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BS: The Ballad of Enron

GUEST,David Davis, 18 Mar 02 - 10:59 AM
GUEST,David Davis, 18 Mar 02 - 11:03 AM
Guessed 18 Mar 02 - 11:09 AM
pattyClink 18 Mar 02 - 02:12 PM

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Subject: The Ballad of Enron
From: GUEST,David Davis,
Date: 18 Mar 02 - 10:59 AM

Lyrics are below, but this is my rant space.

I write more than anything else, and one day heard the
news and came up with this song. The music is Big John
by Jimmy Dean. A group of local talent liked the words
and asked to record it, which they did ...

now the rant

everyone is afraid of it. Some for the words, some because
of the cover song. I seem to remember that
there is court law allowing the use of a tune in a song
that is a parody. It is not a copywrite issue
as they new song created is original. Anyone want to
jump into this with more input? Anyone been here before?

The words.

Gonna tell you all bout a Ponzi scheme
From the state of Texas and points between
Twas a big machine with the power on
An the boys who ran her called her

The front was a business founded in gas
Building pipelines made to last
Solid as a rock they couldn't go wrong
The perfect front to hang a Ponzi on

They split some stock and pumped it higher
Hid the losses and stoked the fires
Changed the laws so nothin was wrong
Bought it short and sold it long

With the first five billion they bought some more
With the second five they bought the store
In a business built wanton greed
They hoped to make them all come plead
with ENRON

They drove the golden state to ruin
Influenced the laws with their energy doins
Bought some pols and a president too
Just enough to see them through

When they had to show just what they had
The times they went from good to bad
But the boys survived the stock retreat
A retirement plan, it took the heat
from ENRON

Well it melted down in a shredded heap
That made traders run and brokers weep
The boys hid a pile and they took the fifth
So that even the feds couldn't save the myth

All that's left is a pile of junk
Some worthless stock and a lot of bunk
Laws and men that we can't trust
From the biggest bubble that ever went bust

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Subject: RE: BS: The Ballad of Enron
From: GUEST,David Davis,
Date: 18 Mar 02 - 11:03 AM

There, I said it. I feel better. Thanks for the ear.

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Subject: RE: BS: The Ballad of Enron
From: Guessed
Date: 18 Mar 02 - 11:09 AM

a new breed of dinasaur - an Enronadon.
Got too big to feed itself?

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Subject: RE: BS: The Ballad of Enron
From: pattyClink
Date: 18 Mar 02 - 02:12 PM

Don't have an answer, but want to compliment your lyrics and refresh your thread!

I do know a lot of this type of parody is played on 'morning zoo' radio shows in the US, most not as good as your piece, but some pretty choice. Perhaps presented as comedy per se, like Jay Leno and the other court jesters of the world, the material is well protected from libel suits.

Anybody on the 'cat ever produced such radio segments or know of companies that produced such parodies?

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