The Vatican Rag.

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  1. Tom Butler

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    In another thread, I pointed you to this one for a a cute song called The Vatican Rag by Tom Lehrer.

    Here it is:

    First you get down on your knees,
    Fiddle with your rosaries,
    Bow your head with great respect,
    And genuflect, genuflect, genuflect!

    Do whatever steps you want, if
    You have cleared them with the Pontiff.
    Everybody say his own
    Kyrie eleison,
    Doin' the Vatican Rag.

    Get in line in that processional,
    Step into that small confessional,
    There, the guy who's got religion'll
    Tell you if your sin's original.
    If it is, try playing it safer,
    Drink the wine and chew the wafer,
    Two, four, six, eight,
    Time to transubstantiate!

    So get down upon your knees,
    Fiddle with your rosaries,
    Bow your head with great respect,
    And genuflect, genuflect, genuflect!

    Make a cross on your abdomen,
    When in Rome do like a Roman,
    Ave Maria,
    Gee it's good to see ya,
    Gettin' ecstatic an'
    Sorta dramatic an'
    Doin' the Vatican Rag!


    BTW, my wife sang this to me, and she knows the tune as well. And she's been a Baptist all her life. She said one of her Catholic friends taught it to her when she lived in Denver.
     
  2. HeDied4U

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    Funny stuff. :)

    Waaaaaaay back in the day (probably about 35 years ago), a friend in high school gave me a copy of a cassette he had of Tom Lerher songs. The only two songs I can really remember are the Vatican Rag and the pollution song. I think I wore the cassette out from playing it so much.

    :)
     
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    What is black and white and climbs the walls? A nun in heat
     

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