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Oliver Cromwell

Monty Python
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[1969]
Parole di John Cleese
Sulle note di "Polonaise héroïque" Polonez As-dur op. 53 di Fryderyk Chopin
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"Oliver Cromwell"" is a song released by Monty Python in 1989, and featured in their 1991 album Monty Python Sings. John Cleese, who wrote the lyric, originally debuted the song on February 2, 1969 in the radio show I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again, where it was introduced as "The Ballad of Oliver Cromwell". It is sung to Frédéric Chopin's Heroic Polonaise, and documents the career of British statesman Oliver Cromwell, from his service as Member of Parliament (MP) for Huntingdon to his installation as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England. The main lyrics are performed by John Cleese, accompanied by a small chorus comprising Eric Idle and other singers.

"Oliver Cromwell" is sung to the first ("A") section of the Polonaise, including the well-known main theme; it does not use the "B" section. The piano introduction is accompanied by a spoken-word introduction, setting a tone of macabre humour ("The most interesting thing about King Charles the First is that he was five foot six inches tall at the start of his reign, but only four foot eight inches tall at the end of it"), as are the subsequent connecting passages. All three instances of the main theme are given a tutti chorus followed by a recounting of the battles and other events of the period; sound effects are added, mostly sounds of battle and of horses. To the interlude is set King Charles I's trial and execution, with rubato adding atmosphere; the only sound effect is implied to be that of Charles's head falling (followed by a solitary giggle from Cromwell).https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_C...(song)
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Spoken: THE MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT
KING CHARLES I IS THAT HE WAS 5'6"
TALL AT THE START OF HIS REIGN, BUT
ONLY 4'8" TALL AT THE END OF IT ...
BECAUSE OF ...

Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England
PURITAN
Born in 1599 and died in 1658
SEPTEMBER
Was at first
ONLY
MP for Huntingdon
BUT THEN
He led the Ironside Cavalry at Marston Moor
in 1644 and won
Then he founded the new model army
And praise be, beat the Cavaliers at Naisby
And the King fled up North, like a bat to the
Scots.

Spoken: BUT UNDER THE TERMS OF JOHN PIMM'S
SOLEMN LEAGUE AND COVENANT, THE
SCOTS HANDED KING CHARLES I OVER
TO ...

Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England
AND HIS WARTS
Born in 1599 and died in 1658
SEPTEMBER
But alas
OY VAY!
Disagreement then broke out
BETWEEN
The Presbyterian Parliament
And the Military who meant
To have an independent bent.
And so ...
The 2nd Civil War broke out
And the Roundhead ranks
Faced the Cavaliers at Preston banks
And the King lost again, silly thing
STUPID GIT

Spoken: AND CROMWELL SENT COLONEL PRIDE
TO PURGE THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF
THE PRESBYTERIAN ROYALISTS,
LEAVING BEHIND ONLY THE RUMP
PARLIAMENT ...

Which appointed a High Court at Westminster Hall
To indict Charles I for ... tyranny
OOOHHH!
Charles was sentenced to death
Even though he refused to accept
That the court had ... jurisdiction
SAY GOODBYE TO HIS HEAD.

Poor King Charles laid his head on the block
JANUARY 1649
Down came the axe, and ...

Spoken: IN THE SILENCE THAT FOLLOWED, THE
ONLY SOUND THAT COULD BE HEARD
WAS A SOLITARY GIGGLE, FROM ...

Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England
OLE
Born in 1599 and died in 1658
SEPTEMBER
Then he smashed
IRELAND
Set up the Commonwealth
AND MORE
He crushed the Scots at Worcester
And beat the Dutch at sea
In 1653 and then
He dissolved the rump Parliament
And with Lambert's consent
Wrote the instrument of Government
Under which Oliver was Protector at last
YEAH
The end.

