Hey, Joseph

(parody of "Hey, Joe" by Jimi Hendrix)
New lyrics by Mike Fischer

The Story: this parody got its start while I was watching the young people who played Joseph and Mary in my church's 2006 Christmas cantata.


Hey, Joe, why you goin' to take that gal from her land?
Hey, Joe, I said, why you goin' to take that gal from her land?
We're going en route to have a baby, you know she'll get a blessin' in Bethlehem.
We're going en route to have a baby, you know she'll get a blessin' in Bethlehem.
(Huh! Thanks to Roman rule.)

Hey, Joe, I heard you took your Mary down, room not found now.
Hey, Joe, I heard you took your Mary down, stable sounds now.
Yes, I did, I got her, got her the only space left in that town.
Yes, I did, I got her, got her the only space left in that town.
(And she gave me a son, not a daughter!)

Hey, Joe, where you two gonna run to now?
Hey, Joe, I said, where you two gonna run to now?
We're goin' to skip town now, angel said, "Egypt," and we'll obey.
We're goin' to skip town now, angel said, and that's good for me.
Ain't no one gonna find me
Ain't no Herod gonna, he ain't gonna put a sword through me.

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