The International Hamburger Day Song

Story Behind The Song

Anthem to mark the solemn occasion of International Hamburger Day (28 May). On the great day itself, for 24 hours only, the lyrics will also be the featured ode on my site where they will be enhanced by respectful artwork from Emilie Vercruysse.

Song Length 1:29 Genre Folk - General, Unique - Comedy


Oh, the borscht is best in Bamako.
Try Reykjavik's fried rice.
And the moussaka in Osaka
Has verve and vim and spice.
But for ethnic authenticity
There's nothing quite as nice
As to Have a Hamburger in Hamburg.

Well, the gnocchi in Kentucky
Are grilled at the right heat.
Koreans choose Seoul Mornay
For that extra special treat.
But there's only one thing for it
If you want to meet real meat.
Go and Have a Hamburger in Hamburg.

Crunch prawn crackers in Caracas
Or lean nonchalantly back as
You sample the fresh crab from the Dead Sea.
But you can keep your cold roast loin
Cos I'd much rather join
The ranks of the hambourgeoisie.

And the bouillabaisse in Inverness
Would grace the finest plate.
Sip Bourgignong with your egg foo yong
By the billabong. Cheers, mate.
But the rappers on the Reeperbahn
Will tell you of your fate.
You must Have a Hamburger in Hamburg.

Great idea where that came from. I like the simplicity of the arrangement which is absolutely right for this song. Concise, not a wasted second. Very imaginative and entertaining.

Lyrics Ian Graham Copyright © 2015 Music Ian Graham Copyright © 2015
Producer Jos Nijs Performance Ian Graham
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