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Sit on My Face

"Sit on My Face" is a short song by the members of the comedy troupe buttocks and effectively mooning the Royal Albert Hall audience. More recently it was featured as an animated number in A Liar's Autobiography, performed by the London Gay Men's Chorus, both on the recorded soundtrack and live, as a flash mob, during the screening shown during the London Film Festival.

Written by Eric Idle, the song's lyrics are sung to the melody of "Sing As We Go" by Gracie Fields. The opening gives way to multiple male voices singing "Sit on my face and tell me that you love me." The remaining lyrics contain numerous references to fellatio and cunnilingus, such as "when I'm between your thighs you blow me away" and "life can be fine if we both 69".

Legal issues

Prior to the album's release, Monty Python received legal threats for alleged copyright infringement due to the use of the tune of "Sing as We Go". Nonetheless, the Pythons decided to retain the song.

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ruled that the song is "actionably indecent", concluding that "despite English accent and 'ambient noise' … the lyrics were sufficiently understandable".[1] In 1992, it pursued legal action against KGB-FM, a San Diego, California classic rock radio station, for playing the song,[2] eventually forcing the station to pay US$9,200 in fines.[3]

French adaptation

A French language rendition of the song presented in Edinburgh in 2003 translated the title as "Cum in My Mouth". According to producer Rémy Renoux, "Cum in My Mouth is … what Monty Python would have written today." Renoux also pointed out that a literal translation into French would not fit the melody of the song, and claimed that the translation met with the approval of the Monty Python team.[4]

See also

References

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  2. ^ Blecha, Peter (2004). Taboo Tunes: A History of Banned Bands & Censored Songs. Backbeat Books. p. 116.  
  3. ^ Ahrens, Frank (2005). "FCC Indecency Fines, 1970-2004".  
  4. ^ "Ce perroquet est mort: Monty Python in French? Brian Logan meets the team behind a world first".  


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