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Rank this week: 51 (↑20)
Duration: 2:23 
Release Date: 1972  (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Lyrics By: Monty Python (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Music By: N/A (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Produced By: Jacquemin/Jones/Palin/Bailey (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Released By: Arista 0598 (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Published By: Kay-Gee-Bee Music Ltd. (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: BMI 
  • No, they weren't making it up. There really was a solar eclipse in July of 1972. The most popular reference to it was Carly Simon's- "You flew your Learjet up to Nova Scotia to see the Total Eclipse of the Sun" though I seem to recall the weather being crap here in the Northeast on that day. (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • Song Lyrics:
    Announcer(Michael Palin): And now (fanfare) for the first time ever on record (fanfare) we proudly present the 1972 Eclipse of the Sun! (fanfare)

    Brian (John Cleese): Well, here we are at Lords, waiting for the eclipse of the sun...Peter.

    Peter (Eric Idle): Yes, the ground's in tip-top condition and I think we can expect some first rate eclipsing this morning...Brian.

    Brian: Well, we're certainly all looking forward to it very much up here...Jim.

    Jim (Graham Chapman): And to look at the eclipse of the sun through...

    Peter: Of the sun through?

    Jim: Yes, to look at the eclipse of the sun through...

    Brian: I don't understand.

    Jim: To look through, at the eclipse of the sun...

    Brian: What?

    Jim: I haven't finished... We have this (ooh) surely, magnificent...

    Brian: Absolutely.

    Jim: ...quite superb...

    Brian: Hear, hear.

    Jim: Quite agree.

    Peter: What?

    Jim: Eh...piece of smoked glass.

    Brian: Absolutely.

    Jim: Which must be fully... (ooh)

    Brian: Easily...

    Peter: Must be!

    Brian: Absolutely.

    Jim: No question.

    Peter: Jolly good!

    Terry: Start again!

    Jim: Well, here we are at Lord's with this piece of smoked trout...


    Jim: Oh, please?... oh, oh, glass!... waiting quite superbly for the eclipse of the ...sunlike object.

    Brian: And here, if I'm very much mistaken, comes the eclipse.

    Jim: Yes, you are very much mistaken. Here it comes...Peter.

    Peter: Yes, I can't see anyone stopping it now!

    Brian: No, it's all over bar the shouting.

    Jim: The sands of time must surely be drawing to a close for this plucky solar... (thunder)... oh!?

    Brian: Oh!?

    Peter: Oh!?

    Jim: Oh.

    Brian: Rain!

    Peter: Rain!

    Jim: Rain... Uh-hmm... Well, what a shame, the rain is beginning to come down now here at Lord's..

    Brian: Light's going, too...

    Peter: Yes, going really quite fast...

    Jim: By Jove, it's getting quite murky up here now...

    Brian: You can hardly see your glass in front of your face...

    Jim: What a shame. Well, that's it from Lord's then, I'm afraid, but we'll be back here again the moment there is any sign of improvement.
    (Stavro Arrgolus)
    Current Rating 8.9 (1 vote)
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