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Song Parodies -> "Cheney, That's Harry on the Ground"

Original Song Title:

"Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town"

Original Performer:

Kenny Rogers

Parody Song Title:

"Cheney, That's Harry on the Ground"

Parody Written by:

The Nag

The Lyrics

Mel Tillis wrote this incredible song and Kenny Rogers and the First Edition immortalized 'Ruby' with their cover. I love it and I use it with the utmost respect, my song title notwithstanding!
You liquored up yourself and waved your shotgun in the air --
Cheney were you concentrating, showing proper care?
The Texas night was falling when you lurched and spun around
Oh Cheney, that's Harry on the ground.

It wasn't me who started talking Breathalyzer scores,
But you hid from the sheriff and the journalistic corps.
And yes it's true you went on FOX, that hardly qualifies
Oh Cheney, your boys are micro-sized.

It's hard to trust a man who sneaks around like he's a spy,
And the wants and the needs of the media age, Cheney you realize.
But if you're not leaking secrets, then you hardly make a sound
Oh Cheney, until you popped that round.

He's leaving soon, that's pretty clear, he's halfway out the door.
Not so much for Harry, but for Halliburton's war.
And with Scooter Libby talking while Fitzgerald sniffs around
Oh Cheney, indictments could abound.

Hey Cheney. how does Gitmo sound?
(c) Norm Gaudet 2006 the_nag

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The Pomfret - February 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Really really really cute. This is a stick the knife in and twist it style parodies. I think it lost something by leaving the lightness of the first half. Who has to tell you how great your skiils are! Thanks.
Buck Shotskee - February 28, 2006 - Report this comment
This is the kind of song that needs to be on the radio. Keep up the good work!
2Eagle - February 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Smashing good use of the original song. Ruby is one of my favorites, but I am used to hearing it in German. "O, Ruby! Es ist besser du bleibst hier."
Michael Pacholek - February 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Another gem. There may be a good parody on this subject for every piece of buckshot that hit Harry. Has anybody yet redone "Double Shot of My Baby's Love" as "Troubled Shot From Dick Cheney's Gun," or something like that?
Joel Martinez - February 28, 2006 - Report this comment
.............I officially give up!Looks as though Cheney must've shot his self-esteem to go along with that lawyer! I just hope somethimg else becomes more noticeable enough to be made fun of!
John Barry - February 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Ah, these never get old. Good one. 5s

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