Wednesday, February 20, 2008


This is new ditty from Essex producer Yila and beard freak/beat poet Scroobius Pip, and me likes it instantly. It's just out on 7" from Sunday Best. Besides all, this guy took his name from a poem by inimitable Edward Lear.

The Scroobious Pip went out one day
When the grass was green, and the sky was grey
Then all the beasts in the world came round
When the Scroobious Pip sat down on the ground
The cat and the dog and the kangaroo
The sheep and the cow and the guineapig too--
The wolf he howled, the horse he neighed
The little pig squeaked and the donkey brayed
And when the lion began to roar
There never was heard such a noise before
And every beast he stood on the tip
Of his toes to look a the Scroobious Pip
At last they said to the Fox - "By far,
You're the wisest beast! You know you are!
Go close to Scroobious Pip and say,
Tell us all about yourself we pray-
For as yet we can't make out in the least
If you're Fish or Insect, or Bird or Beast."
The Scroobious Pip looked vaguelyy round
And sang these words with a rumbling sound-
Chippetty Flip; Flippetty Chip;-
My only name is the Scroobious Pip.
-Edward Lear

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