* Most of us know the lyrics to that Sound of Music tune Edelweiss…
Edelweiss, edelweiss, every morning you greet me
small and white,
clean and bright,
you look happy to meet me
blossom of snow
may you bloom and grow,
bloom and grow forever
edelweiss, edelweiss, bless my home-land forever
* Question: Let’s try coming up with lyrics to the same music, but entitled: Oberweis.
Oberweiss, Oberweiss, every election you greet me
old and white,
teeth so bright,
you seem to angry on the TV
Flying in the air
There’s doom and gloom everywhere,
But you make damn good ice cream
Oberweiss, Oberweiss, I don’t know whether to hate you or eat you.
Oberweis, Oberweis in the primary you beat me
black and blue,
tried and true,
those mailers they really did hurt me
with the Pinocchio nose
afterwards I got hosed
run and run forever
Oberweis, Oberweis curse your delicious ice-cream forever!
Oberweis, Oberweis, every year knocking on doors
you want them to go,
unless they’re sweeping your floors
though you run
for all under the sun
voters don’t want you never
Oberweis, Oberweis, please just leave forever
Oberweis, Oberweis, twice a day we greet
You put cups on our udders,
To extract milk from each teat
Now off to Congress you wish to go,
Spending millions we earned you,
Oberweis, we are the girls,
You’ve impregnate, milk and mistreat!
I’m Oberweis, Oberweis, Foster wont defeat me
The cows in sight
Black and white
Buy my milk and vote for me
My checkbook grows
But the millions I’ve blown
Are lost to me forever
Because the voters will say “never”
- Jake from Elwood - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 12:23 pm:
Candidate Oberweis, in my mailbox you greet me,
long on attacks,
short on facts,
Oh so happy to smear us!
Lauzen is gone,
but there’s dirt to throw
towards the Blue big spender.
[…] I tried to stay away from the IL-14 race today, but this is hilarious. Rich Miller’s “Question of the Day” at Capitol Fax Blog is a contest for commenters to come up with lyrics to an “Oberweis” song using the tune to The Sound of Music’s “Edelweiss.” Some of them are pretty good. […]
Oberwise, Oberwise every ad is just sickening
slick and fine,
(I drink more wine),
then you won’t be happy to greet me
milk those moo’s
drown out my boo’s
leave, please go forever
Oberwise, Oberwise I’ll vote for you - NEVER!
- Six Degrees of Separation - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 2:44 pm:
Jeez, what bad luck to be stuck in a meeting while Uberstock (or is it Uberpalooza) is going on.
Oberweis, Oberweis, how the voters do cheat thee,
Not even a post in the Republican Party
Go try again
But you can’t cry when
The results come in
Oberweis, Oberweis, politics is more than just good ice cream…
- SouthernILRepub - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 3:35 pm:
Oberweis, Oberweis, every morning you annoy me
evil and not quite right
mean and still not right,
your supporters stalk me
bosom of hot air blow
may you leave Illinois before the next snow
millions blown and for what
Oberweis, Oberweis, never ever run for office again
Oberweis, Oberweis, what are you going to do?
The ones you abhor
were cleaning your store,
You said you never knew.
Money Bill’d throw
to solve all our woes,
But you invest it in China,
Oberweis, Oberweis, will you run next for dogcatcher?
- Outsider looking in - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 5:42 pm: