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Rank this week: 44 (↑4)
Duration: 1:42 
Release Date: 1963  (sav-man) 
Lyrics By: Allan Sherman/Lou Busch (sav-man) 
Music By: Allan Sherman/Lou Busch (sav-man) 
Produced By:
Released By: Warner Brothers Records (sav-man) 
Published By: BURNING BUSH MUSIC, W B MUSIC CORP (M_Robertcop) 
Licensing: ASCAP  #380109042 (M_Robertcop) 
  • From the 1963 album MY SON, THE NUT. (sav-man)
  • A non-parody spoken word piece in which Sherman stands up for the rights of overweight people everywhere. Those people in the media, government and elsewhere who are trying to scare Americans by crying "obesity-this" and "obesity-that" should listen to this song and lighten up, IMHO! (sav-man)
  • Song Lyrics:
    I would like to explain how it came to pass that I got fat.

    Ladies and gentlemen, I got fat as a public service.
    When I was a child, my mother said to me,
    "Clean the plate, because children are starving in Europe."
    And I might point out that that was years before the Marshall Plan was ever heard of.

    So I would clean the plate, four, five, six times a day.
    Because somehow I felt that that would keep the children from starving in Europe.
    But I was wrong. They kept starving. And I got fat.

    So I would like to say to every one of you who is either skinny
    or in some other way normal--
    When you walk out on the street, and you see a fat person,
    Do not scoff at that fat person. Oh no!

    Take off your hat. Hold it over your heart.
    Lift your chin up high. And in a proud, happy voice say to him,
    "Hail to thee, fat person!
    You kept us out of war!"
    Current Rating 7.8 (2 votes)
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