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Song Parodies -> "An Ode to Watson, Crick and DNA"

Original Song Title:

"Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts' Club Band"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"An Ode to Watson, Crick and DNA"

Parody Written by:

Sweet Indigo

The Lyrics

I wrote this the day after the 50th anniversary of Watson and Crick's discovery. So it's not strictly accurate. The first couple of lines I actually got from a news article headline, which you can read here
It was fifty years ago today
Crick and Watson unlocked DNA
They were working on it quite a while
'Cause that molecule had such style
So may I introduce to you
The fact you've known for all these years
DNA is double-helical

Yes, DNA is double-helical
With purines and pyramidines
DNA is double-helical
The stuff that maps out our genes
DNA is double-
DNA is double-
DNA is double-helical

A sugar and phosphate backbone
And those four bases too
It was such a discovery
They got the Nobel Prize for it
They got the Nobel Prize!

With X-ray crystallography
(By Franklin) It was plain to see
With Maurice Wilkins too
They got the prize in '62
So let me introduce to you
The secret of life on Earth
DNA is double-helical

Yes, DNA is double-helical
The strands run opposite ways
DNA is double helical
And has strict rules that it obeys
DNA is double-
DNA is double-
DNA is double-helical

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Rice Cube - April 14, 2003 - Report this comment
Hee hee hee! D-N-A is dou-ble he-li-caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal!!! :-D You get the nerd prize of the week, even though it's only Monday ;-)
Rice Cube - April 14, 2003 - Report this comment
It's "pyrimidine" btw ;-)
Billy Florio - April 14, 2003 - Report this comment
Claude Prez - April 14, 2003 - Report this comment
With that headline, how could you not write this? Very well done.
Johnny D - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Creative, clever, and SCIENTIFIC!
Martin - July 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Can we use "Come Together" in Francis Crick's new biography PLEASE? Please reply to either: OR to: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, "Sweet Indigo" dear? Martin ps Which uni. were you at and on what course, please do tell us!
Martin Packer - July 31, 2006 - Report this comment
"Sweet Indigo, FRANCIS CRICK would definately have approved as he was a big Beatles fan, especially "Sergeant Pepper" and The White Album!! Do keep in touch (if possible) : regards, Martin

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