Rhubarb Tart Song
From "At Last The 1948 Show"
I want another slice of rhubarb tart.
I want another lovely slice.
I'm not disparaging the blueberry pie
But rhubarb tart is oh so very nice.
A rhubarb what?
A rhubarb tart!
A whatbarb tart?
A rhubarb tart!
I want another slice of rhubarb tart!
The principles of modern philosophy
Were postulated by Descartes.
Discarding everything he wasn't certain of
He said 'I think therefore I am a rhubarb tart'.
A rhubarb what?
A rhubarb tart!
A Rene who?
Rene Descartes!
Poor nut he thought he was a rhubarb tart!
A rhubarb tart has fascinated all the poets.
Especially the immortal bard.
He made Richard the Third to call out on Bosworth Field:
'My kingdom for a slice of rhubarb tart!'
Immortal what?
Immortal tart!
A rhubarb what?
A rhubarb bard!
As rhymes go that is really pretty bad!
Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee
Laid down the axioms of abstract art,
Even Jackson Pollock and Piet Mondrian
Preferred to paint a slice of rhubarb tart
A Wassil-who?
A Wassily
A Kandin-who?
A Kandinsky
Well how did he get in there for a start?
Read all the existentialist philosophers,
Like Schopenhauer and Jean-Paul Sartre.
Even Martin Heidegger agrees on one thing:
Eternal happiness is rhubarb tart.
A rhubarb what?
A rhubarb tart!
A Jean-Paul who?
A Jean-Paul Sartre!
That sounds just like a rhyme from Lionel Bart
And so... re-member whether you're a bee-kee-per,
Accountant, tree surgeon, or informant,
Our advice to you is always go to work,
On a slice of Rhubarb Tart

Music: The Washington Post
Music by: John P. Sousa
Lyrics by: John Cleese




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