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Song Parodies -> "It Shoots Around the Corners"

Original Song Title:

"The Shop Around the Corner"

Original Performer:

Marilyn Mackey

Parody Song Title:

"It Shoots Around the Corners"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

The OS has nothing to do with that movie that led to "You've Got Mail", so don't go there! This parody is about the weird WW2 German Krummlauf (Curved Barrel) attachment for the assault rifle STG-44 (and sometimes for the MP-40 SMG). It was attached to the barrel and curved 30-45o depending on what model was used. It had a periscopic sight to see the targets but didn't work so good in the field. By 300 rounds the barrel was worn and the ammo tended to splinter, making for a short-range shotgun effect. The Germans drilled holes into the barrel to relieve pressure and stress but it made no difference! Another version in a ball mount was meant for latter Panzers, but did not work out. Some tank crews just carried a STG-44 in the tank with the normal attachment to slide outside the turret hatch to sweep enemies off the tank. Bad decision b/c the enemies usually tossed a grenade in the tank instead now that the hatch was open!!! Another attachment for the STG-44 was the Vampir IR sight ZG-1229 below. Postwar and recently, the Israelis developed a Cornershot Gun as seen in the movie "Wanted" being operated by Angelina Jolie- same concept but different approach (with pistols only)...
It shoots around the corners
Barrel bent by 30 degrees
Fitted to German assault rifles
STGs and some MPs

It shoots around the corners
It has a periscopic sight
Very hard to use in close combat
It must be aimed oh so right

It shoots around corners
Tried to mount it on a Panzer
To shoot enemies on the turret
Ball mount didn’t work better

It shoots around corners
But only with 300 rounds
Barrel and ammunition worn out
No better solution found

In combat didn’t prove sound…
http://world.guns.ru/userfiles/images/assault/as51/mp44-4.jpg http://www.antraspasaulinis.net/uploader8/failai/krummlauf.jpg Angelina Jolie with Cornershot Gun from "Wanted": http://www.hightech-edge.com/wp-content/uploads/cornershot-wanted-movie.jpg The gun bent: http://3critical.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/cornershot-3.jpg?w=300&h=235

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Porfle Popnecker - July 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Interesting!
Rob Arndt - July 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Another German toy that wasted a lot of resources :(

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