Tuesday 19 April 2022

Uke-Song: Beatles Sing "BRENNAN'S TWEET"

Satire with Substituted Lyrics 
ORIGINAL SONG:  "Let It Be", The Beatles, 1970.
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, March 2018.

WORDPLAY LINK: For those interested in wordplay, as much as satirical song, check out the latest post on  our sister blog "Edifying Nonsense".

BACKGROUND INFO: At the height of the concern that President Trump might be tempted to stop the Russia-election-interference investigation by firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a tweet by John Brennan on Saturday, March 17, 2018, described in very definite terms the former CIA director's view of the current President.


(to the tune of "Let It Be"; the Wikipedia article, as given above shows the details of the tweet. )

When we face a federal crisis 
Former CIA boss' words entreat:
Online words of wisdom, Brennan's tweet.
When FBI's scapegoated
And Executive stance won't retreat,
Posted words of wisdom, Brennan's tweet.

Brennan's tweet, Brennan's tweet,
Brennan's tweet, Brennan's tweet,
Broadcast Twitter wisdom, Brennan's tweet.

And "When we know the full extent
Of your corrupt venality",
That's the introduction: Brennan's tweet.
And with the light that probes
Invoke "disgrace" and "demagoguery".
That's the middle section - Brennan's tweet.

Repeat Chorus:

And he concludes Trump's "rightful place" is
"The dustbin of history"
(Soon we hope - tomorrow): Brennan's tweet.
To wake up from this nightmare,
Special Counsel's probe could set us free.
Echo words of wisdom: Brennan's tweet.

Brennan's tweet, Brennan's tweet,
Brennan's tweet, Brennan's tweet,
Pass torch to Robert Mueller: Brennan's tweet.

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.)

You can play this song with only the simplest of chords - C, G, F, Am, (ignoring the 6th and 9th and Major 7th colouring), but the jazzier chords indicated are not that hard to ply, and give the song a flavour more like the original - Ed.  

G6 = 0202;  FM7 = 5500;  G9 = 2232;  F9 = 0010 

(click on any verse-slide to enlarge and go to tumbnail mode)

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