All Things Dull and Ugly

I’ve been reading Richard Dawkin’s The Greatest Show on Earth (on evidence for evolution) and he often digresses into interesting and sometimes funny little tidbits. Here’s one I found quite entertaining. It’s a parody by Monty Python of a Christian hymn called All Things Bright and Beautiful:

All Things Dull and Ugly

by Eric Idle and sung by the Monty Python team

All things dull and ugly

All creatures short and squat

All things rude and nasty

The Lord God made the lot.


Each little snake that poisons

Each little wasp that stings

He made their brutish venom

He made their horrid wings.


All things sick and cancerous

All evil great and small,

All things foul and dangerous

The Lord God made them all.


Each nasty little hornet

Each beastly little squid

Who made the spiky urchin?

Who made the sharks? He did!


All things scabbed and ulcerous

All pox both great and small

Putrid, foul and gangrenous

The Lord God made them all.


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