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From the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting was a #12 hit for Elton John in 1973.

Songwriter:
Elton John & Bernie Taupin


Stats:
Genre: Classic Rock
Length: 5:18

Sabbath Day's Quite Alright for Nice Things
Parody of "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" by Elton John
(Mark 3:1-6; Luke 13:10-17)

In Galilee we had a scene one day
I'll tell you what the Lord did here
The Sabbath was clogged in the synagogue
When a withered-handed fool appeared
The poor man was sufferin' but the Pharisees did nothin'
And they all waited for Jesus there
But Jesus broke through their traditions and rules
The hand once diseased He repaired

Oh, donít give us none of your regulations
Iíve had it with you hypocrites
Sabbath day's quite alright for nice things -- get a little practice in
Man,they're gettin' spoiled now that Jesus came
God just heals Ďem left and right
And Sabbath day's quite all right for Christ
Sabbath day's quite alright, alright, alright, ooh

Well, her back was a sight, Iím being polite
Was bendiní over double to half of her height
Jesus loosed her crippled muscles there in Luke 13
After 18 years she straightened out and she was freed!
A couple other times when the Sabbath was right
Was a man with-a dropsy and a man born blind
Peterís feverish mother-in-law and a demoniac
And Bethesda with the man who had the mat

Oh, donít give us none of your bad religion
Iíve had it with you hypocrites
Sabbath day's quite alright for nice things get a little practice in
Man, they're gettin' spoiled now that Jesus came
God just heals Ďem left and right
And Sabbath day's quite all right for Christ
Sabbath day's quite alright, alright, alright, ooh

Mark 3:4
Then Jesus asked them, "Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?" But they remained silent.


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