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.

(applause)

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