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Herman Cain sings 'Imagine there's no pizza'

David ScottThe Christian Science Monitor

It's not enough that Herman Cain is the GOP presidential front-runner in the polls. Now, Herman Cain's vocals are going viral.

And No.1 with a bullet is a golden oldie. In 1991, when Herman Cain was working as president of Godfather's Pizza in Omaha, Neb.,the Omaha World-Herald reports that he took the stage with the Godfather's Girls chorus line during an Omaha Press Club event. Cain walked out on stage in a business suit, the Girls exited, and Cain began what sounded like a patriotic speech:

"One of the wonderful things about living in America is the freedom we have to laugh at ourselves," said Cain. "We have so many freedoms it is easy to sometimes take them for granted. It's helpful sometimes to try and imagine what it's like to lose some of those freedoms ..."

Then, Cain is re-joined on stage with the Godfather's Girls, who are now dressed as a choir. He slips out of his suit coat, and into a white choral robe before singing:

Imagine there's no pizza/I couldn't if I tried/Eating only tacos/Or Kentucky Fried/Imagine only burgers/It's frightening and sad

You're lucky you have pizza/To feed your kids for you/Only frosting or cookies/And no dishes you must do/Imagine eating pizza/Each and every day

Cain has a deep, soulful baritone voice. He'll often break into song on the campaign trail, as he did in Tennessee at a Tea Party rally recently, where he treated the crowd to a few verses of the "Impossible Dream."

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In August, Cain joined former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) of Arkansas - who played bass guitar - for a rendition of the tune “Hold On Just a Little While Longer.”

That song includes such lyrics as: “Hold on just a little while longer/Everything’s going to be all right.”

Cain is a gospel crooner, and certainly not the first presidential candidate to share his musical talent. Remember Bill Clinton playing saxophone on "The Arsenio Hall Show" in 1992?

One doesn't have to search far on YouTube to find plenty of examples of Cain's church choir roots. One to check out:  his rendition of "I Must Tell Jesus" in Ames, Iowa, earlier this year.