Michael Feingold Does State Fair, in Tribute to the Iowa Supreme Court


You can kinda get the tune from this.
Our esteemed theater critic Michael Feingold provides new lyrics below.

ALL I OWE IOWAY AS OF 04/03/09

Lyrics by Michael Feingold
with sincere apologies to Oscar Hammerstein II

I can see those smilin' boys in the bright Ioway sun,
I can scent their charmin' bent from their Ioway grins.
I've got Ioway in my heart, and to Ioway I will run
Where the bigots have lost the day and justice wins!

Oh, I know in my soul I owe Ioway,
I owe Ioway all my thanks, and I know why.
I'm not Ioway born or bred,
But on Ioway corn I'm fed,
And in Ioway, love don't have to tell a lie!
I owe Ioway for her beef, and the sense of relief
That exchangin' rings brings guy and guy!
I owe Ioway, and so does every honest gay:
It's a state where we can mate till we die!

Change my name! (Change my name!)
No more shame! (No more shame!)
And no reason to feel sorry by and by!
(It's legal!)
Where they've gotten rid of hate
And there's no fears of Prop 8
It's a state where we can mate until we die!
Feel as rich as Ioway grain
Under skies of Ioway blue
Not a drop of Ioway rain
On my gay parade for two

Oh, I know in my soul I owe Ioway,
I owe Ioway all my thanks, and I know why.
I'm not Ioway born or bred,
But on Ioway corn I'm fed,
And in Ioway, love don't have to tell a lie!
I owe Ioway for her beef, and the sense of relief
That exchangin' rings brings guy and guy!
I owe Ioway, that's why I'm feelin' gay today:
It's a state where we can mate until we die!

Parody lyrics Copyright (c) 2009 by Michael Feingold. All Rights Reserved.


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