All Things Wild And Shootable, NewsRevue Lyric, 30 September 1993

I don’t think this short song ever got performed, although I’m sure it would have done well in the hands of a half-decent Prince Philip impersonator, of whom NewsRevue had many.

All these years later, I still find the idea of Prince Philip being the patron of WWF bizarre. I mean the World Wide Fund for Nature, of course. Philip The Greek God as patron of the wrestling lot would make a bit more sense.

ALL THINGS WILD AND SHOOTABLE _

(A Quickie to the Tune of “All Things Bright and Beautiful”)

CHORUS 1

All things bright and beautiful,

Love the World Wildlife Fund;

Their patron’s not cute at all,

Prince Philip has beasts gunned.

VERSE 1 – PRINCE PHILIP

I shoot the grouse on Moorlands,

But won’t hunt baby fawns;

I’d sooner stuff their mummies,

And mount their daddies’ horns.

CHORUS 2

All things bright and beautiful,

All creatures tasty hot;

All things wild and shootable,

Prince Philip kills the lot.

(PRINCE PHILIP:Hear, hear.)

(c) Ian Harris 1993

In Autumn 1994 I replaced the “Hear hear” line with

(PRINCE PHILIP: I think I’ll start with that stupid wimp of a son, Charles)

…it looks as though I had another go at resubmitting it in autumn 1995 as well.

I was reminded of this song when I found my October 1993 submissions letter to John Random, which I Ogblogged here. 

Click here or below for a link to a cute kiddy YouTube recording of this hymn, with the lyrics on the screen.

All these years later, I still find the idea of Prince Philip being the patron of WWF bizarre. I mean the World Wide Fund for Nature, of course. Philip The Greek God as patron of the wrestling lot would make a bit more sense.

ALL THINGS WILD AND SHOOTABLE _

(A Quickie to the Tune of “All Things Bright and Beautiful”)

 

CHORUS 1

All things bright and beautiful,

Love the World Wildlife Fund;

Their patron’s not cute at all,

Prince Philip has beasts gunned.

 

VERSE 1 – PRINCE PHILIP

I shoot the grouse on Moorlands,

But won’t hunt baby fawns;

I’d sooner stuff their mummies,

And mount their daddies’ horns.

 

CHORUS 2

All things bright and beautiful,

All creatures tasty hot;

All things wild and shootable,

Prince Philip kills the lot.

(PRINCE PHILIP:Hear, hear.)

 

(c) Ian Harris 1993

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