There Is A Voice In Ramah' Rap
12' There Is A Voice In Ramah' Rap ( Matthew 2. 16-18)
I'm feelin' aggravated and so infuriated,
The wise men said they'd come back and they lied.
They promised that they would, when I told them that they should.
When I get my hands on them, they're gonna DIE !
And now I got the hump, in my throat there is a lump,
And I'm so devastated I could cry.
It's all been fabricated.
That a king has been created?
Is this just another star up in the sky ?
But what if it's all true, this has come out of the blue,
What a big, almighty fuss this babe has made.
My scribes were never faster to premeditate disaster.
If I let him live he'll put me in the shade !
So I'll have him expurgated and then annihilated,
And I'll be liberated only then,
If all children two and under,
By the sword are cast asunder,
In the pestilential town of Bethlehem.
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"Go !" There is a voice in Ramah,
"Go !" Wailing and loudly lamenting,
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"Go!" It is Rachel weeping,
"Go !" Weeping for all of her children.
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Refusing to be comforted, because they are no more !
"Put an end to him!"
© 2001 Sheila Hamil