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Song Parodies -> "Who's Next (2017)"

Original Song Title:

"Who's Next (1965)"

Original Performer:

Tom Lehrer

Parody Song Title:

"Who's Next (2017)"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

We worried about nuclear bomb proliferation a half-century ago, and then it went underground a quarter-century ago after the Soviet Union collapsed. Now the problem has returned with some new players, so I updated TOS.
First we got the bomb, and that was good,
'Cause we loved peace, thought others would;
Then Russia got the bomb, but it's new day,
So Dems gave them uranium ore for pay.
Who's next?

France got the bomb; its use they'll shun
'Cause their new leader's thirty-one.
China got the bomb, but have no fears;
They won't wipe us out while we're in arrears.
Who's next?

Then North Korea claimed that they
Were gonna get one, come what may.
Fat Kim Jong Un wants two for spite:
One for attack and one for new height.
Who's next?

Persia's gonna get some, too,
Just to use on Netanyahu.
So Israel built strong fence,
Launched Iron Dome defense.
"The Lord's our shepherd," said the psalm.
"We trust God's grace, but bet on better bomb."
Who's next?

Canada elects to go,
And newly-wakened Mexico.
We'll try to stay serene and calm
When Venezuela gets the bomb!
Who's next? Who's next? Who's next?
Who's next?

... or California?

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Barry J. Mitchel - October 24, 2017 - Report this comment
Oops! Lines 6 and 7 should be changed to:

France got the bomb; use they'll decline
'Cause their new leader's thirty-nine.

Emmanuel Macron is eight weeks shy of 40. I confused his age with the new Catalan president's.
Zen Adam B. - October 29, 2017 - Report this comment
Tom Lehrer was a classic! Liked the update. You forgot to mention India, Pakistan, South Africa, etc.
Barry J. Mitche - October 29, 2017 - Report this comment
Thanks, ZAB. TL included South Africa and Indonesia in TOS; here's an extra stanza for two others I omitted:

Then India and Pakistan
Ignored Mahatma's weapons ban.
They shrewdly have no launching plan
'Gainst China or some terror-prone-stan.
Who's next?

Use the meter and tune of the North Korea stanza.

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