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Song Parodies -> "Barack Obama"

Original Song Title:

"Sweet Home Alabama"

Original Performer:

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Parody Song Title:

"Barack Obama"

Parody Written by:

Steve Kalafut

The Lyrics

My turn to pile on the junior senator from Illinois. Fortunately, his name reminded me of something besides that of a certain terrorist.
One two three

Turn it up

His father came from Kenya
His mother's from the Kansas plains
He was born there in Hawaii
Barack Obama is his name
And his dad's is the same - yeah

Well I heard they lived in Indonesia
Where he studied in a Muslim school
Well I hope that won't count against him
What he learned could be a good tool - any who

Meet Barack Obama
All you ladies and gents
Here's Barack Obama
Gonna run for president

[short guitar solo]

I heard that spiel from Joseph Biden - boo boo boo
Said Barack speaks well and he's clean
That he's the first man like that who's black
Sounds like Joe was really mean - what a scene

Meet Barack Obama
All you ladies and gents
Here's Barack Obama
Gonna run for president
Here he comes - it's Obama

[long guitar solo]

(Ahh ahh ahh it's Obama) [4 times]

Now his last name rhymes with Osama
If you ask me, it shouldn't mean a thing (ding a ling!)
Down there in Alabama
They wanna know what he's gonna bring - and so I sing

Meet Barack Obama
All you ladies and gents
Here's Barack Obama
Gonna run for president

Meet Barack Obama - here he is, yeah
All you ladies and gents - putting in your two cents
Here's Barack Obama - oh, yeah
Gonna run for president - yeah, yeah

[piano solo]
I've never figured out what Ronnie Van Zant says during the beginning of the piano solo of TOS, except for the "g d" words, so I'll leave that part out.

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 7

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Meriadoc - February 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Excellent job !
Stuart McArthur - February 05, 2007 - Report this comment
yes, excellent Steve, although I notice Michael Richards has refrained from voting - 555
mac195 - February 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Heh. I've had the biginnings of an Obama/Sweet Home Alabama parody in my head for a couple months now. Nice job, although I don't agree that Biden was "really mean".
Michael Pacholek - February 07, 2007 - Report this comment
It was a fair assessment, seeing as how we still don't know all that much about Obama -- and what we do "know," that he went to a "jihad school," is a lie. It took me years to realize that Ronnie was going "Boo, boo, boo!" to that pipsqueak Wallace. And, let's face it, as a Canadian, Neil Young was hardly the best choice to speak out against a Southern Man. But if Watergate did not bother Ronnie, then he has no right to ask me if my conscience bothers me.

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