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Song Parodies -> "When Murtha Brings Earmarks Home"

Original Song Title:

"When Johnny Comes Marching Home"

Original Performer:

Traditional

Parody Song Title:

"When Murtha Brings Earmarks Home"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) is 2007's top porker. He also condemned Marines in the Haditha killings in 2006 before the investigation. This PC song commemorates his deeds in time for Veterans Day parades in his hometown or elsewhere. Accent Mur-THA.
When Johnny keeps bringing home the pork, Murtha! Murtha!
We'll thank his Dem Party for some work, Murtha! Murtha!
Adults will cheer, the youth will shout,
The stay-at-homes will all come out,
Whether straight or gay, when Johnny more pork brings home.

The worship call will squeal with joy, Murtha! Murtha!
To welcome home this horse from Troy, Murtha! Murtha!
Who pillaged scads of loot away,
Disposed he to the few who say
They won't fall away while Johnny's committee gnome.

He said "Support the troops, like me" and Semper-Fi'd;
Then gave some heroes felony: "Civilians died!"
Must grovel 'neath his judgment, bow;
Disgrace heaped on men loyal now.
He presumed foul play, as Johnny helped war sink Rome.
If you sing this in public and people drop money, keep it; but drop a note to me at bjmitchel@att.net .

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"Rich" - November 10, 2007 - Report this comment
I became rich after singing this in public: people paid me to STOP singing!
John Jenkins - November 10, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks to Taxpayers for Common Sense for pointing out the enormity of Congressman Murtha’s earmarks and thanks to Barry Mitchell for a clever spoof. Particular kudos for the Trojan Horse line.
Dana Mathewson - November 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Better late than never, I guess. It's fun to see this now that Murtha is "the late unlamented," and a disgrace to his Marine uniform. Oh, well, I guess someone had to be. I, too, appreciate the Trojan Horse line, but tend to think of Murtha in other horse-related terms.

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