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Song Parodies -> "Consultants of Swing"

Original Song Title:

"Sultans of Swing"

Original Performer:

Dire Straits

Parody Song Title:

"Consultants of Swing"

Parody Written by:

Fred Ramsey

The Lyrics

For all you code slingers out there.
You get a project writin' code
Yeah the system's getting old, and downtime
Up on the server you stop and you save everything
The design is changing, for the fourth time
You feel alright, when you see the login screen

You step inside but you don't see too many faces
In the server room you see the net go down
Applications, and business cases
Booting up, that Microsoft sound
Way on out West
Way on out West...Redmond town

Check out UNIX George...he knows all the codes
But he's strictly admin; he doesn't want to make it print or sort
And an old HP is all he can afford,
When he hooks up to the net, to do his thing

And Harry doesn't mind if he's got a color screen
He's got a mainframe job, he's doin' alright
He can write the Cobol like anything
Stayin' up late on Friday night
With the Consultants
With the Consultants of Swing

And a crowd of young boys start rootin' around in a dumpster
Findin' scribbled passwords and old access codes

They don't give a damn about runnin' Windows on a LAN
It ain't like data, that they've stole
And Consultants
Yeah Consultants write macros!


And then the man steps right up to the CEO,
And gets his check just as he starts to leave.
"Good night! Now it's time to go home."
But he writes one last sub-routine
We are Consultants! We are Consultants of Swing!

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 16

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   0
 3   0
 4   1
 5   15

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Dee Range - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Excelent pacing to OS. I know nothing about code, but I know one thing. This is pretty damn good.
John Barry - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
What Dee said.
Fred Ramsey - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Michael Pacholek - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
I have to echo Dee's comment: I'm not all that familiar with the topic, but I know the song, and this works. And a GREAT title.
Johnny D - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
I am VERY familiar with the topic. AND with the OS. This is a very good parody!
Stuart McArthur - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
yes, we all know a UNIX George and a Colin Cobol, Fred - nicely done, and great idea - 555
Paul Robinson - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Oh, this was TRULY excellent, Fred...5's, of course ~ ~ ~
John M. - October 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent on all levels! I am both a fan of the band, good parody and, unfortunately, code for a living!

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