ELEGY FOR THE COURT – A Parody | Marcus Bales & Don Caron

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The Supreme Court has endorsed election interference by engaging in it. They are delaying the cases in criminal courts to give Trump a chance to win the election and make all the indictments and court proceedings go away. The Supreme Court, as it was designed and implemented is now dead. This is a parody of the song “A Cottage for Sale.”
Executive Producers Don Caron and Jerry Pender

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LYRICS for Elegy
By Marcus Bales

Our Supreme Court was great,
But the bloom is all gone.
It’s bought and corrupted,
A political pawn.
I’m sick to my stomach
As they carry on
With justice for sale.

Where once high thoughts lifted
Them over the fray
They now price vacations
And swank Cabernet.
Recuse themselves? Never!
They go for the pay
Of justice for sale

Once dignity, and judgment,
and thought were all high
Instead now they think
what the next bribe will buy.

The whole institution is sick at the core —
We used to have honor and duty before,
But now they have hung up a sign on the door
Justice for sale.

About the Original Song

“A Cottage for Sale” is a popular song. The music was composed by Willard Robison, and the lyrics were written by Larry Conley. The song was first published in 1929, and over 100 performers have recorded versions of “A Cottage for Sale.”The first versions of the song were released by The Revelers in January 1930 and Bernie Cummins with the New Yorker Orchestra in March 1930.

The song uses an empty cottage as a metaphor of a failed relationship or the end of a long relationship perhaps in death.

Our little dream castle
With every dream gone
Is lonely and silent
The shades are all drawn
And my heart is heavy
As I gaze upon
A cottage for sale

The lawn we were proud of
Is waving in hay
Our beautiful garden has
Withered away.
Where we planted roses
The weeds seem to say…
A cottage for sale

Through every window
I see your face
But when I reach (the) window
There’s (only) empty space

The key’s in the mailbox
The same as before
But no one is waiting for me anymore
The end of our story
Is there on the door
A cottage for sale.

The song has become a standard, with artists from a variety of genres creating many notable recordings. A partial list follows:

1930: Victor vocal quartet The Revelers
1930: Ruth Etting
1930: Grey Gull Studio Dance Band with vocalist Jack Parker (Piccadilly 616 / 3990-B)
1930: Guy Lombardo
1945: Billy Eckstine and His Orchestra went to number three on the Most-Played Juke Box Race Records chart and number eight on the pop chart.[6] 1947: Mel Torme
1956: Dinah Washington (Dinah! album)
1957: Nat King Cole (Just One of Those Things album)
1957: Coleman Hawkins with an orchestra arranged and conducted by Glenn Osser (The Gilded Hawk album)
1958: Tony Bennett with Frank De Vol and his Orchestra (Long Ago and Far Away album)
1958: Frankie Laine
1959: Frank Sinatra (No One Cares album)
1959: Roy Hamilton (Have Blues Must Travel album)
1959: Chris Connor (Nina Simone and Her Friends album)
1960: Little Willie John (Sure Things album)
1960: Billy Eckstine (Once More with Feeling album)
1961: Howard McGhee (Dusty Blue album)
1963: Julie London (Love on the Rocks album Liberty Records LST 7249)
1963: Judy Garland
1965: Jack Teagarden (Think Well Of Me Verve Records V6 8465 album)
1968: Kay Starr and Count Basie (How About This album)
1968: James Brown (Thinking About Little Willie John and a Few Nice Things album)
1969: Bette McLaurin (The Masquerade Is Over album)
1978: Bill Farrell (Lush Life album)
1987: Chuck Berry sings the song, accompanied Johnnie Johnson on piano, in an intimate moment during rehearsal in his concert film Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll
1992: Buddy Montgomery (Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Fifteen album)
1995: Etta Jones (At Last album)
1996: Jackie McLean (Hat Trick album)
2001: Dave Van Ronk (Sweet & Lowdown album)
2003: Jerry Jeff Walker (Jerry Jeff Jazz album)
2003: Holly Cole (Shade album)
2005: Les Deux Love Orchestra (King Kong album, featuring Bobby Woods on vocals and Page Cavanaugh on piano)
2005: Johnny Mathis (Isn’t It Romantic: The Standards Album)
2010: Freddy Cole (Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B album)
2017: The Newfangled Four (The Newfangled Four album)
2021: Willie Nelson (That’s Life album, Nelson’s second tribute album to Frank Sinatra)

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