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Explanatory notes -- a fakir is a Sufi or Hindu ascetic who subsists on alms. While Gandhi didn't resort to begging, he certainly resembled one of these people due to his endless fasting. The term "fakir" comes from the Arabic word for poor. One more thing, the Arabic word for employee is "muwathof"; which means the Arabic word for poor employee is "muwathof fakir". Say that one fast three times. I dare ya
Who's peaking out from back of a spin wheel
Calling on Hinds to make their own cloth
Who's bending down to cinch up a loincloth
Everyone knows it's Gandhi

Who's tripping down the streets of New Delhi
Chiding the Brits to vacate the Raj
Who's been lampooned as "half naked fakir"*
Everyone knows it's Gandhi

And Gandhi has .. bony thighs
From lack of sound .. appetite
And Gandhi does .. seek demise
Of the Brit Raj (The British Raj)
Of the Brit Raj (The British RAJ!)

(Break to breezy 15-second sitar solo segueing into ...)

And Gandhi has .. pipe stem arms
It's part of his .. fakir charm
And Gandhi's a thorn in side
Of the Brit Raj (The British Raj)
Of the Brit Raj (The British RAJ!)

Who's tripping round with name of Mahatma
Calling for peace 'tween Muslims and Hinds
Who was a source of MLK's thinking
Everyone knows it's Gandhi

WHO's tripping rounds the streets of New Delhi
Smiling at every Dalit* he sees
Who's in a flick that's starring Ben Kingsley
Everyone knows it's Gandhi

*By Winston Churchill, no less. .... *Dalit -- an untouchable, member of the lowest caste

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Rob Arndt - June 06, 2017 - Report this comment
555! Had to look at the OS because one of the repeat lines (Everyone knows it's Gandhi) reminded me of the Slinky commercial! Btw, CML, check out my Mighty Mightor today. It was the HB cartoon from the '60s you missed!
Ned - June 06, 2017 - Report this comment
Gandhi is burning in hell. He stank too! Nothing honorific about him.
CML - June 06, 2017 - Report this comment
Here you go, Rob: It's Gandhi, it's Gandhi, the one with non violence ploy ... It's Gandhi, It's Gandhi, he's spun some cloth for his loins.
Mandy - June 06, 2017 - Report this comment
CML, is it true that Gandhi spent many years trying to produce the perfect turd? Did he reject sexual intercourse and make his wife go along with it? (She was no bargain either, I'll tell you that.) Did Gandhi appear before the British Parliament dressed only in his loincloth? Did he wear a Yankees baseball cap?
Jonathan - June 06, 2017 - Report this comment
Mother Of Ghandi! 5s
CML - June 06, 2017 - Report this comment
Who's asking Q's that baffle and foment .... Everyone knows it's Mandy
Joker - June 06, 2017 - Report this comment
Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him ...(Oh, man, this is so bad, it's good)... A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.
CML - June 06, 2017 - Report this comment
That's an oldie but goodie, Joker. Someone should flesh that one out with a song parody
The Brit Boys - June 07, 2017 - Report this comment
^^And speaking of which ...... Oh Gandhi, Gandhi what went wrong (feel so bad) .. We were the Saheebs for so long (woo woo woo woo)
CML - June 08, 2017 - Report this comment
I have a funny feeling we're going to see more from the Brit boys soon; like Friday, perhaps
Patrick - June 09, 2017 - Report this comment
Preach non-violence and someone will shoot you. Gandhi definitely did not suffer from high cholesterol. If not for a .32 caliber bullet, he probably would have lived to the age of 100. Some of his ideas were definitely weird from a western point of view. And he did say that one of the greatest crimes the British committed against India was disarming the people.

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