Neil Innes: The Protest Song
(From 'Monty Python Live at City Center')
Eric Idle: Well now Ladies and Gentlemen, it's 'Talent Spotting Time' and please put your hands together for a very big warm welcome please to .... Raymond Scum.
Raymond Scum: (Neil Innes) This next song is a protest song. (awful guitar strumming) Ladies and Gentlemen, I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.
(awful harmonica playing)
All the prophets of doom Can always find room In a world full of worry and fear Tip cigarettes And chemistry sets And Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer So I'm goin' back To my little ol' shack And drink me a bottle of wine That was mis en bouteille Before my birthday And have me a fuckin' good time! Rain on a tin roof sounds like a drum We're marchin' for freedom today - yay! Turn on your headlights and sound your horn If people get in the way
(awful harmonica playing) Let me turn you on To the chromium swan On the the nose of a long limousine Even hire it for the day It is somethin' to say But what the hell does it mean? I may be accused Of bein' confused But I'm average weight for my height My phil-o-so-phy Like color TV Is all there in black and white RAI... Rain on a tin roof sounds like a drum We're marchin' for freedom today - yay! Turn on your headlights and sound your horn If people get in the way