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Song Parodies -> "This Charmer is the Man (Who Speeds Our Fall)"

Original Song Title:

"The Farmer is the Man (Who Feeds Us All)"

Original Performer:

Pete Seeger

Parody Song Title:

"This Charmer is the Man (Who Speeds Our Fall)"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

If you are enjoying the Democrats' National Convention this week, you will not enjoy my parody of TOS.
When this charmer came to town [1]
With his flag-pin token, brown,
Oh this charmer was the man to lead us all.
Of Chicago's crooks was he;
Saul Alinsky would agree
That this charmer was the man to seed our fall.

Oh this charmer's now the man
With warm-up "Yes, we can!"
Lives for golf and basketball.
We must take him and his band,
And defeat him and their stand,
So the middle class can once again grow tall.

When the lawyers hang around,
Campaign money does abound;
Oh this charmer is the man who needs it all.
And the teachers, teamsters, cooks,
All the unions sink their hooks
In this charmer who's the man who heeds them all.

Oh this charmer's now the man
Who harms each biz-ness plan,
Gives 'til credit hits the wall.
When the interest rates go high,
He will plunder ev'ry guy [2]
Who earns more than quarter-million, take it all.

When the banker says (s)he's broke,
And the merchant's up in smoke,
They can bet prof-its this charmer "greed" will call.
It would let them do their best,
If this charmer took a rest,
Then they'd know that it's this charmer speeds their fall.

Oh this charmer's now the man,
This charmer has bad plan;
Gives on credit 'til we fall.
But his rants are wearing thin,
His perdition cannot win;
Don't forget that he's the man who'd bleed us all. [3]

[1] Washington, D.C. in 2007-8
[2] or gal
[3] if he is re-elected in 2012

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Barry j. Mitchel - September 05, 2012 - Report this comment
In hindsight, I'd soften two exaggerations: in line 24, "what a haul!" for "take it all." and in line 33, "stall." for "fall." (That also avoids unimaginative repetition.)
Michael Pacholek - September 05, 2012 - Report this comment
In hindsight, I don't think the 93-year-old Pete Seeger, the oldest Wall Street Occupier, would appreciate you using his song to lie about the President who turned around the Bush disasters -- both the economic meltdown and the foreign-policy disasters. And if you don't believe me, ask Osama bin Laden. Oh, that's right, you can't, because he's dead.
Barry j. Mitchel - September 05, 2012 - Report this comment
MP: Thanks for c/v. TOS is just the sort of "social justice" song I like to turn on its head. BTW, it's even older than Pete; see for some history and extra stanzas. Bush was doing OK until Pelosi & Reid took over leadership on 1/2/2007 along with Frank & Dodd chairing the finance commitees.
GW - September 05, 2012 - Report this comment
I was doing OK! Bogus, costly war in Iraq. No Wall Street oversight, leading to you know what. Cheney, Ashcroft, Rumsfeld, Gonzales. Katrina. Huge deficit spending after balanced budget during Clinton. 9/11 on my watch. Holding hands with a Saudi sheik. Looking into Putin's "soul'.
Barry J. Mitchel - September 06, 2012 - Report this comment
GW (aka MP?): I didn't mention GWB or anyone on your "villain list" in my parody, nor will their names or Clinton's be on the ballot. Even if BHO had not inherited a mess or had fixed it, I still would be opposed to his progressive, big-central-government, dependent-citizen policies.
Callmelennie - September 06, 2012 - Report this comment
It's one thing to hold hands with an elder in a Middle East society; it's quite another to bow down to a Middle East potentate One is customary in Middle Eastern societies; the other is a blasphemy as Muslims bow only to Allah. This would explain the shocked look on Adbullah's face when O'Butler pulled that childish stunt
BHO - September 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm doing great! Bogus, costly war for Europe's oil in Libya and a "secret" war for no discernible goal whatsoever in Yemen. No BP, Solyndra, or Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac oversight, leading to massive payola for corporate lobbyists and lots of fascist cronyism. Joe "Why'd I pick this dude" Biden, Eric "Fast & Furious" Holder, Timmy "TurboTax" Geithner, Janet "groper" Napolitano. BP oil spill and Islamist Spring in the Middle East (which might just break out into World War IV at almost any moment). Spending $6 TRILLION in less than half the time it took GWB to run up an "unpatriotic" $4 trillion. 15+% misery index and 100 million Americans on various forms of welfare on my watch. Bowing down before America's enemies. Giving Putin the "Reset" button. Yeah, I'm doing WAY better than GWB did! That's why I've got to blame him constantly for the way things are going on my "watch" while I play more than a hundred rounds of golf.
Callmelennie - September 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Don't be so hard on yourself, BHO. I just think you need a break from all your present duties. Go retire in comfort in that $25 million mansion in Hawaii that's presently being built for you by parties unknown
Barry J. Mitchel - September 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks to all v/c's for this lively bipolar discussion. Not many parodies get comments from two presidents, one former and one current for the next 136 days.

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