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Song Parodies -> "O Lamp Types Three"

Original Song Title:

"O Christmas Tree"

Original Performer:

Traditional

Parody Song Title:

"O Lamp Types Three"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

The US Congress has picked another "winner" (the middle one) by outlawing sale of the first one after 2012. We'd better stock up on that "loser" until the real winner (the third one) becomes available at comparable lumens, color balance and competitive prices.
O filament o' Thomas E., *
For centuries you'd light us.
Now fervent Greens crow shrill at thee
For causing smog to blight us.
Not only in the summertime,
But e'en in winter is thy crime.
O lamps that incandescent be,
Your time has passed to smite us!

O CFL, no seer can tell
If you will save our treasure.
How wrong in haste to you compel;
We may repent at leisure.
Though cost at purchase time's a fright;
For years near free is promised light.
Woe falls on me who breaketh thee;
Then cost grows without measure! #

O LED, pro's wizardry
Brought solid-state efficiency.
O LED, stowed battery
Illumines flashlight or my Wii.
You shine so brightly in dark night;
You waste no heat, give only light.
O LED, glow brilliantly
From highest branch of learning tree!
* E for Edison; I know his initial was A for Alva. # Hazmat team needed to handle mercury.

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Barry J. Mitchel - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Full disclosure: I never Wiid on an LED. This was done by the 110th Congress and 43rd President, but Pelosi and Reid were leaders and Senator Obama voted for it (they're not the P-R-O team mentioned in line 17). In line 4, "fouling Earth" would include more than "causing smog".
Old Man Ribber - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Truly "enlightening"! Can you imagine the outcry if we were still using whale oil lamps? Well done, BJM
Barry J. Mitchel - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Oops! By "This" in my previous comment, I meant "The prohibition of incandescent bulb sales", not "Wiid"! @ OMR: It may come to that, but whaling also will be verboten.
Christie Marie M - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Very bright parody, Barry! Enlightening you with 5's!!

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