Friday, January 23, 2009

Reminiscing In The Court Of King Caractacus.

For aaaaages I've been trying to explain to Alaskaboy about this really great childhood song. I could never remember the words other than "they're just passing by". And of course, looking up fragments of a tune doesn't help at ALL.

I've remembered more bits and pieces over the years, like that it was sung by Rolf Harris, but I could never find a good version of the song. Well, yes, okay the SONG I found a good version of a couple years ago, but never the motions.

FINALLY, I've found it.

We had a blast this evening, first of all trying to get the lyrics in order, and THEN putting the motions along with the lyrics. Bloody hell! It's not easy!

(Sorry, embedding was disallowed, have to click through to YouTube.)


Lyrics to Court Of King Caractacus by Rolf Harris:

Now the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus, were just passing by.
All together, now the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus, were just passing by.
Now the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus, were just passing by.
Now the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus, were just passing by.

Now the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Crtactacus, were just passing by.
All together, now the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus, were just passing by.
Now the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus, were just passing by.
Now the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus, were just passing by.

Now the boys who put the powder on the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus, were just passing by.
[Repeat 3 more times]

Now the fascinating witches who put the scintillating stitches in the britches of the boys who put the powder on the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus, were just passing by.
[Repeat 3 more times]

Now if you want to take some pictures of the fascinating witches who put the scintillating stitches in the britches of the boys who put the powder on the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus...

...you're too late! Because they've just... passed... by!




Also found a version online with kids doing the motions. NOW I know why my parents cracked up whenever my brother and I would do this.

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