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Song Parodies -> "One for the Goys"

Original Song Title:

"Spirit In The Sky"

Original Performer:

Norman Greenbaum

Parody Song Title:

"One for the Goys"

Parody Written by:

MasonR

The Lyrics

I'd always wondered how a guy named Norman Greenbaum ended up writing "Spirit In The Sky"...recently I came across an interview where he said he simply wanted to emulate the success Irving Berlin, another Jewish songwriter, had with "White Christmas." I found that fascinating and funny! The following--not counting the last paragraph, which is pure speculation--is a musical adaptation of Norm's story. No offense intended here!
Want to sing and make a few bucks
Gotta write songs folks want to hear
I want a piece of the pie
I'll write a song called "Spirit in the Sky"

Gonna write a song called "Spirit in the Sky"
Because this makes Christians very high
Yes it's true, I'm a nice Jewish boy
But I'm gonna write one for the Goys

Financial freedom? This music's a must
Look at who wrote "White Christmas"
Jug band music's gonna die
Need a big hit single
I'll write "Spirit in the Sky"

Gonna have a big hit
Called "Spirit in the Sky"
Because it makes Christians very high
Yes it's true, I'm a nice Jewish boy
But I'm gonna write one for the Goys

Never been a Christian, don't own a cross
I'm gonna sing 'bout Jesus
My parents said "oy vey is mir!"
They're gonna set me up 'cause
I wrote one for the Goys

They set me up with Mindy Ben-Chai
Now we'll be together 'till I die
Got a house now, two girls and a boy
All because I wrote one for the Goys
Wrote a hit song for the Goys
Parody by Mason "here's the interview" Resnick

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Tommy Turtle - January 31, 2006 - Report this comment
Very clever!
John Barry - January 31, 2006 - Report this comment
Ich habe beide gehoert, und Norm kein Irving ist. 5s
alvin rhodes - January 31, 2006 - Report this comment
never thought about that before....that IS weird
DiDi - December 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh Vey, so funny, this one.

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