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Song Parodies -> "Ratzinger"

Original Song Title:

"Day Tripper"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Ratzinger"

Parody Written by:

Steve Kalafut

The Lyrics

Continuing to earn time in Purgatory, I offer one more about the new Pope. Pronounce both "Cardinals" and "Catholic" as 2 syllables. "Wehrmacht" was the regular German army. "Schwarzwald" is the Black Forest.
College of Cardinals
Have just given us a new Pope
College of Cardinals
Did not choose who some of us hoped, yeah
He's Joseph Ratzinger
Staunch old Catholic, yeah
Says that tradiiiition
It will stay
We obey

(short guitar interlude)

He left the Wehrmacht
Drafted, deserted he did
He left the Wehrmacht
Into the Schwarzwald he hid, yeah
He is the Ratzinger
Rodents fear him, yeah
Do you want chaaaanges?
If you nudge
He won't budge

(guitar solo, with Gregorian chants in the background)

Didn't want it
They made him Pope anyway
Didn't want it
But in the meantime, he'll stay, now
They gave us Ratzinger
One more white guy, yeah
And all our dooooctrines
Stay the same
We proclaim

(short guitar interlude)

Ratzinger
Ratzinger, rats! (repeat)

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Johnny D - April 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Zings a rat, gets you fives!
John Barry - April 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Funny and f├╝nfy.
Red Ant - April 29, 2005 - Report this comment
DRTOS well enough to vote this, but how long will it take to parody him to " TWotEF " called " The Wreck of Pope Joseph Ratzinger " ( I think Michael Pacholek is the most qualified person here to do that one ), or "Sledgehammer" called " Ratzinger " ( up for grabs, I have slammed the Pope already and parodied TOS ). Or even " Daydream Believer " called " Card'nal ( or Joseph ) Ratzinger " ( Melhi perhaps ? ). There are countless OSs that would fit. Hell ( pun intended ), even " Yesterday " would work. :)
Steve K. - April 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Danke, jederman (thanks, everyone. Now I gotta use German rather than Polish.) Looks like there's a lot of mileage left for the new Pope, including his rodentine surname.
Rick C - April 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Great job, Steve! 5s
Agrimorfee - April 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Add to Red Ant's list for potential poperys..."Pop Singer" by John Mellencamp. Free for the taking.
pickle - April 30, 2005 - Report this comment
I've already submitted the Stranglers' 'Don't Bring Harry' for Bad Onhold Music seeing as Ratzinger detests the Harry Potter stories. He's also against modern music, so how about M's 'Pop Muzik' being reworked as 'Pope Music'?

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