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Song Parodies -> "Battle of Baghdad"

Original Song Title:

"Battle of New Orleans"

Original Performer:

Johnny Horton

Parody Song Title:

"Battle of Baghdad"

Parody Written by:

SteinRhymer

The Lyrics

The unofficial anthem of the not-so-elite Republican Guard?
In 1991 we took it on the chin,
But Saddam has assured us that we won't get skunked ag'in.
He gave us each a mask for gas and packed our atropine
And sent us out like lambs to face some battle-tough marines.

CHORUS:
We fired our guns but the infidels are comin'.
Seems there's twice as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more then we began to runnin'
If you want to make it home you better duck and keep it low.

We looked down the river and we see their first advance.
There must have been a million of 'em, made me wet my pants.
They rode on tanks and armored trucks and carried M-16's.
We looked around in panic, but we couldn't say a thing.

Repeat CHORUS

Well Saddam said we could take 'em by surprise
By pretending to surrender till we looked 'em in the eyes.
We raised our hands, sure enough they let us pass,
But when we started shootin', man, they really kicked our...
As...

Repeat CHORUS

Yeah, we ran through the dunes and we ran through the bunkers
And we ran through some places where a camel couldn't go.
We ran so fast that their tanks couldn't catch us,
All they're gonna see of us are backs and heels and elbows.

We fired our cannon till the barrel melted down
Then we grabbed an old Scud missile that Hans Blix had never found.
We filled it full of Sarin gas and aimed it at a town,
But as soon as it was in the air a Patriot brought it down.

Repeat CHORUS

Yeah, we ran through the dunes and we ran through the bunkers
And we ran through some places where a camel couldn't go.
We ran so fast that their tanks couldn't catch us,
All they ever saw of us were backs and heels and elbows.

(Hey! Yankee! We surrender! No, no, we really mean it this time!)

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royce miller - March 31, 2003 - Report this comment
Great parody
Billy Florio - March 31, 2003 - Report this comment
excellent
Meriadoc - March 31, 2003 - Report this comment
Love it! :-D
Captain Obvious and Major Lee Oblivious - March 31, 2003 - Report this comment
Well, liked it, had a nice beat, though ya can't dance to it, it was snaapy.
Michael Pacholek - April 01, 2003 - Report this comment
You gotta hand it to the Iraqis: When it comes to surrendering, they sure took the monkey off the Italians' backs.

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