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Apparently this song is all the rage in Poland right now and totally worth watching from beginning to end….

The Lyrics in English

I drive Skoda 100 to camp here on Orawa
So I hurry, take a risk – go through Morawa
The monster lives there, comes out of the bog
Eats mostly Prague citizen, its name is Jozin (Joseph)

Chorus: Jozin from the bog creeps through swamp
Jozin from the bog closes to the village
Jozin from the bog edges its teeth
Jozin from the bog bites, strangles
To defend Jozin from the bog, who could imagine, only works a plane with manure (white powder)

I was driving through the village on road to Vizowice
The village mayor greeted me, said to me during drinking Sliwowica
‘The one who will bring Jozin dead or alive
gets my daughter and a half of National Agrarian Farm


I said: ‘give me a plane and powder, mayor,
I’ll bring you Jozin, I see no trouble about that’,
Mayor helped me, in the morning I went up in the sky
The powder from the plane prettily fell on Jozin.


Joe Swamp is now all white
Joe Swamp escapes from the bogs
Joe Swamp has turned to stone
For Joe Swamp, this is the end
I caught Joe and now I have him, woohoo!
Cash is always good so now I’m selling him to the zoo

Do a Youtube search on Jozin z Bazin to see various new versions and adaptations of the song…

1978 Czech song Jozin z Bazin

4 thoughts on “1978 Czech song Jozin z Bazin

  • May 30, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    I can see why. It’s catchy, kitchy and that guy is really gettin his Jozin on.

  • June 2, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    It’s eerie how much that video resembles a Flying Fish Sailor show…


  • June 4, 2008 at 9:04 am

    So confused…why is this crazy Czech song popular in Poland? And why is Ewan McGregor dancing around like an epileptic with a giant beard? All I know is I LOVE it.

  • June 5, 2008 at 10:31 am

    This is hilarious. However, I’d like to know what dancing guy is doing when he’s on the floor between choruses! I sent this to all my friends!

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