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Song Parodies -> "Dayenu"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Paul Anka

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

It’s enough in days of old:
out of Egypt we had rolled.
Egyptians got judgment day;
their gods got it the same way
and got the first-born baby.
We got their health and money.
Oh, please. Ça suffit*—Dayenu!

Split the sea from coast to coast—
we made land as dry as toast.
Our pursuers drowned at sea.
Forty years. . .a burning tree.
We got manna—kinda hard,
that’s because it had no lard.
Oh, please. Ça suffit—Dayenu!

We got Shabbat to discover—
ain’t on Sunday, like some others.
Mount Sinai is rocky hard
and so old and oh so
geologically scarred. . .
got ten up there, Moses, our pard.
The Torah holds a great many charms.
Made it to Israel and started farms.
And that temple—well it is alright!
But no more now—please call it a night!
Oh, please. Ça suffit—Dayenu!
Oh, please, Dayenu. . . !

*that's enough!

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Total Votes: 9

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Old Man Ribber - February 01, 2013 - Report this comment
JAB - Shalom! ;D
AFW - February 01, 2013 - Report this comment
Good, but we haven't had enough of your parodies...
Rob Arndt - February 01, 2013 - Report this comment
Excellent-555 (except that they came into Canaan before the Israelite Kingdom was established and also YHWH gave them occasional quail to eat besides the daily manna) ;-)
Firestar - February 02, 2013 - Report this comment
Has anyone ever done the ten plagues of Egypt in parody???

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