Walkin’ Up to Take the Witness Stand | Parody of Winter Wonderland | Cohen & Caron

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Lots of flipping going on these days. It was easy to lie to the public when on a news show but lawyers know better than to take an oath and then lie on the stand. What that means is that they have no choice but to tell the truth. In other words, they are going to testify for the prosecution and against Trump. Lyrics for this one were provided by David Cohen. Executive Producers Jerry Pender and Don Caron




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LYRICS to Take the Witness Stand
David Cohen

Judges rule, no one’s listenin’
Deep inside they are bristlin’
A wonderful sight, as they ponder their plight
Walking up to take the witness stand

Gone away is their bluster
As they’re called in to muster
They’ll sing a new song as they’re proven wrong
Walking up to take the witness stand

Will Mark Meadows still protect the conman?
Is Rudy drunk and soon be goin’ down?
They’ll ask him, “Are you hammered?”
He’ll say, “Yes Ma’am!”
“But I must take the hit to save the clown!”

In the past they’d conspire
As they shielded the liar
But some took a deal, and offered to squeal
Walking up to take the witness stand

Sydney Powell, are you listenin’
Ginni “T” and John Eastman
You’ll soon take the fall, forced to tell all
Walking up to take the witness stand

In the slammer they won’t need a doorman
To be told they’d better keep it down
They’ll be taking turns to serve as point man
Once they hear that “Bubba’s” back in town

When in court they’ll perspire
With their feet to the fire
Now they’re all afraid, so deals will get made
Walking up to take the witness stand
Walking up to take the witness stand

ABOUT THE ORIGINAL SONG

“Winter Wonderland” is a song written in 1934 by Felix Bernard and lyricist Richard Bernhard Smith. Due to its seasonal theme, it is often regarded as a Christmas song in the Northern Hemisphere. Since its original recording by Richard Himber, it has been covered by over 200 different artists.

The song’s lyrics were about a couple’s romance during the winter season. A later version of “Winter Wonderland” (which was printed in 1947) included a “new children’s lyric” that transformed it “from a romantic winter interlude to a seasonal song about playing in the snow.” The snowman mentioned in the song’s bridge was changed from a minister to a circus clown, and the promises the couple made in the final verse were replaced with lyrics about frolicking. Singers like Johnny Mathis connected both versions of the song, giving “Winter Wonderland” an additional verse and an additional chorus.

Smith, a native of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, was reportedly inspired to write the lyrics after seeing Honesdale’s Central Park covered in snow. Smith wrote the lyrics while being treated for tuberculosis in the West Mountain Sanitarium in Scranton.

The song was originally recorded in 1934 for RCA Victor. At the end of a different recording session by Himber and his Hotel Ritz-Carlton Orchestra, with extra time to spare, RCA Victor suggested arranging and recording “Winter Wonderland” using some additional members of its own orchestra, which included Artie Shaw and other established New York City studio musicians.

Guy Lombardo’s version that same year would go on to be one of the biggest hits of 1934.
In Mathis’ version, heard on his 1958 LP Merry Christmas, the introduction is sung between the first and the second refrain.
In 1960, Ella Fitzgerald recorded a jazz arrangement of the song for her Verve release, Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas.
The song was included on the 1994 compilation album If Every Day Was Like Christmas by Elvis Presley.
In 1999, Ringo Starr recorded a version of Winter Wonderland on Mercury Records release, I Wanna Be Santa Claus.

Guy Lombardo’s version was the highest on the charts at the time of introduction. Johnny Mercer’s version of the song placed #4 on the Billboard airplay chart in 1946. The same season, a version by Perry Como hit the retail top ten; Como would re-record the song for his 1959 Christmas album.

In November 2007, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) listed “Winter Wonderland” as the most-played ASCAP-member-written holiday song of the previous five years, citing the Eurythmics’ 1987 version of the song as the one most commonly played.[6]

 

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LYRICS to Take the Witness Stand
David Cohen

Judges rule, no one’s listenin’
Deep inside they are bristlin’
A wonderful sight, as they ponder their plight
Walking up to take the witness stand

Gone away is their bluster
As they’re called in to muster
They’ll sing a new song as they’re proven wrong
Walking up to take the witness stand

Will Mark Meadows still protect the conman?
Is Rudy drunk and soon be goin’ down?
They’ll ask him, “Are you hammered?”
He’ll say, “Yes Ma’am!”
“But I must take the hit to save the clown!”

In the past they’d conspire
As they shielded the liar
But some took a deal, and offered to squeal
Walking up to take the witness stand

Sydney Powell, are you listenin’
Ginni “T” and John Eastman
You’ll soon take the fall, forced to tell all
Walking up to take the witness stand

In the slammer they won’t need a doorman
To be told they’d better keep it down
They’ll be taking turns to serve as point man
Once they hear that “Bubba’s” back in town

When in court they’ll perspire
With their feet to the fire
Now they’re all afraid, so deals will get made
Walking up to take the witness stand
Walking up to take the witness stand

ABOUT THE ORIGINAL SONG

“Winter Wonderland” is a song written in 1934 by Felix Bernard and lyricist Richard Bernhard Smith. Due to its seasonal theme, it is often regarded as a Christmas song in the Northern Hemisphere. Since its original recording by Richard Himber, it has been covered by over 200 different artists.

The song’s lyrics were about a couple’s romance during the winter season. A later version of “Winter Wonderland” (which was printed in 1947) included a “new children’s lyric” that transformed it “from a romantic winter interlude to a seasonal song about playing in the snow.” The snowman mentioned in the song’s bridge was changed from a minister to a circus clown, and the promises the couple made in the final verse were replaced with lyrics about frolicking. Singers like Johnny Mathis connected both versions of the song, giving “Winter Wonderland” an additional verse and an additional chorus.

Smith, a native of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, was reportedly inspired to write the lyrics after seeing Honesdale’s Central Park covered in snow. Smith wrote the lyrics while being treated for tuberculosis in the West Mountain Sanitarium in Scranton.

The song was originally recorded in 1934 for RCA Victor. At the end of a different recording session by Himber and his Hotel Ritz-Carlton Orchestra, with extra time to spare, RCA Victor suggested arranging and recording “Winter Wonderland” using some additional members of its own orchestra, which included Artie Shaw and other established New York City studio musicians.

Guy Lombardo’s version that same year would go on to be one of the biggest hits of 1934.
In Mathis’ version, heard on his 1958 LP Merry Christmas, the introduction is sung between the first and the second refrain.
In 1960, Ella Fitzgerald recorded a jazz arrangement of the song for her Verve release, Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas.
The song was included on the 1994 compilation album If Every Day Was Like Christmas by Elvis Presley.
In 1999, Ringo Starr recorded a version of Winter Wonderland on Mercury Records release, I Wanna Be Santa Claus.

Guy Lombardo’s version was the highest on the charts at the time of introduction. Johnny Mercer’s version of the song placed #4 on the Billboard airplay chart in 1946. The same season, a version by Perry Como hit the retail top ten; Como would re-record the song for his 1959 Christmas album.

In November 2007, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) listed “Winter Wonderland” as the most-played ASCAP-member-written holiday song of the previous five years, citing the Eurythmics’ 1987 version of the song as the one most commonly played.[6]

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