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Song Parodies -> "President Abe Lincoln"

Original Song Title:

"Superstition"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Stevie Wonder

Parody Song Title:

"President Abe Lincoln"

Parody Written by:

Paul Robinson

The Lyrics

Perhaps someone most reasonable American's can agree was a great President...
President Abe Lincoln
was a real great man
He knew it was crucial
that the Union stand
He detested slav'ry
thought men should be free
He found it unsav'ry
countered his beliefs

When the South tried to secede he said
"No way you can
cause divided
there was no way we could stand"
(no way we could stand, no no)

The Western expansion
clearly was at hand
Natural resources
most valuable land
Lincoln could envision
contentious disputes
Slave states next to 'Free' ones
would bear evil fruit

Lincoln clearly could see
that this recipe
sure would taste bad
Told Jeff Davis, "you must stay"
(you must stay, I say, I say)

Lincoln's shrewd decisions
foiled all the South's plans
Signed a proclamation
freeing every man
Knew War would be ugly
but it had to be
Nation could not survive
half-slave and half-free

There would be pain and suffering
and in some folks 'Hate'
but he knew someday
That our Nation would be great

~ ~ ~ (USA, OK) ~ ~ ~
~ ~ ~ (Abe, Abe, he's OK) ~ ~ ~
{Repeat variations of those lines all the way out to Fade}

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Adagio - August 03, 2005 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but I know your pacing. You are right, Lincoln stood for what we all should stand for right now. 5's
Paul Robinson - August 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Pat...I thought of saying something like that in my top remarks but decided I would see if someone else would, instead ~ ~ ~
Rick C - August 03, 2005 - Report this comment
A fine tribute to one of the best, if not the best, Presidents...555
Tim Hall - August 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Honest 5's for an song honoring Honest Abe
Paul Robinson - August 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, guys ~ ~ ~
alvin rhodes - August 03, 2005 - Report this comment
funny AND funky...it made me smile...5s
Michael Pacholek - August 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Fourscore... no, five-score. As long as you write here, then laughter of the people, by the people and for the people shall not perish from the site.
Paul Robinson - August 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Well put, Michael P...and I might add that you can make all of the people laugh some of the time, some of the people laugh all of the time, and some people just won't even look at your sh*t at all...I think Lincoln might have said something similar to that, too...it might have been a little bit different though...alvin - that brings forth a particular funny and interesting image in my mind... Abe Lincoln rockin' out a la Stevie Wonder on the piano/vocals for this number...and Stevie Wonder delivering a "funked-out" version of the Gettysburg address..and I can really get behind both of those images, too...
Michael Pacholek - August 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Well, Lincoln was known for telling funny, even bawdy stories. As a fromer frontier boy, he probably would've loved Jeff Foxworthy's redneck jokes. Then there was the time when he was a younger lawyer, and his opponent in a trial called him a "two-faced" something-or-other. Abe turned to the jury and said, "If I had two faces, do you think I would wear this one?"

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