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Song Parodies -> "Hack Off His Arms and Legs"

Original Song Title:

"Back in His Arms Again"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Hack Off His Arms and Legs"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Thirty years ago, a real funny king
Was on the screen, before our eyes.
From the boys we love,
From Great Britain; they
Had King Arthur make his way.

He came upon a fearsome sight:
A man clearly ready to fight.
The man said, "You won't get past me!"
He'd soon be a short kneeless knight.

So Arthur hacked off his arms and legs. . .
Gone from his sides
King Arthur hacked off arms, legs and then
Started to ride.

After, he let Arthur and Patsy go,
Because he was just a torso.

Love for this movie was strong,
But for stage could they put it on?
It worked for "The Producers"--pleased
Were patrons, and critics were appeased.
They could, like Brooks, take a chance
And spice the story up with song and dance.

So, the backers were charmed and then
Big checks did write
The "Spamalot" drama went. . .
Opening night.

Now Tim Curry is the actor who
Seeks the lost grail in this spoof.
Voice flows, but he's no
Operatic big boy like Domingo.

As in the movie, he will find
An opponent who has drawn a line
And says, "You will not get past me!"
He'll soon be a short kneeless knight.

Oh, Arthur will hack off his arms again,
Gone from his sides
Arthur will hack off his legs and then
Again will ride.

And that ride'll
Be thanks to Idle.

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Pacing: 4.1
How Funny: 4.1
Overall Rating: 4.1

Total Votes: 7

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Johnny D - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Long live the Python!
John Barry - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, JD.
Rick Cormier - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
The only thing I can say is....NEE! 555
Michael Pacholek - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
What do you get when you cross Monty Python with Lord of the Rings? Me running for the nearest receptacle...
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Has anyone seen the Broadway version? Is it any good? Just curious.
Kristof Robertson - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Nee!! 555

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