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Song Parodies -> "Fannie Mae"

Original Song Title:

"Maggie May"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Fannie Mae"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

I think the most quixotic bit of whimsy to come out of the whole story is that the two largest moneylending institutions in the US have such twee names
No money, Fannie Mae? With trillions to pay
So the Fed'll bail you out with billions more
For the thought that most depressed us:
A crash would hurt investors
So shore up Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae

The markets hit a nerve
So the Federal Reserve
Has billions of bucks they'll have to pay...

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Jason - July 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Short but good.
John - July 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Why didn't I think of this title?
alvin - July 15, 2008 - Report this comment
those names have always cracked me up too
Phil Alexander - July 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks, guys

Jason - I know it's kind of short... so's the OS. Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" is longer, but doesn't actually use the name in full in the song, it didn't work properly so I ran with the short version.

John - I couldn't believe it hadn't been used, either... the tune's been in my head every time I hear them talking about "Fannie Mae" on the radio.

Alvin - I believe they're kind of acronymic.. but very strange for two of the biggest financial giants in the world

...someone call the cops - security code 999 :-)
eric - July 15, 2008 - Report this comment
sure you could: "wake up, maggie, i think i've got something to sell to you"
Tommy Turtle - July 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Federal National Mortgage Association = FNMA = Fannie Mae. But how they got "Freddie Mac" out of Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC) -- well, it seems that "Phil Mac" is a better neologistic acronym. Hmm, I kind of like that... maybe will suggest it. Rating: 5.55%, but that's only the introductory rate. It doubles in two years.

You might also enjoy John Jenkins' "Fannie Mae"/"Penny Lane" from Jan 05, regarding the scandal of the huge golden parachute to a disgraced CEO who resigned as word of the book-cooking was getting out.
John Jenkins - July 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Phil - short and humorous and worth submitting because of the great title sub.

TT, glad you came out of hibernation and mentioned my parody!
TT - July 16, 2008 - Report this comment
JJ, I'll bet you thought you'd have to plug it yourself :-)

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