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Song Parodies -> "Griftin’, a Crime That Pays"

Original Song Title:

"Twistin' the Night Away"

Original Performer:

Sam Cooke

Parody Song Title:

"Griftin’, a Crime That Pays"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

They will tell you to your face:
If you fork over your pay,
you’ll reap much more of that “hay”…
givin’ your dimes away.

They tell you, “You’ll make a ton!”
Puttzes can be mighty dumb?
From their hands the money’s sprung…
givin’ their $5s away

to grifters, griftin’..,
tell you it’s a big payday.
Fibbin’, griftin’,
griftin’ your tithes away.

They’ re deceivers, and your nose
should tell you it’s nonsense, though ya
hand them a big wad o’ dough.
Grifted, you’re light o’ pay.

They will be fillin’ up their sacks
with the money you now lack.
Gotta get your mind on track…
grifters will have their way.

They’re griftin’, griftin’,
tellin’ you…a big payday
Fibbin’, griftin’,
griftin’ your dimes away.

Paid up. Been had.
Paid up. Lost swag.
Wronged lootee. Dough pried from grift.
You’re grifted and light o’ pay.

Some so dense, they never seen:
Scammers gonna hoist their green
and add it to their stolen-cash scheme.
Grifters have had their way.

Scammers take your dough and go.
Grifters take another toll.
You were blind, now you been rolled—
grifters have had their day.

They’re grifter, fibbers,
conners, and they’re doin’ great
Grifters’ riches,
griftin’s a crime that pays.

Grub more dimes.

Paid up. Been had.
Paid much. Lost cash.
A stooge…seen dough pried from grift.

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