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Song Parodies -> "Presidential Debate Song"

Original Song Title:

"Wabash Cannonball"

Original Performer:

Traditional

Parody Song Title:

"Presidential Debate Song"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

Oh the elephant's a might beast
just good for GOP
their candidate's the Sonny Bush
in Washington DC
He's led the country four years
he wants four more to stay
Republicans he's candidate
for Pres of USA

So listen to the jingo, and the ramble and the rant
the fighting of the beasties, of the ass and elephant
Hear the mighty Rush a-foaming, hear the rave of Michael Moore
as the candidates' are fighting who'll get name on White House door

Democrat's the donkey
and John Kerry is their man
he has quite clean a record
he has fought in Viet Nam
But if something sounds just too good
it all too likely is,
he's kinda joker in the deck
of US politics

So listen to the jingo, and the ramble and the rant
the fighting of the beasties, of the ass and elephant
Hear the mighty Rush a-foaming, hear the rave of Michael Moore
as the candidates' are fighting who'll get name on White House door

Bush strikes on emotions,
and his war on terrorism
On facts argues John Kerry
and on intellect'alism
But nerds ain't politicians
and a leader must be strong -
a wise and benign President
can easily be led wrong

So listen to the jingo, and the ramble and the rant
the fighting of the beasties, of the ass and elephant
Hear the mighty Rush a-foaming, hear the rave of Michael Moore
as the candidates' are fighting who'll get name on White House door

In the European viewpoint
it is just about the same
who'll be the next as President
no matter what's his name
The choice of lesser evil
is the choice of many man
it would be so much easier
to vote Dempublican!

So listen to the jingo, and the ramble and the rant
the fighting of the beasties, of the ass and elephant
Hear the mighty Rush a-foaming, hear the rave of Michael Moore
as the candidates' are fighting who'll get name on White House door

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Michael Pacholek - October 05, 2004 - Report this comment
I think Roy Acuff had the best-known, if not the first, version of "Wabash Cannonball." Problem was, I kept thinking of another ball. No, not the Inaugural kind. I read the lyrics, and "Pinball Wizard" was the tune that appeared. Maybe you could tweak it and score again.
Susanna Viljanen - October 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Gasp - this song does indeed rhyme also with "Pinball wizard!"

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