Monty Python

Beethoven's gone, but his music lives on,

And Mozart don't go shopping no more.

You'll never meet Liszt or Brahms again,

And Elgar doesn't answer the door.

Schubert and Chopin used to chuckle and laugh,

Whilst composing a long symphony,

But one hundred and fifty years later,

There's very little of them left to see.

They're decomposing composers.

There's nothing much anyone can do.

You can still hear Beethoven,

But Beethoven cannot hear you.

Handel and Haydn and Rachmaninov

Enjoyed a nice drink with their meal,

But nowadays, no one will serve them,

And their gravy is left to congeal.

Verdi and Wagner delighted the crowds

With their highly original sound.

The pianos they played are still working,

But they're both six feet underground.

They're decomposing composers.

There's less of them every year.

You can say what you like to Debussy,

But there's not much of him left to hear.

Claude Achille Debussy-- Died, 1918.

Christophe Willebald Gluck-- Died, 1787.

Carl Maria von Weber-- Not at all well, 1825. Died, 1826.

Giacomo Meyerbeer-- Still alive, 1863. Not still alive, 1864.

Modeste Mussorgsky-- 1880, going to parties. No fun anymore, 1881.

Johan Nepomuk Hummel-- Chatting away nineteen to the dozen with his mates down the pub every evening, 1836. 1837, nothing.


Monty Python is a comedy troupe of 4 Englishmen (John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Eric Idle), 1 Welshman (Terry Jones) and 1 American (Terry Gilliam), best known for their legendary and influential sketch comedy show "Monty Python's Flying Circus" (which ran for four seasons from 1969 to 1974). The troupe also wrote and starred in the films "And Now for Something Completely Different" (1971), "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1975), "Monty Python's Life of Brian" (1979) ... Read More