The Beat Goes On (A Parody Song)

There Was Just Something Different About This Revival of "Hello, Dali!"

The Beat Goes On
A Parody Song
by Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

(At the sound of
The Beat Goes On
by Sonny and Cher)

The Beat goes on. . . the Beat goes on

Blood flow just ain’t getting to the brain

La da da da da     la da da da dumb

(Acapella background for the riff –
Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb. . . dumb de dumb dumb dumb)

Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb. . . dumb de dumb dumb dumb

Those Birther lawsuits keep on getting tossed
The Judges tell them they should just “Get Lost!”
Birthers cry . . . they never get a clue.
It’s always Monkey see, and Monkey do

RIFF

And the Beat goes on… The Beat goes on

Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb. . . dumb de dumb dumb dumb

Imaginary laws are quite the rage.
The Birther lawyers constantly up-stage.
Chewing up the scenery like swine.
And every time they lose you hear them whine.

RIFF

And the Beat goes on… The Beat goes on

Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb. . . dumb de dumb dumb dumb

Birth in Africa was once their song
But Planet Earth to Birthers, “You were wrong!”
Begging on their websites for your dime
As Birther skulls meet Brick Walls every time.

RIFF

And the Beat goes on… The Beat goes on

Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb. . . dumb de dumb dumb dumb

And the Beat goes on Yes, the beat goes on

(repeating to fade…)

Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb. . . dumb de dumb dumb dumb

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

Note 1. Chewing Up The Scenery. This is an acting term which means:

Main Entry:  chew up the scenery
Definition: to overact, act melodramatically; also written [ chew up scenery ]
Etymology: refers to actor’s enthusiasm causing him or her to chew on the scenery
Usage: slang

Another term for somebody doing this is a “Ham” which is why I used the word swine. The word upstage means:

Divert attention from (someone) toward oneself; outshine: “they were totally upstaged by their costar.”

Note 2. The Image. A color commercial photograph of Salvador Dali by Jean-Yves Haydar for one of Dali’s less well known bodies of work, Sader Masoch et la Vénus aux Fourrures.

Note 3: The Beat Goes On. Here is a really COOL youtube version of the song with some hamming, up-staging, and scenery chewing:

Note 4: Chords and Lyrics. Here is a tabbed version of the song if you play guitar. If the C7 chords is too hard, either use a capo or use another chord like G7 which is pretty easy. I am not sure if the person who tabbed this is right on one of the notes, because where she or he has the third “1”, I think a “3” sounds better and is easier to play, too.

The Beat Goes On – Sonny and Cher (1972)
tabbed by svsmith@anet.bna.boeing.com

Main Bass riff line
e|————————————————|
B|————————————————|
G|————————————————|
D|————————————————|
A|-3—–1———–1–3—–1—–1——–1—-|
E|————-3———————–3———-|
^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^
|                   repeating                    |

The beat goes on… The beat goes on
Drums keep pounding ryhthym to the brain

La da da da di, La da da da da

C7
Charleston was once the rage, uh-huh
History has turned a page, uh-huh
The mini skirts the current thing, uh-huh
Teeny bopper is our new born king, uh-huh

riff
And the beat goes on… The beat goes on

C7
The grocery store does supermart, uh-huh
Little girls still break their hearts, uh-huh
And men still keep on marching off to war
‘Lectrically they keep their baseball score

riff
And the beat goes on… The beat goes on

C7
Grandmas sit in chairs and reminisce
Boys keep chasing girls to get a kiss
And cars keep going faster all the time
Bums still cry “Hey buddy have you got a dime”

riff

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About Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

Hi!!! I am a Girl Reporter on the Internet. I am 31. Plus I am a INTP. I have a Major in Human Kinetics, and a Minor in English. I have 2 cats, and a new kitten! I write poetry, and plus I am trying to learn how to play guitar. I think that is all??? Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter View all posts by Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

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