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Song Parodies -> "I Had A Golden Ticket (Charlie Rangel)"

Original Song Title:

"I've Got A Golden Ticket"

Original Performer:

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Parody Song Title:

"I Had A Golden Ticket (Charlie Rangel)"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

In TOS, Charlie and Grandpa Joe had just found a golden ticket. Representative Rangel has just lost his after 40 years. He chaired the House Ways and Means Committee and the Joint Committee on Taxation, so he should have known better.
I never thought my life could be
Ending with such catastrophe,
But suddenly I begin to see
A lot of bad luck for me.
'Cause I had a golden ticket;
I sought those old-boy wrinkles that I'd try.

I often had a chance to shine,
Always a dapper throng would cling.
Deservedly, half the world was mine.
What an amazing thing!
'Cause I bought and sold the wicked;
I made my foldin' money on the sly.

I never thought I'd see the day
When I would face the world and say,
"Good heavens, look what I've done!"
I never thought that I would be
Slapped with a rap for felony,
'Cause I'd have said:
"It couldn't be done."
But it can be done ...

I never dreamed that I'd do time
Roving in penitentiary,
But nevertheless, it's there that I'm
Shortly about to be.

'Cause I wove a golden thicket,
In rent-controlled apartments made my stay;
And then I told the slickest stories, holding sway.

Good glory, look what I've done!
'Cause I'd have said,
"It shouldn't be done."
But I'm special one!

I never dreamed it was a crime
Renting vacation property,
But never confessing at tax time
Something about huge fee.

'Cause I had a golden ticket,
'Cause I got too old to picket,
I was emboldened, danced to fake my way.
Now with no golden ticket, it's a cold pen stay.

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.0
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 3

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Old Man Ribber - August 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I'll say this for Charlie...he's acting with far more class than Maxine Waters. I'll say this for you...good job, BJM! ;D
Barry J. Mitchel - August 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, OMR aka TW. Perhaps I was a bit hard on CR, but he is up on at least 3 counts while I only know of 1 for MW. She may be more dangerous, though: "This liberal would be about sociali .... uh ... basically, about taking over and running all of your (auto) companies."
John Jenkins - August 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Charlie Rangel is a very good argument for term limits. Well expressed, BJM!

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