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Song Parodies -> "Nancy's Boy Child (Abraham Lincoln)"

Original Song Title:

"Mary's Boy Child (Oh My Lord)"

Original Performer:

Boney M

Parody Song Title:

"Nancy's Boy Child (Abraham Lincoln)"

Parody Written by:

Dylan Baranski

The Lyrics

I'm sorry I didn't have more time to write Christmas songs this season. I was swamped with college work and personal work, so you get the idea. Well, I did write "Hitler Got Run Over By a Sherman", but this was way before the holiday season. Anyways, I figured that since I didn't have much time to write a bunch of parodies of common Christmas songs, I'd write one of an obscure Christmas song. As you know, this song is about Abraham Lincoln, but what you didn't know is that his mom's name was Nancy Hanks (Tom Hanks is actually a descendant of hers), hence the title. Also, contrary to popular belief, Abe Lincoln was born in Kentucky, NOT Illinois. Anyways, enjoy the parody, and Merry Christmas to those who deserve it!! Gute Nacht, Völker! DKTOS?
Nancy’s boy child,
Abe Lincoln,
Was born in Kentucky.

And our nation
Will always live
Thanks to his legacy.

Long time ago
In our nation,
So the history books said:

Nancy’s boy child,
Abe Lincoln,
Was born in Kentucky.

Four score, twenty years ago,
Our fathers did decree
That men were created equal,
And that they shall be free.(1)

Nancy’s boy child,
Abe Lincoln
Upheld this same decree.

His mother died when he was young,(2)
And his father remarried.
They never knew that later on
The USA he would lead.

Four score, twenty years ago,
Our fathers did decree
That men were created equal,
And that they shall be free.

(short break)

When he grew up, his political career began,
And he was on the road to fame.
Though he didn’t win the first time,(3)
It helped him get further down the road.

And when the son of Nancy Hanks
Got to Washington that day,
The South got fed up with his crap,
So they chose to break away.(4)

Shortly after, the war began,
Brothers took arms against their own.
While Nancy’s boy was in office,
The country was a real war zone.

And he resolved that all the dead
Would not have died in vain, and that the
Nation, under God, and its government
Would not perish from the earth.(5)

Abe Lincoln,
Thanks for saving our nation!
Abe Lincoln,
You have our admiration!
Abe Lincoln,
This song’s in dedication
To your grand legacy!

Abe Lincoln,
Brought up in a log cabin.
Abe Lincoln,
With a beard upon his chin.
Abe Lincoln,
A new age he did begin,
And he set the slaves free.

(His soul will live forever)
Abe Lincoln,
(Praise Honest Abe!)
There were some that did doubt you.
Abe Lincoln,
(His soul will live forever)
What did they know about you?
Abe Lincoln,
(Praise Honest Abe!)
But they were lost without you,
We needed you so bad.
(Our nation stands to this day)

Abe Lincoln,
(Praise Honest Abe!)
You worked so hard to save us!
Abe Lincoln,
(He really loved our nation)
A whole nation you gave us!
Abe Lincoln,
(Praise Honest Abe!)
Such wars will not enslave us
Like that time it once had!
(Until the planet dies out)

Abe Lincoln,
(Praise Honest Abe!)
Thanks for saving our nation!
Abe Lincoln…
Cultural Notes:

1-A clever reference to the opening lines of the Gettysburg Address: "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
2-His mother died of milk sickness when Abe was only nine.
3-He ran for a position in the Illinois General Assembly, but lost.
4-Actually, the South began to secede before Lincoln took office.
5-Another Gettysburg Address reference, this time a reference to the closing lines: "We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."


Another note from the author: I "accidentally" left a printed copy of my parody "I Hate Algebra" under one of the tables in Algebra class on my last day. When I left, it still hadn't been discovered, but I wonder if it had been read and how they reacted...

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