Contributed by Krzysiek :) - 2017/2/19 - 08:34



Language: French

Version française – OLIVER CROMWELL – Marco Valdo M.I. – 2018
Chanson anglaise – Oliver Cromwell – Monty Python – 1969
Paroles : John Cleese
Sur la musique de la "Polonaise héroïque" Polonez As-dur op. 53 de Frédéric Chopin

Cromwell


« Oliver Cromwell » est une chanson créée par les Monty Python en 1989, et éditée dans leur album de 1991 : Monty Python Sings. John Cleese, qui a écrit le poème lyrique, fait remonter la chanson au 2 février 1969 dans l’émission de radio I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again, où elle fut présentée comme « La Ballade d’Oliver Cromwell ». Elle est chantée sur la Polonaise héroïque de Frédéric Chopin, et raconte la carrière de l’homme d’État britannique Oliver Cromwell, depuis son mandat de parlementaire (député britannique) d’Huntingdon à son installation comme Lord Protecteur du Commonwealth de l’Angleterre. Les textes principaux sont exécutés par John Cleese, accompagné d’un petit chœur comprenant Eric Idle et d’autres chanteurs.
OLIVER CROMWELL

Parlé :

LA CHOSE LA PLUS INTÉRESSANTE À PROPOS DE CHARLES IER EST QU’IL MESURAIT AU DÉBUT DE SON RÈGNE 5 PIEDS 6 POUCES, MAIS SEULEMENT 4 PIEDS HUIT POUCES, À LA FIN…
À CAUSE D’

Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England,
PURITAIN,
Né en 1599 et décédé en 1658
SEPTEMBRE.
Il était au début
SEULEMENT
Député de Huntingdon,
MAIS ENSUITE
Il commande la Cavalerie des Côtes de Fer à Marston Moor
en 1644 et l’emporte.
Puis, il fonde la Nouvelle Armée Moderne
Et est soutenu, il bat les Chevaliers à Naisby
Et le Roi fuit au nord, comme un lapin, chez les Écossais.

Parlé :

MAIS SELON LES TERMES DE
L’ACCORD « JOHN PIMM » ENTRE
LA LIGUE ET LES CONVENANTS,
LES ÉCOSSAIS RENDIRENT
CHARLES Ier À
Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England
ET SES BOUTONS,
Né en 1599 et décédé en 1658
SEPTEMBRE.

Mais hélas,
QUEL MALHEUR !

Un désaccord surgit alors
ENTRE

Le Parlement presbytérien
Et le Militaire qui entend
Avoir un esprit indépendant.

Et ainsi…

La Seconde Guerre Civile éclate
Et les Têtes Rondes affrontent
Les Chevaliers à Preston Banks
Et le roi perd encore, bêtise
Idiot stupide.

Parlé :

ET CROMWELL ENVOIE LE COLONEL PRIDE
PURGER LA CHAMBRE DES COMMUNES DES
PRESBYTÉRIENS ROYALISTES,
LAISSANT SEULEMENT UN
PARLEMENT CROUPION…

Qui CHARGE une HAUTE COUR à Westminster Hall
D’incriminer Charles I pour … tyrannie

OOOHHH!

Charles est condamné à mort,
Malgré qu’il refuse d’accepter
Que cette cour ait juridiction.

IL DIT ADIEU À SA TÊTE.

Pauvre Roi Charles pose sa tête sur le billot.
JANVIER 1649
Tombe la lame, et…

Parlé :

DANS LE SILENCE QUI SUIT,
LE SEUL SON QUI PEUT ÊTRE ENTENDU
EST UN RICANEMENT ISOLÉ, DE…

Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England,
OLE,
Né en 1599 et décédé en 1658
SEPTEMBRE.
Puis, il terrasse
L’IRLANDE,
Décrète le Commonwealth
Et ensuite,
Il défait les Écossais à Worcester
Et bat les Hollandais sur mer.
En 1653 et ensuite,
Il dissout le Parlement croupion
Et avec le consentement de Lambert
Il rédige le décret du Gouvernement
Qui institue Oliver Protecteur à vie
YEAH
Fin.

Contributed by Marco Valdo M.I. - 2018/11/26 - 16:04



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