Thursday, 5 July 2012

Clever Bastards



To celebrate the news that scientists in Cern have finally confirmed the existence of the Higgs Boson - also known as the 'God' particle - I thought we should have some suitable music.

Seems to me there's nothing more appropriate that ' There AIn't Half Some Clever Bastards' by Ian Dury and the Blockheads - so here are the words and a You Tube link.

I particularly like the lines where Leonardo da Vinci is referred to as 'an Italian geezer' - and the insidious suggestion that the Clever Bastards all had help from their mums

Lyrics just don't come any better. 

http://youtu.be/PPvRsLWlDXw

There Aint's Half Some Clever Bastards - Ian Dury and The Blockheads

Noel Coward was a charmer.
As a writer he was brahma.
Velvet jackets and pyjamas,
"the gay divorce" and other dramas.

There ain't half been some clever bastards
(Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders)
There ain't half been some clever bas-tards.

Van Gough did some eyeball pleasers.
He must have been a pencil squeezer.
He didn't do the Mona Lisa,
That was an Italian geezer.

There ain't half been some clever bastards
(Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders)
There ain't half been some clever bas-tards.

Einstein can't be classed as witless.
He claimed atoms were the littlest.
When you did a bit of splitting-em-ness
Frighten everybody shitless

There ain't half been some clever bastards.
Probably got help from their mum
(who had help from her mum).

There ain't half been some clever bastards.
Now that we've had some,
let's hope that there's lots more to come.

There ain't half been some clever bastards
(Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders)
There ain't half been some clever bas-tards.

Okey-dokey!
Oh!
Segovia.

Da-laa la-laa da-daa da-lee
De dump di dump de dump-dump-diddle li-lee.

There ain't half been some clever bastards
(Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders)

There ain't half been some clever bastards
(Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders)

There ain't half been some clever bastards
(Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders)

There ain't half been some clever........
..................................bastards.