Sunday, 20 October 2019

SINGABLE SATIRE: The BALLAD OF GIULIANI, part 2

WORDPLAY POST #189

ORIGINAL SONG: The Ballad of Davy Crockett , by Bruns and Blackburn, Walt Disney Studios 1954, anthem of the "Crockett craze". Several versions of the song were prominent on the Top Ten in 1955.
Rudy Giuliani
Youtube versions of the song by several performers are available via links on the previous post.  
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, June 2018.
 Readers interested in this topic might also enjoy Giorgio's lyrics posted on these earlier blogposts...

BACKGROUND INFO: Max Boot's opinion-editorial appeared in our local newspaper on May 8, 2018, under the heading "The long, disappointing fall of Rudy Giuliani". Here is the link to the particular newspaper column.
Other takes on Giuliani's statements about the Presidents' legal and personal imbroglios are given by Jennifer Rubin here, and Amy Sorkin here.

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SONGLINK: See the version of this post designed for ukulele and guitar players on 'SILLY SONGS and SATIREhere



BALLAD of GIULIANI, part#2

(to the tune of "The Ballad of Davy Crockett")


Rudy Giuliani!
Voice of those wild Trump Years! 

Update provided by scribe Max Boot,
Who, May '18, wrote a blurb astute.
New York's refurbished image, he does impute
To Rudy's governance, which few dispute.
Rudy - "America's Mayor",
Praised by media seers. 

Max says despite our guy's 'intemp'rate' style,
He granted folks' diversity a high profile.
Supported gays and newbies, and warn't hostile
To programs hailed by both sides o' the aisle.
Rudy Giuliani,
'Moderate' musketeer.

Our Rudy had his 'character flaws',
(Though he knew 'bout state and fed'ral laws)
His pride and vanity could give you pause;
His judgment could have a subordinate clause.
Rudy Giuliani,
Makin' some folks steer clear.

As Max recounted in terms quite blunt,
GOP stars*, the 'Trump test' confront.
They've 'sacrificed their principles', all have flunked -  
The party's evolving to the 'National Front'. 
Rudy, leading others,
Takin' a downward veer.
Rudy (here, Max is tearful)
His 'fall' is the most severe.
   
Max's take is that the Chief's defects,
Infect those who bow and genuflect.
Rudy, like the others, has 'failed the test':
He's the voice of an epoch we've learned to detest.

Rudy Giuliani! Voice of the insincere. x2.

* Boot's article mentions other conservative leaders whom he admired and respected previously, including Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich and Scott Walker. 


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