Wednesday, June 25, 2008

My Contibution to Bad4's Shidduch Musical

My vast interest in secular music has led to me, well for one, to see their shidduch crisis as well as our own, but in that easily relating their lyrics- with small changes, of course- to the world of Shidduchim.
For those who are unaware, this is a contribution to a blog that is so well done, it makes me give up hope for ever writing my own Shidduch blog! BadforShidduchim - What can I tell ya? The kid knows what she's doing. Before you get lost in her world, read this!!!

I know it's lame, but my first song is Paula Cole's "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?"
I got the original lyrics here
(And sorry I couldn't keep the syllable count the same)

Where Have All the Bachurim Gone?!

Oh you get me ready in your '08 Lexus
Why don't we go sit down in the shade
Take shelter in the Brooklyn Marriot
The mid-summer sun scorching,
I'd like a glass of cold Diet Coke (hold the lemon)
The maid do our laundry if you pay all the bills


Where is my gadol hador?
Where is my talmid chacham?
Where is my happy ending?
Where have all the bachurim gone?

Why don't you stay the evening
Kick back and read a sefer
And I'll fix a little something to eat
Oh I know your back hurts from leaning on the shtender
How do you take your coffee my sweet
I will raise the children if you[r parents] pay all the bills


I am wearing my new dress tonight
But you don't, but you don't even know the difference

We finally sold the Lexus
When we had another baby
And you took the job in yeshiva
You made friends in the halls
And you joined them at the shiur
Almost every single day of the week
I will wash the dishes while you go to night seder


Where is my yungerleit?
Where is his shteiging shuckle?
Where is my bashert?
Where have all the bachurim gone?
Where have all the bachurim gone?
Where have all the bachurim gone?


At 6/26/2008 11:06 AM, Anonymous big bro said...

Not clear on what this is - was this something you wrote that appeared on BFS? Didn't see it on her site.

Anyway, it's a nice job, and if you come up with a few more like this you can be the female Country Yossi.

At 6/27/2008 7:11 AM, Anonymous C & L said...

Umm...I think we need to talk!

At 7/02/2008 10:24 AM, Blogger Kaila said...

wow, how cynical.
sorry, i found it distasteful. haven't read the other blog yet, though.

i gotta say, it fits the country music genre. do country singers ever find true love and live happily ever after? i hear dolly parton is pretty happy, but she never ended up having kids... oh, and of course she has to wear those wigs, which must make her head hurt...

At 7/02/2008 8:15 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

other people felt the same way.

Sorry, I guess I felt I had more of a license, since it doesn't describe my experience, as I date working guys who learn, not guys in yeshiva and such.

To those who found it offensive, my apologies.My hope is that it only describes a small percentage of people.

At 7/09/2008 10:04 AM, Blogger Tova Stulman said...

Michelle, great lyrics - you're hsyterical and talented and I sang this to myself at work. Thanks for the entertainment!

At 11/19/2008 9:24 PM, Anonymous Miriam said...

Oh my, you and I have to get in touch with the obsession of turning every secular/jewish song into a frum (or is it?!) musical. Ex: (BY) High School Musical, Gone 'by' the Wind, Chana Montanawitz, Hairshpritz, (Yaakov) Shrek(y) (featuring, Hallelu/a) etc etc. Let me know if you'd like to be co-producer :P


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