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Song Parodies -> "Ice Monkey from Helsinki"

Original Song Title:

"Okie from Muskogee"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Merle Haggard

Parody Song Title:

"Ice Monkey from Helsinki"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

I read somewhere that "Ice Monkey" is a derogatory name for a Finn. Besides, it is the world championships of ice hockey closing as I type this (22nd April '05).
We have sun that scarcely sets on summer
We have snow on ground five months a year
We did give the world the gift of Linux
and Koskenkorva is us oh so dear

I'm proud to be Ice Monkey from Helsinki
A place where porter beer is just okay
Where we are hooked on F1 and ice hockey -
It's either Jokers, Blues or IFK

We have beaches on the coast of Baltic
We have islands and the seas of blue
We go partying night and day in summer
with pot and moonshine, mushrooms, speed and glue

I'm proud to be Ice Monkey from Helsinki
A place where porter beer is just okay
Where we are hooked on F1 and ice hockey -
It's either Jokers, Blues or IFK

We love Formula One here in Helsinki
Just any loonie can here drive a car
Roads are bad, but that's Darwin's selection
Guys feel cool if they have face with scar

I'm proud to be Ice Monkey from Helsinki
A place where porter beer is just okay
Where we are hooked on F1 and ice hockey -
It's either Jokers, Blues or IFK

In winter it is perfect hockey season
Boys and girls they all go on the ice
And if the guy with zebra gear ain't watching
It's time to do some tricks which are not nice

I'm proud to be Ice Monkey from Helsinki
A place where porter beer is just okay
Where we are hooked on F1 and ice hockey -
It's either Jokers, Blues or IFK

And we hoist the Blue Cross Flag on sixth December
In Helsinki, Finland, up there in EU
Jokers (Jokerit), Espoo Blues and IFK (Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna) are the three ice hockey teams in the National League which come from the Greater Helsinki area. According to Michael Jackson (no, not the child molester but the world beer guru #1), Sinebrychoff Porter, brewed in Helsinki, is the world number one on its class.

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Johnny D - April 22, 2005 - Report this comment
Superb parody with a superlative START and a spectacular FINNISH !
John Barry - April 22, 2005 - Report this comment
All that and hilarious title.
Rod Worden - April 22, 2005 - Report this comment
I loved this!! Got to learn a few new things about you Finns, too. Great work!
Rick C - April 22, 2005 - Report this comment
Well done! I like ice hockey too....555

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