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Song Parodies -> "Croesus Not Set Alight"

Original Song Title:

"Jesus Is Just Alright"

Original Performer:

Doobie Brothers

Parody Song Title:

"Croesus Not Set Alight"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Croesus was born in 595 as the son of Alyattes, the ruler of Lydia between c.600 and 560. Known for his trading savvy and wealth, he became king of the Lydians in 560 BC. In 547 BC, The Lydians were defeated by Cyrus the Great of Persia, and Croesus was arrested. According to Herodotus, Cyrus ordered a pyre to be prepared and wanted to burn Croesus alive. The fire was already burning when the god Apollo came to Croesus' rescue. Croesus later became an official at the Persian court.
Croesus not set alight--Sunny
Saved him from flames so bright, oh yeah,
Before he got charred and crispy.
Apollo is alright.

Croesus was adept at trade,
So he was a wealthy dude.
Bundles of drachmae he made
Croesus had a fist tight, oh yeah.
Persians he had to fight.

Became king in 5-6-0
BC, then his reign did go
Thirteen years; Cyrus did throw
Croesus upon a pyre. That's hot!.
Croesus not set alight, no, not.

Croesus had a friend,
An Olympian.
Sunny took Croesus' hand,
Yanked him off the firebrand.
That's a real good friend!

Croesus not set alight--Sunny
Saved him from flames so bright, oh yeah,
Before he got charred and crispy.
Croesus was then alright.

"No hard feelings," he did say
To Cyrus, "I'll work for you."
Stockholm Syndrome of that day.
He'd rather switch than fight, oh yeah!

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alvin rhodes - April 04, 2006 - Report this comment
historical AND hysterical
Stuart McArthur - April 04, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm glad of the last two words in "Yanked him off the firebrand", JAB, otherwise I'd be in awe of your information sources - and what alvin said - 555

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