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Song Parodies -> "Mein Herr Herman Cain"

Original Song Title:

"Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"

Original Performer:

The Andrews Sisters

Parody Song Title:

"Mein Herr Herman Cain"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

Search for this title in Misheard Lyrics, and you'll find that TOS was heard as "My dear Mr. Shane" by American audiences in the 1940s. I retain just a little German language in this look at a GOP presidential candidate's tax plan. He plans to sell it by going to the voters, who could pressure Congress to adopt it. That's unlikely to happen, so those opposed shouldn't worry about it.
Of candidates I've known (and I've known some),
Until I first heard you, I would groan some.
And when you came in sight, sir, my heart grew light
At this bold tax deemed "9-9-9".

It's easy to tell, by gravitas fit you'll
Soon serve impressively president-shul.
And so I've racked my brain, hop-ing you'll explain
All the slings at you, "nein, nein, nein".

Mein Herr Herman Cain, please let me explain:
"In fear, Libs complain" means that you're grand.
Mein Herr Herman Cain, again I'll explain:
It means you've the flair that Dems can't stand.

I could say, "Swell's that fella", even "Sir Wonder-full";
But language often fails me telling in puns, "You're cool."
I've tried to refrain, by clearing my brain;
Dismiss me, someday you'll understand.

"In fear, Libs complain" means that you're grand;
It means you're the bear O. can't withstand.


But dear Mister Cain, you've got to explain:
With Washington's strain, how can this stand
In Senate and House, where funds for campaign
Depend on the loopholes lobbies planned?

You can say, "Well, I'll tell the people, it will go far
In job incentives, help us sell to markets on par."
And when you explain, support you willl gain;
They will demand when they understand. [2]

Why fear Mister Cain?
I'd cheer Mister Cain!
[1] I omitted the redundant three-line stanza there.
[2] This is one of his slogans, verbatim.

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Old Man Ribber - October 18, 2011 - Report this comment
BJM - Such a song! Perhaps the left will soon have a dirge song to the tune of a Ray Charles classic..."Un-Cain Our Start"! ;D
Sisters - October 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Great title, good parody, scary dude.
AFW - October 18, 2011 - Report this comment
A fine job on this
Rob Arndt - October 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Das ist sehr gut Herr Mitchel- 555.
Barry J. Michel - October 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Danke schön, alles. Danke sehr, Alte Mann Muskier.
Dana Mathewson - October 19, 2011 - Report this comment
Love it, Barry! Some of my musician friends refer to the original as "No beer, Mr. Shane," when playing a gig where no decent liquid refreshment is available.

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