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Song Parodies -> "The Book of Ether"

Original Song Title:

"The Twelfth of Never"

Original Performer:

Johnny Mathis

Parody Song Title:

"The Book of Ether"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

According to the Book of Mormon, Ether was commanded by God to built the world's first submarine at the time of the Flood. His submarine landed in America and he started the first race of people there, a race that, like the later Nephites and Lehites, died out because they abandoned God.

Ether is also the name of a gas that was used as an anaesthetic about 100 years ago. Because it is very flammable and can react with air to form explosive peroxides, it was replaced by nitrous oxide and other chemicals. This should explain the puns at the end of each verse!
You ask why I'm a Mormon, must I explain?
I read the book and liked it, the sound of all the names.
You ask if I believe it? Coffee, I'll pass.
I read the Book of Ether, and it was quite a gas!

Submarines, God will light my stones.
Sail away, the New World is my new home.

I'll read it till Moroni returns the plates,
I'll love it till Joseph a brand new planet takes.
I'll be one of the Mormon church's sheep,
I read the Book of Ether, and it put me to sleep!

Now he's here in America,
Take a box, fill it with two of the stones.

I'll need it till the Nephites return once more,
I'll read it till the Lehites are back on our shores.
I know it leads me to my eternal place,
I read the Book of Ether, it blew up in my face!
I read the Book of Ether, it blew up in my face!
©2008 by Michael W. McVey

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alvin - February 20, 2008 - Report this comment
wonderfully weird.....those mormons sure have some strange tales to
Steve K. - February 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Although not a Mormon, I have a copy of their book, of which the Book of Ether is a part. The people of whom Ether wrote were called the Jaredites, after their leader, who was named Jared. The Jaredites also had a prophet, who was Jared's brother. In fact, this prophet is never named, he's only called "the Brother of Jared". Considering that the Bible includes a book of Esther, I would say that if the Mormons are wrong, Joseph Smith must have been an organic chemist.
littleCupCakes - February 20, 2008 - Report this comment
NorCAL is my religion; and I read the Book of CowBoy Dave, as he is my God!
Guy - February 20, 2008 - Report this comment
This is a real gas. Spaff where are you? They are on about Boni Moroni again. heh heh. I really like this one Michael. Nice puns with the gas. This is purely etherial.
Don N - August 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Pretty funny it made me want to laugh till I stopped breathing, Just joking It was funny.

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