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Song Parodies -> "Who Put The "Blam" In The Ramadan Of Islam?"

Original Song Title:

"Who Put The Bomp?"

Original Performer:

Barry Mann

Parody Song Title:

"Who Put The "Blam" In The Ramadan Of Islam?"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

Why can't we all just get along?... OS lyrics here.
I'd like to kill the guy
Who wrote the rules
That made the Mid-East
Feud eternally

Who put the bomb in the "Yom" of Yom Kippur?
Who put the "blam" in the Ramadan of Islam?
Who put the crisis in Christmas "Peace on Earth"?
Who put the clash in the Rosh Hashannah? Gosh,...

...Who was that man?
I'll choke him if I can
He made the Mid-East full of misery (oy!)

Ev'ry time I hear
"Rat-a-tat-tat-a-tat-a-tat-a-tat-tat"
Bullets go right into someone's heart
And when I hear them bombing
"Blam, ka-blam, ka-blam, ka-blam ka-blam, a Kingdom"
I fear they'll tear the world apart

So....
Who put the "Sun" in the Sunni with a gun?
Who put the "East" in the Easter Resurrection?
Who put the "nuke" in the Hebrew Ha-"nuke"-kah
Who put the "shite" in the spiteful Shi'ite fight?

Who was that man?
I'd kick him in the can
He made the Mid-East fight most hatefully (ow!)

Each time that there's a bomb
Tragedy, tragedy, tragedy, tragedy, tragedy, tragedy, shoot!
Sets the Holy Land all aglow
And every time they fire off
Clip, on clip, on clip; clip, on clip, on clip
They kill a hundred kids or so
So...

Who told the bombers to pass on Pass-o-ver
Who put the "slam" in I-"Slam"-ic holy Jihad?
Who said that Christ said, "Crusade: Jerusalem"?
Who furnished guns to the Sons of Abraham? [1]

Who was that man?
Since history began
He's made the Mid-East always disagree (sheesh!)

(spoken)
Yeah! Bomb-a-bomb-a-bomb-a-bomb-a-bomb, my heart aches
Blam! - a flame, a thing gone forever
When I hear rat-a-tat-a-tat-a-tat
You know that I grieve
To the bottom of my tragedy-raggedy soul.

(sung)
Who was that man?
Caused war among the clan
He left the Mid-East fighting mortally

(repeat first verse ad lib and fade)



[1] Which all three religions are, of course, although they rarely admit their common ancestry publicly.

Hope that by citing everyone involved, no one will get mad, but what usually happens is that everyone gets mad. So bring on the "ones", and get it over with already. © 2007 Tommy Turtle. All rights reserved.

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Pacing: 4.7
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MasonR - September 24, 2007 - Report this comment
It's the ultimate question (along with, is there any way out of this mess?) No 1's from me, just 5s. Well done, much more meaningful than my Babel-inspired spoof of this OS, "The 70 Nations."
John Barry - September 24, 2007 - Report this comment
The whole place, with one stellar exception, is hopeless.
Ann Hammond - September 24, 2007 - Report this comment
like this
alvin - September 24, 2007 - Report this comment
great job on an impossible song
Johnny D - September 24, 2007 - Report this comment
The feeling of frustration in your plea for peace comes through loud and clear, TT. The pacing and syllable structure of this parody is astounding.
Agrimorfee - September 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Johnny D is OTM. And so is your satire...because you covered all bases. Someone will be pissed off anyway, when they take your lines out of context.
AFW - September 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Great job of modernizing this old R&R classic
Rex - September 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Brilliant.
Phil Alexander - September 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Stunningly good. An absolute blast from start to finish.
2Eagle - September 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Rama, rama g*****m good!
MrMacphisto - September 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Excellent... 5-5-5
Tommy Turtle - September 24, 2007 - Report this comment
MasonR, John Barry, Ann Hammond, alvin, Johnny D, Agrimorfee, AFW, Rex, Phil Alexander, 2Eagle, MrMacphisto,.... thanks.
John Jenkins - September 24, 2007 - Report this comment
A few years ago, the Capitol Steps did a similar parody of this OS, which can be listened to here, http://www.capsteps.com/sounds/ramadan.mp3. But I like the originality of this parody and the way it combines excellent wordplay with the lively tune to bring some humor to a seemingly hopeless situation.
TJC - September 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Just incredible... from the huge referrential span through your evidenced deeper knowledge of that complex situation and its religous underpinnings to the deftly woven humorous (and musical)juxtapositions!
TT - September 25, 2007 - Report this comment
John Jenkins and TJC, thanks...
John, you had me scared that I wasn't being original. Listened to it and was relieved to find that theirs was very different. You know, I think that if the Capitol Steps were to tweak that a bit, it might become good enough to be posted here at AIR!
PMS - September 25, 2007 - Report this comment
Fabulous
TT - September 25, 2007 - Report this comment
PMS, thanks.
Patrick - July 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Four years ago, four years from now. Two thousand years ago, two thousand years from now. A song of eternal relevance. The "slam" in Islam, the crisis in Christian, the "nuke" in Han-nuke-kah. Just like that set of Stephen Meader books I bought, looks like I'm going to have years of good reading just mining your old material.
Tommy Turtle - July 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Patrick: Yeah, nothing ever changes (sigh) ... didn't the third party here not show up until about 1300 years ago? - well, whatever. Thanks for the kind words.

One line I've always wished that I could change, because it's better - thought of the day after posting:

"Who put the "East" in the Easter Resurrection?" to
"Who put the "wreck" in the Easter Resurrection?"

Better description of the situation (not the religion, the situation),. and a better pun on "Resurrection", if I may be forgiven for that.

Enjoy your mining. Perhaps you can parody TT's New Years' Eve parody, "Old Lays Mined" with "Old T's Mined? It's not as racy as the title sounds. Save you the trouble if interested:

http://www.amiright.com/parody/misc/traditional1322.shtml

Cheers.

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