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Song Parodies -> "Play Dough"

Original Song Title:

"Day O"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Harry Belafonte

Parody Song Title:

"Play Dough"

Parody Written by:

Rod Worden

The Lyrics

My deep thanks, and apologies, go out to the inimitable Mr Belafonte, who superbly sang and co-wrote this beautiful hit of 1955..For those of you wise to the ways the Federal Reserve, a private entity, has destroyed 98% of the value of the dollar since 1913, (the year the Fed was formed by a group of fabulously wealthy banksters), this parody needs no intro. For the rest of you, allow me to mangle a line from the great Coen Brothers flick "O brother..". My friends, we are being R-I-P-P-O-F-T !! (A great place to get the straight scoop on this scam is G. Edward Griffin's compelling book "The Creature from Jekyll Island".) Mr Greenspan, of course, is the current Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Play dough, play-ay-ay-dough
(Daylight come and we gonna go broke!)
Play--me say play, me say play, me say play-ay-ay-dough--
(Daylight come--we gonna be poor folk)

Work all night, we get paid like bums
(Daylight come and we gonna go broke!)
Cash our checks and we buy some crumbs
(Daylight come--we gonna be poor folk)

Come Mr Greenspan, tally us your big plans
(Daylight come and we gonna go broke!)
Hey Mr Greenspan, can't find yer ass with both hands
(Daylight come--the whopper lies you spoke)

It takes 6 foot, 7 foot, 8 foot bunch!
(Of paper bucks to keep the family fed)
6 foot, 7 foot, 8 foot bunch!
(De paper printed daily of presidents dead)

Play--me say play-ay-ay-dough
(Daylight come and we gonna go broke!)
Play--me say play, me say play, me say play-ay-ay-dough--
(De dollar be crashin--our retirement's a joke)

Sky-scraper piles of de paper bucks
(Daylight come and we gonna go broke!)
The Fed spews daily they be shippin in trucks
(Daylight come--we gonna be poor folk)

It takes 6 foot, 7 foot, 8 foot bunch!
(Of paper bucks to keep a roof overhead)
6 foot, 7 foot, 8 foot bunch!
(Sold me car, got me a rusty mo-ped)

Play--me say play-ay-ay-dough
(Daylight come and we gonna go broke!)
Play--me say play, me say play, me say play-ay-ay-dough--
(The dollar be crashin--on our bills we choke)

Come Mr Greenspan, blow de bubble bigger!
(Daylight come and we gonna go broke!)
Trillion dollar deficits--you're the market rigger
(Daylight come--we gonna be poor folk)

PLAY DOUGH, play-ay-ay-dough
(Daylight come and we will work till we croak)
Play--me say play, me say play, me say play-ay-ay-dough--
(Daylight come--and we be gettin STROKED!)

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Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 12

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Rod - April 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Oops, the line in the intro should be R-I-P-P-D-O-F-T, but I think you get the idea. I hope you like this one, I did! (But then I'm easily amused..)
Adagio - April 02, 2004 - Report this comment
I thought it was really good! 5's
Rod - April 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Adagio. I read your new one but I didn't vote cuz I don't remember the tune. I'm sure I have some old Bee Gees stuff, I will look for it, or try the midi route. I liked it even so.
Paul Robinson - April 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Rod - this was really superb! You captured the lyrical style of the original wonderfully, and told the story with hilarious clarity, two words that don't often go together. This one's got a whole vault-load of very funny lines all the way through and you really built it nicely all the way to the end. I'm giving you 5's here but you're proably going to have to give 4 of it back to help cover that deficit.
Agrimorfee - April 02, 2004 - Report this comment
EXCELLENT!!! (ditto all that Paul has said, too). This is an all 555 winner, and a shoo-in for an April Song of the Month Contest.
alvin rhodes - April 02, 2004 - Report this comment
best one i've read today...nice job
Melhi - April 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Very nicely done!
Rick D - April 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Always good to see a new guy come in here and make a dent. Looking forward to more from you. I know finding this place upped my ante. My uncle, too.
Serafina - April 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job!
Rod - April 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Paul, deficit covered!
Rod - April 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Adagio, Agrimorfee, Paul, Alvin, Melhi, Rick, and Serafina: Thank you for your comments, much appreciated! I honestly didn't think many folks would relate to this one, I am glad you did, it shows that maybe there is hope! Let's all try to work together to end this scam which funds the global munitions/industrial complex. Endless fiat (paper) currencies = endless wars. Vote with your wallet! Buy gold, and buy silver. And strive to end the Fed Reserve Fiat Banksters that threaten you and your children by funding the tools of war. Thinking, creative folks like you can precipate change. On a lighter note, you all have made this one of the best sites on the web. Kudos to you, my new friends!
Rod - April 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Even better, you can precipitate change!
John Jenkins - April 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Outstanding parody. A lot of very clever lines, including "presidents dead" and "rusty mo-ped."
Peregrin - April 03, 2004 - Report this comment
I thought this was very good Rod
Rod - April 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Peregrin. I'd like to read one of yours, any suggestions?
Claude Prez - April 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Very well done; laughed my B-U-T-T-O-F-T at the moped line. (ps: I think my fave Merry and Pippin parody might be this one: http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/ringostarr1.shtml)
Rod - April 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks again to all of you who stopped by, in order of appearance, from Claude on back, and left a COMMENT with your vote (straight 5s, thank you, I'm not worthy, etc..) "Special" thanks go out to whoever just dropped the 3s straight across without bothering to say anything at all--you could just as easily dropped 1s! ...That reminds me, no joke, I just sent in one called "(Who, Who, Who) Dropped that Turd on the Floor?" Hahahaha!! Sure glad I found this site, it's a beaut. Thanks, Chuck, and to all who contribute here!
Mari D - April 04, 2004 - Report this comment
How ironically appropriate. I especially liked the line about Greenspan's ass...
Red Neck Mother - April 05, 2004 - Report this comment
This is great, 5-5-5
Rod - April 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, mother of Red Neck!
LLB - January 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Right on with the lyrics and how well they speak for the economy. You rock baby!
Zerla - February 25, 2005 - Report this comment
I was expecting a song about Play Dough, but oh well. Great parody.
Elvie - July 27, 2010 - Report this comment
This Parody is super. No more words to describe! All should be 5's across board! Keep em coming!!

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