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Song Parodies -> "Boers"

Original Song Title:

"Roar"

Original Performer:

Katy Perry

Parody Song Title:

"Boers"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

The legendary Boers were Dutch farmers that came to S Africa in the late 17th century and moved beyond the Cape into the tribal lands. They were pioneers, farmers, hunters, and excellent trackers that established the Transvaal and Orange Free State but had to fight the Bantu AND the British forces for control of the land. The Kaiser provided the Boers with the Mauser K98 and the Britsh tactics of volley fire and use of cavalry failed in the bush. The Boers were excellent shooters and marked their ranges, used snap shooting, and cut down the British Cavalry forcing the British with their new Enfields (1895) to adopt better offensive tactics on foot. The experience winning the Second South African War (1899-1902) prepared them to meet the Germans in combat by 1914. Had they not fought the Boers with German arms, the British would have been overwhelmed by German forces early on in WW1. The Boers had their territories annexed and S Africa Union was formed in 1910. Boers (Dutch for farmer) became known as Afrikaaners and formed the majority of the Whites in S Africa.
We Dutch farmers took the land and passed the test
Held Bantu at bay and made progress
So we worked quietly, traded politely

I guess that Brits forgot we had a choice
We let you push us past the breaking point
Our pioneering, it was our everything

You pinned us down, but we got up (fate)
We ambushed you in the tall brush, you felt our guns
You were shot down, your horse cavalry hit the ground

You pinned us down, but we got up (fate)
Fought these wars ‘cause we'd had enough
We saw you fall, you weren't so tall

We got the arms of the Kaiser, the Mauser
Loaded with firepower 'cause we are all farmers
Dreaded S African Boers

British, British defying
'Cause we are all hunters
The dreaded S African Boers

Struck blows- Struck blows- Struck blows
Struck blows- Struck blows- Struck blows
Struck blows- Struck blows- Struck blows
Dreaded S African Boers

Used volleys and let the bullets fly
We took snap shots and made your troops die
Marked ranges with stones, buried your Colonials*

You pinned us down, but we got up (fate)
We ambushed you in the tall brush, you felt our guns
You were shot down, your horse cavalry hit the ground

You pinned us down, but we got up (fate)
Fought two wars ‘cause we'd had enough
We saw you fall, you weren't so tall

We got the arms of the Kaiser, the Mauser
Loaded with firepower 'cause we are all farmers
Dreaded S African Boers

British, British defying
'Cause we are all hunters
The dreaded S African Boers

Struck blows- Struck blows- Struck blows
Struck blows- Struck blows- Struck blows
Struck blows- Struck blows- Struck blows
Dreaded S African Boers

Struck blows- Struck blows- Struck blows
Struck blows- Struck blows- Struck blows (fighting a war)
Struck blows- Struck blows- Struck blows
Dreaded S African Boers

Wars, Wars, Wars, Wars- WARS!!!

We got the arms of the Kaiser, the Mauser
Loaded with firepower 'cause we are all farmers
Dreaded S African Boers

British, British defying
'Cause we are all hunters
The dreaded S African Boers

Struck blows- Struck blows- Struck blows
Struck blows- Struck blows- Struck blows (mad)
Struck blows- Struck blows- Struck blows
The dreaded S African Boers

Struck blows- Struck blows- Struck blows
Struck blows- Struck blows- Struck blows (fighting a war)
Struck blows- Struck blows- Struck blows
The dreaded S African Boers
* British Colonial Troops

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Lord Kitchener - January 13, 2014 - Report this comment
Ooooh, BOERS! (who?) Good God, man ....... What they're GOOD FOR! Absolutely NOTHING! (Say it again, by Jove)
Patrick - January 13, 2014 - Report this comment
Look up song "De La Rey" on youtube. Afrikaans lyrics. Great video inspired by the Boers struggle against the British, the first to use (and name) concentration camps to imprison the families of Boers fighting against Victorian colonialism.

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