I’m working at home today. (Ah, windows that open! And barefoot! What a joy!) One of the two ice cream trucks that play “Turkey in the Straw” just went by. (There’s another title, but I’ve forgotten it now.) The other one plays just the verse; this one plays the verse and chorus. Every time this one goes by, I cannot help but think of my friend Leslie’s parody, titled “Family Tradition.” It has more to do with the Jerry Springer Show than a quaint traditional life. Here’s the chorus:
Family tradition, family at home
Family secrets, family stoned
If Norman Rockwell had thrown us a bone
Then other folks with families would not feel so all alone
Curse you, Leslie! That ice cream truck goes by at least three times a day!
She doesn’t have it on her web site, but she has other lyrics and mp3s there too.
Late update: I was wrong: “Family Tradition” is online. Go to http://lesfred.homestead.com/audiodemos.html and at the bottom of the list is the link to the mp3 of “Family Tradition”.