Back in 2007, official WDTPRS Parody Song Writer, our own esteemed Tim Ferguson, offered Fr. Z a tune in honor of the July 7, 2007, release of the text Summorum Pontificum by Pope Benedict XVI. The tune was based on Pete Seeger’s classic, made famous by the Byrds in 1965, "Turn! Turn! Turn!" Fr. Z thought Ferguson's lyrics good enough to repost again this year HERE, and anyone unfamiliar with the tune can find the Byrds' rendition of it HERE.
Inspired by the reposting of his offering 5 years ago, Ferguson has come to Fr. Z's service again this year with an endeavor that takes the cake, this one to the Beatles’ “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer.” Ferguson remarks: "Unfortunately, to fit the tune, you have to put the emphasis on the last syllable of “Summorum”, but it works." Indeed it does.
In case you don't know the tune, click on the following online recording of "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" by the Beatles, and sing along with Ferguson's lyrics HERE.