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Song Parodies -> "Folly That Old Nickle Is"

Original Song Title:

"Jolly Old Saint Nicholas"

Original Performer:

Traditional

Parody Song Title:

"Folly That Old Nickle Is"

Parody Written by:

Airfarcewon

The Lyrics

Folly that old nickle is
Useless much, today
Most stuffed up in paper rolls
Don't circulate and play

Small change is a travesty
It's use should be banned
Only wears holes in our jeans
Hard to count and hand

In this modern high tech world
Ancient rules exist
Five cents can't buy anything
Not even licorice twist

Take a poll of citizens
I'm sure you will find
If they did away with coins
Nobody would mind

Dimes just good as screwdrivers,
Pennies tossed away
Or into a wishing well,
Children leave them lay

Sour as a pickle is
Out of touch, today
Folly that old nickle is
Price a dollar way

Folly that old nickle is
Let's price the dollar way

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John Barry - December 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Title o' the day!
Matthias - December 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I utterly hate small change. Pennies are even worse than the nickel because it actually costs more to make them than their monetary amount. Why are we still using this crappy small change? We should just make all the prices change so we don't need them. Oh well... I'm not in charge of the Treasury so I can't really do anything about it. Great parody though and a fantastic idea.
Rob Arndt - December 07, 2011 - Report this comment
555!!! And to think, due to coinage MEN had purses long before women!
Old Man Ribber - December 07, 2011 - Report this comment
AFW - "A nickel isn't worth a dime today" - Yogi Berra. "What this country needs is a good five cent cigar" - Thomas Marshall. "You certainly put in your five cents worth" - Old Man Ribber. ;D
2Eagle - December 07, 2011 - Report this comment
A nickel saved is a nickel earned. The bank will take them when they accumulate. Take it from someone who is part Scotch.
Rob Arndt - December 07, 2011 - Report this comment
The situation with coinage will get worse b/c they want to get rid of the $1 bill in favor of a coin. Pretty soon that will go from gimmick to reality. I am, however, a fan of the old large Eisenhower dollar coins- they were popular in the '70s with kids just like the old Kennedy half-dollar coins!
AFW - December 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks, John, Matthias...Of course, there is a downside if they'd eliminate coins..prices would increase to the next highest dollar level, you know they'd never go down...and thanks,Rob..true about purses, but not if you count women pursing their lips...and thanks, OMR, yeah, those are great old sayings..and 2Eagle..I know, they will...I've got cans full around the house..and Rob, again...yeah, I don't like those dollar coins, either.....I spelled nickle, like this...and some spell it like this..nickel....dictionary states both ways are correct.

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