Was Shakespeare A Fraud

Many people believe that Shakespeare wrote all of his plays, but others suggest that the greatest playwright in history was nothing more than a big phoney.  Conspiracy theorists suggest that Shakespeare was not original, but instead an impostor and a pretender that perpetuated a hoax.  It is a testament to his genius that his works remain so popular and it is clear that he was not a snob, as he wrote his plays for all layers of society, and he portrayed all echelons of culture in his plays.  Hamlet said, “I will speak daggers to her, but use none.  In this my tongue and soul be hypocrites.”

Last week we had Athletic, with the theme was to find songs that mention, reference, or talk about sports.  Our theme this week is songs that mention the words Fraud, Hypocrite, Phony, Pretender, or Snob and this was suggested by Angie Trafford.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you are able to as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the theme, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Here are the “rules”:
• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it.  If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• It would be good if you could post the lyrics to the song of your choice, as this is helpful for the people that want to follow along with the music.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

I am writing about the song ‘I Want to Grow Up to Be a Politician’ by the Byrds today.  Next week, I will be writing about the P!nk song ‘Get the Party Started’.  The upcoming prompts will be:
September 5, 2021 – Carnival, Festival, Gala, Jamboree, Party suggested by Lady A
September 12, 2021 – Devoted, Faithful, Honorable, Loyal, True suggested by Lady A
September 19, 2021 – Delightful, Pleasant, Sweet suggested by Paula
September 26, 2021 – Other, That, This

40 thoughts on “Was Shakespeare A Fraud

  1. I like the London look on the video. This is my choice for today:

    M-M-Murda

    I don’t need no, frauds
    I don’t need no, drama when you call
    I don’t need no, fake
    Soon as I wake up keep an eye out for the snakes, yeah

    ‘Cause I don’t need no, fraud
    I don’t no, drama when you call
    I don’t need no, lies
    Pick a side, pick a side
    I took the price, and lift that bitch up
    I took the ice, let me lift my wrist up
    I took the price, and lift that bitch up
    I took the ice, let me lift my wrist up

    Aye yo, throw your wrist-es up, all my bitches up
    These niggas is pussier than what? All them dicks is up
    All my real niggas down to ride, throw your GSXRs up
    I ain’t in the projects, but all my bricks is up, rrrr
    You can’t be Pablo if your work ain’t sellin’
    What the fuck is this bitch inhalin’?
    I would’ve helped you out that pit you fell in
    I am the generous Queen! Ask Ms. Ellen
    Tried to drop “Another One”, you was itchin’ to scrap
    You exposed your ghostwriter, now you wish it was scrapped
    Heard your pussy on “Yuck, ” I guess you needed a Pap
    What type of bum bitch shoot a friend over a rack?
    What type of mother leave her one son over a stack?
    Lil Boogie down basic bitch thinkin’ she back
    Back to back, oh you mean, back to wack?
    “Back to Back”? Me and Drizzy laughed at that
    They say numbers don’t matter but when they discussin’ the kings
    They turn around and say Lebron ain’t got 6 rings
    I never signed a 360, bitch you wild dumb
    That’s why Jay ain’t clear his verse for your album
    Sheneneh, you a fraud committin’ perjury
    I got before and after pictures of your surgery
    Rah took you to her doc, but you don’t look like Rah
    Left the operating table, still look like “nah”

    ‘Cause I don’t need no, frauds
    I don’t need no, drama when you call
    I don’t need no, lies
    Pick a side, pick a side
    I took the price, and lift that bitch up
    I took the ice, let me lift my wrist up
    I took the price, yeah, and lift that bitch up
    I took the ice, let me lift my wrist up

    Yeah, yeah, never been no fraud
    Why do niggas that are not involved love to get involved?
    Why do niggas claim the streets and act just like the law?
    Riddles that I cannot seem to solve, man
    Cristal, come at me, Weezy F and Nick
    All come and spoke about your shit in ’15
    Man, I know you niggas saw this one comin’
    My net worth sound like *brrrrrr*
    But they don’t pay in cash
    Niggas see me like, “What up, Killa?”
    Man, please stop bringin’ up my past
    I’d really love to leave that behind
    Sometimes I ask God, “Man, why him?”
    Like the team that I would never leave behind
    I really gotta ease off the wine
    Which is funny because I just saw Nick the other day
    And she keeps getting finer over time
    I just know

    I don’t need no, frauds
    I don’t need no, drama when you call
    I don’t need no, lies
    Pick a side, pick a side
    I took the price, and lift that bitch up
    I took the ice, let me lift my wrist up
    I took the price, yeah, and lift that bitch up
    I took the ice, let me lift my wrist up

    Uh, I am not a fraud, YM, I’m the god
    They don’t make ’em like me no more, man, I’m a dinosaur
    Blunt be tight as biker shorts, twisted like some handlebars
    Lil’ Tune out a cartoon or Avatar
    I just looked in the mirror like, “All right, all right, all right”
    I would let that little leaguer right there fuck my wife, word
    I don’t need no fraud bitches in and out my life, word
    Eatin’ out my pockets, they be in and out of sight, word
    I don’t need no drama, I just need some nana
    Just told my lil’ mama, “Babe, I think I love you, kinda”
    Feelin’ like Tune-y Montana, Weezy, he get honored
    Drake a headliner, and Nicki, she get finer, word

    Source: Musixmatch

    Songwriters: Aubrey Graham / Dwayne Michael Carter / Onika Miraj / Brittany Hazzard

    No Frauds lyrics © Young Money Publishing Inc., Sony/atv Music Publishing Allegro (germany) I, These Are Songs Of Pulse, People Over Planes, Songs Of Universal Inc., Ferina Publishing Group, Lw Music Gmr

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