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Blast From The Past

I ran across this old sketch from the Monty Python crew. Here are the lyrics: ( I dedicate this to all the leftists on here)


First appearing in the 9th episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, The Ant: An Introduction” on BBC1 on 14 December 1969.
It was written and composed by Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Fred Tomlinson in a reported 15 Minutes!

During an interview for NPR in 2007 , Michael Palin revealed that both the scene and the song were created in about 15 minutes, when the Monty Python crew was stuck and unable to come up with a conclusion to the barbershop sketch that preceded it.

I never wanted to do this job in the first place!
I… I wanted to be…


Leaping from tree to tree! As they float down the mighty rivers of
British Columbia! With my best girl by my side!
The Larch!
The Pine!
The Giant Redwood tree!
The Sequoia!
The Little Whopping Rule Tree!
We’d sing! Sing! Sing!

Oh, I’m a lumberjack, and I’m okay,
I sleep all night and I work all day.

CHORUS: He’s a lumberjack, and he’s okay,
He sleeps all night and he works all day.

I cut down trees, I eat my lunch,
I go to the lava-try.
On Wednesdays I go shoppin’
And have buttered scones for tea.

Mounties: He cuts down trees, he eats his lunch,
He goes to the lava-try.
On Wednesdays ‘e goes shoppin’
And has buttered scones for tea.


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???????


I chop down trees, I wear high heels,
Suspenders and a bra.
I wish I’d been a girlie
Just like my dear mama.

Mounties: He cuts down trees, he wears high heels
Suspenders?? and a …. a Bra????
(spoken, raggedly) What’s this? Wants to be a “girlie”? Oh, My!
And I thought you were so rugged! Poofter!


All: He’s a lumberjack, and he’s okaaaaaaayyy….. (BONG)