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Song Parodies -> "Puttin’ On The Fifth"

Original Song Title:

"Puttin' On The Ritz"

Original Performer:

Irving Berlin

Parody Song Title:

"Puttin’ On The Fifth"

Parody Written by:

Burl Esk & Burl Ires

The Lyrics

Did you see the hellish stew
West of Lennox Avenue
Barely moving thoroughfare
No one going anywhere

Motorists start to holler
Rising level of choler
Them that could do time
For their bridge closure crime…

What this crew
Decides that it is gonna do
When with the gov they have a rift
Puttin’ on the Fifth
Many sitting in a Chevy f--ked
Their burden very heavy
Them that grift
Puttin’ on the Fifth

There is no bulls--t they’ll try to sell, no
Because there’s nothing they’re gonna tell, no
Mantra’s “Hell, no”!

They dummy up and just sit there silently
Zipped lip clan
Committee’s miffed…
Puttin’ on the Fifth

What this crew
Decided that it is gonna do
When they’re looking at a jail shift…
Puttin’ on the Fifth
Many sitting in a Chevy, luck
Not with them, burden heavy
The shape-shift:
Puttin’ on the Fifth

Who did the deed played a game of shells, so
Things for them right now don’t go too well, so
Mantra’s “Hell, no”!

They dummy up and just sit there wordlessly
Zipped lip clan
Committee’s stiffed…
Puttin’ on the Fifth

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