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Song Parodies -> "Amen #44"

Original Song Title:

"Amen"

Original Performer:

Harry Belafonte

Parody Song Title:

"Amen #44"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

Closing the movie "Lilies of the Field", chapel-builder Sidney Poitier escaped the Scandinavian nuns by luring them into this song. It's an appropriate template for the man leaving office today, who was hailed as a "new messiah" in 2008. I followed the format of this version that has some errors in the lyrics.
See the little baby, Amen
Slapped in Nairobi, Amen
Or Honolulu?
Amen, Amen, Amen

See him in madrassas, Amen
Talking with the imams, Amen
He marveled at their wisdom
Amen, Amen, Amen

See him at our best schools, Amen
Talking with professor-men, Amen
Remaking him progressive
Amen, Amen, Amen

Marching on to Washington, Amen
Scolding three branches, Amen
He posed as mender
Amen, Amen, Amen

Down at the Senate, Amen
There he was abstaining, Amen
Fund-raising balls and dinners
Amen, Amen, Amen

See him in the White House, Amen
Slaying our Forefathers, Amen
We'll weep tomorrow
Amen, Amen, Amen

Led on autopilot, Amen
Press, dazed, deified him, Amen
But he closed not Gitmo
Amen, Amen, Amen

He tried to save us, Amen
And sought to behave us, Amen
Now he'll rewrite hist'ry
Amen, Amen, Amen

"Amen" can be an affirmation of what has been said or a concluding statement, maybe both. You decide. "Slapped" refers to the birth wake-up. The "three branches" are executive, legislative and judicial.

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Barry J. Mitchel - January 20, 2017 - Report this comment
I am not a "birther" (Stanza 1); his mother was a US citizen who was living elsewhere and visiting relatives.
His education (Stanzas 2 and 3), however, was not like that of the great majority of US citizens.
The final line could be "Amend, amend, amend."
Dana Mathewson - January 20, 2017 - Report this comment
Great job, as always, Barry. Now it's gonna be something to watch him go away (NOT). Well, he'll just continue to cement his status as The Worst President Ever.
CML - January 21, 2017 - Report this comment
I doubt that the O-man was remade into a proggressive at Columbia U. He sprang out a full fledged ultra-leftie from the womb. His profs at Columbia probably moved him closer to.the middle -- from 99 percentile left to 95
Larry Hensley - January 21, 2017 - Report this comment
He was a decent president on the whole in my opinion. He's definitely too full of himself but that's a requirement to be president. Interesting write
Patrick - January 22, 2017 - Report this comment
He bought a house two blocks from the White House. Maybe he's hoping, that like Napoleon, the public will call him back.

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