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Song Parodies -> "The Centurion (Wold War II)"

Original Song Title:

"On the Road Again"

Original Performer:

Willie Nelson

Parody Song Title:

"The Centurion (Wold War II)"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

The British Centurion tank is one of the best known tanks in the world and is still in service in Israel and RSA. Most think it a postwar tank but it began in 1943 as a project and 6 prototypes made it to Belgium in the months preceding Germany's defeat on May 8, 1945. They were morle boosters but never saw combat. The Tigers would have still out-ranged anyway and had more armor with better crews.
The Centurion
Mounted a 17 Pdr and a Polsten
Six inches of armor for the A41
Too bad it never fought in'45 Belgium

The Centurion
A heavy tank, 40 tons weighin'
Meant for takin' on Tigers and thus winnin'
Too bad it never fought in '45 Belgium

The Centurion
Six prototypes sitting by idly
Never firing
Propaganda morale booster for VE-Day
Safe to say, no combat intentions

Mounted a 17 Pdr and a Polsten
Six inches of armor for the A41
Too bad it never fought in '45 Belgium

Like the A39 Tortoise and A43 Black Prince, the A41 Centurion did not see any combat against the German Tiger tanks in 1945.

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Pacing: 4.5
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Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 16

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Disappointed - January 07, 2015 - Report this comment
Was expecting a parody of MIL-T-27, transformers, 1956 version. Then a howler on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual V. Anyway, wunderbar to the Tiger tanks and their inherently superior crews.
Heinrich - January 07, 2015 - Report this comment
Mein anti-immigrant-Muslim grandson Heinrich III often asks me, "Grandpa, where were you during the war?" I always answer, "Var? Dere vas a var? Who knew?"
Rob Arndt - January 07, 2015 - Report this comment
I make no apologies over the excellent Tiger crews that were overwhelmed by enemy armor. They still killed 8:1 and many had the ability to fire while rolling. Most WW2 tanks had to stop to rotate and fire. The point here is that the Brits wanted to show off yet another tank that the Tigers could kill at 2000 m or over. The Centurion had to get to within 1000 m to score and its 6" armor max was vunerable to the Tiger's formidable 88mm main gun. They were only sent as morale boosters.

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