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Song Parodies -> "Phony Mulroney"

Original Song Title:

"Bony Moronie"

Original Performer:

Larry Williams

Parody Song Title:

"Phony Mulroney"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

The original came out in 1957. Larry Williams was a protege of Little Richard, but mob connections proved his undoing. The Beatles recorded three of his songs: "Bad Boy," "Slown Down" and "Dizzy Miss Lizzie." Brian Mulroney was elected Prime Minister promising to unite English and French Canada, to oppose free trade, and to strengthen the nation's economy, making him very popular at the beginning. He left office with Canada more divided than ever, having negotiated two free-trade agreements, and with the economy in the tank, making him the most unpopular PM in the nation's history. And he let Kim Campbell, his successor, take the electoral fall. The elder George Bush called him "one of the great men," but a Canadian reporter said, "He just has the kind of face you want to smash."
(instrumental opening)

I got a guy named Phony Mulroney.
He's talkin' big, but he's full of baloney.
Oughta see him out campaigning, he's putting us on.
He shoulda left old John Turner alone.

You liked him, it's clear to see
you made him what he wants to be:
Leader of the land under the maple tree!

Well, he told Canada what he wants to do.
He'll build a stronger country for me and you.
He won't leave us hanging like Pierre Trudeau
and he'll make nice with Reagan, the cash will flow.

You liked him, it's clear to see
you made him what he wants to be:
Leader of the land under the maple tree!

(instrumental break)

Meech Lake Accord was his heart's desire.
But it fell apart, and he should be fired.
Everybody turned on him, he said goodbye.
And the votes came in, and his party died.

You hate him, he hates thee.
He's exposed for the world to see:
Canada's Premier mediocrity!

(whistles over instrumental fadeout)
This leaves 1891-96, 1911-20, 1930-35, and 1963-84. 14 PMs down, 8 to go. Trouble is, five of them served less than 2 years, 3 of them in the 1890s. Tough job, eh?

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Wayne Gretsky - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Who cares, eh? You need to get a life, instead of writing historical pablum that only other lifeless denizens of the night would waste time reading. Like myself. If I wanted to waste any more time by voting, which I don't, I would leave the pacing blank, give 1 for funny, because there is no zero to give, and for overall, I would put:: thoroughly uninteresting and unnecessary, banal, boring tripe, better suited for fourth grade Canadian History Books, last chapter, with an addendum: if you can make it through this without going to sleep, you pass. If you do fall asleep. you may skip a grade. If you are smart enough to skip this, you may well be our next Premier
Michael Pacholek - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Hey Wayne, you traitor to the game for siding with the owners instead of your fellow players during the lockout: You aren't fit to comment here. Well, maybe you are... but I wouldn't bet on it. Maybe you or your wife would. Check out my "Mickey Mouse outfit" Devils now, Mister I-wear-my-IQ-as-my-uniform-number! I'm ashamed that I wrote a parody about you ("Hockey Player 99").
alvin rhodes - May 01, 2006 - Report this comment
funny twist, and yeah, larry williams wrote some great stuff

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