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Cuilionn Lyr Req: What a Friend We Have in Jesus (parodies) (15) RE: Lyr Req: What a Friend We Have in Jesus (parodies) 14 May 10


In "angel row" of my childhood church, where a gaggle of us sat as teenagers, scribbling naughty things on each other's bulletins, we used to insert the term "Cheez-whiz" whenever ol' Jesus showed up in the hymns. Our local parody started thusly:

"What a friend we have in Cheez-whiz,
all our crackers to adorn;
Oh, what taste we often forfit,
putting Cheez-whiz on our corn..."

Many years later, while crafting a mummer's play for a seminary chapel service that happened to fall on April Fool's Day, we used two or three hymns from the collection of hymn parodies written by some Unitarian wag..."What a Friend We Have in Cheeses" was one of them. The same guy (whose name I've forgotten) did a great version of "Holy, Holy, Holy" re-worked as "Coffee, Coffee, Coffee..."

--Cuilionn, who dearly loves reverent irreverence!


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