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Song Parodies -> "A Big Spender"

Original Song Title:

"Hey Big Spender"

Original Performer:

Shirley Bassey

Parody Song Title:

"A Big Spender"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Each day I wake up, all annoyed
When I think about the
High cost of living..
A..real big spender
That's what I' become..
Teetering on the edge
Of bankruptcy, and plumb numb

The food market trips, once enjoyed
Are like dentist visits,
'Cause they're making me..
A..big spender,
Spend....more than my salary..

Each day I get the mail..dun, dun, dun
Creditors all on my ass..mass
I can't show 'em a thin dime
Cannot show 'em a thin dime..

Sometimes, just like..Pretty Boy Floyd
Feel like robbin' places..
With a machine gun..
This real big spender
Feels fed up..and maligned
George Bush wouldn't want to know
What's goin' on in my mind..
The price at the pump, sore point
Gonna' pop my cork,
If this don't end..real soon
A big spender
A big spender
This big spender,
Might...just move up to the moon..

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 12

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Peregrin - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Yeah AFW, buying up big takes on a whole new meaning now! Here's 3 x 5s. Spend them on some new corks, in case yours blows! :)
John Barry - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
"Spender" ditty rhyme, nifty.
alvin - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
nice 'sign o' the times' update....maybe i'll see you on the moon sometime ...i hear there is a restaurant up there's OK but there is no atmosphere....sorry
Ann Hammond - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
he he
Agrimorfee - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
BUMBUMBUM-de-BUM. BUM-BUM *ting!*. Great song, great parody for our times.
AFW - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks all, for voting and commenting
Ladyo' Dimes - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir, L'Air de Farce, oh, how I do share your concern about this crazy economy! I wonder where it will take us . . .
UnknownVotress - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir, I recall that Peggy Lee also did a rendition of this song, that became quite popular. . . ." the minute you walked in the room, I could tell you were a man of distinction, a real big Spender . . . "
WinsomeSpendress - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I recall that when GrandPaw lit up his cigar . . . it signaled that he was going to 'Spend some Money' . . . & somehow that vision has me equating cigars with money & the fun to come !
AFW - July 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks, Lady Unknown...yes, Peggy had a big hit with it...yes, recall the old expression, "He's so rich, he lights cigars with five dollar bills...".....I just wish I had a five dollar bill, I could afford to pay it!
Guy - July 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Farce - This was time well spent reading this. Hell - I'm so broke that I can't afford to pay attention. And I agree that Dubya doesn't want to know what is going on in your mind, but lets hope no "men in black" decide that they want to find out. Another great write pulled from the dusty OS archives. I'm already voting 5s and wishing I had a few Abes in the old wallet.
AFW - July 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks, Guy...
adagio - July 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Your words really rock with the OS rythym. Boom !Boom! 5's

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