"The Saga Begins" as written by and Don Mclean....
A long long time ago
In a galaxy far away
Naboo was under an attack
And I thought me and Qui-Gon Jinn
Could talk the Federation into
Maybe cutting them a little slack
But their response, it didn't thrill us
They locked the doors and tried to kill us
We escaped from that gas
Then met Jar Jar and Boss Nass
We took a bongo from the scene
And we went to Theed to see the queen
We all wound up on Tatooine
That's where we found this boy

Oh my my, this here Anakin guy
May be Vader someday later, now he's just a small fry
And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
Sayin' "Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi,
Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi"

Did you know this junkyard slave
Isn't even old enough to shave
But he can use the Force they say
Ah, do you see him hitting on the queen
Though he's just nine and she's fourteen
Yeah, he's probably gonna marry her someday
Well, I know he built C3PO
And I've heard how fast his pod can go
And we were broke, it's true
So we made a wager or two
He was a prepubescent flyin' ace
And the minute Jabba started off that race
Well, I know who would win first place
Oh yes, it was our boy

We started singin', my my, this here Anakin guy
May be Vader someday later, now he's just a small fry
And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
Sayin' "Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi"
"Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi"

Now we finally got to Coruscant
The Jedi Council we knew would want
To see how good the boy could be
So we took him there and we told the tale
How his midi-chlorians were off the scale
And he might fulfill that prophecy
Oh, the Council was impressed, of course
Could he bring balance to the force?
They interviewed the kid
Oh, training they forbid
Because Yoda sensed in him much fear
And Qui-Gon said, "Now listen here
Just stick it in your pointy ear
I still will teach this boy"

He was singin' my my, this here Anakin guy
May be Vader someday later, now he's just a small fry
And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
Sayin' "Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi,
Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi"

We caught a ride back to Naboo
Cause Queen Amidala wanted to
I frankly would've liked to stay
We all fought in that epic war
And it wasn't long at all before
Little Hotshot flew his plane and saved the day
And in the end some Gungans died
Some ships blew up and some pilots fried
A lot of folks were croakin'
The battle droids were broken
And the Jedi I admire most
Met up with Darth Maul and now he's toast
Well, I'm still here and he's a ghost
I guess I'll train this boy

And I was singin', my my, this here Anakin guy
May be Vader someday later, now he's just a small fry
And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
Sayin' "Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi
Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi"
We were singin', my my, this here Anakin guy
May be Vader someday later, now he's just a small fry
And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
Sayin' "Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi"


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"The Saga Begins" as written by Don Mclean

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song it's a very good adaptation. It's not like other parodies who don't have not even the minimum idea of what they're talking about, this guy it's a genious !!!
    DjRefon June 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAhh, do you see him hitting on the queen
    Though he's just nine and she's fourteen lol. I like it how Weird Al does stuff like this about Star Wars.
    chocol8_k8on March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMarvellous song. Weird Al is the man. the Star Wars films are my favourite ever (that's right, I love the prequels and Jedi) THE EWOK films are not Star wars, they're rubbish. I consider episodes 1-6 all one big film and i love them all so much
    River Wolfon February 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyrical adaption of 'American Pie' by Don McLean
    With Special Thanks to George Lucas
    Demau Senaeon March 30, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery goood song ok to putang ina
    kilooobyteson March 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentvery goood song ok to putang ina
    kilooobyteson March 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcoolthey are like so good to mix the American pie with this lyrics that....it juz blends in so well get it???
    SunStaron July 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyrics aside, I reckon this sounds better than the original musically.
    Regos the Saneon June 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's a stars wars ballad maybe? why didn't lucas include this song on his movies? it's pretty much related
    Henon January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAn ode to Star Wars obviously.
    shan4shorton March 15, 2005   Link

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