Friday, 1 March 2019

A Song from the Border: "KOOKY PRESIDENTIAL VIEWS"

Post #195                                                                                              
PARODY-LYRICS 
ORIGINAL SONG: "Good King Wenceslas", written by English hymnwriter John Mason Neale in 1853, but often now mistakenly referred to as 'traditional'. Neale's piece (based on accounts of the Bohemian Wenceslas legend and a 13th century 'spring-carol' tune), was highly criticized in the 1920s as "ponderous moral doggerel", but as you all know, has become a seasonal classic.
On You-Tube, you can readily find a spectrum of video recordings of the original lyrics, from the Choir of Westminster Abbey, to Bing Crosby and the Irish Rovers (the last-mentioned is highly recommended). 

For those interested, the original song is shown in ukulele-friendly form at the bottom of the post. BTW, if you play guitar or some other stringed instrument, it should be easy to transpose these charts to the key of your choice (or send me a note in the Comments section). 

PARODY COMPOSED:  Giorgio Coniglio, February 2019.

KOOKY PRESIDENTIAL VIEWS

(to the tune of "Good King Wenceslas")


Kooky presidential views re the southern border 
(As shown on Fox Cable News)… “Source of all disorder.
Rapists, addicts, dealers (drugs): none are denied entry --
Can’t squelch caravans of thugs with a single se-entry.”

“Hither lackies, stand up tall, we must stop this evil.  
Fund a Gulf-to-Ocean wall, barrier medieval.
Let’s proceed my base to please; they need our assurings --
With an immigration freeze, let in no Hondu-urans.”
 
“It’s a liberal flashpoint: child, orphaned in detention.  
(When my kids have been reviled, gleans no fake news mention.)
Wetbacks we need in plain sight, murderous and cruel.
Even CNN will write,Trump’s Concern Gains Fue-ell’.”

“Scour the penitentiaries, find Hispanic hitmen,                                    
Who’ll admit they snuck across (for them, that’s easy sh**, men).
Let’s get footage of their crimes and their apprehension.
These rude methods fit the times; hence my condesce-ension.”

“Sire, the week is ending now; jet is prepped for Flor’da.  
Golf at Mar-a-lago, thou fret not ‘bout the border.
Next week we’ll identify ‘Pedro’ and ‘Ra-Ășl’.
They’ll Fox viewers petrify -- home-invaders cru-uell.” 



UKULELE-FRIENDLY FORMAT (and guitar, too!)
(Click on any chord-chart slide to move to 'song-presentation mode'; then navigate through thumbnails at bottom of page.)
















SONGLINKS: Readers interested in this topic might also enjoy Giorgio's songs found on previous postings on this lyrics blog. (Click to enjoy them).
 #178 "Indiana Song"
 #175 "Rosenstein"
 #173 "Brennan's Tweet"
 #158 "First Year on the Range"

WORDPLAY LINK: You can also find some related satire, without the need to sing, on our wordplay blog "Edifying Nonsense". To get started there, you might enjoy the blogpost "Slogans for the Occasion".



Original Song-Lyrics










  

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