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The Beatles

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Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

No, not the current Prince of Wales and heir to the throne, but his 12-times great uncle, King Charles I, ruled 1625 to 1649. His demands on Parliament, and his tinkering with religion, brought about the English Civil War. He was a pain in the neck. And then he got one.
Is there anybody going to listen to my story
all about the King that's thrown away?
He was the kind of King you hate so much, it's gory.
He'll regret the way he acts someday.

Oh, Charles.
Charles, Charles.

Well, he came from Scotland in the House of Stuart.
Oldest living son of James the First.
But his reputation's bad, it's down in the sewer.
Of Britain's Kings, he may just be the worst.

Oh, Charles.
Charles, Charles.

He's the kind of King who'll put you down in Tower, there.
You feel a fool.
When you tell him he's so good
he acts as if it's understood.
He'll rule, ooh, ooh, ooh...

Charles, Charles.

Well, his fight with Parliament, it was so mean and spiteful.
It's enough to make you lose your head.
But he lost to Cromwell and was taken out of Whitehall.
He could not believe it, then he's dead.

Oh, Charles.
Charles, Charles.

(instrumental break)

Oh, Charles.
Charles, Charles.
Parodies about Oliver Cromwell and Charles II may be forthcoming. But don't rush me.

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Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 10

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MasonR - August 23, 2005 - Report this comment
This was so funny, I laughed my head off. 555
Phil Alexander - August 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Wonderful, Michael - but if you're going to do a Cromwell one, you'll find it hard to top the Python one about him. Look forward to it :-)
alvin rhodes - August 23, 2005 - Report this comment
you make history fun...5s
Rick C - August 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Well done historically but, had to dock you for pacing...455
2Eagle - August 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Paul McCartney should see this - 5's.
Johnny D - August 23, 2005 - Report this comment
No puns, just fives.
Paul Robinson - August 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Good show, but I do agree with Rick C about the pace, Michael - 4-5-5
Phil Alexander - August 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey, Michael - I notice you've been hit with the 1s too: I wonder if it has anything to with arguing with certain blinkered, blind and narrow-minded right-wing ideologues?
John Jenkins - August 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Very good job of condensing 24 years into 4 verses and a few hisses. I would have liked to seen a references to the cavaliers and roundheads, but you were limited by the length of the OS and maybe you are saving it for your Cromwell parody. It is interesting that Charles was convicted of treason by just one vote (68 to 67).
Lurker - August 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Chuck I did not deserve to be murdered. Even if he made mistakes, Cromwell was far worse. A big part of this fiasco (death of Chuck I) was just another in a long string of acts of anti-Catholic bigotry that have taken place in England from the 1530s to the present. I say "to the present," because the coming Chuck III is banned from marrying a Catholic, but could marry an atheist.
Michael Pacholek - August 25, 2005 - Report this comment
Uh-oh, one of the seven signs of the Amiright Apocalypse has just occurred: I have agreed with Lurker. Cromwell was worse. While Charles, "That Man of Blood," was just a self-important windbag, Cromwell and the other Parliamentary leaders were true butchers. Thank God for separation of church and state. And the would-be (by no means yet assured) Charles III apparently was not banned from marrying a hag. And what happens if Camilla converts to Catholicism now? (Would The Church take her at this point? Probably not, they don't need any more rotten publicity, and Ben the Sixteen might be shocked into the St. Peter's tombs. Which I don't want to happen. Give him a chance to do the right things first, he might end up deserving a long tenure. Might.)
Phil Alexander - August 26, 2005 - Report this comment
Lurker - you talk about "anti-Catholic bigotry": I suggest you read a history book or two (or ideally a dozen or so, to get a balanced viewpoint)

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