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Song Parodies -> "Chicago (That Obama Town)"

Original Song Title:

"Chicago (That Toddling Town)"

Original Performer:

Tony Bennett

Parody Song Title:

"Chicago (That Obama Town)"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

This prequel for the story of our next President may become a prequiem if it reaches enough voters. See for the original words. (I prefer "they never do" to "that they don't do" and to repeat "Chicago" before "my home town".) Chicago may have some honest politicians; I don't mean to disparage every one.
Chicago, Chicago, that fraudulent town
In southside Chicago was Obama's ground
Bet your bottom dollar he'd choose the Blues (Democrat so)
Chicago, the town where Jeremiah would not back down

In State seat, that great teat,
He trusting would stray
To do things too clever for resume, nay

He used the time, that time in his life
To draw vast plan, enhanced by his wife
In Chicago, adopted by home town

In great feat, won Fed seat,
With lust for the day
He'd brew things that lever to White House stay, pray

He raised the dime, with Internet fife
Whipsawed a man with pants-armored wife
In Chicago and ev'ry urban town

On K Street, that maze street,
He just wouldn't play
He viewed things in never-before-trod way, hey

He wouldn't slime where crime was so rife
Washed raw his hands from dark former life
In Chicago, lest Rezko bring him down

He moved on, a proved fawn,
His thrust could crowds sway
To boo things he'd sever without delay, yay

"This is the time when I'm to pare strife
I'll bring a gun, while John brings a knife"
To Chicago, conventioneer-host town.
If you sing this in public and people drop C-notes, keep them; but drop an E-note to .

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Agrimorfee - June 18, 2008 - Report this comment
We Chicagoans love to complain about our storied politics. Nice stuff...strangely, I can't tell if you are being pro or con on the man here (which is OK, but your message may have gotten lost--on the other hand, a non-partisan stance is more appreciated here anyway). 555
lilChicagoCakes - June 18, 2008 - Report this comment
. . . . I saw a man, and he danced with his wife in Chicago . . . that's my hometown!. Love'd this ~OS by Mr S. Would like to get back there . . . maybe this Fall ??

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