Wednesday, September 05, 2007

He Never Wanted to be a Barber



In honor of seeing the great Michael Palin last night, I found one of the funniest skits Monty Python ever did. "The Lumberjack Song" is one of Monty Python's classics. So above is the complete skit from the TV series, from 1970.

I bet The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are still miffed about it.

Oh, I'm a lumberjack,
and I'm O.K.
I sleep all night
and I work all day.

CHORUS:
He's a lumberjack,
and he's O.K.
He sleeps all night
and he works all day.

I cut down trees,
I eat my lunch,
I go to the lavatory.
On Wednesdays I go shoppin'
And have buttered scones for tea.

Mounties:
He cuts down trees,
he eats his lunch,
He goes to the lavatory.
On Wednesdays he goes shopping
And has buttered scones for tea.

CHORUS:
He's a lumberjack
And he's O.K.
He sleeps all night
And he works all day.

I cut down trees
I skip and jump
I like to press wild flowers.
I put on women's clothing
And hang around in bars.

Mounties:
He cuts down trees
he skips and jumps
He likes to press wild flowers
He puts on women's clothing
And hangs around.... In bars?

CHORUS:
He's a lumberjack
And he's O.K.
He sleeps all night
And he works all day.

I cut down trees,
I wear high heels,
Suspendies and a bra.
I wish I'd been a girlie
Just like my dear papa.

Mounties:
He cuts down trees,
he wears high heels
Suspendies... and a bra?

...He's a lumberjack
And he's OKAY.
He sleeps all night
And he works all day.

4 comments:

Michael Leggett said...

In "Monty Python Live From The Hollywood Bowl" you hear John Cleese yelling "He's a Bloody Transvestite":

Well spent nights on WNET, I might say

Suldog said...

Michael Palin is makin an appearance at a Cambridge movie theater this Friday, introducing "And Now For Something Completely Different."

I'm hoping MY WIFE and I can grab tickets.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Good luck getting the tickets, Suldog. I saw Michael and Terry Jones at the New York sneak preview of "Meaning of Life" in 1983. It was so cool to see them introduce the film.

Mainecatwoman said...

Monty Python rules. Glad to find another devotee.