- Penis Song (Not the Noel Coward Song)
:"Note: an unrelated song titled, "The Penis Song", appears on the 2001 album "Funktronic" by Momus.
"The Penis Song" is a song originally from the film "
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life" and released on the album " Monty Python Sings".
In the film, it is sung by
Eric Idleat a piano in the persona of a Noel Coward-style lounge singer: hence the sub-title of the song "Not the Noel Coward Song."
Beginning by addressing his audience, the singer says "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Here's a little number I tossed off recently in the
Caribbean." This opening innuendois the opening gambit to a series to euphemismsfor male genitalia. The overall message of the song appears to be summed up in its opening line: "Isn't it awfully nice to have a penis?"
Euphemisms within the song include:
One-eyed trouser snake
Piece of pork
Wife's best friend
The final segment of the song advises that if you "take it out in public," then "they will stick you in the dock," a reference to the part of a British
courtroomwhere the defendant stands.
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