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Song Parodies -> "This Guy Were a Carpenter"

Original Song Title:

"If I Were a Carpenter"

Original Performer:

Tim Hardin

Parody Song Title:

"This Guy Were a Carpenter"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

As sung in four-part harmony by Dan ("Da Vinci Code") Brown and Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln ("Holy Blood, Holy Grail")
This guy were a carpenter, and he had a lady;
Mary Magdalene was her name, and she had his baby.
In a dinghy off they made, to where the wine is
Now in appellations made, and most quite fine is.
Saved from death by craftiness; they're off on the morrow.
Days later in France they rest; back home there is sorrow.

He'd been yanked down off the wood; in a cave they'd shove him.
Three days later, no one there stood; what had become of him?
Wasn't killed, although betrayed; he's thought God's scion.
And his progeny comprise Priory Sion.
Saved from death; on craft they left, sailed off on the morrow.
Cross the sea to France they went; back home there is sorrow.

This guy were a carpenter, and he had a lady
Mary Magdalene was her name. She's in Leo's painting.
They were married. . .line lives today, 'cause she had his baby.

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 7

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Jeff Reuben - December 07, 2007 - Report this comment
Interesting, I saw the movie so I knew enough to follow it. Nice job.
alvin - December 07, 2007 - Report this comment
dan brown would be proud of this..nice job
AFW - December 07, 2007 - Report this comment
Like a movie review..very well sketched
littleCupCakes - December 07, 2007 - Report this comment
Sir John, this parody is quite different from your usual subjects . . It was handled with the utmost of taste despite Rome's position on this controversial matter. Or are you a Knight of ~OPUS DEI~ ?
Guy - December 07, 2007 - Report this comment
It's just a movie and I doubt that it is factual but the parody was still well written. Never saw the movie and have no intentions to do so. Can't help what I believe nor would I want to do anything to change it. I'm judging the parody on its merits as a parody and it deserves 5s no matter what my position is on the subject. Wish though I could say I'd enjoyed it - just not my cup of tea.
Invisible Boy - December 08, 2007 - Report this comment
I agree with AFW. It is like a movie review, or really a book review. I liked the imagery "off they made, to where the wine is". Guy, I don't think John is trying to advocate for Dan Brown's assertions. He's just doing what he does best. He's writing a parody while demonstrating clever wordplay and an excellent vocabulary.
Guy - December 08, 2007 - Report this comment
IB - Yes sir I know that and I am saying that the parody is excellently crafted. Usually I don't even comment on these kinds of parodies as I also only do parodies on secular Christmas songs except for the one I did on "Noel" but it carries a message at the end. John's parody deserved a comment and high 5's from me for its high quality. I can seperate church and state way better than most people. Thanks for the concern but John is an excellent parody writer and I can most times tell exactly where he is coming from.
Dee Range - December 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Read the book. Great Cliff Notes version, JB. You and alvin should team up for a parody book on movie reviews through parody!555

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