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Song Parodies -> "Thank God I'm Doctor McCoy"

Original Song Title:

"Thank God I'm A Country Boy"

Original Performer:

John Denver

Parody Song Title:

"Thank God I'm Doctor McCoy"

Parody Written by:

Dr. Oliver Clozoff

The Lyrics

My wife took the farm, and shirt off my back
Ain't got nothing but my bones, she left me jack
I'm gonna enlist, be a Starfleet quack
Thank God I'm Doctor McCoy

Well a shipboard kinda life often does me some harm
Transporter be malfunctionin' and beams us down unarmed
My days are all filled with a red alert alarm
Thank God I'm Doctor McCoy

Well I got my own sick bay, on deck twelve near the middle
Turbo lift takes me up, when the handle I twiddle
Life ain't much without a nurse or two to diddle
Thank God I'm Doctor McCoy

When the duty shift's done and now it's time to go
I pull out my bottle and I drink it nice and slow
The lounge is closed up, so I head to decks below
Thank God I'm Doctor McCoy

I'd drink Romulan ale all day if I could
But the cap'n and my liver wouldn't take it very good
So I drink up anyway, replace it when I should
Thank God I'm Doctor McCoy

Well I got me a good life, I shouldn't really quibble
Though post-divorce, I don't have a pot in which to piddle
Life ain't nothing' but a couple thousand tribbles
Thank God I'm Doctor McCoy

Well I wouldn't trade my life for a planet-side gig
I never did want to be hospital big-wig
I'd rather have my sickbay and my deck nine digs
Thank God I'm Doctor McCoy

Yeah, new recruits flyin' an Excelsior class
A lotta sad people thinkin' that's so badass
Scotty will tell ya they should scrap 'em all en masse
Thank God I'm Doctor McCoy

Well I got me a phobia of teleport transmittal
When they say "Energize" I get scared just a little
Reconstruct me from source molecules, well it'll
Make a new Doctor McCoy

Well, my tricorder was daddy's till the day he died
And I used it for a while but the circuits got fried
Now I've got a newer model that Starfleet supplied
Thank God I'm Doctor McCoy

My daddy taught me young how to cook and play poker
Taught me how to hustle so I seemed just mediocre
Taught me to cook southern beans with whiskey as a soaker
Thank God I'm Doctor McCoy

Well dammit I'm a doctor, not a busboy or bricklayer
Not a bartender, janitor, pimp, or town mayor
Not a coal minor or planet site surveyor
Thank God I'm Doctor McCoy
Copyright (C) 2022 by Dr. Oliver Clozoff. All rights reserved.

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Pacing: 4.7
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Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 44

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CML - December 27, 2022 - Report this comment
Wow! If we were still doing it, I'd nominate this for SOTM. maybe even SOTY ... IYKWIM. I cant think of a better effort, off the top of my head
CML - December 27, 2022 - Report this comment
Only quibble, no reference to Spock, so heres a spare stanza .... Well I know me a Vulcan who sometimes belittles .. Outbursts of emotion for Spock are a riddle ... Wasnt in cast when he earned his ACQUITAL .. But now, Im Doctor McCoy
Dr. Oliver Clozoff - December 27, 2022 - Report this comment
Thanks CML and a great stanza to add!
CML - December 27, 2022 - Report this comment
As long as you're amenable to suggestion, here's one about Spock .. Thank God I'm a Vulcan Boy!
Dr. Oliver Clozoff - December 27, 2022 - Report this comment
Other ideas I had include Iroquois, Water Boy, La-Z-Boy, and Alter Boy

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