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Song Parodies -> "Mama Told Me (Not to Run)"

Original Song Title:

"Mama Told Me (Not to Come)"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Three Dog Night

Parody Song Title:

"Mama Told Me (Not to Run)"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

But so many other people told General Ulysses S. Grant to run, and he did. Great General, but trouble-plagued President. The original was written by Randy Newman, who says he hates 3DN's version. Guess he won't mind handing over the money he made for writing his one and only Number 1 hit.
"Get some whiskey for the General who beat old Bobby Lee!"
Why are these Republicans being so nice to me?
This is the craziest Party that could ever be!
And I'm the best choice for President that they could see?

Mama told me not to run!
Mama told me not to run!
She said, "That ain't the way to have fun! No!"

Open up the White House, let my friends have all the jobs.
Turns out that they've been stealing money like a bunch of slobs!
They're cornering the stocks and leading Indians to death.
The scandals piling up so high, I cannot catch my breath!

Mama told me not to run!
Mama told me not to run!
She said, "That ain't the way to have fun, son!
That ain't the way to have fun! No!"

(instrumental break)

Gold fields are drying up, they only find lead ore!
I'm looking at the market, and it's dropped right through the floor!
I seen some stuff even the Democrats never did before!
They want me for a third term, but I don't want the job no more!

Mama told me not to run!
Mama told me not to run!
She said, "That ain't the way to have fun, son!
That ain't the way to have fun! No!"

Mama told me, Mama told me
Mama told me, Mama told me
Mama told me, Mama told me
Mama told me, Mama told me
"That ain't the way to have fun, son!
That ain't the way to have fun, son!
That ain't the way to have fun, son!
That ain't the way to have fun, son!"

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John Barry - July 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Keep 'em coming, son!
alvin rhodes - July 14, 2004 - Report this comment
i miss the days when presidents had beards....5s...looking forward to more in this vein
Tim Hall - July 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Open up the White House, let my friends have all the jobs. Turns out that they’ve been stealing money like a bunch of slobs! Those lyrics could also apply to Warren G. Harding's term
Michael Pacholek - July 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Trying to find something for Warren Gamaliel, Tim. Let's see, what rhymes with "Teapot Dome"... or "Nan Britton"... or "Carrie Phillips"... and Alvin, they say a little girl wrote to Lincoln and said he should grow a beard so he wouldn't look so thin, maybe the "Linconlesque" (in appearance) John Kerry should grow one to cover his Jaylenonian chin!
Rod Worden - July 14, 2004 - Report this comment
What a neat project you're on! These are great, Michael! I'm still in awe over the Kennedy one. 555!
Johnny D - July 15, 2004 - Report this comment
If only U.S.Grant had REALLY had James West and Artemis Gordon to call upon.
Know 1 can hear you dream - July 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Lincoln? Maybe something by Lincoln Park then? Naaah... But hey, here´s an idea: "He freed the slaves" would work for the chorus to Motörhead´s "The ace of spades". Propably deserves a longer original though.

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