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Song Parodies -> "Carol IX, Go!"

Original Song Title:

"Caroline, No"

Original Performer:

Beach Boys

Parody Song Title:

"Carol IX, Go!"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Battle between the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Sweden on Sept 27, 1605. The Swedish king Carol IX Sudermanski laid siege to the city of Riga on 23 September with an army of 14,000 men. The city controlled the trade routes of the region and was the base of provision for the forces of the Lithuanian Hetman, Carol Chodkiewicza. Conquest of this city would mean the gain of a major Baltic harbor and a corresponding reduction of power of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. More at
Due east the Swedes did go
To give Riga's city a blow,
Through Lithuanians they'd mow.
Go, Carol IX, go!

They plan to win the day,
But soon as they get into the fray,
Hussars start to cut them in two,
Now Carol IX's blue.

Break apart,
His flanks; men start to die,
And soon, on the ground 6000 lie,
Not, Carol IX, fine.

He's lying with the wounded men,
He'll never come to Riga again.
After the slaughter, he's back to Stockholm gone,
Go Carol IX, go!

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Pacing: 4.0
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Overall Rating: 3.8

Total Votes: 5

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alvin rhodes - November 17, 2005 - Report this comment
the things you come up with have me shaking my head in amazement...5s
John Barry - November 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Alvin. I knew there were various king Carols. I lucked out and found a IX.
Red Ant - November 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Impressive, though unfortunatly I DKTOS and don't have nearly enough historical knowledge to fully appreciate this parody.
MasonR - November 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey, thanks for the history lesson! Now, are we supposed to hear a train and some barnyard animals at the end of the song?
stuart mcarthur - November 17, 2005 - Report this comment
I can't believe with all your parody writing, that you get a chance to bone up on European history, JAB - and so what were the Elizabethan monks doing at this point in time? - 555
Michael Pacholek - November 17, 2005 - Report this comment
What were they doing in 1605? Well, the English ones were getting all Fawked up.

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