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You Won't Succeed On Broadway = Gay Animal Song! 
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I recently heard Eric Idle's The Rutland Isles CD, released in the eighties, and was surprised to notice that, in the grand tradition of Python material recycling, his short "Gay Animal Song" was given new lyrics and put in Spamalot as You Won't Succeed On Broadway! It's hysterical to hear this early version of the song, as well as to note that David Hyde Pierce's patter-song delivery was not a way to get around being a nonsinger, but merely an imitation of Eric Idle.

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Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:02 pm
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You're right! How very similar it is! But then I'm sure there are many other songs who are in exactly the same style... but, even from only hearing a small clip of Gay Animal Song you can definitely hear the major similarities!

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Well, everything is the same. The chords I could overlook, but the phrasing, the particular "voice" used, and everything are almost exact matches.

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So wave one bachelor goodbye,
She'll be your bride- she'd rather die
Than have her daddy ossify
In my sordid saloon..."


Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:15 am
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you mean the gay animal song that goes something like, "Gay gay gay, they all are madly gay...." etc? and there was a lyric about a sheep who was into meryl streep.....hahaha...... is that the same one?

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Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:22 am
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Yes. That's the one.

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So wave one bachelor goodbye,
She'll be your bride- she'd rather die
Than have her daddy ossify
In my sordid saloon..."


Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:26 am
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I actually really liked Hyde Pierce's singing.

He made an amazing Sir Robin.

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SilverWing wrote:
I actually really liked Hyde Pierce's singing.

He made an amazing Sir Robin.


Okay...


Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:51 pm
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I wouldn't say Hyde Peirce is a non-singer. I didn't see him in Spamalot, but he managed to sing just fine in Curtains. He's more of an actor than a singer, definitely, but that's really preferable to the majority of today's Broadway stars who have really nice, polished voices but can't act to save their lives.


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...but that's really preferable to the majority of today's Broadway stars who have really nice, polished voices but can't act to save their lives.


Hear, blooming, hear![/quote]

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