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Update for Vergleichende Videologie:

The Monty Python staff did more than the Flying Circus and a pocketful of big feature films. Eric Idle, who composed most of the Monty Python music that went into collective memory, made Rutland Weekend Television, 1975 to 1976. Today, we are blessed to find all the half-forgotten TV series pressed in DVD boxes. Apparently, one of the highlights in there was reused for Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life in 1983. Would it be very geeky to appreciate the older version more?

Original versions:

Accountany Shanty, 1976

1.: ‘T was in my youth I ran away
To accountancy one day,
With pen and paper collar and stud,
Accountancy was in my blood.

Chorus: I’ll scribble away and balance the books
And sing an accountancy shanty.

2.: I chartered an accountant at the age of twenty-one.

Chorus: I’ll scribble away and balance the books
And sing an accountancy shanty.

3.: So raise a glass of medium-dry sherry
To the golden age of VAT.

Chorus: I’ll scribble away and balance the books
And sing an accountancy shanty.

Accountancy Shanty, 1983

It’s fun to charter an accountant,
And sail the wide accountan-cy.
To find, explore the funds offshore,
And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.

It can be manly in insurance.
We’ll up your premium semi-annually.
It’s all tax-deductible,
We’re fairly incorruptible.
We’re sailing on the wide accountan-cy.

Written by Wolf

4. April 2011 at 12:01 am

Posted in Laderaum

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