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Song Parodies -> "Bridge Over Derwent Water"

Original Song Title:

"Bridge Over Troubled Water"

Original Performer:

Simon & Garfunkel

Parody Song Title:

"Bridge Over Derwent Water"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

Dedicated to Michael Pacholek, who sort of requested this...
England's wary, raiders call
Skiffs steer for Yorkshire skies
They arrive in fall
Near Humberside
Go some Vikings rough
And lands Harald Hardrad'

Near that bridge over Derwent water
Tostig's treason sounds
'Spite Berserker so huge he dwarfed us
Wore Norwegians down

Edwin's down and out
Morcar's faced defeat
Harold King's fyrd's rode hard
Aye, they've come for you
They'll take you 'part
Foe then just succumbed
Arrayed by Stamford town

At that bridge over Derwent water
Battlery abounds
Like a bridge over Derwent water
There Norway's beat down

Sail in, Guilliame, to Pevensey
Your time has come "divine"
Pillage towns along your way
Hastings, desirin'
North the fyrd's been bled
Now failure's sewn up fine

At that bridge over Derwent water
Victory secured
But that bridge over Derwent water
Norman rule ensured

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 14

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alvin rhodes - February 06, 2007 - Report this comment
derwent a fine parody...more history made hysterical
mandamoo - February 06, 2007 - Report this comment
I know another bridge over Derwent water...but that's another parody.... ;) Divine !
John Barry - February 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Sur le point, cinqs je donne.
Peregrin - February 06, 2007 - Report this comment
As do I, mandamoo, but couldn't work it in ...
Red Ant - February 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Great pacing and OS, but I didn't quite get the topic of the parody.
Below Average Dave - February 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Simplicity is just not a word you two are familiar with, very good work here-555
Meriadoc - February 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks all!

Red Ant - Timeline 1066: Tostig Godwinson, displaced Earl of Northumbria, invites Harald Hardrada, King of Norway, to invade England. He complies, taking the city of York. Harold Godwinson, brother of Tostig and King of England, rides north with hastily raised fryds to combat the foe. Hardrada is defeated and killed at Stamford Bridge. The victory is costly; however as the northern fyrds under Earls Edwin and Morcar are almost completely wiped out. A sadly decimated English army must hasten south within 2 weeks to face the Norman invasion at Hastings, under William the Bastard. The English lose, King Harold is slain. It is possible that if it were not for the battle of Stamford Bridge, the Battle of Hastings may have been won, and England would not have fallen under Norman domination.
Norman D. Invasion - February 06, 2007 - Report this comment
I liked the parody version better. 555
(aka Tommy Turtle)
John Jenkins - February 06, 2007 - Report this comment
A very enjoyable look at 1066. The main reason that the two battles occurred is that Edward the Confessor (England’s king before King Harold) died without an heir and each of the three men (Harold, Duke William, and Harald Hardrada) had a claim to the throne. The reason that Edward had no heir is that he took a vow of celibacy. He might have saved a lot of bloodshed if he had fooled around like most of England’s other monarchs.
Michael Pacholek - February 07, 2007 - Report this comment
Blimey! And to think it was sort of inspired by little old me? Wow. Who's the numbskull who ruined your perfect score? Off with 'is 'ead! I would've responded sooner, but I had a couple of teeth pulled, and wasn't feeling too well. So with the Novocaine giving me a stiff upper lip, and what's left of my teeth, you could say my mouth is British.
Peregrin - February 07, 2007 - Report this comment
Pach, I think we got voted down on humour by Harald Hardrad'.. He still has issues with what happened after all this time !
wandlimb - February 08, 2007 - Report this comment
1066... a simple twist of fate.
Andy Primus - August 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Excellent. I like the way that you got the bridge holding giant in there. So surprised to see another Tostig parody on the site – and older than mine too.
Peregrin - August 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks Andy - Merry will love this comment. She may be away for a few days but will see it soon!
Meriadoc - August 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Andy - thanks for weighing in on this. I'd forgotten all about the man on the bridge until I reread this. As for Tostig, I am thinking that maybe an entire Godwinson(s) parody may be in order (I can hear Pippin groaning now); Swen alone would be enough for a full parody. Or maybe a Gildenford parody! I am getting so inspired now!
Peregrin - August 14, 2012 - Report this comment
GROOOAAAAN!!!! If Tostig/Godwinson gets started before those old ones i have been chasing you for for months now there will be a snootful of pain!!! :)

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