First you get down on your knees, Get in line in that processional,
Fiddle with your rosaries, Step into that small confessional,
Bow your head with great respect, There the guy who's got religion'll
And genuflect, genuflect, genuflect! Tell you if your sins' original.
Do whatever steps you want if If it is, try playin' it safer,
You have cleared them with the Pontiff, Drink the wine and chew the wafer,
Ev'rybody say his own Two, four, six eight,
Kyrie eleison, Time to transubstantiate!
Doin' the Vatican Rag.
So get down upon your knees, Make a cross on your abdomen,
Fiddle with your rosaries, When in Rome do like a Roman,
Bow your head with great respect, Ave Maria,
And genuflect, genuflect, genuflect! Gee, it's good to see ya,
Gettin' ecstatic an' sorta dramatic an' Doin' the Vatican Rag!
- -- Tom Lehrer, "The Vatican Rag"