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Song Parodies -> "River of Vistula"

Original Song Title:

"Rivers of Babylon"

Original Performer:

Boney M

Parody Song Title:

"River of Vistula"

Parody Written by:

Dylan Baranski

The Lyrics

After all the labor I put into my American Pie parody, I figured I'd do a simpler parody. For those who don't know, the Vistula River (Wisła in Polish) is the longest river in Poland. This parody is dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust, and I chose Poland because Poland had the highest amount of people killed in the Holocaust. So, this parody parallels the original song because the original song was about the Jewish people in exile following the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in 586 BC, and this parody is about the Jewish people killed by the Nazis in World War 2. Anyways, enjoy the parody & let us not forget the people who died in the Holocaust.
(rushing water)

Mmmmm mmmm mmmm mmmmmmmmm,
Mmmmm mmmm mmmm mmmmmmmmmmm,
Mmmmmm mmmmm mmmmmm mmmmmmmmm,
Mmmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmmmm.

Ahhhhh aaahhhhhhh aaaahhhhhhh aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh,
Ahhhhh aaahhhhhhh aaaahhhhhhh aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh,
Aaahhhhhhh aaahhhhhh aaahhhhhhh aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh,
Aaaaahhhhhh aaaaaahhhhhhh aaaaaaahhhhhhh aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh.

By the river of Vistula,
Where we sat down,
Yeah-ah we wept
When we remembered Treblinka.(1)

By the river of Vistula,
Where we sat down,
Yeah-ah we wept
When we remembered Treblinka.

When the Nazis carried us away in captivity,
Requiring all us to work.
Now how shall we work when we know
We’re gonna die?

When the Nazis carried us away in captivity,
Requiring all us to work.
Now how shall we work when we know
We’re gonna die?

Mmmmm mmmm mmmm mmmmmmmmm,
Mmmmm mmmm mmmm mmmmmmmmmmm,
Mmmmmm mmmmm mmmmmm mmmmmmmmm,
Mmmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmmmm.

(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!)

Let our friends rest in peace,
And let Adolf Hitler forever
Burn in Taxachusetts(2) for the rest
Of our lives.

Let our friends rest in peace,
And let Adolf Hitler forever
Burn in Taxachusetts for the rest
Of our lives.

By the river of Vistula,
Where we sat down,
Yeah-ah we wept
When we remembered Treblinka.

By the river of Vistula,
Where we sat down,
Yeah-ah we wept
When we remembered Treblinka.

Ahhhhh aaahhhhhhh aaaahhhhhhh aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh,
Ahhhhh aaahhhhhhh aaaahhhhhhh aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh,
Aaahhhhhhh aaahhhhhh aaahhhhhhh aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh,
Aaaaahhhhhh aaaaaahhhhhhh aaaaaaahhhhhhh aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh.

By the river of Vistula, (The mighty Vistula)
Where we sat down, (You gotta sit sometime)
Yeah-ah we wept (Sit down & pray)
When we remembered Treblinka. (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!)

By the river of Vistula, (Mightiest in Poland)
Where we sat down, (My feet hurt)
Yeah-ah we wept (Oh, it’s so sad)
When we remembered Treblinka. (Never forget)…
Cultural Notes:

1-Nazi concentration camp in Poland.
2-In my religion, Taxachusetts is a place worse than Hell. Now, I know it sounds like Massachusetts, but it is not a stab against Massachusetts. Rather, this name is meant to sound like it's worse than Hell. Again, no offense meant to Massachusetts, as this name is merely coincidental.

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2Eagle - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
After all the politics, celebrities, sex and poo it is good to read a poem remembering the victims of the Holocaust. Let Hitler stay in Tartarus with the rest of the demons. - 2 Peter 2:4
Dylan Baranski - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Thank you, man. Going against the grain has been my policy (mostly) when it comes to parody writing. I don't know who voted 1s, but I think that the person may be the same fool who voted 1s on my American Pie parody. If you have any information, please call: 1-800-GET-THEM.
Susanna Viljanen - June 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Jedem das seine. Pet-pet-pet.

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