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Song Parodies -> "Thirty Years of a War"

Original Song Title:

"Thirty Days in the Hole"

Original Performer:

Humble Pie

Parody Song Title:

"Thirty Years of a War"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

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(various rumblings and grumblings of Catholic and Protestant factions)

Thirty Years of a War
Thirty Years of a War
Thirty Years of a War

Let's fight, let's fight, let's fight, let's fight yeah

Bohem'an King - he kicked in 1619
Well Ferd Hol' Rom-an he wants the throne an'
Protestants weren't pleased - begone!
Max'millian, he's got a League Army plan
Prots see red, want the Palatine Fred
And Europe's startin' to seethe

Thirty Years of a War
Thirty Years of a War
Thirty Years of a War
Count Tilly's in now
Thirty Years of a War
And so...

New player in town, that Wallenstien, he will sure sack your towns
Fought ‘gainst Ferd for Fred but soon one had fled now
(It's got your head spinnin' round!)
Soon then Spain, Dutch and Brits will poke their nose into its
In jumps the Denmark King and some Gus of Sweden
To ruin the peasants' abodes

Thirty Years of a War
See France invaded now
Thirty Years of a War
Thirty Years of a War
Not right, not right!
Thirty Years of a War

Italians too? Oh boy...
We'll war for thirty years
Spat spat spat those long years out
'Leven thousand days

Sacked towns were pleased, they got that Wesphal'an Peace
Population's bust; Palat'nate's dust now
(But good for Swiss immigrees)
Knocked castles down and sure smacked us 'round
Now the Rhein's a ruin and the Rhone's been blown now
And Baden's wert is un-burghed

Thirty Years of a War
Pretty fiercely it wore
Cities, towns are no more
Pity left men so poor
Thirty years, Thirty Years of a War
Dirty sectar'an wars
No-one wins anymore
And all told, they're a bore
Mercenaries rapport
Certain wasteland it bore
Furstens settlin' a score
Surely ruins Deutsch decor
Thirty Years of a War !

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 8

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Steve K. - January 26, 2007 - Report this comment
TOS is an old favorite of mine. I once saw John Cougar open with it, a few years before he reclaimed his last name. Thanks for the history lesson.
alvin rhodes - January 26, 2007 - Report this comment
you guys have the amazing ability to make the most mundane topics the OS as well
Michael Pacholek - January 26, 2007 - Report this comment
This isn't about Bush's new plan? Y'know, I could dock you two a point for muscling in on Susanna Viljanen's historical territory (or Phil Alexander's, or even my own), but that might start another Thirty Years War, so I'll just give you a five.
mandamoo - January 26, 2007 - Report this comment
Another history lesson delightfuly done :)
AFW - January 26, 2007 - Report this comment
Quite an epic
John Barry - January 26, 2007 - Report this comment
You two are amazing in your span of knowledge.
Someone smack Pacholek - January 26, 2007 - Report this comment
Ever notice how Pacholek thinks all parodies have to be about bashing Bush? What an idiot! By the way, lame-o-crats, take note that the 30 years War cost more lives and treasure (adjusted for inflation) on both sides in its first year alone than this entire war against terror has cost us in five years. The only way it could cost us so dearly as any other war we have fought in the past is if we listen to the lying left-wing dumbasses and withdraw our troops, thus plunging the world into war as the Middle East descends into total chaos and our enemies (currently bound up in Iraq) start attacking us here at home again. This war will not end until one of us is dead, all talk of peace be damned!
Meriadoc - January 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Dear someone: Even though I may agree with your politics, I don't appreciate you taking it out on Michael in the comments section of an M&P parody. Michael's views are not going to change just because you argue with him. Take a valium, kick back and enjoy the parodies. And I'd loooooove to smack Michael, but only if I could tie him up first.... ;-)
Personally Hurt - January 27, 2007 - Report this comment
I am a democrat, someone, I wonder why politics has to be something used as a tool to hate each other. I don't recall ever bashing a republican just to bash republicans. I don't agree with you, or Merry & Pippin's views on politics, but it doesn't mean that I hate you, and I certainly don't hate the very respectable Merry & Pippin. I appreciate that Merry & Pippin stand up for those whose opinions differ from their own. I appreciate those who are tolerant to view other than theirs. I am a democrat primarily because I disagree with the republican view of homosexuality and using morals to judge other people and I disagree with how they handle crime (large lists of consensual sex cases of 18 year olds with 15 year olds protect the public? Pot smokers behind bars for 10 years protects the public?) While I may disagree with Republicans on public policy, it does not mean I am an idiot, if everyone had the same exact view point, sites like this wouldn't exist. We would have no dialog between one another to discuss or work to compromise, something both Democrats and Republicans should be able to agree on, clearly some get it (like Michael and Merry/Pippin) and some don't (you). This site is about PARODIES, not POLITICS, it's meant to be fun, not insulting.. .I feel this way about all the fitu hate posts too. . .we aren't suppossed to abuse each other here, it is meant as a place for dialog ABOUT PARODIES submitted by individuals. - January 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Wow - if I didn't know better, I would have thought I wrote that "Personally Hurt" post, because I feel exactly the same way about every word of it.

Meanwhile, M&P, I DKTOS, but I now know far more about the Thirty Years' War than I did before. This piece makes me want to read up on it (and that's a compliment).
wandlimb - February 02, 2007 - Report this comment
"Thirty Years of a War Pretty fiercely it wore Cities, towns are no more Despair... Pity left men so poor" Why didn't they teach history this way in high school?? Brings a tear to the eye.
Meriadoc - February 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Find me a high school where they actually taught the Thirty Years War. Can't even get it on the History Channel....
malcolm higgins - February 04, 2007 - Report this comment
how long did the war last anyway??

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