original song, not Merle Haggard covering the Georgie Fame song. Had I been right, the pacing would've been pathetic. But since it turns out that I DKTOS, I'll give you credit for imagination, especially since most of us would prefer to NOT imagine J. Edgar's private life. Oh, if only JFK had the goods on him, he could've fired him, and Hoover couldn't then retaliate without, uh, exposing himself. Who knows who might have lived a full life?
Airfarcewon - September 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent job on this...on all counts... and very informative...
Royce Miller - September 28, 2005 - Report this comment
What AFW said. Nice to see a Merle Haggard song.

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