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Rank this week: 26 (↑22)
Duration: 4:56 
Release Date: 1972  (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Lyrics By: John Cleese (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Music By: Eric Idle (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: ASCAP  #350170031 
  • The song is the continuation of a sketch from Episode 23 of Monty Python's Flying Circus. The song is not heard in the episode. (peterpuck9)
  • Originally from the "Monty Python's Previous Record" LP (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • Song Lyrics:
    Take it away, Eric the orchestra leader...

    A-one, two, a-one
    two, three, four

    Half a bee, philosophically
    must ipso facto, half not be
    But half the bee, has got to be
    vis-a-vis it's entity. D'you see?
    But can a bee be said to be
    or not to be an entire bee
    When half the bee is not a bee
    due to some ancient injury?


    La di di, one, two, three, Eric the half a bee
    A B C D E F G, Eric the half a bee

    Is this wretched demi-bee, half asleep upon my knee
    some freak from a menagerie? No!
    It's Eric the half a bee
    Fiddle di dum, fiddle di dee
    Eric the half a bee
    Ho ho ho, tee hee hee
    Eric the half a bee

    I love this hive employ-ee-ee,
    Bisected accidentally
    one summer afternoon by me
    I loved him carnally

    He loves him carnally................semi-carnally. The end
    (Cyril Connolly?)
    No, semi-carnally. (Oh.)
    (Cyril Connolly...[whistling])
    (Stavro Arrgolus)
    Current Rating 9.7 (6 votes)
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