Musical welcome for Origami Yoda

I’ve been waiting to see this book in print for years — years I tell you — so I’m psyched to welcome Tom Angleberger’s The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by playing some of my favorite Star Wars related songs. You know who sings them. You may even know some of the words. It’s okay. I won’t tell anyone you’re a Weird Al fan. It’ll be our little secret.

I’ll have an interview with Tom tomorrow. But today let’s listen to Weird Al’s Yoda, to the tune of the Kinks’ Lola. And in case you were wondering: I don’t know just some of the words; I know all of them. I sing them proudly on, oh, just about every car trip we ever take.

Thank goodness there’s a Weird Al channel on youtube. Here’s a link to The Saga Begins to the tune of “American Pie,” and, yep, I know every word to this one, too. Favorite lines: “So we took him there and we told the tale/How his midi-chlorians were off the scale…

And just in case you want to play along, here’s where you can find the chords:
The Lola link.
The American Pie link.

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2 Responses to Musical welcome for Origami Yoda

  1. admin says:

    The first time I played that for the kids, B told me: “This is going on your permanent record.”

  2. Sarah P says:

    “I know Darth Vader’s really got you annoyed, but remember if you kill him, then you’ll be unemployed…”

    Madelyn, you just made my day. Thank you.