YOU'RE A MEAN ONE, MR. GRINCH!
(Albert Hague (m) / Theodor Seuss Geisel (l) )
You're a mean one Mr. Grinch
You really are a heel
You're as cuddly as a cactus
You're as charming as an eel
You're a bad banana,
With a greasy black peel.
You're a monster Mr. Grinch
Your heart's an empty hole
Your brain is full of spiders
You've got garlic in your soul
I wouldn't touch you
With a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.
You're a vile one Mr. Grinch
You have termites in your smile
You have all the tender sweetness
Of a seasick crocodile
Given the choice between the two of you
I'd take the seasick crocodile.
You're a foul one Mr. Grinch
You're a nasty wasty skunk
Your heart is full of unwashed socks
Your soul is full of gunk
The three words that best describe you
Are as follows and I quote, "Stink, stank, stunk!".
You're a rotter Mr. Grinch
You're the king of sinful sots
Your heart's a dead tomato
Splotched with mouldy purple spots
Your soul is an appalling dump-heap
Overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment
Of deplorable rubbish imaginable
Mangled-up in tangled-up knots.
You nauseate me Mr. Grinch
With a nauseous super naus
You're a crooked jerky jockey
And you drive a crooked hoss
You're a three-decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich
With arsenic sauce.
Lyrics as sung by Thurl Ravenscroft 1966 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas!'.
This TV short (26 mins) was released Dec 16 1966 (USA)
Theodor Seuss Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss), an American of German parentage,
is perhaps best known for his 46 imaginative children's books which
contained very unique rhyme and characters. Not surprisingly,
one of his pen names was Theo LeSieg, Geisel spelled backwards.
(Transcribed by David Story - December 2013)