I wonder if, when they released this song, the band Magic! realised it would spawn so many versions.
The Indian Girl’s version of Rude (I expect you know the tune)
Saturday morning, I’m in my bed, not thinking about you.
I have no reason- we haven’t met -just an aunty mentioned you.
But you’re at my door, asking my dad a stupid question
And he looks at you like he thinks you’re mad, yeah.
You say “Can I have your daughter for the rest of her life
Say yes, say yes, or I’ll ask next door.
Don’t want a lot of dowry, cos I’m a nice guy.
But don’t tell Ma- she doesn’t need to know”
Why you gotta be a fool? Thinking I would marry you?
Like I’ve nothing else to do? So I would marry you anyway?
Marry this boy? I don’t even know his name!
Marry this boy? When I have 2 M.A.’s?
Marry this boy? Not even if I was paid!
Why you gotta be a fool?
“I hate to do this; you leave no choice”, says my father,
“You better leave or I will be forced to call your mother.
If she even knows that you’re standing at my door
She will come here and catch you by the nose!
“Can you have my daughter for the rest of your life?
Arre baba, please don’t ask twice.
Message her on Facebook- see if she replies.
It’s her call to become your wife…
“Why you gotta be so rude? It is our weekend too!
What is wrong with today’s youth? And if she marries you anyway…
Marries this boy- There’ll be no doweray!
Marries this boy? Log kya kahenge?
Marries this boy- he’ll ruin the family name!
Why you gotta be so rude?”
So can he have your daughter for the rest of his life?
It’ll break Ma’s heart but the answer’s no:
I’ve just set up my own business so the time’s not right
And more than that- I just don’t think so!
Why you gotta be so rude? Don’t you know what humans do?
They give others space to choose. As for marrying you anyway…
Marry this boy? Not even if Nani says!
Marry this boy? It all seems a bit arranged.
Marry this boy? No chance, no way, Jose!
Why you gotta be so rude…? (x3)
If I have made you forget what the original sounds like, please go here