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Song Parodies -> "My Vested Interest Trust"

Original Song Title:

"Bonnie Blue Flag"

Original Performer:

Harry McCarthy

Parody Song Title:

"My Vested Interest Trust"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

The shady affairs of poor people always make the best songs....
So gather round you men of rank, a story I will tell
For I've heard the nasty rumors, so these lies I will dispel
Of how I live in decent comfort, and enjoy myself so well
It's all on my good earnings when I hear a dying knell

Then here's our toast, the poacher's boast:
No corpses do we fear!
We loot and steal amongst the dead
We proudly volunteer!

When I hear a stiff has passed away, I'll take a little stroll
I'll find the bugger's dwelling, and his assets I'll console
With all his watches, brags, and jewelry to fill my pocket strings
And then I cut his finger off, for his lovely wedding ring


Some say that our profession's low, and never worth a cent
They'd rather take a second job, or a bedroom gladly rent
To all those gentlemen I gladly say “I'd rather bite the dust.”
For I enjoy earnings of my “vested interest trust'


We have had a good discussion now, I regret that it is through
But I must be a-running off, there's some old folks with the flu
So before I leave, to haul and heave, and do more than I must
Here's success to every poacher then and his “vested interest trust”


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Patrick - September 26, 2011 - Report this comment
The pacing doesn't match the "Bonnie Blue Flag" I remember. I'll have to look for the version you cite. If you are using a repeating chorus, it would be far easier to read if you would print it out in its entirety rather than simply typing (Chorus). Since this is the first time we are seeing this version, it is a lot easier to read. This isn't paper, there is plenty of space. Interesting take on a bizarre profession. Sounds like something Ebenezer Scrooge saw while accompanied by the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.

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