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Song Parodies -> "Hitler Got Run Over By A Sherman"

Original Song Title:

"Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"

Original Performer:

Elmo & Patsy

Parody Song Title:

"Hitler Got Run Over By A Sherman"

Parody Written by:

Dylan Baranski

The Lyrics

For those of you who don't know, an M-4 Sherman is a WW2 American tank (not to be confused with the M-4 carbine). And no, Hitler didn't actually get run over by one. Rather, he committed suicide in his bunker on April 30, 1945. I just wrote this parody because I got the OS stuck in my head & this is the first parody idea that came to my mind. Enjoy the parody.
Hitler got run over by a Sherman,
While he was a-fightin' World War Two.
He thought the Americans were stupid,
But he had no idea what we could do.

He'd been losing many battles,
Took things into his own hands.
But he forgot about the armor,
When he left his bunker for the outside land.

When we found him Tuesday morning,(1)
'Twas a gory sight, alack!
A Sherman tank had crushed that guy,
And left some obvious tank tracks on his back.

Hitler got run over by a Sherman,
While he was a-fightin' World War Two.
He thought the Americans were stupid,
But he had no idea what we could do.

We're proud of the guy who did it,
He sent Hitler straight to hell.
Soon, he's gonna get a medal,
We won't forget the day that Hitler fell.

The war's over without Hitler,
All the Nazis surrendered.
And when the news got overseas,
The president was happy at what he’d heard.

Hitler got run over by a Sherman,
While he was a-fightin' World War Two.
He thought the Americans were stupid,
But he had no idea what we could do.

Now they’re having parades back home,
And it looks like we’re all set.
But the Japanese are still up,(2)
So it looks like World War 2’s not over yet.

In the city of Nuremberg,
Hitler’s friends are on trial.(3)
If he hadn’t been run over,
Then this war could’ve gone on for a while.

Hitler got run over by a Sherman,
While he was a-fightin' World War Two.
He thought the Americans were stupid,
But he had no idea what we could do.

Sing it, Patton!(4)

Hitler got run over by a Sherman,
While he was a-fightin' World War Two.
He thought the Americans were stupid,
But he had no idea what we could do.

Auf wiedersehen!(5)
Cultural Notes:

1-April 30th, 1945 was a Monday, and this line suggests that the Americans found that sap the day after he was run over.
2-Though the Germans surrendered on May 7, the Japanese were still fighting WW2 & didn't surrender until the atomic bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki in August 1945.
3-The Nuremberg Trials were a series of war crimes trials for certain high-ranking Nazi officials.
4-General George Patton, a famous American general of WW2
5-German for "Good bye!"

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2Eagle - June 05, 2007 - Report this comment
You should get together with Mel Brooks. !. And my uncle parachuted into Normandy on D day and was an uninvited guest at the Eagle's nest in Berchtesgaden. Boy, did they find a lot of booze. I just wish he stole the silverware. 2. Ich verstehe Deutsch.
Dylan Baranski - June 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks for the compliment. The last note was for people who nicht verstehe Deutsch.
Ann Hammond - June 05, 2007 - Report this comment
he he

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