I made you a present for Passover

I made you a present for Passover

My brother has a big seder dinner every year for Passover. This year–finally–my kids are big enough to travel all way to Maine for a quick visit, and I don’t have a business trip that is going to get in the way. So we’re going.

The catch is that if you’re coming, you have to write (and sing) a Passover-themed song parody. So, yeah, I made this for you. I’m really sorry. On the off chance that you have somehow avoided the original…here you go.

Let Us Go, Maybe?

So I was talking to El
Said life in Egypt was hell
Need somewhere else we can dwell,
But Pharaoh’s in our way!

He says he’ll give us a hand,
He says he’s got it all planned
He says there’s a promised land,
And Pharaoh says “Okay!”

Pharaoh’s heart was hardened
He withdrew his pardon.
“Make bricks. Weed the garden”
What happened to our bargain, baby?

They’ll call it chutzpah,
Say “This is crazy”,
‘Cause you’re the Pharaoh,
Let us go, maybe?

You change your mind like
Changing a baby,
‘Cause you’re the Pharaoh,
Let us go, maybe?

They’ll call it chutzpah,
Say “This is crazy”,
‘Cause you’re the Pharaoh,
Let us go, maybe?

And all the other kings,
Try to enslave me,
But you’re my Pharaoh,
Let us go, maybe?

You took your time being good,
God took no time with the blood
You let us down with a thud,
Now frogs are in your way.

He’s sending lice, flu, and flies
He’s only done the first five.
He’ll take the first born kids’ lives,
‘Cause you’ve pissed off Yahweh.

Pharaoh’s heart was hardened
He withdrew his pardon.
“Make bricks. Weed the garden”
What happened to our bargain, baby?

They’ll call it chutzpah,
Say “this is crazy”,
‘Cause you’re the Pharaoh,
Let us go, maybe?

You change your mind like
Changing a baby,
‘Cause you’re the Pharaoh,
Let us go, maybe?

They’ll call it chutzpah,
Say “this is crazy”,
‘Cause you’re the Pharaoh,
Let us go, maybe?

And all the other kings,
Try to enslave me,
But you’re my Pharaoh,
Let us go, maybe?

Before you got out of my life
You worked us so hard
You worked us so hard
You worked us so, so hard
Before you got out of my life
You worked us so hard
We won’t forget that
You worked us so, so hard.

You change your mind like
Changing a baby,
‘Cause you’re the Pharaoh,
Let us go, maybe?

They’ll call it chutzpah,
Say “this is crazy”,
‘Cause you’re the Pharaoh,
Let us go, maybe?

And all the other kings,
Try to enslave me,
But you’re my Pharaoh,
Let us go, maybe?

Before you got out of my life
You worked us so hard
You worked us so hard
You worked us so, so hard
Before you got out of my life
You worked us so hard
We won’t forget that
Let us go maybe?

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