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Lumberjack Lyrics

Artist: Monty Python


BARBER:
I wanted to be... a lumberjack!

Leaping from tree to tree, as they float down the mighty rivers of British Columbia. The Giant Redwood. The Larch. The Fir! The mighty Scots Pine! The lofty flowering Cherry! The plucky little Apsen! The limping Roo tree of Nigeria. The towering Wattle of Aldershot! The Maidenhead Weeping Water Plant! The naughty Leicestershire Flashing Oak! The flatulent Elm of West Ruislip! The Quercus Maximus Bamber Gascoigni! The Epigillus! The Barter Hughius Greenus!

With my best buddy by my side, we'd sing! Sing! Sing!

[singing]
I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay.
I sleep all night and I work all day.

MOUNTIES:
He's a lumberjack, and he's okay.
He sleeps all night and he works all day.

BARBER:
I cut down trees. I eat my lunch.
I go to the lavatory.
On Wednesdays I go shoppin'
And have buttered scones for tea.

MOUNTIES:
He cuts down trees. He eats his lunch.
He goes to the lavatory.
On Wednesdays he goes shopping
And has buttered scones for tea.

He's a lumberjack, and he's okay.
He sleeps all night and he works all day.

BARBER:
I cut down trees. I skip and jump.
I like to press wild flowers.
I put on women's clothing
And hang around in bars.

MOUNTIES:
He cuts down trees. He skips and jumps.
He likes to press wild flowers.
He puts on women's clothing
And hangs around in bars?!

He's a lumberjack, and he's okay.
He sleeps all night and he works all day.

BARBER:
I cut down trees. I wear high heels,
Suspendies, and a bra.
I wish I'd been a girlie,
Just like my dear Papa.

MOUNTIES:
He cuts down trees. He wears high heels,
Suspendies, and a bra?!

[talking]
What's this? Wants to be a girlie?! Oh, My!
And I thought you were so rugged! Poofter!...

[singing]
He's a lumberjack, and he's okay.
He sleeps all night and he works all day.

He's a lumberjack, and he's okaaaaay.
He sleeps all night and he works all day.
Comments/Interpretations
by gaybo on 5/24/2008 5:44pm
ballocks this mallankey crooker aint heard a bit a de ol scotsdale. bloody wankers all up with this rubbish.
by meh on 11/5/2008 10:45am
great song :P
by Fatman on 12/18/2008 10:20am
Uh...yeah, gaybo. Anyway, I've been a fan since the mid-1970s and I still catch myself singing this. A favorite of my 12 year old as well.
by emsy on 3/20/2009 3:06pm
yeah,and always look on the bright side of life..... :)
by paddy chae on 1/15/2010 3:59am
i like dis song it remind me of my hardship workin on paddy farm in china
by mistress molly on 4/26/2010 3:35pm
I love it--great for taking the piss out of the self-styled macho men!
by BellySpoon on 5/28/2010 3:05am
whats wrong with wearing high heals if your a guy? gaybo, . . . . . . . your a twat.
by Milkmandude56 on 5/28/2010 3:05am
Gaybo can suck my toes :)wearing womans clothing is fine I think!
by .QWERTYUIOPASDFG on 8/4/2010 7:08pm
same whats wrong with wearing womans clothing?????

LOL this song is cool you all should look at the black night and the dead parrot....they have alot of great video clips and this video clip is really funny on you tub!!!!!!!!!!
by kathleen on 12/11/2010 11:12am
These old MP skits help keep me sane. The song's hilarious and I don't think poking fun at cross-dressing, per say. It's a comic irony of what we think is the big tough lumberjack vs.this particular jack, who's a little different. I hum that tune when the going gets rough and it makes me laugh.
by kathleen on 12/11/2010 11:23am
By the way, I read gaybo's comment and couldn't understand a word. Does he just not like it, or is some "of de old scotsdale" simply much funnier by comparison?
by Shad on 1/29/2011 1:05am
Gotta love Monty Python no doubt about it
by Shad on 1/29/2011 1:06am
Funny I noticed a lot of the comments are close together lol

(Within the same month range, just pointing it out)
by Bob O on 11/27/2011 3:50pm
im confused...im looking up some of these words on google and I dont get a single search as to what they mean..."apsen"? "Leicestershire Flashing Oak"? "Epigillus"? "Elm of West Ruislip"? Im guessing these are made up names of which I am missing out on the joke...-_-
by Taz on 12/18/2011 3:55pm
@Bob O, Yes, made up but with a very British sense of humour thrown in. For instance, "The Quercus Maximus Bamber Gascoigni" is referring to a BBC TV presenter known as Bamber Gascoigne, but using the name to make the tree sound more exotic :)
by G on 1/5/2013 7:06am
Love the song. I found myself whistling the tune at work today. Had to look up the lyrics. Funny shit
by Woodsy on 4/29/2013 6:40pm
I used to sing this to my kids when they were little. YES, I changed the words some.
Just to be safe...
Great song and skit! Definitely a M.P. classic.
by Earthling/SOUTHERN,PROUDLY!. on 12/28/2013 10:37am
YUUUU,SOME SICK PUPPIES,BUY THE WAY ,WHY WOULD YOU TEAR YOUR DRESS ON A DAMN TREE,AND THOSE HIGHHEELS AINT CLIMBIN SPIKES ANYWAY.,SO JUST BEND OVER AND TAKE IT LIKE A MAN!
by Nat on 7/27/2014 2:58pm
It's comedy, whether u like or not, live with it. I happen 2b a huge fan, along with League of Gentlemen, Black books, Nighty Night, etc, that's just my humour. Stop with the wingeing. I have many male friends who wear dtesses & take this song as light hearted fun.


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