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Rob Ford opera from CBC's Day 6 with Brent Bambury

CBC's Day 6 has created an opera focusing on some of the highlights of the Rob Ford scandal, including his time as a high school football coach and his relationship with Toronto police Chief Bill Blair.

Musical take on the scandal that's dogged Toronto's mayor for months

As Rob Ford continues to face an ongoing controversy over drug allegations and lewd comments, as well as a fight to keep his job at Toronto City Hall, CBC's Day 6 Brent Bambury has helped produce an opera detailing the mayor's woes. 

The aria is arranged and written by Topher Mokrzewski, resident conductor with the Calgary Opera, and sung by Aaron Dimoff, Alex Beley and Tyler Fitzgerald.

The two and a half minute segment, produced for CBC Day 6, includes highlights of the Ford saga — from his time as high school football coach to his public spat with Toronto police Chief Bill Blair.   

Lyrics: The Rob Ford Aria

The Rob Ford opera was produced by CBC's Day 6 host Brent Bambury. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

Yes it's me, I'm still the Ford you knew, still just the same old chap who'd not smoke crack with you.
Hail from Etobicoke, not in that video. 
I still yearn to coach the kids at Don Bosco.
 
Pillar of that quiet society, the vast majority who'd see on bended knee, 
Those lazy, soft elites, who rule on Bay Street, they who all believe the media conspiracy! 
Wait! You've heard Chief Bill Blair, it's absurd, it's just that paper's way to make a fool of me.
They detest the stand I take for you. 
I'm the man you chose to see things through.
Ah no, they can't, they won't remove me from here.
I'm Mayor Rob Ford, your champion,
Never smoked crack, (ahem) wait, I've smoked crack. I'm just in a drunken stupor. 
Sorry my bad, I've done wrong. Just vote me in again, this too shall pass, I love my job, God bless.
 
All hail our fearless leader. Ford Nation lives, (somehow) it lives!
He protects us taxpayers.
Now it's time to move on.
We'll vote him in again, we pray he reigns another thousand years.
There's something wrong.
There's nothing wrong.
I won't resign.

 

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