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Song Parodies -> "Let 'em Go"

Original Song Title:

"Let It Snow"

Original Performer:

Sammy Cahn

Parody Song Title:

"Let 'em Go"

Parody Written by:

Patrick McWilliams

The Lyrics

Four years ago Kansas City, Kansas elected a new District Attorney who ran on a pledge to clean up crime. Instead, he has plea bargained every case that came before him, and turned loose criminals to commit murder. I wrote this a while back and just uncovered the notebook. Seems like I'm always drawing lyrical inspiration from my hometown.
Oh, the carnage outside is frightful
And the housing mostly blightful
They tax you from head to toe
Let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go

While the bodies are quickly dropping
There's an office here for shopping
A prison cell need not know
Let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go

If it finally comes to trial
Think the jurors would like to know?
He's guilty, there's no denial
Into the pen they will throw

The process is so corrupted
And the case will be disrupted
The witness will never show
Let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go

They terrorise Wyandotte County
While lawyers rake in the bounty
All the lowlifes are in the know
Let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go

Our town is slowly dying
While the politicians, lying
Proclaim that it isn't so
Let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go
Popular recordings by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.

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CML - September 14, 2020 - Report this comment
This is a good song to parody -- not too hard, with a jaunty melody that lends itself to good parody results. I did one called "Snyegg Idyote", which is Russian for "Let It Snow" (more or less) ...... The subject matter was the manner in which the Russian winter prevented Hitler from defeating the Red Army, so naturally Rob Arndt showed to weigh in with a 1000 words or so on the topic ;-D. What an intriguing fellow he was. (Bog Rest His Soul)
Patrick - September 16, 2020 - Report this comment
According to Wikipedia, "Let It Snow" was written in California during a July heat wave. I looked up your Russian parody. Rob actually wrote a lengthy dissertation on my two line comment, not to mention the essay caliber comments he delivered. At one time the British actually proposed bombing Russian oil fields to keep Hitler from getting them. Rob would have loved that story.

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