Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Of Love Potions and Pharmaceutical Parody: Off-Patent Drug # Nineteen

POST #40
PARODY-LYRICS
ORIGINAL SONG: "Love Potion Number Nine" , The Clovers  
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, December 2012.

From Wikipedia...... In November 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the patent on Viagra was invalid from the beginning as the company had not provided full disclosure.
This song imagines that Madame Ruth had relocated to Toronto towards the end of her career, pursuing her profession in the section known as Corktown - also known for massive ukulele-jam meetings at a local pub.

KEYWORDS: goldenoldy, medical 


OFF-PATENT DRUG NINETEEN
or Madame Ruth's Lament


(to the tune of "Love Potion Number Nine")

Am                                              Dm  
  I had some troubles making magic pills,
Am                                                     Dm   
  You’ll know the new ones, like sildenafil;
     C                                            Am  
In ‘62 I palmed some off and then I did some time:
Dm                                           E7sus    E7                    Am
Cop-assault seemed part of ... Love Potion Number Nine.


Am                                                       Dm
  My new blue Love-Drug could be guys’ delight,Am       
                          Dm
They'd stand to attention for part of the night.
         C                                  Am 
How hard could it be to direct their urge at chicks?
        Dm                                          E7sus E7                   Am
The patent gave the details since ...  Nineteen Ninety-Six.

Am                                                                 Dm
If they’d buy my knock-offs they would never flop,
             Am                                                   Dm
I could scope out more ingredients and set up shop.
    C                                            Am
A good place to test it might be “where King meets Queen” -
   Dm                              E7sus    E7                    Am
I needed a success with ... Generic Drug Nineteen.

        Dm                     
Got turned around and flustered when I checked out the lists;
        E7 
The patent called for extracts in a strange solvent mix.
    Dm 
I swirled it in the bathtub with some weird catalysts ;
     E                                            
It stank like Potion Nine but I breathed in a few whiffs.

Am                                               Dm  
I packed it up though it was smoking green,
Am                                                      Dm
And grabbed and cabbed it to the Corktown scene,
        C                                                   Am                
But when I kissed the cop down at River Street and Queen
        Dm                              E7sus     E7                        Am 
She broke my 30 vials of  ...   Off-Patent Drug Nineteen.

Dm         E7                              Am 
  Those vials were smoking  green,
Dm      E7                   Am    
That lady cop was mean,
Dm    E7                           Am Am9 Am Am7 Am  
Off-Patent Drug Nine-teen !


Psst!  Psst!
Am                                                        Dm  
If you have troubles when you’re in a hug,
Am                                                         Dm  
There’s knock-off drug enough to fill a jug;
        C                                                   Am 
But please ignore the fact that the pills are shocking green,
        Dm                                       E7sus E7               Am                                     
And please avoid the corner of  ...   River St and Queen.

Dm    E7                          Am
  Off-Patent Drug Nineteen x2
Dm    E7                         Am Am9 Am A7 Am
  Off-Patent Drug Nineteen.


Enjoy chord-charts and lyrics at the Corktown Ukulele Jam songbook: 
Corktunes: Off-Patent Drug Nineteen


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