Philosopher’s Drinking Song

Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
Who was very rarely stable.
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
Who could think you under the table.
David Hume could out-consume
Schopenhauer and Hegel,
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.

There’s nothing Nietzsche couldn’t teach ya
‘Bout the raising of the wrist.
Socrates, himself, was permanently pissed.

John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.
Plato, they say, could stick it away –
Half a crate of whisky every day.
Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle.
Hobbes was fond of his dram,
And René Descartes was a drunken fart.
‘I drink, therefore I am.’

Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed,
A lovely little thinker,
But a bugger when he’s pissed.


Bruces’ Philosophers Song (Bruces’ Song) skrevs av Eric Idle för Monty Pythons scenframträdanden. Huruvida den sjätte raden skall vara ”Schopenhauer and Hegel” eller enbart ”Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel” går att diskutera. Liveinspelningarna av sången innehåller den förra medan studioversionen den senare.

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