Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Song Parodies -> "Rahmbo"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Al Jolson

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Old Man Ribber

The Lyrics

Congratulations to former White House Chief Of Staff Rahm "Rahmbo" "Dead Fish" Emanuel, the mayor-elect of Chicago. As his replacement is William Daley (Son of Mayor Richard Daley and brother of Mayor Richard Daley The Younger), I guess you could call his election a job switch. I'll miss him in the administration...about as much as I'll miss Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod! ;D

You were Obama's chief of staff dude.
You bullied his agenda through.
You made folks sore. You wanted more.
You wished to gain some fame.
And though your style was mean and so rude,
There came the golden chance for you.
You'll wear the crown in your hometown.
Rahmbo, you won the game!

Rahmbo - way to go, Mayor of Chicago!
O.'s old pal Rahmbo.
Now you can feel quite smug,
Because at heart you've - always been a South Side thug.
Oh Rahmbo - feeling gaily, now you're Daley.
You are no sham-bo.
And now with your fist grasping the reins,
You'll prove that muscle shuts up brains.

(Rahm can't do Jolson's original bird calls in the music here, but he'll be more than happy to flip you the bird.)

Here come the new Al Capone.

Rahmbo - make a show up in Chicago.
It's your time, Rahmbo.
We're glad you'll get your favorite wish:
Now you can send the world dead fish!

This was the first hit song composed by George Gershwin, albeit with Irving Caeser as lyricist rather than his brother Ira. I've already written a farewell parody for Van Jones. I'm more than eager to do the same for Cass Sunstein, Tim Geithner, Dr. Donald Berwick, and a host of czars. ;D

Your Vote & Comment Counts

The parody authors spend a lot of time writing parodies for the website and they appreciate feedback in the form of votes and comments. Please take some time to leave a comment below about this parody.

Place Your Vote

Matches Pace of
Original Song: 
How Funny: 
Overall Score: 

In order for your vote to count, you need to hit the 'Place Your Vote' button.

Voting Results

Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 8

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   1
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   7

User Comments

Comments are subject to review, and can be removed by the administration of the site at any time and for any reason.

Wild Child JIN - February 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I have to be honest here, I have absolutely no idea who Rahmbo is, nor do I know the OS, but I do like the parody pacing and rhyming structure, so it still will get 5's in my scorebook! ;-)
Mark Scotti - February 24, 2011 - Report this comment
You 'bullied" fives out of me!
Old Man Ribber - February 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks. ;D
AFW - February 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Glad to see I'm not the only one redoing some of the old chestnuts....You definitely, have a grasp on political satire
Belle - February 24, 2011 - Report this comment
'Twas funny!!! I've no idea who he is but thew lines were funny, esp, flippin' th bird...,:D

The author of the parody has authorized comments, and wants YOUR feedback.

Link To This Page

The address of this page is: For help, see the examples of how to link to this page.

This is view # 1182