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Song Parodies -> "I Am The Merry Model Of A Codger-ager Socialist"

Original Song Title:

"I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major-General"

Original Performer:

Gilbert & Sullivan

Parody Song Title:

"I Am The Merry Model Of A Codger-ager Socialist"

Parody Written by:

Leough

The Lyrics

OS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSGWoXDFM64
(Ignore the intro and the repeat at the end of the above link.)

This is about a guy who has some major misconceptions about what it means to be a Socialist...
I am the merry model of a codger-ager Socialist
No self-respecting liberal would have me on their postal list
I surf around the internet in search of dating social sites
From Match-dot-com to P-O-F, I only hit on socialites

I'm fairly well familiar too with social sites for marketing
I run a blog that features stuff like garden tools and harvesting
I'm quite well liked on Facebook and I'm linked in with a lot of folks
[Ooh, lot of folks, lot of folks...got it]
And I get many mirthful tweets from social sluts and sotted blokes

And he gets many mirthful tweets from social sluts and sotted blokes
And he gets many mirthful tweets from social sluts and sotted blokes
And he gets many mirthful tweets from social sluts and sotted sotted blokes

I demonstrate my skill at showing social equanimity
My social life is aided by my online anonymity
In fact, at many websites I like jokin' with bi-coastal chicks
I am the merry model of a codger-ager Socialist

In fact, at many websites he likes jokin' with bi-coastal chicks
He is the merry model of a codger-ager Socialist

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When I was just a little lad, I palled around with lots of friends
My parents made a ton of dough, I always had a wad to spend
I loved the ice cream socials and my favorite was chocolate
I aced my Social Studies class although I used to balk a bit

I...was...dating all the girls in town, I was a social butterfly
My lack of will to settle down did always make my mother cry
But I got bored with all those girls and hanging out with local jerks
[Ooh, local jerks, local jerks...got it]
I headed off to college where my major was in social work

He headed off to college where his major was in social work
He headed off to college where his major was in social work
He headed off to college where his major was in social social work

In college I was such a dork with social insecurity
Until I was invited by a social-type fraternity
And then at many taverns I was toasted by the vocalists
I was the merry model of a college-ager Socialist

And then at many taverns he was toasted by the vocalists
He was the merry model of a college-ager Socialist

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Alas, when I can see my lack of thrift has caused the end of glee
When I have learned the outcome of my unrelenting spendin' spree
When socialistic medicine has failed to cure my lapse of health
And when I know the penalties imposed on those with lack of wealth

When I appreciate the gifts my loving parents bought for me
When I have learned the price I paid for ill-advised debauchery
In short, when I've absorbed the bitter lessons taught by history
[Ooh, that's a hard one, it's testing my brain...got it]
You'll say no better codger Socialist had lived in bliss for free

You'll say no better codger Socialist had lived in bliss for free
You'll say no better codger Socialist had lived in bliss for free
You'll say no better codger Socialist had lived in bliss in bliss for free

Lo...I live at home from month to month on Social-ized Security
My social life has faded into virtual obscurity
But still, at many websites I am noted on some social lists
I am the merry model of a codger-ager Socialist

But still, at many websites he is noted on some social lists
He is the merry model of a codger-ager Socialist

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Timmy1000 - April 23, 2016 - Report this comment
As usual - a great tale and precise writing.
Callmelennie - April 24, 2016 - Report this comment
Amazing how little response this one got, Leough. I dont think anyone has done this OS in months. It is certainly the most difficult OS I ever parodied. Took me forever.
Patrick McWilliams - May 03, 2016 - Report this comment
I've been away from the site for a couple of weeks, but I have to come back to look at anything you write. I can even see myself in some of the lines, especially relating to poverty and chocolate. A friend recently set me up with Facebook, fun, but I really didn't need another addiction. A well placed photo lost me the inspiration for some of my better parodies, but she will not be missed. I keep getting ideas for writing. Will have to develop some will power and get back to AIR.

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