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Song Parodies -> "The Market Crash"

Original Song Title:

"The Monster Mash"

Original Performer:

Bobby 'Boris' Pickett

Parody Song Title:

"The Market Crash"

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The Lyrics

Life was Cal Coolidge cool in "Twenty Nine"
'Twas the jazz age boom, and all seemed fine
Folks bought stock on credit with value rise
But this idea was not too wise...

There was a crash,
It was The Market Crash
Big downward dash
It caused a bank backlash
The Market Crash
Some broke folks acted rash
When they lost cash
Dove through the window sash..

Gov ruled, non-intervention and just to "let things be"
Guess they knew a big fall, would come eventually
Then Hoover won, met with federal reserve
Soon afterwards, came the low down swerve

It was a crash,
It was The Market Crash
Stock turned to trash
The poor folks dined on hash
The Market Crashed
The rich folks acted rash
Lost all their cash
Jumped out the window sash..

From New York to Roanoke
The brokers were goin' broke
It all seemed like a bad dream
From which no-one awoke

The sky was falling, and there was no quick fix
Most had lost all, and forced to take their licks
The banks were locked up, folks left standing in line
It was called Black Tuesday, October "Two Nine"

That was The Crash
The monster Market Crash
All stock was trash
No taters left to mash
Some teeth got gnashed
Cash was gone in a flash
Hope burned to ash
It was The Market Crash

(Could it happen, again?)

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 7

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alvin rhodes - October 31, 2005 - Report this comment
fun to sing along to..5s
Adam Zen - October 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Good one, thought you'd tie it into current events though
Michael Pacholek - October 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Oooops... Only three verses when there's actually a crypt-kickin' five. So I had to dock you a point. But what there is is pretty good. Reminds me of my Presidential Parody Project: "Silent Is Calvin" for Coolidge and "Poorhouse Rock" for Hoover. And I'm a little amazed that we got through Year 5 of the Bush Maladministration without a crash. After all, these things have a habit of happening in October. Maybe the BIG one will happen in October '06... just in time for Congressional elections.
AFW - October 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, alvin, and Adam, and Michael....true, I didn't do all five verses...I meant to mention that at the top, but forgot it..
John Barry - October 31, 2005 - Report this comment
A though-provoking parody.
AFW - October 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, John
carol - November 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Nice job well done. I liked it . 555
AFW - November 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Carol

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