(I wrote this parody on 3/17/92, for use with a congregation where I was serving as cantor at the time. It’s based on the endless references to “the Jews” as the source of whatever problem is currently being discussed.)

It Was the Jews

(tune: “Skip to My Lou”)

1. Lost my status, what’ll I do?   (3X)
Say it was the Jews.

Chorus:

Haman said, “I’ll say it was the Jews.” (3X)
“I’ll say it was the Jews.”

2. Haman said to Mordechai, “I’ll say it was the Jews.” (3X)
“I’ll say it was the Jews.”

(chorus)

3. Mordechai and Esther said, “NO, YOU WON’T!” (3X)
“You won’t say it was the Jews.”

(chorus)

additional/optional:

4. David Dukes says, “I’ll say it was the Jews.” (3X)
“I’ll say it was the Jews.”

(new chorus)

What’ll we tell him? “NO, YOU WON’T!” (3X)
“You won’t say it was the Jews.”

5. Pat Buchanan says, “I’ll say it was the Jews.” (3X)
“I’ll say it was the Jews.”

(new chorus)

6. Leonard Jeffries says, “I’ll say it was the Jews.” (3X)
“I’ll say it was the Jews.”

(new chorus)

(It’s interesting looking at this 25 years later.
We don’t hear much from David Dukes, Pat Buchanan or Leonard Jeffries anymore, do we?
I notice, though, my change from past tense/said for Haman, Mordechai and Esther to present tense for the others.
I kept it here, to show that you can substitute any newer names that you wish.
)