Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Lookalikes...

Was anyone else struck yesterday by the similarity between Rev Joseph Lowery's benediction and the lyrics of Mr Big Bill Broonzy?

Big "Bill" Broonzy:


Rev "Joseph" Lowery:

5 comments:

scarlet-blue said...

Well we all have to get our inspiration from somewhere...
Sx

No Good Boyo said...

I'm pretty sure I've heard Obama's oath of office somewhere before too.

Gadjo Dilo said...

I was disappointed that Obama didn't give his oath in rhyme and do the dance as well.

Gyppo Byard said...

Scarls - Indeed we do. In my case, I getit from "The Reader's Digest Book of Inspiration" (£2.99).

Boyo - I've heard something similar, but with the words in a slightly different order.

Gadj - we all share your disappointment...

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

"Change is gonna/has come" was lifted from Sam Cooke. It's government by song titles. I hope Spliffy Cameron picks up on this. Billy Holiday's "Don't Exhale" might be appropriate.