18 March 2010

GinGer Schnapp

In case you're wondering, the Gs in the title are hard Gs.

I rewrote the lyrics of a traditional song in honour of the birthday or a friend of mine. In reaction to his insistence on calling me "Buttercup" when we speak, I have taken to calling him "GinGer Schnapp" complete with a wide-arc snap when the hands are free and not too sore.

For the tune to which this is sung, try one of the original versions
here or here.

When I First Came To This Land (GGS version)

When I first came to this land,
I was but a girly man,
So I got myself a schnapp,
And I did what I could.
And I called my schnapp, GinGer Schnapp,
Unrepentant girly man, I do what I can.

When I first came to this land,
I was but a girly man,
So I got myself some 'mos,
And I did what I could,
And I called my 'mos, tramps and hos,
And I called my schnapp, GinGer Schnapp,
Unrepentant girly man, I do what I can.

When I first came to this land,
I was but a girly man,
So I got myself a 'tude,
And I did what I could.
And I called my 'tude, watch it dude,
And I called my 'mos, tramps and hos,
And I called my schnapp, GinGer Schnapp,
Unrepentant girly man, I do what I can.

When I first came to this land,
I was but a girly man,
So I got myself some boots,
And I did what I could.
And I called my boots, big galoots,
And I called my 'tude, watch it dude,
And I called my 'mos, tramps and hos,
And I called my schnapp, GinGer Schnapp,
Unrepentant girly man, I do what I can.

When I first came to this land,
I was but a girly man,
So I got myself a grip,
And I did what I could.
And I called my grip, out don't flip,
And I called my boots, big galoots,
And I called my 'tude, watch it dude,
And I called my 'mos, tramps and hos,
And I called my schnapp, GinGer Schnapp,
Unrepentant girly man, I do what I can.

When I first came to this land,
I was but a girly man,
So I got myself some fun,
And I did what I could.
And I called my fun, no work done,
And I called my grip, out don't flip,
And I called my boots, big galoots,
And I called my 'tude, watch it dude,
And I called my 'mos, tramps and hos,
And I called my schnapp, GinGer Schnapp,
Unrepentant girly man, I do what I can.

Happy Birthday, GinGer Schnapp!

3 comments:

David McHep C said...

Ginger Snaps were always my Grandpa's favorite. No I'll have that song in my head when I think of them. Pretty good song though. David

Ken Monteith said...

That's my evil plan: get the song stuck in someone else's head! ;-)

Brent said...

I like your take on it.