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Song Parodies -> "Gandhi"

Original Song Title:

"Mandy"

Original Performer:

Barrie Manilow

Parody Song Title:

"Gandhi"

Parody Written by:

Henry Moon

The Lyrics

It began in India
Starting out a new career
Scrawny little man
With glasses and moustache
Charitable to
The ruling white trash
Mourning with polite dismay
When the Empire passed away
Battling their lies
With ego trascendence
I never realized
You won independence

Oh Gandhi
Well you came and you gave without taking
And they locked you away
Oh Gandhi
You stood firm against discrimination
And we need you today
Oh Gandhi


Once again you're doing time
Disobedience is a crime
Caught up in a jail of uphill gardeners
The tears are in your eyes
And nothing is rhyming

Oh Gandhi
Well you took a firm stand against slavery
By non-violent means
Oh Gandhi
And the colonists scoffed at your bravery
And sent in the Marines
Oh Gandhi


Conquering the foe
With passive resistance
Called upon to show
Tenacious persistence

Oh Gandhi
Well you came and you gave without taking
And they locked you away
Oh Gandhi
You stood firm against discrimination
And we need you today
Oh Gandhi
Well you came and you gave without taking
And they locked you away
Oh Gandhi
You stood firm against discrimination
And we need you today
Oh Gandhi

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Royce Miller - October 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Interesting piece
AFW - October 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Extremely well crafted...profound message
stuart mcarthur - October 21, 2005 - Report this comment
well done Henry - assured pacing and some good lines - 555
Agrimorfee - October 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Self-deprecating, satirical, and poignant all at once. A mighty feat.
alvin rhodes - October 21, 2005 - Report this comment
that was dandhi...5s
PMS - October 22, 2005 - Report this comment
555, Well done
Pieman - May 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Very good song, I think there was no need for gandhi to die

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