O-bama Sing Along

Bill Clinton had his saxophone, but President Barack Obama can sing the blues. Obama lent his voice to a White House jam featuring Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy on Tuesday during a celebration of blues and its influence on modern pop culture.

After wowing crowds in January by singing a line from Al Green’s classic hit “Let’s Stay Together” at a Harlem fund-raiser, the U.S. president sang a verse of “Sweet Home Chicago” in the all-star finale of a TV special taped at the White House.

“We were trying to get you to help us sing. I heard you singing Al Green,” blues guitar legend Guy told Obama on Tuesday. “So you started something. You got to keep it up now. You can do it.” Taking a microphone handed to him by Rolling Stones front man Jagger, a smiling Obama sang a solo verse of “Sweet Home Chicago” before handing back to the band.

The performance was part of a PBS television special marking Black History month that will be broadcast Feb. 27 as “In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues,” the public broadcaster said.

More recently Obama tried his singing skills with a rendition to the tune of  Janis Joplin’s “Mercedes Benz” more or less. Here are the lyrics:

O-bama Sing Along

O-bama won’t you buy me a new Chevy Volt
My old one exploded, it was quite a jolt
I occupied Wall Street, joined in the revolt
So O-bama won’t you buy me a new Chevy Volt

O-bama won’t you buy me some morning after pills
My girlfriend forgot hers and I need my thrills
The thought of changing diapers really gives me the chills
So O-bama won’t you buy me some morning after pills

O-bama won’t you buy me a new pair of skis
My old ones are old I’d like some new ones if you please
I supported your debt hike and ate all my peas
So O-bama won’t you buy me a new pair of skis

O-bama won’t you guarantee good health and long life
I smoke and drink and fool around – just don’t tell my wife
My irresponsible lifestyle cuts deep like a knife
So O-bama won’t you guarantee good health and long life

O-bama won’t you give me the sun, moon and stars
Too much ain’t enough, everything should be ours
Screw the constitution, just use your czars
So O-bama won’t you give me the sun, moon and stars

O-bama won’t you buy me a new set of strings
This song’s for The People™ – my Marshalls have dings
New tubes would be handy, some picks, various things
O-bama won’t you buy me a new set of strings

O-bama won’t you buy me a brand new Trabant
My Volt just had a meltdown, transportation is scant
I used to drive a Beamer, now my prog friends say I can’t
So O-bama won’t you buy me a brand new Trabant

O-bama won’t you buy me a brand-new iPhone?
My rich friends all have one, I feel so alone!
Why should it matter if I’m 40 and live at home?
O-bama won’t you buy me a brand-new iPhone?

O-bama won’t you pay for my mortgage and my gas?
Myself, I’m too busy, sitting on my ass!
Bankers and oilmen wage war on the middle class!
O-bama won’t you pay for my mortgage and my gas?

O-bama won’t you forgive my freakin’ student loans?
Mastered Womyn’s Studies for a job answerin’ phones!
Livin’ in dad’s basement – mom, she just moans…
O-bama won’t you forgive our damn student loans?

O-bama please give me my free unicorn!
It’s almost Next Tuesday and I’m not reborn!
Expected so much, now feelin’ forlorn.
O-bama just where is my damn unicorn?

O-bama please give Opiate his damn unicorn
He took Womyn’s Studies – he loves Berni Dohrn!
Give Capitalist a new Volt, by Next Tuesday morn –
O-bama give Opiate that damn unicorn.

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