Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Won't Be Railroaded or, In a Grand Funk

Update! The audio version of this song can be found here!

A New Year, and time for something new from the parody department.
In the last four months, we have been innundated with "offers" from terminally ill British widows, the offspring of African generals, lawyers for presumed relatives who "recently died overseas" without issue, preachers looking for novel ways to transfer mission funds and the son of a jailed, out-of-favor African politico who felt it necessary to give every sordid detail about the court proceedings related to his father's case. In other words, we've been under assault from the Nigerian Scam! We couldn't resist writing a song . . . .

Nigerian Scam (to the tune of American Band) by Dminor and Cminor
Apologies to Don Brewer and Grand Funk Railroad


I gotta a note in my email
Last night a Lagos man asked me for a bail
He had money, a whole lotta cash
He said he would share some of his surplus stash

All he wants, for that amount
A routing number for your account
He will send it when he can
Because he thinks that you are such a trustworthy man

It's a Nigerian scam
It's a Nigerian scam
Dropped into your inbox
He's crazy like a fox
It's a Nigerian scam

His father was well-known general
Saved a hundred Mil and he stashed it all
Now he's dead, family said that they cant get it back
'Cept by some route the local honchos can't track

Now this fine family, they had a plan
They'd send the dough to a trustworthy man
They said, "let's pick him, from the whole net"
They knew you were honest, you were a safe bet

It's a Nigerian scam
It's a Nigerian scam
If you're not in the know
He'll take all of your dough
It's a Nigerian scam

It's a Nigerian scam
It's a Nigerian scam
No filter known can stop
This cyber-pigeon drop
It's a Nigerian scam

It's a Nigerian scam
Oooh
It's a Nigerian scam
Oooh
It's a Nigerian scam
Oooh

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