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Song Parodies -> "Bad Time (to Be in Greenland)"

Original Song Title:

"Bad Time"

Original Performer:

Grand Funk Railroad

Parody Song Title:

"Bad Time (to Be in Greenland)"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

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Seems that Thor has a-hurled that ol' thunderbolt 'bout
And the Norns have decreed that our time is 'most out
I am Norse but I sure picked a bad time...
To be in Green-land, to be in Green-land

Well lately I've seen mostly ice, not green
And the halls' become uncrowded
There's not many mothers; the summers grow lean
And this July if crops will grow, I doubt it

Now the horses won't foal; there's colic about
And there's holes in the turf-roof and labor's run out.
And from north come those Inuit - they're wearing us out
After fourteen-o-eight - a Viking's bad time
To be in Green-land, a bad time to be in Green-land
A bad time to be in Green-land, a bad time to be in Green-land

All the fjords are freezin' too early
And my friends and the neighbors' getting' scarce you see
Been years now since we heard from Ultima Thule
And the lack of timber's fear that I rue

I know in course of future times, we'll be well-renowned
As a force in the world, but now, we just frown
Frozen pores, bloody winter is wearin' us down
I am Norse but I must have picked a bad time
To be in Green-land, a bad time to be in Green-land
A bad time to be in Green-land, a bad time to be in Green-land

You know that ol' Brattillid-ic world they sagaed about
Is no more; winter's worse now - showin' its clout
I am Norse but that Erik shoulda been Redded out
I am Norse but I must have picked a bad time
To be in Green-land, a bad time in no-tree land
A bad time in ever-schnee-land, a bad time to be in Green-land...

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alvin rhodes - January 11, 2007 - Report this comment
you guys crack me up with your themes
AFW - January 11, 2007 - Report this comment
Far out and funny..
Ann Hammond - January 11, 2007 - Report this comment
So Greenland is iced iced badly?
Kristof Robertson - January 11, 2007 - Report this comment
Such a chirpy OS, for such a downbeat (but very funny) parody. Yet, somehow, it works a treat. 555
John Jenkins - January 11, 2007 - Report this comment
Very clever with "Eric ... Redded out" and other good lines. Those guys could have used a little global warming.
Meriadoc - January 11, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks everyone! And good to see you around again John!
mandamoo - January 11, 2007 - Report this comment
Nothing like the green, green grass of home - or not, in this case. Great job !
Adagio - January 12, 2007 - Report this comment
A relly good one. This time it's Greenland, huh? 5's
Tim Hall - January 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Merry and Pip, I would like to see you guys write a parody involving William S. Burroughs
Meriadoc - January 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks again. Tim - groan! I would have to read him first.... :-P
wandlimb - February 03, 2007 - Report this comment
How many parodies is it now you've managed to work in the word "fjord"? You know, you're making Slartibartfast happy.

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