Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"Thank God I'm a Maccabee!"

From reader David Martin, in the spirit of redeeming muzak to religious edification purposes, and just in time for Hanukkah:

"Thank God I'm A Maccabee!"
(to the tune of John Denver's "Thank God I'm A Country Boy!")

Well life in Judea's sure gettin' rough
The Greeks hate our faith, and their laws are pretty tough
But my brothers and me-we're made of sterner stuff
Thank God I'm a Maccabee!

No we'd never trade our faith for an earthly prize
We fight for the Lord till the day that we die
We're strong, and we're brave-and we're all circumcised!
Thank God I'm a Maccabee!

Chorus
Well, we're faithful and true and we never ignore a
Single word of the Law written down in the Torah
So remember us when you light your menorah
Thank God I'm a Maccabee!

If you want to torture me you can cut off my hands
Cut out my tongue, fry me up in the pan
But you'll never break me, 'cause I'm a God-fearin' man!
That's right, I'm a Maccabee!

Now my brother's called the Hammer,
'cause the Greeks don't faze him
You'll never catch him in one of their gymnasiums
He restored the Temple-now all the people praisium!
Thank God he's a Maccabee!

Chorus
Well, we're faithful and true and we never ignore a
Single word of the Law written down in the Torah
So remember us when you light your menorah
Thank God I'm a Maccabee!

Tell your children and their children to keep up the fight
'Cause this ain't just about a pretty Festival of Lights
Give your praise to the Lord and keep on doin' what's right
And then you'll be a Maccabee!

Chorus
Well, we're faithful and true and we never ignore a
Single word of the Law written down in the Torah
So remember us when you light your menorah
Thank God I'm a Maccabee!

Encore! Encore! Thanks, David!
(Somebody record this and put it on Youtube....)

1 comment:

Allen's Brain said...

(laughing maniacally) This is hysterical! You're definitely getting linked at the brain lab!