Give Me That Old Inquisition

( I thought of the song parody below a few years ago. A couple of years ago, I sent a copy of it to the Freedom From Religion Foundation. In her reply, Foundation President Anne Laurie Gaylor implied that Pete Seeger had written a similar parody. Pete Seeger–the Daily-Worker-reading folk singer. Since I’ve never seen or heard Seeger’s version, I don’t know HOW similar his is to mine, or vice versa. In any case, here’s mine.)

Give Me That Old Inquisition
(to the tune of “Give Me That Old Time Religion”)

Give me that old Inquisition.
Give me that old Inquisition.
Give me that old Inquisition.
It’s good enough for me.

It was good enough for the Dominicans.
It was good enough for the Dominicans.
It was good enough for the Domincans.
It’s good enough for me.

Give me that old Inquisition.
Give me that old Inquisition.
Give me that old Inquisition.
It’s good enough for me.

It was good for Torquemada.
It was good for Torquemada.
It was good for Torquemada.
It’s good enough for me.

Give me that old Inquisition.
Give me that old Inquisition.
Give me that old Inquisition.
It’s good enough for me.

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