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Song Parodies -> "What If I Stutter? (Ballad of Wilfrid Laurier)"

Original Song Title:

"What If I Stumble?"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

dc Talk

Parody Song Title:

"What If I Stutter? (Ballad of Wilfrid Laurier)"

Parody Written by:

Edward Genereux

The Lyrics

Here's a Canadian history lesson in song about Sir Wilfrid Laurier, prime minister of Canada from 1896 to 1911--the first French-Canadian to hold the office. MacLean's--the Canadian equivalent of U.S. News and World Report--named Laurier Canada's greatest Francophone prime minister and third overall only to Alexander MacDonald and William Lyon Mackenzie King.
Prelude.
What if I stutter, what if I fail?

Stanza I.
Is this one for the nation? is this one for Quebec?
Or must I fight the Tory noose that hanged around the neck
Of Riel and his buddies in 1885?
I do not know if I will come out of this mess alive.
I must make this oration now 'cos my English is good
Enough, but I don't know how it could never be stewed!

Refrain I.
What if I stutter, what if I fail?
What if I lose Quebec and I wrongly tip the scale?
Will my term continue if I must out of it bail?
What if I stutter and what if I fail?

Refrain II.
What if I stutter, what if I fail?
What if I lose all my friends on my tail?
What if I stutter, what if I fail?

Stanza II.
Please forgive my fears now 'cos I cannot compose
A bill of legislation that will ease my Tory foes.
My home in Arthabaska is attacked by bishops too;
God, just forgive me of my wrongs, that my work may please You!
Do they see this land's destiny, or are they just teasin'?
This time, I don't think they see all of my just reasons.

(Refrain I)

Bridge.
What if I stutter...
Every executive in his office must take his painful lumps
And then pay the price.
Every executive in his office...(2x)
I hear they want me once again (once more)
But they did not say where or when, where or when!

(Refrain I 2x)

Tag.
What if I stutter, what if I fail?
What if I lose all my friends on my tail?
What if I stutter, what if I fail
And my bills end up in garbage pails?
Is this one for the nation, is this one for Quebec?
For more information visit Wikipedia's article on Laurier.

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