6.23.2006

PLAY US A TUNE; YOU'RE THE ORGANIST

Matthew Meloche's really cool song parody, set to the tune of Billy Joel's Piano Man. He doesn't have comments open on his post. Hopefully some here will encourage him! :)

It's nine o'clock on a Sunday,
Regular crowd shuffles in,
there's an old man, sitting in the pew
looking at the hymn number board.

He says, "son, can you play me a Haugen tune?
I'm not really sure how it goes.
But its sad and its sweet and I knew it complete,
before we sang all of this chant."

La la la, de de da
La la, de de da da da
Play us a tune you're the organist!
Play us a tune this morn'.
We're all in the mood for some hymnody,
and you've got us singin' alright.

Father John at the front is a friend of mine,
he signs all the cheques for me.
and he's quick with a joke, but the incense doesn't smoke,
so there's someplace that he'd rather be.

He says "Matt, I believe this is silly,"
as the smile ran away from his face."
Well I know I could do solemn liturgy,
If I could get out of this place."

Oh, la la la, de de da
La la, de de da da da

Now Youth Minister Jill is a liberal,
who doesn't know much about the faith.
And she's talking with the Pastoral Associate,
who wants me to play more of Haas.

And the ushers are counting the cash-flow,
as the EMs quickly charge forth,
they're going to pretend to be little-priests,
As I start my Cesar Franck song.

Play us a tune you're the organist!
Play us a tune this morn'.
We're all in the mood for some hymnody,
and you've got us singin' alright.

It's a pretty good crowd for the early Mass,
and the Pastor gives me a smile.
'Cause he knows it's the Lord they've been comin' to see,
and not singin' 'bout themselves anymore.

And the organ sounds like a pipe organ,
Even though Rodgers is it's name.
And they sit in the pews and put cash in the basket,
and say, "And with your spirit" here.

Oh, la la la, de de da
La la, de de da da da
Play us a tune you're the organist!
Play us a tune this morn'.
We're all in the mood for some hymnody,
and you've got us singin' alright.

Peace,
BMP

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