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Song Parodies -> "Duller Shade (Obama)"

Original Song Title:

"Colored Spade (with n-words)"

Original Performer:

Hair (musical)

Parody Song Title:

"Duller Shade (Obama)"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

On a Broadway stage in 1967, it was OK for a black rapper to spout the words (left side below) of TOS; but even today it is not OK for others, so inspired by the final stanza, I revised the words (right side below) as a condensed biography of the 44th US President. For continuity, I switched the 8th & 10th lines. Since TOS had no rhyme scheme, I focused on accents and number of syllables, only occasionally matching words or sounds.
I'm a ...I... I'm a
Colored spade ...I... Duller shade .
. A nigger ...I... Hawai'ian
.... A black nigger ...I... From black father
.... A jungle bunny ...I... Caucasian mother
Jigaboo coon ...I... Indonesian ..
.. Pickaninny mau mau ...I... Stepfather was Muslim
Little Black Sambo ...I... Barry Soetoro ......
........... Uncle Tom ...I... Changed his name
Aunt Jemima ...I... To Obama ...
... Cotton pickin' ...I... College teachin'
Swamp guinea ...I... Saul 'linsky ...
Junk man ...I... Marxist ..
Shoeshine boy ...I... Socialist ........
.......... Elevator operator ...I... Hell-fire pastor Jeremiah
Table cleaner at Horn & Hardart ...I... Organizer in South Chicago ....
Slave voodoo ...I... Senator ......
... Zombie ...I... "Present"
Ubangi lipped ...I... In Illinois ......
. Flat nose ...I... Soon rose
Tap dancin' ...I... Promisin' ..
.............. Resident of Harlem ...I... Hope and change with justice
And president of ...I... To Senator in ...
.... The united states of love ...I... The United States you loved
.... I said president of ...I... And now President of
. The united states of love ...I... The United States' big gov
The outlying spaces and periods serve to center each line so that the vertical separators (...I...) approximately align.

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 7

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Old Man Ribber - April 01, 2010 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but I'm sure this well-executed. "Separators" - good idea, but doesn't the word itself seem a touch segregationist (in a Plessy vs. Freguson sort of way)? LOL...just kidding. Keep it coming. ;D
Patrick - April 01, 2010 - Report this comment
If Barry the Stoner, which I heard was one of his many names, actually waited on tables, that would be the first time anyone ever accused him of working a real job. The left just doesn't get it, that the reasons to despise this man have absolutely nothing to do with the color of his skin.
Old Man Ribber - April 01, 2010 - Report this comment
...this IS.. ;D
Mark Scotti - April 01, 2010 - Report this comment
My nephew(who's an officer in the Navy), stopped by yesterday. I asked him what he thought of the current administration, from a military point of view. He was hopefull in the beginning, and had once supported the current administration, but now he said it's blatant OBVIOUS that they have NO idea of what their doing!!!! And the Government forcing anyone into buying something is Unconstitutional(not that they pay any attention to our most revered document) I'm reading that education is TANKING everywhere(Well, at least we'll have (sarcastic comment) HEALTHCARE COVERAGE (even though you may not be able to afford your FORCED buying of it)!!!
Spoof-Man - April 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I don't get it!
Barry J. Mitchel - April 01, 2010 - Report this comment
OMR: You must listen to audio at TOS link. I saw Hair live (blush) with spouse and friend couple in 1968.
Patrick: BHO never waits or cleans messes! Horn & Hardart was a.k.a. Automat in NYC, total walls of food vending.
Mark: I agree he has no clue about (or deliberately ignores) this nation's foundations and reasons for success, and my parody was intended to chronicle why.
S-M: Thanks for looking anyway; more and more people (and I hope amIrighters) are "getting it" a bit late.
TJC - April 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Controversial, insidious and possibly brilliant... must ponder... must cogitate! Will these fives hold my place in line?
Barry J. Mitchel - April 02, 2010 - Report this comment
TJC: You may cut in front of me in the queue! My motivation came from the recent allegations (and media hysteria) of spitting, slurs and threats on the day of & days after passage of the "Obamacare" resolution. Only blacks have "freedom of speech" to rap either set of lyrics; imagine a left side with terms like "whitey", "honkey", "slave owner", "KKK" etc.; who could rap that?
Old Man Ribber - April 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Cheer up guys...a 4-2-2 beats the heck out of a 1-1-1. ;D

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