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Song Parodies -> "Fight Fiercely, Libyans!"

Original Song Title:

"Fight Fiercely, Harvard!"

Original Performer:

Tom Lehrer

Parody Song Title:

"Fight Fiercely, Libyans!"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

It's April Fools' Day, but the U.S. President can't fool all of the people all of the time. His ambivalence to warfare showed starkly in his slow response to Libya, his failure to state a clear objective and his quick handover of command to international forces, who may have to abide by his Rules of Engagement. This "Nobel Peace Prize" attitude reminded me of the way Harvard University's teams played football in the 1950s, as spoofed in TOS.
Fight fiercely, Lib-yans. Fight, fight, fight.
Demonstrate and then attack.
Gadhafi may possess the might;
Rudderless, you have Barack.
How he will celebrate your vict'ry dear;
He will invite the Final Four for beer.
What folly! Hurl those missiles from the field
And fight, fight, fight.

Fight fiercely, NATO. Fight, fight, fight.
Repress them with your No-Fly Zone.
Oh, pilots, do not let Obama down;
He would shout from his throne.
Come on, chaps, fight to harm but not to maim.
Don't over-reach, be thrifty, win though tame.
Oh, goodness! Please try not to injure them,
But fight, fight, fight. - Let's not be rough, though.
Fight, fight, fight. - But do fight fairly;
Fight, fi-i-ight, fight!
It looks like "clearing the air" will not suffice; training and arms will be needed.

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Old Man Ribber - April 01, 2011 - Report this comment
BJM - More Lehrer (bless you!). Kaddafi must go...but regime change is not a part of our plan. NATO's is charge...but we are in control of NATO. No boots on the ground...yet (although the C.I.A. doesn't count because they wear dress shoes.). And...nice job as always! ;D
BJM - April 01, 2011 - Report this comment
OMR: Thanks; Tom Lehrer was a blessing. He gave me 3 ideas this week.
Libyan loyalists now are adopting the appearance of rebels, chameleon-like, complicating targeting from the air. Nothing is easy.
Dana Mathewson - April 02, 2011 - Report this comment
Wonderful as always, Barry. I remember this one well, now that you've reminded me of it. I wonder if Zippy learned his war-making techniques from the original song?

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