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Rank this week: 107 (↓4)
Duration: 2:38 
Release Date: 1974  (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Lyrics By: Terry Jones/Michael Palin/Fred Tomlinson (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Music By: Terry Jones/Michael Palin/Fred Tomlinson (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Produced By: Andre Jacquemin/ Dave Howman (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Released By: Charisma/Arista (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Published By: Kay-Gee-Bee Music Ltd. (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: ASCAP  #420308143 
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  • The Drury Lane version differs slightly in the opening. In concert, the Mounties would continue with another chorus of the song after insulting the 'lumberjack'. In the Drury Lane concert, Eric Idle sang the part. (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • Song Lyrics:
    I..I never wanted to do this for a living
    I..I...I always wanted to be...A LUMBERJACK!
    Leaping from tree to tree
    as they float down the mighty rivers
    of British Columbia
    The giant larch, the redwood, the mighty Scots pine
    With my best girl by my side
    We'd sing, sing, sing.....


    Oh! I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK
    I sleep all night and I work all day

    (Mountie chorus in background)
    He's a lumberjack and he's OK
    He sleeps all night and he works all day

    I cut down trees
    I eat my lunch
    I go to the lavatory
    On Wednesdays, I go shopping
    and have buttered scones for tea

    He cuts down trees
    He eats his lunch
    He goes to the lavatory
    On Wednesdays, he goes shopping
    and has buttered scones for tea

    I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK
    I sleep all night and I work all day

    I cut down trees
    I skip and jump
    I like to press wildflowers
    I put on women's clothing
    and hang around in bars

    He cuts down trees
    He skips and jumps
    He likes to press wildflowers
    He puts on women's clothing
    and hangs around in BARS?!?

    I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK
    I sleep all night and I work all day

    I cut down trees
    I wear high heels
    suspendies and a bra
    I wish I'd been a girlie
    Just like my dear Papa

    He cuts down trees
    He wears high heels
    Suspenders and A BRA??

    (Mountie chorus gets disgusted and
    shouts insults. Then all continue...)

    I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK
    I sleep all night and I work all day
    Yes, I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK
    I sleep all night and I work all day

    (peterpuck9)
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    Current Rating 10.0 (1 vote)
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