Monday, September 07, 2015


Via Fox Nation and Fox's Todd Starnes, I see that the Daily Caller is shocked and appalled by the way singers at a Hillary Clinton campaign event have altered a gospel song:
Women’s Chorus Replaces ‘Jesus’ With Candidate’s Name In African-American Spiritual

... The Democrat invited the “alternative” women’s chorus Voices From the Heart to sing at a campaign event in Portsmouth, N.H. on Saturday. And the group did so, distorting the African-American spiritual “Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On Jesus)”:
Woke up this mornin’ with my mind, stayin’ on Hillary

Woke up this mornin’ with my mind, stayin’ on Hillary

Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelujah!

Y'know, this might strike me as horribly blasphemous -- if I didn't know that many, many songs from the early days of rhythm and blues were essentially gospel hymns with the lyrics rewritten.

Here's "I Got a Woman" by Ray Charles.

It was based on "It Must Be Jesus" by the Southern Tones.

The practice of rewriting gospel songs was so common that Sam Cooke even recorded a secular version of one of his own gospel songs when he began to leave the world of religious music. Here's the original:

And here's the remake:

So there's nothing shocking about rewrites of gospel songs.

Oh, and I might also be upset if the last Republican president hadn't told us that God wanted him to run, a claim also made in this electoral cycle by six of the Republican candidates for president (Walker, Kasich, Carson, Perry, Santorum, and Huckabee, if you're keeping score). Sorry, folks -- this is a big nothing.


  1. Wake me when the conservative have a 'big something.'

    They have more "big nothings" than fleas on a boat full of rats - human ones, not just the rodent ones.

  2. Or how the Germans would re-write old folk songs into Nazi lieds like Horst Wessel for political purposes?

  3. Mr. Godwin, paging Mr. Godwin...

  4. Anonymous9:26 AM

    (a) Of course it's a big nothing, but (b) Clinton will be attacked about everything she does or does not do, and what her supporters do or do not do. When it comes to Democratic candidates any more, the Professional Media in this country is little more than a middle-school clique. Both Clintons have been defined as "just _so_ stuck up!" by that clique, although W. Clinton got some points for "being _so_ dreamy! Oooooh!". Of course, that meant that H. Clinton got hammered from a mixture of teenage jealousy from all sides and angles. Now the original reasons are forgotten, but the hammering continues because it's "just _so_ fun!" and, of course, "she _totally_ deserves it!"

  5. Todd Starnes is the biggest, Bible-thumping-est self-hater closet case on TV.