Sunday, May 17, 2015

Wake Up Peasants!

Back in the early 1960's Alan Sherman wrote some funny ditties. One of my favorites was titled You Came the Wrong Way Old King Louie. In 1776 the Americans fought tyranny and the French also fought and killed their tyrants and oppressors in 1789. The French used the guillotine and pitch forks and the Americans used muskets, bayonets and cannons.

Today there is a ruling class of American and global tyrants who are far worse than King George and Louis the 16th. Let's hope they can be displaced and their DNA purged form the gene pool through non violent means. I have seen prey turn on their predators and win. There are more of us than there are of them.

In the Alan Sherman musical parody on can insert the names of today's plutocratic tyrants for King Louis the 16th and Marie Antionette.

You Came The Wrong Way, Old King Louie by Alan Sherman

Louis the Sixteenth was the King of France in 1789.
He was worse than Louis the Fifteenth.
He was worse than Louis the Fourteenth.
He was worse than Louis the Thirteenth.
He was the worst since Louis the First.

King Louis was living like a king, but the people were living rotten. 
So the people, they started an uprising which they called the French Revolution, and of course you remember their battle cry, which will never be forgotten:

You went the wrong way, Old King Louie.

You made the population cry.

'Cause all you did was sit and pet

With Marie Antoinette

In your place at Versailles.

And now the country's gone kablooie.
So we are giving you the air. That oughta teach you not to Spend all your time fooling 'round
At the Folies Bergere.

If you had been a nicer king,

We wouldn't do a thing,

But you were bad, you must admit.

We're gonna take you and the Queen

Down to the guillotine,

And shorten you a little bit.

You came the wrong way, Old King Louie.

And now you ain't got far to go.

Too bad you won't be here to see

That great big Eiffel Tower,

Or Brigitte Bardot.

To you King Louie we say fooey.

You disappointed all of France.

But then what else could we expect

From a king in silk stockings

And pink satin pants.

You filled your stomach with chop suey.

And also crepe suzettes and steak.

And when they told your wife Marie

That nobody had bread, she said

"Let 'em eat cake."

We're gonna take you and the Queen

Down to the guillotine,

It's somewhere in the heart of town.

And when that fella there through

With what he's gonna do,

You'll have no place to wear your crown

You came the wrong way Old King Louie.

Now we must put you on the shelf.

That's why the people are revolting, 'cause Louie,

You're pretty revolting yourself!

Read more: Sherman Allan - You Went The Wrong Way Old King Louie Lyrics | MetroLyrics 


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