"WT & Awake" Song
I received this song by Randy Baker via Jan Groenveld and would ike to post it here for the benefit of ones who have missed it.
The 2nd and 4th line of ea stanza have an implied rhyme, indicated by the ( ), that goes with the last word on the 1st and 3rd lines.
WATCHTOWER AND AWKE (sing to the tune of 'Sweet Violets'--let me know if you know that tune!)
There once was an elder who stood at my door,
He said i was wicked, my wife was a-( )
postate & both of us might just as well
resign from the Watchtower & go straight to ( )
bed without dinner for doubting their word,
that everyhing God said was written in the
Watchtower an' Awake...
5 cents a copy...
If you don't believe it you surely will die...
Don't miss an issue of WT and Awake
I've gone to the meetings since I was a lad,
but t'wasn't till later I learned I'd been ( )
spending my ife in a rat-race of works,
thinking that all other Christians were ( )
very nice people, tho in Satan's power,
who'd only be saved if they'd just read the
WT an' Awake...
4 bits a copy
Thank Jimmy Swagger we now give 'em free,
We pay no taxes on WT an' Awake
In 75, they expected the end,
A promise so certain that we should de-( )
lay all our pleasures and put life on hold,
forget about pensions, we'd never get ( )
weary of preaching, 'cause we knew for sure,
that what God confided they'd put in the
WT & Awake...
Announcing God's Kingdom.
If it's revised, we'll keep you advised,
Keep up to date with the WT an' Awake.
In 79 some in Brooklyn did get
in trouble for reading and not knowing ( )
that it was bad to read Bibles at home.
For soon you'd be rabid and your mouth would ( )
start telling others the facts from God's Word,
instead of the present truth found in the
WT & Awake...
Read every issue.
Don't criticize what you read with your eyes
Keep in lock-step with the WT & Awake!
Edited for typos!
Hehehehehe... I remember the original song. My grandfather made a tape of old songs from the 40's and 50's for us when we were little (back when people had tape players... ) Great parody.
Thank you that was hilarious!