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Lyr Req: What a Friend We Have in Jesus (parodies)

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WHAT A FRIEND WE HAS IN RHODA!
WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN CHEESES
WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN HOOVER
WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS


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Haruo 25 Oct 00 - 07:22 PM
John Hardly 25 Oct 00 - 08:49 PM
Mary in Kentucky 25 Oct 00 - 08:57 PM
Haruo 25 Oct 00 - 09:26 PM
W y s i w y G ! 25 Oct 00 - 10:52 PM
dick greenhaus 25 Oct 00 - 11:02 PM
Bill D 25 Oct 00 - 11:05 PM
Amos 26 Oct 00 - 01:26 PM
GUEST,z! 26 Oct 00 - 03:08 PM
rabbitrunning 26 Oct 00 - 07:27 PM
GUEST 13 May 10 - 11:10 PM
Rowan 14 May 10 - 12:17 AM
scowie 14 May 10 - 03:02 AM
Cuilionn 14 May 10 - 08:42 AM
Midchuck 14 May 10 - 10:44 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req (Parody): What a Friend We Have in Jesus
From: Haruo
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 07:22 PM

In the Aged Cheese thread Skipjack K8 mentioned "What a friend we have in cheeses" as a song they sometimes sing in church. Which reminded me I have a churchgoing atheist friend (actually, he would probably prefer to be labeled a "freethinker") who is fond of singing
What a friend we have in Jesus!
Christ Almighty, what a pal!
And I keep meaning to ask here if anybody has any more lyrics to this particular parody, or any other parodies of the hymn "What a friend we have in Jesus" (the DT already has things called "What a friend we has in Rhoda", "What a friend we have in Willy", and "What a friend we have in [J Edgar] Hoover", as well as independent texts to the same tune titled Ballad of Compensation and Chinese Maiden's Lament. Any more out there (including the rest of my atheist buddy's lines)?

Liland


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
From: John Hardly
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 08:49 PM

What a friend we have in Jesus,
He is faithful, good and true,
And if He would pay my mortgage,
Maybe I'd be faithful too.

John Hardly


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 08:57 PM

thread creep alert:

Amazing Grace, Wow What a Woman!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
From: Haruo
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 09:26 PM

Mary --

Can't quite seem to get "Wow What a Woman" to snuggle down into the scansion ("woman" doesn't fit where "sound" does; gal might, or babe...) I take it there's a thread out there on the subject?

Liland


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 10:52 PM

PM Amos, I think he has one for you on this.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 11:02 PM

While we're more or less on the topic (a rare happening!), does anyone remember "What a Friend We Have in Congress" as sung by the late Everett Dirkson?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 11:05 PM

"they'll be paid for by and by" is the last line..hazy on the middle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
From: Amos
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 01:26 PM

Here's a fragment from "Go with God", or qwhatever it shouild be called, to which I do not remember all the words:

I went out to a football game, 'twas very strange to tell,
'Twas PEter and his Holy Crew against the gang from hell
...(line forgotten here)
ANd as they reached the end zone, the crowd began to roar:

Cho: Oh, go with God, go with God!
Jesus on the twelve-yard line, Peter's doin' mighty fine
Oh, go with God, go with God!
Jesus sock 'em, knock 'em rock 'em GO! GO! GO!

ANother sacrilege, which I recall from my seamy youth, went something like this in a slow bluesy rhythm:

Virgin Mary on a pile o' sticks
She said look out, boys, need a bad fix
Said look out, need a bad fix,
Can't find a needle use a Cruuuucifix!
We're gonna rock,
Around the Cross.
We're gonna rock,
Around the Cross
We gonna pass around the Communion wine,
Rock 'round the cross an' have a real fine time
We gonna rock...we gonna rock....

I leave the rest of the verses up to your obviosuloy fertile imaginations.

Regards,

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
From: GUEST,z!
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 03:08 PM

Sometime ago, I heard "What a friend we have in Cheese-Its", with a reference to a "snackremental rite". Anyone have the lyrics?

z!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
From: rabbitrunning
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 07:27 PM

Well, a friend of mine back when I was seriously into Doctor Who wrote:

What a fiend we have in Davros,
Worst mad scientist we've met
Fragile, but you can not kill him
At least, no one's managed yet.
As a fiend he has no equals
Kills the whole darn universe!
But he's wonderful for sequels,
Daleks only would be worse.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What a Friend We Have in Jesus (parod
From: GUEST
Date: 13 May 10 - 11:10 PM

What a friend we have in Jesus
Christ Almighty what a pal!
He'd do anything to please us,
Change the water into al-
cohol.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What a Friend We Have in Jesus (parod
From: Rowan
Date: 14 May 10 - 12:17 AM

One of my favourite WWI songs, done beautifully in the film "Oh what a lovely war".

When this lousy war is over
Oh how happy I will be
I will put my civvy clothes on
No more soldiering for me
No more church parades on Sunday
No more putting in for leave
I will kiss my sergeant major
How he'll miss me; how I'll grieve.

alternatively, or as a second verse

When this lousy war is over
Oh how happy I will be
I will put my civvy clothes on
No more soldiering for me
No more church parades on Sunday
No more asking for la pass
I will tell my sergeant major
To shove his pass right up his arse.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What a Friend We Have in Jesus (parodies)
From: scowie
Date: 14 May 10 - 03:02 AM

Following Haruo's initial comments, what about,

What a friend we have in Jesus,
Christ Almighty what a pal,
And his sparky mother Mary,
Holy Moses what a gal!
As regards the missing father,
I'm sure that somewhere he's about,
But unless he comes and sees us,
He must always be in doubt!

I'll get my coat!

Cheers, Scowie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What a Friend We Have in Jesus (parodies)
From: Cuilionn
Date: 14 May 10 - 08:42 AM

In "angel row" of my childhood church, where a gaggle of us sat as teenagers, scribbling naughty things on each other's bulletins, we used to insert the term "Cheez-whiz" whenever ol' Jesus showed up in the hymns. Our local parody started thusly:

"What a friend we have in Cheez-whiz,
all our crackers to adorn;
Oh, what taste we often forfit,
putting Cheez-whiz on our corn..."

Many years later, while crafting a mummer's play for a seminary chapel service that happened to fall on April Fool's Day, we used two or three hymns from the collection of hymn parodies written by some Unitarian wag..."What a Friend We Have in Cheeses" was one of them. The same guy (whose name I've forgotten) did a great version of "Holy, Holy, Holy" re-worked as "Coffee, Coffee, Coffee..."

--Cuilionn, who dearly loves reverent irreverence!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What a Friend We Have in Jesus (parodies)
From: Midchuck
Date: 14 May 10 - 10:44 AM

Don't forget Dump the Bosses off Your Back.

Peter


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