Sunday, 26 January 2014

Scandal in SC: Palace of Malice

PARODY-LYRICS
ORIGINAL SONG: "Tea for Two" 1925,  as recorded later by Doris Day
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, August 2013.

KEYWORDS: classicsong, musicaltheatre, Carolinas

The South Carolina press has intermittently reported ongoing developments in a case of this type. Fortunately, the "hit-team" came to the attention of the police before intense harm was done.

PALACE OF MALICE

(to the tune of "Tea for Two")

Singable Introduction:
Pictures – “View upon page two”
Our Daily News with sleaze imbued;
We cluck and rue a couple’s fall from grace.
Who craves such depravities?
A poisoned slough, attorneys braced;
Why must we face domestic life debased ?

Weird entertainment – A pending arraignment,
Apprehent at an upstate resort.
Murder for hire? - Who’d think he’d conspire
While still settling his child-support?
Far from the exec-lounge glitzy;
Where Bank-Pres ritzy his mess disowned.
The spouse estranged, figuring that he’s deranged,
Had foul back-up schemes of her own.

Incompati - bility,
Just rancor and antipathy,
Just I sue you, and you sue me for spite;
Vendetta vicious, menage meretricious,
No conciliator, “it’s hopeless – I hate her”
We’ll publicly launder, parental rights squander, dear,  hear?

True intractability,
Just perverse animosity,
Just I stalk you, you threaten me for spite;
Spy-camera eyefuls and legal reprisals,
We’ll start with court orders then call in reporters
An overseas split, man, or hire me a hitman; Right? man?–

Scandals break, tabloids impart
You'd undertake death do us part 
The front-page scoop for everyone to read..
You've a sleazy live-in friend
Who'd bar  no holds for your revenge, 
Next nesting spot - the penitentiary !



Performing Notes

Enjoy chord-charts and lyrics at the Corktown Ukulele Jam songbook !
Corktunes: Palace of Malice

F#m7 = 6600

Dm7           G7          Dm7        G7    
Pictures – “View upon page two”
        CM7   C6              CM7         C6   
Our Daily News with sleaze imbued;
        Dm7        G7       Dm7      G7            Gm6   A7    
We cluck and rue a couple’s fall from grace.
Dm                 Gm6       Dm  A7        
Who craves such depravities?
    C#dim      Dm            C+          Fm6      
A poisoned slough, attorneys braced;
         F               G7          Dm7  G7      C      
Why must we face domestic life debased ?

C                    G7                  C                 F6  
Weird entertainment – A pending arraignment,
C         Dm7           G7              C      C+     
Apprehent at an upstate resort.
Am               Em7                  Am7                 Ddim
Murder for hire? - Who’d think he’d conspire
           Am               Em7               Am
While still settling his child-support?
Dm7                G7                   C
Far from the exec-lounge glitzy;
             Em7            Ddim      F              C          Dm7 
Where Bank-Pres ritzy his mess disowned.
C                         G7                  C6                   F 
The spouse estranged, figuring that he’s deranged,
G7    C                      Dm7            G7   C
Had foul back-up schemes of her own.

Dm7    G7   Dm7G7    
Incompati - bility,
         CM7     C6        CM7 C6    
Just rancor and antipathy,
        Dm7   G7           Dm7       G7        C      C6
Just I sue you, and you sue me for spite;
F#m7        B7               F#m7         B7
Vendetta vicious, menage meretricious,
       EM7  E6              EM7               E6             
No conciliator, “it’s hopeless – I hate her”
           F#m7   B7                 F#m7            B7              G#m    C7
We’ll publicly launder, parental rights squander, dear,  hear?

Dm7     G7       Dm7G7    
True intrac- tability,
        CM7         C6  CM7 C6    
Just perverse animosity,
         Dm7    G7           Dm7         G7        C      C6
Just I stalk you, you threaten me for spite;
F#m7             B7                 F#m7     B7
Spy-camera eyefuls and legal reprisals,
          EM7                     E6                  EM7       E6             
We’ll start with court orders then call in reporters
          F#m7   B7                    F#m7       B7          G#m    C7
An overseas split, man, or hire me a hitman; Right? man?–

Dm7         G7             Dm7     G7    
Scandals break, tabloids impart
           CM7   C6                 CM7   C6   
You'd undertake death do us part
        Dm7            G7              Dm7  G7        Gm6    A7    
The front-page scoop for everyone to read..
Dm            Gm6    Dm      A7        
You've a sleazy live-in friend
           C#dim    Dm           C+         Fm6      
Who'd bar  no holds for your revenge,
         F              G7            Dm7 G7    C      
Next nesting spot - the penitentiary !

Related Palindrome:

Murder for a jar of red rum.

Golf? No sir, prefer prison flog.


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