Saturday, 16 February 2019

An American Folk-Ballad: "VLAD PUTIN'S BLOGGER"

Post #194                                                                                               
PARODY-LYRICS 
ORIGINAL SONG: "The Frozen Logger", an American folksong of the tall-tale variety, was written by James Stevens in 1928 and published in 1949. It has been recorded by The Weavers in 1951, and subsequently by many other artists including Johnny Cash and Oscar Brand. 
For those interested, the original song is shown in ukulele-friendly form at the bottom of the post. BTW, if you play guitar or other stringed instrument, it should be easy to transpose these charts to the key of your choice (or send me a request or complaint in the Comments section). 
PARODY COMPOSED:  Giorgio Coniglio, February 2019.

FURTHER INFORMATION: A presidential quote from January 2019, in reference to the suspected perpetrators indicted by the Mueller probe.
 "Among the 34 people, many of them were bloggers from Moscow or people who had nothing to do with me, had nothing to do with what they were talking about or there were people who got caught telling stories or lying … I think it's a terrible thing (that has) happened to this country, because this investigation is a witch hunt." 


VLAD PUTIN'S BLOGGER

(to the tune of "The Frozen Logger")


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.)
















ORIGINAL SONG-LYRICS
(Click on any verse-slide to enlarge and compare the original and parody-versions)  














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".  




Friday, 1 February 2019

"GET ME ROGER STONE" - the Song

Post #193                                                                                               
PARODY-LYRICS 
ORIGINAL SONG: "Heart of Gold" 1971, written and recorded by legendary Canadian songwriter-performer Neil Young.
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 (a sequel of 2 verses was added to the original concoction later in the month).

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Further details re the song's subject and his relationship with the narrator can be found at...
(i) a biographic Wikipedia article, "Roger Stone",
(ii) a news article about Stone's unusual behaviour following his indictment by the Mueller investigation on multiple charges, and 
(iii) an article about the highly-praised 2017 Netflix film "Get Me Roger Stone" that documents Stone's longterm role as advisor to Donald Trump. 

GET ME ROGER STONE - the song
(to the tune of "Heart of Gold"  by Neil Young) 

UKULELE-FRIENDLY FORMAT (and guitar, mandolin, banjo etc., 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 the folowing posts 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
(Click on any verse-box slide to enlarge and proceed through the thumbnail mode to review the original and parody verses.)