zuhlio 02 Some of you may recall waaay back when I posted a song by the famous rapper “Zuhlio”.  I hadn’t had any previous acquaintance with Zuhlio before that, but since then I have stayed in touch.  He had retired and was living quietly of the proceeds of his last hit “Aging Hippie Paradise” and spending a lot of time reading Trollope.  He also reads this blog regularly.

When Zuhlio read the post about the wymymnypryst with the “Ordination Tambourine” the ZUHL was inspired to come out of of retirement.  He collaborated once again with that “T. Ferguson, whose initials are oddly eerily similar to those of the official WDTPRS Parodohymnodist Tim Ferguson, in the creation of a song in honor of all wymmynyprysts everywhere.  He gave permission for it to be debuted here.  You read the lyrics under that entry about the “Ordination Tambourine“.

However, as a bonus to all of you Mystic Monk Coffee drinkers, Zuhlio has added an additional stanza!

What I didn’t know about Zuhlio is that he, too, is fortunate enough to be a Minnesotan!  He, as I have, has spent a lot of time in northern Minnesota’s “Iron Range”.  Therefore, Zuhlio did honor to his roots by taking a few cues from another famous bard from “da Range”.   You might pick up some hints of his style.

And talk about range!  This is a new genre for the famous former rapper.

And so, for all agin’ hippies everywhere, here’s ZUHLIO!

There may yet be a music video.


Some are asking for the lyrics:

Hey! Lady Tambourine Priest, liturgize for me,
I’m schismatic and it’s warm where I am goin’ to
Hey! Lady Tambourine Priest, liturgize for me,
In your jingle jangle worship I’ll come followin’ you

Though I think the Roman Catholic Church has got a few things wrong,
And I’m fond of Bishop Spong,
Let me belt out one more song, before I leave here,
Your heresy amazes me, I smile and shake my head,
You have no valid cred,
Your hosts are still just bread, and that’s still wine, dear.


Lady bishops dance in miters held by bobby pins,
no penances or sins, blue veins upon their shins
With many double chins,
Wait only for the NCR to gratify,
Large puppets swayin’ up the aisle, to strains of David Haas,
Scripture’s from Daily Kos, is this really a Maas?
It sure don’t satisfy.


Tramplin’ on the dogmas of the Church and Holy Writ,
Dancin’ hippos ‘round you flit, with their pantsuits double-knit,
Just another load of …feces shoveled madly,
And if it seems like justice when our nature is ignored,
Not to mention Our Dear Lord, then I don’t know what you’ve drunk,
But it sure ain’t Mystic Monk,
It’s a shadow I’d avoid that you are chasin’.


Then take me disappearin’ through your schism and dissent,
We’ve cast off all pretense, we finally have a voice,
In Catholics for Free Choice, who cares what bishops teach,
We’re far beyond the reach of Christ’s own Vicar,
Yes we dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free,
Goodbye to sanity, in our labyrinths of pride,
“Non serviam!” we’ve cried, all gender roles have died,
We’ve forgotten our Creator and humility.


About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. Dr Guinness says:

    Hahaha… Exactly the laugh I needed this afternoon!

  2. WaywardSailor says:

    Will the music video include giant puppets?

  3. capchoirgirl says:

    There MUST be giant puppets!
    I am thankful for this parody. LOL.

  4. APX says:

    ROTFLMAO x Infinity + 1!
    My Orange Crush just came spewing out my nose!
    Consider this downloaded and synced to my iPhone.

    The people living above overfilled their bathtub and caused a torrential downpour in my laundry room. On my way running to minimize flood with a bucket (which didn’t work), I slipped and landed hard on the cement floor on my bad knee. Thus, I was in the most rotten mood less than 10 minutes ago, but this fine piece of musicality just wiped all that away.

  5. AnAmericanMother says:

    LOLROTFLM . . . . O!!!!!!!

    Tell Zuhlio from me he got the whining tone JUST right. Ditto the harmonica player

    This is going to be shared liberally.

  6. Tim Ferguson says:

    shared liberally? or shared in a completely ossified manualist way?

  7. Jim says:

    Father.. stop giving them ideas ! Now this will be the new entrance “hymn” for their inclusive “services”. :-)

  8. pm125 says:

    Puppets dancing beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free – noooo …
    I’ll probably think of this song when the balloons are televised during the parade tomorrow.

  9. contrarian says:

    Heh heh heh…
    Long live Zuhlio!
    This made me laugh to beat the band.

  10. Phil_NL says:

    LOL, Vincenzo!

  11. ejcmartin says:

    A classic for the ages. Vincenzo, nothing short of brilliant!

  12. APX says:

    Lol! This just keeps getting better.

  13. Bryan Boyle says:

    You know (wiping the mystic monk coffee off my monitor), the really sad thing is…the targets of this send up would not be able to even see the humor or admonishment in the light with which it was intended.

    To my US compatriots, especially Fr. Z…may you enjoy a Thanksgiving Day full of family, thankfulness, and happy memories.

  14. Mariana says:

    I’ve just come home from a lecture on Karl Barth, so it was was just what I needed!

  15. APX says:

    Y’know, this could be a single on iTunes and all the money from sales could be donated to something really Catholic and traditional.

  16. Tantum Ergo says:


  17. benedetta says:

    Zuh-Zuh-Zuh Zuhlio!

    Also wanted to say in all seriousness that the PodcaZt on the liturgical year, preceding this, was awesome too.

  18. wanda says:

    You guys are too much. Well done, Zuhlio, Vincenzo and T. Ferguson. Happy Thanksgiving.
    Blessings to all.

  19. Elizabeth D says:

    Not exactly gentle, but brilliant.

  20. inara says:

    BAHAHAHA!! you must print the lyrics for the new stanza (I thought I heard dancing hippos & doubleknit pantsuits in addition to Mystic Monk). Bravo, gentlemen!!

  21. irishgirl says:

    Hysterically funny! My eyes are filling with tears of laughter while I attempt to keep from bustin’ out laughing in the library!
    Good thing I don’t drink anything while I’m online!
    Bravo, Father Z, Tim Ferguson, and Vincenzo!
    ESPECIALLY Vincenzo! ‘Zuhilio’ is a dead ringer for Bob Dylan! Love it!

  22. irishgirl says:

    Whoops-spelled “Zuhlio’ wrong. Sorry about that!
    I had to look again at Vincenzo’s handiwork, and I had to smother my laughter again.
    You guys (Father Z, Tim and Vincenzo) are too much! Bravissimo!

  23. lucy says:

    Thanks for the zlaugh.

  24. Tantum Ergo says:

    Dear Zuhilio the Magnficent:
    I only hope the music video features Fr. Z with Bob Dylan’s hair. BTW, If you need ideas for including a “dancing hippo” ditty, I’d suggest watching walt Disney’s “Fantasia.”

  25. Zuhlio needs a (backwards) black ball cap inscribed with
    Too funny! :-D

  26. The lyrics have been posted in the top entry.

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