Farrer-Goulder-Goodacreian Rhapsody

Is this a real source?

Is this just fantasy?

Scholarly landslide

An escape from reality

Open the Gospels

Find parallels and see

Because it’s Markan priority

Then Matt and Luke agree

Anyway the wind blows, Q stuff really matters to me, to me

Farrar debunked the trend

Laid out evidence and said

The Q theory should be shed

Goulder made Q-debunking fun

Now Goodacre has shown us all the way

Kloppenborg oooooh didn’t mean to make you cry

If the Synoptic problem’s solved this time tomorrow

Carry on, carry on

As if Q still really matters

Too late, Q’s time has come

Luke was reading Matthew’s lines

He rewrote them all just fine

Goodbye everybody – Q’s got to go

Gotta leave Q far behind and face the truth

Tuckett, ooooh

Q won’t want to die

I sometimes wish they’d not posited it at all

I see a little silhouetto of a source

Burton Mack, Marcus Borg, must you publish editions?

Layered Q redactions – have so little traction, see?

B. H. Streeter, Robert Stein,

F. G. Downing, Frans Neirynck,

James M. Robinson also – They all say so

I’m just a scholar, nobody loves me

He’s just a scholar, at a university

Spare him these too complex hypotheses

Sources come sources go – will you let Q go?

Let Q go! No – we will not let Q go – let it go

Let Q go! We will not let Q go – let it go

Let Q go! We will not let Q go – let it go

Will not let Q go – let it go

Never let Q go – let it go

Never let Q go – ooo

No, no, no, no, no, no, no –

Oh Mark Goodacre, Mark Goodacre, Mark Goodacre let Q go

Johann Griesbach has some choice words set aside for thee

for thee

for thee

If you posit redaction and set Q aside

Say Luke took Matthew’s sermons and then pulverized

Your case cements with minor agreements

You’re gonna get Q, just wanna get Q outta here

Ooh yeah, ooh yeah

Q still really matters

Anyone can see

Q still really matters – Q still really matters to me

The scholarly winds blow…

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  • Darrell Pursiful

    Fantastic! This must be performed and YouTubed. (Is there a line or two missing in the first verse?)

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

      I don’t think so (I didn’t write in all the echoes and parenthetical responses, and so that may be what is missing).

      If there is enough of a call to record it, I will – but I hope that at the very least Mark Goodacre will make a cameo appearance as himself! :-)

      • markmatson

        Record!! Record!!

        And perhaps Kloppenborg also would add a cameo
        Who knows, maybe you could also get many of the “Questioning Q” gang on short cameos….

        [who’s going to play the great guitar riff ala Queen?]

        • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

          I think it would have to be done using an existing backing track, and just providing the new vocals – or otherwise it would take a lot of work and a lot of volunteers! If anyone offers, I’m happy to collaborate!

  • AlanCK

    You must make a video of this Wayne’s World-style

  • Victoria Gaile

    Record, record, record! This is fabulous!

  • arcseconds

    Very good :-)

    Does this reflect your actual opinions on the Q hypothesis?

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

      Nope!

  • Montjoie

    High Larry Us


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