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Song Parodies -> "Barack Hussein Obama"

Original Song Title:

"Mary's Boy Child (Jesus Christ)"

Original Performer:

Harry Belafonte

Parody Song Title:

"Barack Hussein Obama"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

I always enjoy turning hit songs by politically active liberal artists into conservative messages. Here I use TOS about an ancient Messiah's birth night to sing about a current messiah's recent life.

Pacing note: I took lines 9-12 of TOS to be the chorus or refrain, and wrote variants of it after verses 1, 2 and 3. In TOS, Christmas is sung as Chri-ist-mas.
On Hawaii in Sixty-one,
So birth certificate say,
Barack Hussein O-ba-ma
Was born on August's fourth day.

Hark, now fear; from newborn springs
A president tireless;
And Man will give for evermore
To claws of his I.R.S.

While Lib'rals watched fair talks by whites, [1]
They heard bright new shining star's
Two-thousand-four convention speech;
Newspeak seemed to heal all our scars.

Agents [2] hound and strange rules sting;
Missin's a lot pay day. [3]
Man cannot give forever more;
Wee progeny then must pay.

Now, Joseph Biden and Barack
Come to govern us with might.
They pounded race, new marriage styled,
Thought that single momhood was right.

Turn around and changed rules bring
Wishin' they'd not say "Nay!" [4]
Grand plan for living's never sure;
Because of government's sway.

By and by, we find they trillions took.
Kitchen tables [5] all forlorn
Stand in such danger cold and stark,
But we will feel joy in the morn! [6]

Stand your ground, to Bibles cling.
Listen to naught they'll say;
And plan to give sore "Nevermore!"
For cause on e-lec-tion day.
[1] Candidates like John Kerry and John Edwards
[2] I.R.S. auditors and enforcers
[3] Withholding taxes, all of which will increase next year
[4] New or revised regulations every time you "turn around" creates uncertainty.
[5] The average household budget
[6] November 7

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Voting Results

Pacing: 3.9
How Funny: 3.9
Overall Rating: 3.9

Total Votes: 7

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Barry J. Mitchel - April 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I should have capitalized Whites & Election Day and written "trillion$ took."
Randy Hearn - April 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Very good!
Dana Mathewson - April 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Excellent! Of course, Harry would object a bit, but who cares? What's he done for us lately anyhow?
Barry J. Mitchel - April 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, Randy and Dana and 5 of the 7 voters to date. More to come.

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