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Song Parodies -> "Golgotha"

Original Song Title:

"Shambala"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Three Dog Night

Parody Song Title:

"Golgotha"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

The original song, Three Dog Night's "Shambala", is a flower-power call-and-response spiritual, centering on Shambala, the terrestrial Pure Land of the Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhists. The original song's music has an astonishingly emotional quality. What if the original song was re-written from the Buddhist tradition into the Christian tradition? Would the original music still have that quality?
I can see my Savior
Sorrow's in His eyes
On the road to Golgotha

I can see my Savior
Power's in His eyes
On the road to Golgotha


Hal-le-lu-hu-u-u-u-jah!
Yea, yea, yea, yea, yeah!
Hal-le-lu-hu-u-u-u-jah!
Yea, yea, yea, yea, yeah!


On a stone He stumbled
Sweat drips in His eyes
Out on the road to Golgotha

On a stone He stumbled
Blood's drippin' in His eyes
Out on the road to Golgotha


Hal-le-lu-hu-u-u-u-jah!
Yea, yea, yea, yea, yeah!
Hal-le-lu-hu-u-u-u-jah!
Yea, yea, yea, yea, yeah!


Carpenter Christ died
On the stones of Golgotha

Now does the Christ rise
Far above sad Golgotha


(instrumental)


A tortured frightened man
Feels the pain of human life
Out on the road to Golgotha

An' now God understands
All the pain of human life
Out on the road to Golgotha


Hal-le-lu-hu-u-u-u-jah!
Yea, yea, yea, yea, yeah!
Hal-le-lu-hu-u-u-u-jah!
Yea, yea, yea, yea, yeah!


Take His hand, you'll rise
Far above your Golgotha

(Tell me!)

Take His hand, you'll rise
Far above your Golgotha

Take His hand, you'll rise
Far above your Golgotha

(Tell me!)

Take His hand, you'll rise
Far above your Golgotha


Hal-le-lu-hu-u-u-u-jah!
Yea, yea, yea, yea, yeah!
Hal-le-lu-hu-u-u-u-jah!
Yea, yea, yea, yea, yeah!
Hal-le-lu-hu-u-u-u-jah!
Yea, yea, yea, yea, yeah!
Hal-le-lu-hu-u-u-u-jah!
Yea, yea, yea, yea, yeah!
Hal-le-lu-hu-u-u-u-jah!
Yea, yea, yea, yea, yeah!
Hal-le-lu-hu-u-u-u-jah!
Yea, yea, yea, yea, yeah!

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.0
How Funny: 3.0
Overall Rating: 3.5

Total Votes: 4

Voting Breakdown

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Ashkicksass - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS yet again, and this time I really wish I did!
Johnny D - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Ashkicksass --- and everybody --- here is a free, excellent "karaoke" MIDI sound file of the original tune "Shambala":

http://rock.mididb.com/20030518/Three_Dog_Night/Shamba­la.mid
Johnny D - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
NOTE: When you cut-and-paste that URL for the MIDI into your browser, be sure to remove the bogus hyphen-character " - " that Amiright introduces between the "ba" and the "la" in the word "Shambala". In other words, turn "Shamba-la" into "Shambala" in the URL after you paste it into your browser, and then it will work.
Johnny D - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
And here's another free audio sample of "Shambala" ..... this one's performed by Three Dog Night with The London Symphony.

Again, watch for and remove bogus hyphen-characters that Amiright will introduce into the following URL ...... The hyphen-characters you see here, in the URL as it's written in this comment, are correct and necessary, so compare how the URL appears in your browser with how it appears here..... any "extra" hyphens that appear in your browser's copy of this URL that do not appear in this comment's copy need to be deleted from your browser's copy:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000648RD/102­-3080961-3234569?v=glance
Ashkicksass - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
I don't have speakers at work, so I'll have to wait until later. Hmph!
Kristof Robertson - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS, JD..but you obviously REALLY want us to check it out with all the effort you've gone to...so I will when I can. Come back to ya later.
Adagio - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Johnny, I have the CD by 3 dog Night...this is terrific, to say the least!! The spiritual quality comes through strongly. 5555555555555555555555555555555555555!
Adagio - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Johnny, a further thought, never wished that I had beat somebody to a song, but with this one I do.
alvin rhodes - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
you know i'm a sucker for jesus parodies...this one is a hoot !
Meriadoc - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Interesting juxtaposition Johnny! This is a song I always wanted to parody, but could never think of anything to do with it...
Johnny D - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Ashkicksass & Kristof: Thanks for stopping by, come on back soon!

Adagio: Thank you --- I'm glad the spiritual quality comes through ... this one's a rockin' gospel song I couldn't pass up!

alvin: Thanks --- I love a good foot-stompin', hand-clappin', head-tossin gospel song any old day!

Merry: Thanks for your comment! Feel free to vote, too, if you wish.
Adagio - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
This parody deserves more than 3 votes. It's outstanding, you all know Johnny's pacing, and samples are here.
Johnny D - July 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Adagio. I have hope it will eventually find its audience. :-)
Cookie-man - July 24, 2004 - Report this comment
The people that gave you 1's are @$$holes! I think this is great Johnny! Keep up the good work.
Johnny D - July 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you, Cookie-man.
Meriadoc - July 25, 2004 - Report this comment
Sorry Johnny - don't know how I missed the vote on this! :-O
Johnny D - July 25, 2004 - Report this comment
S'okay, Merry, my dear hobbit! Thanks! ;-)
Paul Robinson - July 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Johnny D - Good job 5-5-5'....hey, somebody gave you a "5-1-1" on this (it was the only vote showing due to the 07/28 crash).
Johnny D - July 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Paul.

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