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Song Parodies -> "John Abbott"

Original Song Title:

"You Got It"

Original Performer:

Roy Orbison

Parody Song Title:

"John Abbott"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Continuing my song cycle about the Prime Ministers of Canada. This parody may last longer than Abbott's term in office, but that's what happens when you hand the government over to a 70-year-old man, who resigned after less than two years due to cancer as much as to the overwork left behind when Sir John A. Macdonald died.
(instrumental opening)

Every time we look to find a leader guy
we've got to find one money just buy.

One look... we see
he built... railway.
We think... that he's
our man... today!

He's the man we want.
John Abbott.
He's the man we need.
John Abbott.
He can do it all.
John Abbott.
Can't he?

Back when he was young, best lawyer in the land.
Put into the Senate, he's Macdonald's man.

He lived (he lived)
his life (his life)
to be (to be)
in charge.
But now (but now)
it seems (it seems)
the job's (the job's)
too large!

Did this job you want?
John Abbott?
Leader that we need?
John Abbott?
He can't do it all.
John Abbott.
Can he?

Stuff was left behind
(John Abbott)
when Macdonald died
(John Abbott)
Can he do it all?

(Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo!)
(Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo!)
Whoa, yeah...
Can he do it all?
(John Abbott?)

He's sick (he's sick)
of job (of job)
and he's (and he's)
ill too.
I know (I know)
he'll quit (he'll quit)
his time (his time)
Is through!

Was the man we want.
John Abbott.
Was the man we need.
John Abbott.
Couldn't do it all.
John Abbott.

Was the man we want.
John Abbott.
Was the man we need.
John Abbott.
Couldn't do it all.
John Abbott.

Couldn't do it all!
(John Abbott.)

John Abbott!
His great-grandson is actor Christopher Plummer.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.2
How Funny: 4.2
Overall Rating: 4.2

Total Votes: 5

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 1   1
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   4

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alvin rhodes - June 13, 2006 - Report this comment
about time someone wrote a song about mr. a
Serafina - June 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Nicely written and paced, Mike. 5-5-5
AFW - June 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Heyyy, Abbbotttt........Not into Canadian politics, but sounds like you've made a good case, here..555
Lionel Mertens - June 14, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm thinking this parody needs some 5's, EY?

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