They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore

Album: Kinky Friedman (1974)
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Songfacts®:

  • Yes, there are songs with worse titles than this, but most or all of them are in the same genre. Although he was born at Chicago, Kinky Friedman styles himself the last of the Jewish cowboys by dint of relocating to Texas, where he appears to have had a run-in with a bigoted redneck. Whether factual or fictional, "They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore" was the result, and the not-so-endearing couplet is completed with, "They don't turn the other cheek the way they done before."
  • Unsurprisingly, this song contains more than its fair share of racial epithets - not all of them directed at Jews. With something as far over the top, it is of course not to be taken seriously. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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