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Song Parodies -> "Farewell Allah, Hello Buddha"

Original Song Title:

"Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah"

Original Performer:

Allan Sherman

Parody Song Title:

"Farewell Allah, Hello Buddha"

Parody Written by:

Kristof Robertson

The Lyrics

For sale: 1 believer, gc. Offers from any faiths considered. Price: salvation, ono....
Farewell Allah...hello Buddha
Didn't I shoulda
All-day praying...sent me mental
So I thought I'd try a faith more oriental

I was Jewish...for a week, sir
Missed pork products...on my pizza
Was a Miami
But I couldn't get the hang of poly-gamy

Tried to witness...for Jehovah
'Fore I was over
Catholic churches...sure impressed me
But the constant guilt and 'fessing, it distressed me

Once I checked out...L Ron Hubbard
Prayed to a cupboard
Sought Medina
(I've always been a religious in-betweener!)

Find me glo-ry, Buddha, Allah
Like a ho-ly Cinderalla
I'd stand na-ked in a forest
Seeking truth and not cutting my hair
Hey there Lord, I promise to repent my sins
I've spread my bets so I should win
You're sure to beat the odds
If you've got lots...of...gods...

Hey there, Odin...yo, Osiris!
Please remember...who this guy is
When it comes to...Armageddon
You can bet the uni-faithful will be sweatin'

I've been talking...with my neighbours
They wear long robes...wield light sabres!
Jedi teachings...start my motor
Allah, Buddha; I'm down with Yoda!!!

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 81

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Rick C - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Superbly crafted! Great one Kristof....555
Johnny D - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
You forgot Bob, The SubGenius! 5's
Phil Alexander - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
You *are* on excellent form at the moment, Kristof - this is really one of those "I wish I'd thought of that" songs :-)
Stuart McArthur - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
ho hum, another brilliant masterpiece - 555
AFW - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
This is a fabulous "Holy Hoot"...beyond masterful...classic destined
Bhudda - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
555 but make up your mind already
Leo Jay - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent! You beat me to the punch with an idea I'd been trying to flesh out for a while:


But now, everyone would think I stole the idea from you. Thanks a lot, bass-turd.

Not that the world needed another 'Supercalifragilistic...' parody anyway.
Kristof Robertson - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks alot Rick, Johnny, Phil, Stu, AFW, Bhudda and Leo. Phil: It's good to get your feedback; I;m finding it hard to come up with good ideas at the mo'..I've got a folder full of half-baked parodies which'll probably never see the light of day. I'm beginning to realise that if I can't write a parody in a maximum of two sittings, it ain't gonna fly. Leo: Awww, go on! This looks like a great idea...I hijacked my idea from Merry and Pippin's "Choosing My Religion" anyway....;-) Oh, BTW.....bass turd.
John Barry - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Allahsolutely Buddhaful!
alvin rhodes - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
excellent parody...both intelligent and funny as hell...5s plus
Silly Willie - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Very funny this is. Down with Yoda you are. 555
Kristof Robertson - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks a bunch John, Alvin and Willie!
Agrimorfee - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Praise Kristof! 555
Chuck A. Spear - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Add this to K-Tels' Existentialist Rock collection, along with Neil Diamonds "I am, I Said". Great stuff- 3 fives in the collection plate!
Steven Cavanagh - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
(stands up while clapping) very well crafted. Excellent timing, it builds well with great lead ins to punch lines, and a great twist at the end. Great stuff.
Kristof Robertson - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Agri, Chuck and Steven!
Rex - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Better than the original! And Johnny, good to see another follower of He Who Gives Us Slack.
Claude Prez - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Trivia fact: The very first SOTM winner was a parody of this song, by John Jenkins. I definitely could see history repeating itself; great stuff.
M-Dawg - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Holy-awesome-parody! LOVED it! This was so great! I really am speechless! 555
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Hilarious ending, a great chaser to just finishing the John Safran vs God DVD.
Ashkicksass - May 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Olvan The Terrible - May 20, 2005 - Report this comment
I am in utter awe. If Chuck were to make an "Amiright's Greatest Hits" page in the future, it would definitely link to this!
Kristof Robertson - May 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Rex, Claude(*blush*), Dawg (*double blush*), Luke, and Olvan (*double blush with a lime twist*)....
John Jenkins - May 20, 2005 - Report this comment
To some people, Claude's fact is not particularly trivial. But this is a very good parody.
Kristof Robertson - May 21, 2005 - Report this comment
and thankyou to Mrs Kicksass and Mr Jenkins
Michael Pacholek - May 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Jedi, huh? "You don't need to see his Scriptures. These aren't the idols you're looking for. He can go on about his pilgrimage. Move along!"
Jeff Reuben - May 26, 2005 - Report this comment
I read this, I don't know why I forgot to comment. Must be the janitor duties. This was excellent!
Red Ant - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Yeah, I read it too and did not comment. 5s.
Dee Range - May 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Finally got some time this holiday to catch up on everything I've missed this month, and boy was this worth the wait. Even better than the original, which is truly a classic. So is this, mate. Awesome
Dumb Ass Kid - June 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Agrimorfee - June 08, 2005 - Report this comment
(sotmmay05) see above
Tim Mayfield - June 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Powerful stuff. Use the fives, Kristof...
Charlie Decker - June 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Ok, you are too good at this parody stuff. I insist that you retire immediately so that I might have a chance to win something sometime.
Red Ant - June 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Already voted, but this is pretty darned funny. Great way of doing something on religeon that is funny and not offensive, and working all of that into TOS.
Rick C - June 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM05) See above
Adagio - June 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM05) Delightful 5's
Scathe - June 15, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I know you've probably heard this before, but you're frakin' me out, man.
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - June 17, 2005 - Report this comment
I've used this joke before, but...
-Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cabbage, lettuce pray!
Michael Pacholek - June 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Wasn't there an episode of "What's Happening" where Rerun joined a cult that worshipped Mother Nature, through a head of lettuce? "We'll pray to a head of lettuce, that's a god that won't forget us, phony Christians still upset us, this one's good enough for me! Gimme that old-time religion..." - June 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Love it. I mean, what's not to love? I especially like the end of the bridge, but each couplet works smashingly. Everyone: I suggest dumping all those other religions and worshipping Overlord Kristof.

