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Johnny Rebel's, "If I Could Be A N***** For A Day"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Now if for one whole day, a n***** I could be
The first thing I’d do is join the NAACP
And I’d let Fwyzee and Foo-May do my thinkin’ for me
The Real Lyrics:
Now if for one whole day, a n***** I could be
The first thing I’d do is join the NAACP
And I’d let Kweisi Mfume do my thinkin’ for me
The Story: Nearly every lyrics site on the Internet has this line written wrong (probably because they were all copying each other). It is actually a reference to Kweisi Mfume, who was the leader of the NAACP at the time the song was written (and is currently serving in Congress). Johnny Rebel (real name Clifford Trahan) is known for recording a number of racist country songs that were frequently misattributed to other artists. The TV series, The Boondocks, featured a character who was a parody of him. - Submitted by: Hu’s On First

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