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Song Parodies -> "Hallelujah"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Leonard Cohen

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Gerald P. Murphy

The Lyrics

Hallelujah – Gerald P. Murphy

A kid was born in Bethlehem
And I am not one to condemn
But Mary, whose the daddy of the baby?
You say that God from up above
Enticed you with his holy love
So Joseph rolls his eyes and whispers “maybe.”
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

The kid won’t work for Joe no more.
He’s kicking down the temple door.
They think they’ve raised a crazy agitator.
Instead of doing daily chores
He hangs around with local whores
And claims he does the work of his creator
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

He’s got some guys he hangs around
And gives some sermons on a mound.
But all I hear are whisperings and omens.
He’s saying things he shouldn’t say
But he will never back away
And soon he’s gonna get it from the Romans
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

He went too far and now he’s lost
They got him hanging from a cross
And some are saying, “Christ, I hardly knew ye.”
While others cry that they suspect
That someday he will resurrect
And on that day they’ll sing out Hallelujah!
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
(c) 2016 Shamrock Eden Publishing

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Patrick - November 15, 2016 - Report this comment
A well-adapted telling of the ancient story. The world's all-purpose song. I think Leonard Cohen would have appreciated it.

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