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Song Parodies -> "I Wanna Be A Jew"

Original Song Title:

"I Wanna Be Like You"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"I Wanna Be A Jew"

Parody Written by:

Hu’s On First

The Lyrics

Now I’m the king of the WASPies
Oh, the Gentile VIP
I’ve reached the top and had to stop
And that’s what’s bothering me
I wanna be a Jew, Rabbi
And stroll right into shul
And take my words from Yiddish
I’m tired of being a shegetz fool

Oh ooby do, I wanna be a Jew
I wanna walk like Jews, talk like Jews do
You see it’s true, a goy like me
Can learn to be Hebrew too

(spoken part)

Now here’s your task for today, Rabbi. Lay the secret on me. Of circumcision!

(Rabbi says): But I don’t think you’d handle circumcision!


Now don’t try to kid me, Rabbi
I’ll make a deal with you
I’d work and toil
To get that mohel
To make of me a Jew

So give me the secrets, Rabbi
C’mon, clue me what to do
So peel my meat, no pork I’ll eat
‘Cause I will be a Jew

(Insert a Yiddish-sounding scat improvisation here)

Yeah you, I wanna be a Jew
I wanna walk like Jews, talk like Jews do
You see it’s true, someone like me
Can learn to be like someone like you!

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 6

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Agrimorfee - May 08, 2019 - Report this comment
Oy vey. Marginal 5s.
Jonathan Spurlock - May 08, 2019 - Report this comment
Now finally it's no secret/my shawl is trimmed in blue/My new tallith/it can't be beat/So right back at ya, Hu! Rollickin' good parody of TOS! Mazel tov! (no, I'm not Jewish but I have heard that phrase a time or two before).
Jonathan - May 08, 2019 - Report this comment
Jew mean it? 5s
Patrick - May 08, 2019 - Report this comment
I can do without pork. Gave it up years ago. But I think I'm a bit too old to learn to read from right to left.
2Eagle - May 09, 2019 - Report this comment
Fry me some potato latkes. Mazel tov!

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