And Leo Jay: If you're listening, please finish that Supercal parody. I love it so far.
Mikey Squirrel - June 27, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Great job, Kristof. And might I say a satisfying conclusion to the choice of religions. Truly there is no greater power than the Force. Jedi teachings make more sense to me than anything else out there. But then again I'm just a Star Wars geek who get goosebumps when I see Yoda mentioned. Very funny and well-paced. Can I get a Hallejuah and tri-Fives?!
Johnny D - June 28, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above.
Arwen - June 28, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM--how is it that I worship Kristof in my own special shrine built to him...and I've never read this??? Forgive me, PLEASE!! Excellent work, Mr. Robertson...=)
Stuart McArthur - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) see above - I remember the unanimous admiration this received and deserved when you posted it Kristof - very clever and smart
Jeff Reuben - June 30, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM--Most excellent...extremely well done, and hilarious
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - June 30, 2005 - Report this comment
"With you be 5s." Still brilliant, Overlord Kristof!
2nz - July 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Doh, way late on this one and I was sure I commented already but I've been wrong a lot this month, I mean this lifetime. You just had to through Yoda into it to tip the scales, didn't you? Very clever, very funny Kristof. Religions a funny animal, but it can be really hard to laugh at it. You pulled it off, though.
straypup - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Even with the slightly outdated crack at Mormons, I gave it 5's all around! That was a brilliant piece of work! May the force be with you! BTW: Have I told you about the Church of Coffee?
li'l pooch - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
OMG! That SO rox! Sorry if this comment is late, haven't been online in SO long it hurt! VERY GOOD THIS PARODY IS YOUNG JEDI!!!
Jan - August 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Just brilliant!
Paul - August 12, 2005 - Report this comment
"People of Athens, I see that you are in every way religious..."
MAY 2005 SONG OF THE MONTH SILVER MEDAL - August 13, 2005 - Report this comment;topic=3009.0;id=7397;image
OllyMc - August 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Found this site by chance and glad I did. Kristof's effort is brilliant as are the others that I know, ie where I recognise the original. I reckon there's performers that would kill for material like this... cheers Olly
Jim - September 07, 2005 - Report this comment
I actually heard, yes I actually heard Allan Sherman singing this as I read it. Gotta lay off the Diet Co*e in the afternoon. 555 LOL
JadeElizabeth - September 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Awesome. =D I'm speachless. --That's a good thing
Red Ant - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
(2005 SOTY) See above, and I commend you for taking a funny OS and improving on it.
Agrimorfee - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
(soty 05) see above - March 26, 2006 - Report this comment
More effusive praise. I love love love this. And, like Jim, I can imagine Allan Sherman performing this as one of his own. (High praise indeed.)
Wolverine - March 09, 2007 - Report this comment
TJC - February 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Just stumbled upon this multi-laugh-ceted gem! Brilliantly lexecuted... love it!
LilCatLicker - February 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Lord Kristof, love the Catholic line, sir ! But see you "sans Kilt " in the forest, my Lord, would definitely convert me . . .
Claude Prez - February 16, 2018 - Report this comment
Still great. I can't seem to write about religion without coming across angry or offensive; you did it here in such a hilarious, lighthearted manner. Perfect example of Kristof at his best.

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