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Song Parodies -> "President They Call James Monroe"

Original Song Title:

"No Particular Place to Go"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Chuck Berry

Parody Song Title:

"President They Call James Monroe"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Ride through Virginia upon my horse.
To join George Washington, of course.
The taxes, the Brits upon us piled.
Their redcoat soldiers running wild.
To revolution we must go.
And I'm the Colonel called James Monroe.

Ride through Virginia upon my horse
to help America set its course.
I ran to be elected Senator.
'Cause practicing law is such bore.
'Til the President said I must go.
Now I'm the Ambassador James Monroe.

(guitar break)

I was Ambassador James Monroe.
But Adams don't want me there no mo'.
But Jefferson, he saw some gold.
And Madison gave me real good role.
Can you imagine me there at State?
My chance for the Presidency great!

Walking around the big White House!
Still feud with Henry Clay that louse!
These sectional rivalries are a sin!
And Spain and France, check my Doctrine!
Into the history books I go
as the President they call James Monroe!

(guitar close)

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alvin rhodes - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
i'm imagining james monroe doin' the duck walk....one of the few presidents actually shorter than myself....these presidential parodies are great...
John Barry - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Yes, they are great.
Michael Pacholek - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Monroe was six feet even, Alvin. You're thinking of Madison (five-four, the shortest of them all).
Tim Hall - October 01, 2004 - Report this comment
This parody is good enough to inspire a doctrine!

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