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Song Parodies -> "Turkey Leftovers"

Original Song Title:

"#1:The Christmas Song #2: Good King Wenceslas"

Original Performer:

#1: Nat King Cole #2: traditional

Parody Song Title:

"Turkey Leftovers"

Parody Written by:

Giorgio Coniglio

The Lyrics

Staff contributions to the Economist remain unattributed. But an article in last month's holiday issue got my attention.

Essay featured in Economist,
Etymology disclosed -
Centerpiece of each year's Yuletide feast,
Subspecies bred in Mexico.

Dolts like me believed that gobblers and that Mid-east land -
Names were mere coincidence.
Ottomans, trading ships, caravans -
I understand, it now makes sense.

Each year I prove that I'm a goof,
I try create too late a spiffy Christmas spoof,
But with a month's delay I'll get it right
Helped by this article that' s called, "Turkey's Flight".

And so I'm proffering this paraphrase
Of what the author claimed was true,
French - d'inde, and the Turks call them 'hindi' - what jerks!
While in India, name in Hindi,
And in Portugal's 'peru'.


Montezuma once cooked fowl tastier than pheasant
Shipped the Spanish queen a thou - funky kind of present
Isabella loathed the birds, trimmings too displeased her;
Had no use for leftovers, didn't have a free-eezer.

'Turkeys', Moors, then Jews were banned from the royal kitchens
Rumors say that's how began Spanish Inquisition.
Cortes later sacked the lands of the Aztec ruler
Phil or Izz-and-Ferdinand ? Can't say which was cru-ueller.

Avian émigrés toured through, crowns of Europe hosting,
Though few of their lackeys knew oven time for roasting,
Hot or cold and steep or flat, exiled birds were living,
Prospered in those countries that didn't have Thanksgi-iving.

Thus this misnamed flock did cope through the 16th century.
'ventually hens copped some hope with the English gentry.
For some time they settled down, breeding they found boring,
Westward they shipped out again, restlessly explo-oring.

Turkeys in America, native home recovered,
Quirky and hysterical history discovered -
Essay we would clearly rank best of the Econ'mist,
Author we should dearly thank-(s)he remains anon-ymous.


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Pacing: 2.3
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Critic - January 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Odious mix of stale materials with boring topic presented as lyrical buffet. Questionable intent, poor execution Gio.
Agrimorfee - January 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Will you people cut the crap, this was good. 555
Claude Prez - September 04, 2017 - Report this comment
Agreed, Agri. Very clever stuff.
Dr Giorgio COniglio dec - September 04, 2017 - Report this comment
Thanks again Claude. I hope someone somewhere will revisit this before Thanksgiving 2017. PS Did you notice my short followup to "Leftovers" entitled "Reply to Comments" ?

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