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Song Parodies -> "Die Bransoner Muzikschaukultur Blues"

Original Song Title:

"Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"

Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"Die Bransoner Muzikschaukultur Blues"

Parody Written by:

Iludium Phosdex

The Lyrics

"Die Bransoner Muzikschaukultur" (German; "The Music Show Culture of Branson") is a term I oft use @ mein weblog as a sarcastic knockdown of the notion cultural conservatives have about the supposed "moral superiority" of American culture, with Branson's music shows as an "acid test" therefor, so to speak. (The "Kraft durch Frude" alluded to in the second verse was a Nazi-era initiative, sponsored by the Labour Ministry, as offered subsidised short-break vacations to the German working classes and sponsored folk-culture festivals wholesale as were nothing short of classic exercises in jingoism @ its most pathetic. The term translates as "Strength Through Joy.")
When your bus is caught in the fog, with a traffic jam, too,
Along US 65, and from Springfield down, besides;
You're on a cheap bus-tour junket down to that backwater known
As a certain Branson, Missouri--ZIP code 65616!

I've heard a certain conservative columnist describing
The music-shows down there as serving up what he did call
"Nutritious patriotism"--now doesn't that sound right up there
With what Nazi Germany promoted through the Kraft durch Frude?

The Confederate perversion of St. Andrew's Cross you can't miss,
Along with Old Glory in an "in-your-face" type of way;
Not to mention, here and there, the Nazi swastika as well
As apartheid South Africa's perversion of the Dutch tricolour!

Rumour has it as well, that certain cheap motel rooms there
Have the Protocols of Zion and/or Mein Kampf alongside
The inevitable Gideon's Bible, or in place of the same;
A clear and compelling sign of how far jingoism can go!

[harmonica solo]

You can get sick rather easily on cheap buffets found there
Where thrown rolls are the staple of the bill of fare all the time;
As for old John Barleycorn, you have to know the right people there,
'Cause Branson's technically considered "dry" for reasons obvious!

I've had my fill of Shoji and the Baldnobbers as well,
Not to mention other "music shows" with subtle jingoist appeals,
Not to mention the racist leaflets slipped in gift-shop shopping bags;
Just give me Wisconsin Dells, instead; Branson's nothing but mental harm!

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2Eagle - November 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Why don't the trolls who give low votes have the guts to comment? I saw a show from Branson on TV and I wanted to slap everybody there - 5's.
Feurzeug - November 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Are you going to record this song?

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