Thursday, March 26, 2009

Old Time Religion (parody)


New words written and music adapted by anonymous filk singers and Pete Seeger
Rise Up Singing chapter: Funny Songs, p.74
E - / B7 E / - A / EB7 E

Chorus:
Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
And that's good enough for me

We will pray to Aphrodite
Even though she's rather flighty
And they say she wears no nightie
And that's good enough for me

We will pray with those Egyptians
Build pyramids to put our crypts our in
Cover subways with inscriptions
And that's...

O-old Odin we will follow
And in fighting we will wallow
Til we wind up in Valhalla...

Let me follow dear old Buddha
For there is nobody cuter
He comes in plaster, wood or pewter...

We will pray with Zarathustra
Pray just like we useta
I'm a Zarathustra booster...

We will pray with those old druids
They drink fermented fluids
Waltz naked through the woo-ids...

Hare Krishna gets a laugh on
When he sees me dressed in saffron
With my hair that's only half on...

I'll arise at early morning
When my Lord [the sun] gives me the warning
That the solar age is dawning...

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