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Thursday, Mar 6, 2008

* 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.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

24 Comments
  1. - GoBearsss - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 10:37 am:

    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.


  2. - wordslinger - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 11:07 am:

    Oberweis, Oberweis,

    south of the border they creep thee,

    from Rio Grande.. Yucatan..

    they fill Soldier Field completely.

    Mountains of cash and ice-cream flash,

    the message? not so clever

    Oberweis, Oberweis,

    right-wing loser forever!


  3. - Levois - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 11:09 am:

    Man I wish I was a good lyricist and rip off Illinois’ state song and incorporate Oberweis into it.


  4. - Kevin Fanning - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 11:12 am:

    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!


  5. - been there - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 11:16 am:

    Oberweis. Oberweis, on my TV you greet me,
    big and white,
    maybe bright,
    God forbid you should meet me!

    How do you know
    where you want to go?
    Running often wherever,
    throwing cash,
    smoking hash?
    Go away now forever!


  6. - central illinois - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 11:22 am:

    Oberweis Oberwise round the state you greet thee
    tired and rich
    campaigning is a witch
    someday you think you’ll defeat me

    What office do you want
    As others you do taunt
    Running and spending
    cause there are laws you want to be mending
    i think we need to vote on where politicians like you we can be sending


  7. - Ron Burgundy - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 11:51 am:

    Oberweis, Oberweis, every year knocking on doors
    illegals know,
    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


  8. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 11:54 am:

    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!


  9. - Snidely Whiplash - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 12:18 pm:

    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”


  10. - 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.

    Candidate Oberweis,
    I may try a Bananas Foster!


  11. - so-called "Austin Mayor" - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 1:09 pm:

    Oberweis, Oberweis über alles,
    Über alles in der Welt,
    wenn es stets zu schutz und trutze
    brüderlich zusammenhält.
    Oberweis, Oberweis über alles,
    Über alles in der Welt!


  12. - Commonsense in Illinois - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 1:24 pm:

    Well done SCAM…couldn’t have said it better myself.


  13. - washmyhands - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 1:39 pm:

    Oberweis, Oberweis, finally won a primary.
    hair so white,
    not too bright,
    runs ads that are quite scary.

    Hastert slowed
    and left the show,
    his seat could be yours FOREVER.
    Oberweis, Oberweis…running, running FOREVER


  14. Pingback City Barbs » Oberweis Song Contest - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 1:50 pm:

    […] 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. […]


  15. - Mexican Girl - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 1:59 pm:

    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!


  16. - 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.


  17. - Left Leaner - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 3:18 pm:

    The winner - SCAM! Hilarious!


  18. - Just Sayin' - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 3:21 pm:

    Oberweis, Oberweis, how the voters do cheat thee,
    Not governor
    Or senator
    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…


  19. - 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


  20. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 3:48 pm:

    Oberweis, some advice
    If you care to listen.

    Bite your tongue,
    Leave lies unsung,
    Stop with all that division.

    Chopper of black,
    Brown people attacked,
    Attacks that go on forever.

    Oberweis, my advice, stop thinking you’re so clever.


  21. - Six Degrees of Separation - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 4:42 pm:

    The meter is butchered to fit the song, but what the hey.

    Oberweis, Oberweis
    The voters are in a panic
    big and white,
    And not so Hispanic,

    With a primary opponent
    You drew a lucky straw
    the voters thought he was
    Even Lauzier than thou

    Then a Dem arrived
    With bucks big as yours
    To make it a race
    To fill Fat Hastert’s shoes.

    Now mailers will fly
    Before Friday evening
    Accusing your opponent
    Of things like wife beating

    Oberweis, Oberweis
    and Foster, with love
    Make voters in the 14th
    Wish for “None of the Above”

    Oberweis, Oberweis
    Make your ice cream forever
    And woe be to the voter
    That has to pull the lever.


  22. - Anon - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 4:51 pm:

    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?


  23. - Outsider looking in - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 5:42 pm:

    Is this the new Cook GOP chairman?

    http://www.leeroupas.com


  24. - Frank Sobotka - Thursday, Mar 6, 08 @ 11:17 pm:

    How about, instead, just the the tongue in cheek words ‘Gover-nor…Ober-weiss’ sung to the tune of The Dead Kennedys’ ‘California Uber Alles’?


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