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Duration: 1:56 
Release Date: 1972  (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Lyrics By: John Gould/Eric Idle (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Music By: John Gould/Eric Idle (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Produced By: Terry Jones/Michael Palin (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Released By: Charisma (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Published By: Kay-Gee-Bee Music Ltd. (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: BMI  #1004944 
  • Parody of the genuine BBC "Money Programme" financial show which continues to air to this day. (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • This sketch and song are featured in Episode 29 of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" TV show. (peterpuck9)
  • From the album "Monty Python's Previous Record" (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • Song Lyrics:
    (Eric Idle:) Good evening, and welcome to The Money Programme. Tonight on The Money Programme, we're going to look at money. Lots of it. On film, and in the studio. Some of it in nice piles, others in lovely clanky bits of loose change. Some of it neatly counted into fat little hundreds, delicate fivers stuffed into bulging wallets, nice crisp clean checks, pert pieces of copper coinage thrust deep into trouser pockets, romantic foreign money rolling against the thigh with rough familiarity, beautiful wayward curlicued banknotes, filigree copperplating cheek by jowl with tumbling hexagonal milled edges rubbing gently against the terse leather of beautifully balanced bankbooks! ....I'm sorry.

    But I love money. All money. I've always wanted money. To handle! To touch! The smell of the rain-washed florin! The lure of the lira! The glitter and the glory of the guinea! The romance of the ruble! The feel of the franc! The heel of the deutschmark! The cold antiseptic sting of the Swiss franc! And the sunburnt splendor of the Australian dollar!

    I've got ninety thousand pounds in my pyjamas.
    I've got forty thousand French francs in my fridge.
    I've got lots of lovely lire.
    Now the Deutschmark's getting dearer,
    And my dollar bills would buy the Brooklyn Bridge.

    There is nothing quite as wonderful as money.
    There is nothing quite as beautiful as cash.
    Some people say it's folly,
    But I'd rather have the lolly.
    With money you can make a splash.

    There is nothing quite as wonderful as money (Money, money, money, money)
    There is nothing like a newly minted pound (Money, money, money, money)
    Everyone must hanker
    For the butchness of a banker.
    It's accountancy that makes the world go 'round ('round, 'round, 'round)

    You can keep your Marxist ways,
    For it's only just a phase,
    For it's money, money, money makes the world go 'round.
    (Money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, moneeeeey!)
    Current Rating 7.5 (4 votes)
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    Messages about the song: "Money Song (aka Money Programme)"
    Stavro Arrgolus   Online  -  Editor, MP3  -  03-03-10 06:37 PM  -  14 years ago
    If you think about it, Eric's rant at the opening of this bit about loving money to touch and handle (rather than having more greedy connotations) and then describing the money in detail and what he liked about it would be described in this day and age as "obsessive compulsive disorder".

    In the 'nanny state' that is modern Britain, comedians having a go at mental disorders on television is likely verboten.

    In Japan, however, these disorders are positively hysterical as seeing an episode or 2 of Azumanga Daioh easily proves.

    Culture makes all topics subjective, I suppose.
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