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Song Parodies -> "I Conquered Spain (Are Umayyad About It?)"

Original Song Title:

"I Got a Name"

Original Performer:

Jim Croce

Parody Song Title:

"I Conquered Spain (Are Umayyad About It?)"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

I spent a lot of time trying to come up with a good idea for today's parody. The original song is here (live): Like all my parodies, I copied the original lyrics from SongMeanings here: and edited it in Notepad. Note that "oud" rhymes with "good", I had to Google "oud pronounciation" to find that out. They explained that it rhymed with "good", and I used the rhyme in this parody. (This page said so: ) Credit where credit is due. Anyway, hope you enjoy! Leave comments/votes, they are much appreciated!
Like Phil Spector murdered "The Winding Road",
I conquered Spain, I conquered Spain
Like a hipster listens to Depeche Mode,
I conquered Spain, I conquered Spain

And we rule over subjects like our caliphate,
But we're headin' for Tours, for our new state
Conquering al-Andalus,
Considered nearly scand'lous,
Headin' for France via Pyrenees

Like an ant farm munching on ham and rye,
We battle on, we battle on,
Like cholesterol in a grease stir-fry,
We're all among, we're all among

And we harry the dhimmis and invent the oud,
If we don't see Bordeaux, ruling Spain's still good **
Martel won't take it lightly,
Casualties add nightly,
Retreat and try again some other time

And I'm gonna go there free
Just like Noel, Liam and a band named Blur
We're rivals now, we're rivals now
Wait till 1492, change occurs
Unconquered, how? Unconquered, how?
Oh, I know reconquistas set us back a bit,
But we'll keep Morocco, focus on it
If we had battled my way,
We could have fought to Taipei!
No one listened so hist'ry passed us by

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Andy Primus - April 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Can't remember the OS but I enjoyed it as a straight read. I've been studying this era of European history for years now. I find it fascinating to read about the inter relations between all the different kingdoms like Castille, Aragon, Portugal, Leon, Navarre, etc, etc

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