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Song Parodies -> "Barack Obama (former IL Senator)"

Original Song Title:

"George Murphy (former CA Senator)"

Original Performer:

Tom Lehrer

Parody Song Title:

"Barack Obama (former IL Senator)"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

For the ongoing debates about foreign policy, border security, jobs, national debt and health insurance, I offer updated lyrics below to TOS.
Illinois's often tried to mix
Crime, business and politics,
From Edward J. Kelly [1]
To Richard Daley. [2]
Barack Obama is the star
Who's done the best by far.

Oh gee, it's great!
At last we've got a President who can really read a speech.
We can't expect America to win peace or N-Prize,
Without One in the White House to bow and apologize.

The YouTubes that you've seen
On your iPod or phone screen
Show prevaricative talents in his rants.
Should Americans have jobs? He says yes;
E'en so, won't shut out immigrants who'll work for less;
And after all, even in Utah, rail makers
Had to import Chinese nail-shakers. [3]

Think of all the deficits; he has no cure.
Imagine it's a felony with fines 'less you insure. [4]
Yes, now that he's the President, he's really acting strange
To give The People his Hope and Change.

[1] Mayor of Chicago from 1933 to 1947
[2] Mayor of Chicago from 1955 to 1975
[3] A shaker was a man who held a spike while it was sledge-hammered into a cross-tie in the 19th century. Chinese, being fireworks experts, also worked in demolition.
[4] A provision of ObamaCare

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Old Man Ribber - April 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember the original Murphy song by Tom Lehrer. You've accomplished something rare here, Barry...a parody of a satire! Bravo!
Barry J. Mitchel - April 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, OMR; he sang it on TW3 (That Was The Week That Was) TV show, and it's on my TWTYTW vinyl album and Remains of Tom Lehrer CD set, gift of a sympatico daughter. Hey, you omitted your ;D signature!
Old Man Ribber - April 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Maybe it really wasn't ;D

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