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Song Parodies -> "Health For Sale"

Original Song Title:

"Love For Sale"

Original Performer:

Ella Fitzgerald

Parody Song Title:

"Health For Sale"

Parody Written by:

Al Silver

The Lyrics

In Ella's version, the last two stanzas are repeats of the two previous stanzas. I have made all stanzas non-repeating.

When the E.R. fills with the uninsured
And the wait begins for the Great Uncured
Who are sitting there in pain
I stand to gain.
When the injured kid with the broken bones
Makes the awful sound of his awful moans
And he’s lost his youthful pluck
I make a buck.


Health for sale
Robust vigorous health for sale
Health that only I provide
From the desk where I reside
Health for sale
Who will buy?
Who will pay my premium or die?
Whose employer pays the bill
For a most expensive pill?
Health for sale.

Let the lib’rals pick at health
In their socialist way
I know ev’ry trick of health
And how not to pay
If you want your benefit
Navigate the den of it
Cigna, Aetna
Won’t repair your ret’na.

Health for sale
Robust vigorous health for sale
If you want your claim denied
Follow me and come inside
Health for sale.

Bleeding hearts will talk of health
And Obamacare
I stain ev’ry walk of health
Commonplace or rare
If you need podiatry
Open-heart, psychiatry
Check my listing
They’re all pre-existing.

Health for sale
Robust vigorous health for sale
But you first should take a squint
At your policy’s fine print
Health for sale.

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Pacing: 4.5
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 2

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Barry J. Mitchel - January 28, 2013 - Report this comment
LoL at this indictment of insurance companies and their supposed "cure" by Obamacare. But "vigorous" doesn't fit the accent pattern (although it has the right number of syllables) and "socialist" has one too many. 455
Old Man Ribber - January 28, 2013 - Report this comment
Al - BJM is THE best editor in the business, and I always benefit from our contacts. My compliments on giving it to both sides with both barrels (Am I still legally permitted to say that?). ;D
Barry J. Mitchel - January 28, 2013 - Report this comment
@OMR: It's clear from "lib'ral", "ret'na" & "ev'ry" that Al is careful at pacing. I see potential for him to be perfect at it as well as the satire. ;^)

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