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Song Parodies -> "Born again (The Reincarnation Song)"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

The Highwaymen

Parody Song Title:

"Born again (The Reincarnation Song)"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

I believe in reincarnation, which the Jews call "gilgul ha-neshamot" - cycle of the souls. I believe I've been here before, past times both as women and as men. The Jewish concept of reincarnation is different from that in Hinduism or Buddhism, and IMO makes more sense. So here is a story what and who I may have been.
I was a fisherman - waves of ocean I did hail
I rode my boat with lateen sail
Many a haddock ate the bait of my long line
Many a pollock swum in my network so fine
I caught the typhus and I passed away in pain
But I was born again -

I was now barmaid - serving food and wine and beer
To the people far and near
I was beautiful and I got a many kiss
But my husband infected me syphilis
The pox did rob my looks and ate away my brain
But I was born again -

I was a servant girl - had no land nor real estate
I toiled for baron rich and great
I got raped and whipped and beaten nearly dead
Nineteen-eighteen came, and then I joined Red side
Came the Civil War, they shot me at sunrise
But I'm thriving still
And reborn I just will - and I will - and I will...

I was then born again, this time I'm an engineer
I do coding, systems care -
Now and then I write a song at Am-I-Right
Perhaps I've found the deeper meaning of the life -
Love your neighbour like yourself and Golden Rule
- complete the Earthly School!

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 4

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Yoidy - January 09, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm glad this had a happy ending!

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