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THE YING TONG SONG (Spike Milligan) The Goons - 1956 (orchestral intro) Tenor: There's a song that I recall My mother sang to me. Sprigs (off): Oh! (a sigh) Tenor: She sang it as she tucked me in When I was ninety-three. (harp plays a rising chord...) Sprigs: I diddle, I. Who was that bum? Bluebottle + Sprigs: Ying tong ying tong Ying tong ying tong Ying tong iddle I po, Ying tong ying tong Ying tong ying tong (bluebottle drops behind) Ying tong iddle I po Sprigs: Keep lad up. Keep. Bluebottle: Keep up lad up. Both: Ying tong ying tong Ying tong ying tong Ying tong iddle I po Sprigs: lad Both: Ying tong ying tong Ying tong iddle I po (lad) Iddle I po (lad) Ying tong ying tong Ying tong (Sprigs: iddle) (Bluebottle: ying tong) Ying tong iddle I po Ying tong ying tong iddle Bluebottle (spoken): Ying tong iddle I po! (short raspberry, Secombe) Both: Oh! Ying tong ying tong Ying tong ying tong Ying tong iddle I po Ying tong ying tong Ying tong iddle I po Iddle I po! (trumpet bit) Bluebottle: Ying. Ying tongy tongy. Ying tong iddle I po. Ying tong iddle I po. (Secombe under this: What a lovely lovely boy!) Ying ying ying tongy tongy. (Milligan: Get out the rifle, sir.) Yeeeng. Ying tong ying tong d'gy-n'o. Ying tong d'ga. (Secombe: Get away.) D'g d'g d'ga. Ying tong iddle I po. Seagoon: Hear that crazy rhythm Driving me insane. Strike your partner on the bonce. (thump) Eccles: Ooh. I felt no pain. (Bluebottle screeches) Seagoon, Bluebottle and Eccles: Ying tong ying tong Ying tong ying tong Ying... (harp chord rises) Soprano: Take me back to Vienna.... (Raspberry section, probably Milligan) Bloodnok: Ohhhhh! Eccles: Oh! (harp chord) Soprano: Take me back to Vienna, where the.... (crash!) Seagoon, Sprigs and Bluebottle (far off): Ying tong ying tong Ying tong ying tong Ying tong iddle I po Ying tong ying tong Ying tong iddle I po (mad dash to foreground) Ying tong ying tong Ying tong ying tong Ying tong iddle I po (Sprigs: keep going lad) Ying tong ying tong Ying tong iddle I po Seagoon: LOOK OUT! (cry from Bluebottle) (mad dash to distance) (hastily) Ying tong ying tong Ying tong ying tong Ying tong iddle I po Ying tong ying tong Ying tong iddle I po (dash to foreground) Ying tong... (whine of bomb dropping, explosion) Double speed, but same tempo, Goons: Ying tong ying tong Ying tong ying tong Ying tong iddle I po Ying tong ying tong Ying tong iddle I po Iddle I po. Ying tong ying tong Ying tong ying tong Ying tong iddle I po Ying tong ying tong Ying tong iddle I po Iddle I po. One: Ying! Tongy tongy tongy. Yiddy diddy diddy da daaa. Ying diddy. Ying tong diddle. Yiddada boo. (rhythmic thigh slapping, raspberry) All: Ying tong ying tong Ying tong iddle Ying tong iddle I po Ying tong ying tong Ying tong iddle I po Iddle I po. Bluebottle?: Whoooooh!

    


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