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Song Parodies -> "That Old Devil Took Our Lovely Still Away"

Original Song Title:

"On the Banks of Wabash Far Away"

Original Performer:

Traditional

Parody Song Title:

"That Old Devil Took Our Lovely Still Away"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

'Round my throat descends another sip of corn juice
I remember my old childhood home again
As a four year old I got a nog of moonshine
From our distillator and it blew my brain
But one thing there is missing in the picture,
One day Marshal came and took our still away
Now our throats are dry and glasses are all empty
He's distilling only himself, so to say!

Oh, the moonshine's fair tonight in Finnish forests
It will brighten up your mood when skies are grey
But the Marshal left my home so sad and lonely
That old devil took our lovely still away


Many years have passed since I first drank the moonshine,
And my liver and my nose are rosy red
It was there I first drunk my self so sky-high
And hangover made me wish that I was dead
Long years have passed since I strolled through the forest
That old shed is there, but still is there no more
Yet I know that still is boiling with white lightning -
It's behind that Marshal's closely locked door!

Oh, the moonshine's fair tonight in Finnish forests
It will brighten up your mood when skies are grey
But the Marshal left my home so sad and lonely
That old devil took our lovely still away!

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Patrick - May 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Seems Finland tried the Noble Experiment (prohibition of alcohol) and got about the same results as the United States. If you haven't heard the song "Copperhead Road" by Steve Earle, check it out. Don't know if pot will grow when it's 20 below, but I can't believe no one in Finland has at least tried.
Susanna Viljanen - May 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Yup, we did. The police had the ungrateful task of guarding a law which nobody really liked and which proved a catastrophe. The forbidden fruit is always the most juicy, and "perfect" is the anathema of "good". My maternal grandfather was a truck driver during the Prohibition, and he knew a good selection of songs of that era. Pot? It doesn't grow when it is 20 below, but flower pots have been invented, and those sodium lamps have a nice beautiful hue. Growing maryjane in a closet - literally - is more or less a hobby here. And we have a good selection of various lovely and delicious mushrooms here in the deep Finnish forests...

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