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Song Parodies -> "I Von Steu"

Original Song Title:

"I John Reu"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

John Reuben

Parody Song Title:

"I Von Steu"

Parody Written by:

Ben Schuldt

The Lyrics

Um, nobody really going to get this at all, I imagine. You'd have to be familiar with American history and the Christian rap artist, John Reuben. If you are, then you might think it's really clever, because it fits so perfectly (as though they were supposed to go together at all, I know). If not, oh well...I had fun.If you're curious, visit these websites for background info:For the history:http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/steuben.htmlFor the music (a sample at least):http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/cbdwinplayermp3?clip=CD28662_2.WAX&title=I%20John%20Reu&bbag=134371470For the original lyrics: http://johnreuben2004.tripod.com/johnreu.html
You're looking for a better army
Since you cannot buy it, then my man, listen please
Don't hate your fate; we can train your troops more
And if they hold out tell em what to fight for
Von Steu for the General who was askin'
A middle name Gerhard and my title is a Baron
How I act; efficiency guaranteed
I'm about to join in and volunteer what they need
And assist you...beef up the menu
I don't intend to teach things like kung fu
Instead things I can do
Soon to join your Cont'nint'l Army
Once there I'll begin with my model company

(chorus)
Yes indeed like who
I von Steu
Do promise you
George Washington always to
Keep it administrative
Bank on it
My name is von Steuben and you have my word on it

I'm about to give you all that I have
Throwing out advice so just put it on my tab
Notice; I'll begin
By saying if you're like me you lack a great pension plan
Don't say, "go away," or just think that I'm crazy
Don't get behind or make fun when my accent strays, and uh
Sometimes it's good and sometimes it's not
For a while he'll translate, but then he'll stop
You see I study English a lot but I get messed up
I hit my head when I'm stuck in a rut of what not
The sure shot of digestin it
Learning French and testing in it
We'll keep up this here rate until spring
Bring everything
Grab the type of gear that'll make your feet feel good when resting in
Discipline from the time you step in this line
Just have a nice look at my new blue book

(chorus)

Hold tight, and cancel all other engagements
You'll all know what to do if ya'll be nice and patient
I'll need your ears and no estrangement
We'll need to get warmed up so please don't get complacent
The lad with the marching drums can
Set a stride that is good not a pace that is bad
A start, it is
A win, it's not
Sometimes we have to get the grunts going how they ought
And a thanks to everyone who has the job of shoveling dung
Thanks for busting out some gloves or my hands would go numb
But as for me and my brilliant strategies
Here's a few things I need to cover certainly
Um, my credentials seem a bit overwhelmin
Too much exaggeration by the pen of Ben Franklin
Next, I've been considering what should go on
Yeah, marching in like lemmings is what's wrong

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