I'm a Lumberjock and I'm Ok! - Reprise

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Bob Babcock

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08-08-2007 07:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lumberjock monty python song

With apologies to Monty Python.

Thanks to some of our fellow lumberjocks for lyrics suggestions and encouragement.

I wanted to be… a Lumberjock!

Searching from yard to yard, angering the stockers at Lowes while I pick through the junk looking for grain. The Giant Redwood. The Larch. The Fir! The mighty Scots Pine! The lofty flowering Cherry! The plucky little Apsen! The limping Roo tree of Nigeria. The towering Wattle of Aldershot! The Maidenhead Weeping Water Plant! The naughty Leicestershire Flashing Oak! The flatulent Elm of West Ruislip! The Quercus Maximus Bamber Gascoigni! The Epigillus! The Barter Hughius Greenus!

With my best buddy online, we’d blog! blog! blog!

I’m a lumberjock, and I’m okay.
I blog all night and work wood all day!

He’s a lumberjock, and he’s okay.
He blogs all night and works wood all day!

I cut down trees, I eat my lunch.
Have sawdust in my beer,
On Wednesdays I go shopping
For tools I hold so dear.

He cut down trees, He eats his lunch,
Has sawdust in his beer.
On Wednesdays he goes shopping,
For tools he holds so dear.

He’s a lumberjock, and he’s okay.
He blogs all night and works wood all day!

I cut down trees, I mill some boards.
I like to press veneers,
I put on safety goggles,
and ear plugs in my ears

He cuts down trees, He mills some boards.
He likes to press veneers,
He puts on safety goggles,
and ear plugs in his ears.

He’s a lumberjock, and he’s okay.
He blogs all night and works wood all day!

I cut down trees. I wear silly aprons,
I have wood racks on my car.
I wish I’d started sooner,
Just like my dear Mama.

He cut down trees. He wears silly aprons,
He has wood racks on his car.
He wishes He’d started sooner,
Just like his dear Mama.

He’s a lumberjock, and he’s okay.
He blogs all night and works wood all day!

He’s a lumberjock, and he’s okaaaaay.
He blogs all night and works wood all day!

-- Bob

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#1 posted 08-08-2007 07:28 PM

hahah well done!!!!

I salute you!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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dennis mitchell

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#2 posted 08-09-2007 04:21 PM

You got that one down. Good job.

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 08-09-2007 04:46 PM

You know from a certain angle you look a little like Eric Idle…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 08-09-2007 06:15 PM

I’m not sure how he looks from this ANGLE. Mostly pretty good I think. Who’s Eric Idle??? Oh, we havin’ fun now.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 08-09-2007 06:22 PM

Maybe too much sawdust in the beer?

(I really like it!)

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#6 posted 08-09-2007 06:36 PM

Great, but now we need the music video to go with it…

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#7 posted 08-09-2007 06:40 PM

hahaha everyone put on their beaver hats and lumberjock shirts!! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#8 posted 08-13-2007 03:56 AM

Outstanding, when is the album coming out?

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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#9 posted 08-13-2007 04:24 AM

I think I don’t have enough beer in my sawdust!

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#10 posted 08-13-2007 09:40 PM

I see the crativity does not stop in the woodshop! Thanks for sharing!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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#11 posted 08-14-2007 01:17 AM

High-Heels and A Bra….

Love this… (How many know the entire song?)

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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#12 posted 08-14-2007 01:31 AM

Too cute, look out Weird Al. How about pine cones for tea?

-- Koopmaun, Canada,

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#13 posted 08-14-2007 01:42 AM

A fitting tribute to and great spoof of the original. We should film it at the next pic-a-nic.

I don’t think anyone here looks like Eric Idle, or Eric the half a bee.

Thanks for this one Bob!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#14 posted 08-14-2007 01:56 AM

As a lover of Monty Python, I am absoluty stunned. I LOVE IT. I have often had this song roll through my head while in the shop. Now I know the right words! Scott, I can’t wait for the video from the picnic.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#15 posted 08-14-2007 02:01 AM

OK I’m gonna go have a beer – then maybe I’ll sing. Love the lyrics.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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