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Song Parodies -> "The Battle Hymn of the Republicans"

Original Song Title:

"The Battle Hymn of the Republic"

Original Performer:

Traditional

Parody Song Title:

"The Battle Hymn of the Republicans"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

...given that "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" is in essense a parody to the tune of "John Brown's Body", this is a parody to a mixture of the two - the verse structure is all John Brown's Body, but the chorus is to "Glory, Glory Hallelujah"
Oh, the recall of Gray Davis' was forever in the news
While his brand of left-wing rule gave Californians the blues
The Democrats did not expect who everyone would choose
Gray Davis now has gone

Chorus:
Arnie, Arnie Schwarzenegger
Arnie, Arnie Schwarzenegger
Arnie, Arnie Schwarzenegger
Gray Davis now has gone

Gray Davis was no hero - he was gray in name and wit
He didn't change from boom to bust, so came the deficit
His aloofness made all business think he didn't give a .. hoot
Gray Davis now has gone

Chorus

When Arnie said "I'm running", all the Dems thought was "big deal"
Cause he's no politician - but that's part of his appeal
And by the time they voted, the election was a steal
Gray Davis now has gone

Chorus

Arnie won th' election, and he won quite easily
Though more than one hundred candidates could quite confusing be
So maybe "Schwarzenegger" was just long enough to see
Gray Davis now has gone

Chorus

So now he takes up office, but it isn't over yet
There's still a load of problems with which he will be beset
Good luck to Schwarzenegger - and he'll need all he can get
Gray Davis now has gone

Chorus

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Pacing: 2.8
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Overall Rating: 2.5

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... - October 09, 2003 - Report this comment
It was okay, except I'm anti-Republican, so I gave you a low score for the "Overall rating" category.
Royce Miller - October 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Phil, you're very talented--love your parodies. Sometimes I don't know the originals, but I know this one!
Phil Alexander - October 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks, Royce - yours ain't that bad, neither ;-)

Mr Ellipsis - it wasn't intended to be pro-Republican, or anti-Democrat: I'm a Brit looking at it from the outside. I certainly think Gray Davis could have done a better job than he did, which was the reason he was ousted - and I say that with no partisan party loyalties.
Guy DiRito - October 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Good one Phil. You have a great handle on what is going on with some American politics which are not even on a national scale. That's pretty good considering that you don't even live in the US.
Ellipsis - October 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Oh, I didn't realize that. But when I read stuff like this, I take it to mean that the writer was glad that Davis was kicked out. By the way, this goes off topic here, but how do you make multiple paragraphs in comments, like yours? Because every time I hit the carriage return it doesn't work, no matter how many carriage returns I use.
... - October 09, 2003 - Report this comment
by the way, my above comment (12:32:59 PM) was in response to Phil Alexander's.
Phil Alexander - October 09, 2003 - Report this comment
To get a hard return, stick "br" in angle brackets (like it says for Bold above, but with an "r" after the "b")
Ellipsis - October 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks, Phil. But I didn't know that that HTML tag was allowed here.
Let me see if it works.
... - October 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Yup, it works.
Guy DiRito - October 09, 2003 - Report this comment
I
thought
everyone
knew
the
HTML
code
for
hard
carriage
return.
Billy Florio - October 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice job...I never realized that it was a parody of John Browns Body
Michael Pacholek - October 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Think
again
Guy.
John Jenkins - October 09, 2003 - Report this comment
This was a very good parody; but, as you said in your comment, it had a neutral POV. I think it might have been even better if it had been somewhat partisan (either way).
Meriadoc - October 10, 2003 - Report this comment
As a Californian (ohhh! clue! clue!), I appreciated this refreshing non-partisan parody. :-D
Phil Alexander - October 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks... JJ, IMO there's plenty of partisan parodies around, something a bit more even-handed is a change. I wouldn't be a Republican by default, and I think the idea of voting for an actor with no history of running anything is vaguely ridiculous, but - ISTM that there is more to Arnie than meets the eye, and I meant what I said in the last verse: good luck to him.
... - October 13, 2003 - Report this comment
I have to agree with you that a film actor with no history of running anything is vaguely ridiculous.
Scathe - October 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Very Niiiice, favorite line: "Cause he's no politician - but that's part of his appeal"
Phil Alexander - October 28, 2004 - Report this comment
One year and a fortnight between comments... odd how things come around. Anyway, thank you, Scathe for a less than scathing comment. And I think that was definitely part of Arnie's appeal.

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