The Rutles: The Knicker Elastic King


He used to travel in bath cubes 
Until the slump came 
Faced with redundancy he turned his mind to other things 
And soon became a household name 

Knicker elastic 
Everybody used it
Knicker elastic 
Nobody refused it 
Knicker Elastic King
The Knicker Elastic King

A self-made man with a business to run 
and something to sell to everyone 
The Knicker Elastic King 

He grew so rich the Gnomes of Zurich 
Were green with envy (ahhh ahhh)
The darling of the Stock Exchange 
Made the New Year's Honors List 
And won the Queen's Award to Industry 

Knicker Elastic
Essence of propriety 
Knicker Elastic
Upholder of society 
The Knicker Elastic King, 
Oooh la la 

His rubber business kept expanding 
But then disaster (Eeee bah gum!) 

The price of raw materials 
Coupled with inflation 
Squeezed his global holdings 
His liquid assets bottomed out 
And shrunk his retail outlet operation 

And that's the story of the 
Knicker Elastic King (and market forces) 
The Knicker Elastic King  ('horses for courses') 
A self-made man with a business to run 
And something to sell to everyone 
Knicker Elastic King 
Oooh la la 
The Knicker Elastic King




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