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Song Parodies -> "Yokohama!"

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The Lyrics

This song is from the classic Bushido-Kabuki romp, "Yokohama" In this scene we see the young samurai-apprentice being ordered to commit seppuku for some infintesimally small faux pas committed during a tea ceremony. But instead of ritually eviscerating himself, the plucky protagonist stops the show with …..
(Spoken) They couldn't pick a worse time to end my life
Might faint too early and it might look lame
Gotta spill my entrails with this sharpened knife
Soon be dealing with my act of shame
Act of shame! Redeem clan's name!
Gonna pay the cost of yer shameful misdeed-er
Restore family name per code of bushi-der
Expiring like a blossom as the geishas swoon
Plenty of blood and plenty of doom
Plenty of neck to take the sword
Plenty of pain to appease my Lord

(Cue ridiculously discordant swell of Western orchestral music)

Yo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-OH … Kohama
Where typhoons keep roaring off the bay
Where the planting rice, can sure smell nice
Till tsunamis wash it all away!!
Yo-o-o-o-o-o-o-OH … Kohama
Every night my dread Lord and Sempai
Sits alone aloof, as ninjas scale the roof
Cause the Shogun wants his ass to die!!
I know I belong to my Lord
But I really hope I don't have to use this sword
Cause if I say …. HAI!!
My life will bleed away
I'm only saying, "This really hurts Yokohama"
Yokohama .. OK?

(Cue chorus of square dancing geishas ….)

Yo-o-o-o-o-o-o-OH .. Kohama
Where typhoons come roaring off the bay
Where the planting rice, can sure smell nice
Till tsunamis wash it all away!!
Yo-o-o-o-o-o-o-OH .. Kohama
Every night this earnest samurai
Sits alone in shame, though he's not to blame
Still our master wants his ass to die
We know he's a guileless kohai
But we really don't want to see him die
So when we shriek Hai-EE!
It's just our way to plead, Hai-EE!
We're only asking "Please spare his life, Yokohama"
Yokohama, OK

We know he belongs to his Lord
But we really don't want to see this gore
So when we say .. Hai-IEE!
We want for him to stay .. Hai-EE!
We're only saying, "Why spill his blood, Yokohama?"
Yokohama, OK?

Wa .. Ka .. Ri .. Mas .. U .. Ka?*
*Do you understand?

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Agrimorfee - February 21, 2020 - Report this comment
I marisen(?) :) . Check this out, you expanded what The Muppets barely touched. 555
CML - February 21, 2020 - Report this comment
I forgot to mention … The actor who rendered the lines with "misdeed-er" and "per code of bushider" in flawless Okie fashion was a Japanese cracker (Jap-crack) who goes by "Yokel Ono" …. (I seppuku myself)
CML - February 22, 2020 - Report this comment
One more thing I forgot. "Yokohama!" was the first of several musicals penned by the Kabuki musical writing duo of Rokura and Hamada-San, who gave us several other utterly fictitious titles such as ....... The Shogun And This Most Worthless One, Seven Samurai For Seven Brothers, South Sapporo, The Sound Of Ninjas, West Ginza Story and of course, "Konichiwa, Dolly"

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