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Song Parodies -> "(You Give Me) Covid"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Peggy Lee

Parody Song Title:

"(You Give Me) Covid"

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The Lyrics

Peter Andressen had this same idea about a month ago. I thought it was a really great idea and lyrics immediately started buzzing in my head. So here's my somewhat different take
Never knew you couldn't touch me
Never knew to fear the air*
When you stretch your hand to shake mine
Feel the need to get the Faucci out of there
Might give me Covid .. though you missed me
Covid though you brushed me by
Covid ... from your offspring*
Covid all thru the night

Strange bisque starts the plague time
Wuhan hit by blight
I'm fired up when they shift the blame
Cause I know that spin ain't right
They gave us Covid .. aint no mystery
Covid cause they weren't forthright
Covid ... straight from Beijing
Commies were the source of blight

Everybody fears the Covid
How it ends nobody knows
Covid's such a novel thing
must stop touching my nose

Yao Ming-Oh loved Wu Li-Yet
Wu li thought Yao was all that
When he took her to the Wet-Mart
He said, "Wu Li have a taste of this bat"
And gave her Covid .. from those dishes
Covid from that crazy soup
Covid ... earned her ire
Covid's what he gave to Wu

Chairman Xi and Ghebreyesus
Are linked in this sad affair
When the Orangeman said to come clean
Xi said "Tedros, Oh dont you dare"
Blame them for Covid .. thru dissembling
Covid cause they told such lies
Covid ... 'cause of Jin ping
Aint no way to make it right

Now that you've listened to my story
Here's the point I have made
(A word that's really close to "Chicks") were the ones to give us Covid
Be it wet market or germ lab made
They gave us Covid .. 'Cause they risked it
Covid from safeguards they spurned
Covid ... its gone viral
What a way for world to turn
What a way for world to turn

What a way for world to turn!!

*Direct borrowing of a Peter line

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Peter Andersson - May 07, 2020 - Report this comment
Very different take on the subject beyond the title swap. And with thousands of cities in China, all with their own wet markets, what are the odds that Covid would spontaneously have erupted on the one of those being in the same city as the only biolab experimenting on such viruses in the entire country - way beyond PowerBall odds on even a cursory math examination I'd think.
CML - May 08, 2020 - Report this comment
And the odds go up even further when you find out the habitat of the bat involved is in Yunnan province which shares a border with Indochina and Myanmar and is 1000 miles to the Southwest of Wuhan. So how does this creature find its way to a fresh kill food market in Wuhan
Obviousman - May 08, 2020 - Report this comment
It flew.
Arch Vile - May 10, 2020 - Report this comment
CML, I don't know why you feel obligated to take too many words from the OS for this parody. Why can't you use Bats instead of Chicks? There is no word needed to rhyme chicks in that stanza. You could exaggerate that bats could be used in a lab, b/c China hides info too well.
Peter - May 10, 2020 - Report this comment
@ Arch Vile: The main secret to this Original Song slash Giant Hit is its musically strong positive atmosphere - something very seldom heard outside of the kind of common sad ballads that gets the public to light lighters and hold them in the air. From the top of my head right now I can only name one more, and it's the appropriatelly namned "Summer Song" by Joe Satriani, which unfortunatelly has no lyrics so I'll never be able to use it for a parody, but it's a great soundtrack for jogging with it's background 162 BPM:
CML - May 11, 2020 - Report this comment
In fact, the word I chose is by far the best choice, by most principles of song parody. It sums up the whole theme of the song and is extremely close to the OS word "chicks" which is also the most important word in the entire stanza ...... Now, if you're concerned about the feelings of people in China, let me assure you they dont care at all. The Chinese have even coined a derogatory term "baizuo" or "white leftist" for left wing woke thinking. They consider it a weakness to be exploited. Check out the Wikipedia entry about this
Arch Vile - May 12, 2020 - Report this comment
Ok. Got it.

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