Sunday, March 12, 2006


SocMo likes to pretend he is Groucho and sing "Lydia the TATTOOed Lady" from the old Marx brothers "At the Circus" movie.


Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say, have you met Lydia?
Lydia The Tattooed Lady.
She has eyes that folks adore so,
and a torso even more so.
Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclo-pidia.
Oh Lydia The Queen of Tattoo.
On her back is The Battle of Waterloo.
Beside it, The Wreck of the Hesperus too.
And proudly above waves the red, white, and blue.
You can learn a lot from Lydia!

When her robe is unfurled she will show you the world,
if you step up and tell her where.
For a dime you can see Kankakee or Paree,
or Washington crossing The Delaware.

Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say, have you met Lydia?
Lydia The Tattooed Lady.
When her muscles start relaxin',
up the hill comes Andrew Jackson.
Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclo-pidia.
Oh Lydia The Queen of them all.
For two bits she will do a mazurka in jazz,
with a view of Niagara that nobody has.
And on a clear day you can see Alcatraz.
You can learn a lot from Lydia!

Come along and see Buffalo Bill with his lasso.
Just a little classic by Mendel Picasso.
Here is Captain Spaulding exploring the Amazon.
Here's Godiva, but with her pajamas on.

Here is Grover Whelan unveilin' The Trilon.
Over on the west coast we have Treasure Isle-on.
Here's Nijinsky a-doin' the rhumba.
Here's her social security numba.

Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclo-pidia.
Oh Lydia The Champ of them all.
She once swept an Admiral clear off his feet.
The ships on her hips made his heart skip a beat.
And now the old boy's in command of the fleet,
for he went and married Lydia!

I said Lydia...
(He said Lydia...)
They said Lydia...
We said Lydia, la, la!


Kyle Jones said...


Rob Mackintosh said...

Lydia sounds like she's also worth seeing ...but your Groucho is very well done.

Sarah said...

YAY SocMo! Thank you for this very original and festive interpretation of the topic.

carla said...

Socmo Marx, eh? This is creative and funny!

Geninne said...

U always put a smile on my face : o )
Very funny and dynamic. Great take on this week's theme, love it!

Doug said...

putting a smile on your face is what SocMo is all about! No tasteless tattooed body parts around here...

The Unknown said...

Love the illo, love the movie too.

Rrramone said...

That is crazy wack. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Oh gee, thanks! Now I got THAT song in my head... Fun illo. ~cPaul

roballoo said...

Creative solution to the Illo Friday problem. Me likes.

Alina Chau said...

LOL!! YOur illo make me laught!! Great job!

Suzan said...

Great illo! love it.

Bron Smith said...

Socmo said the secret word: Tattoo. Too bad he can't divide the hundred dollars with Jonesy. Another funny Socmo.

The Whippy Curly Tails said...

Very funny. Makes me LOL.

Wee Cottage said...

Socmo Marx - you are just toooo funny - love it.

Janet said...

Great! 'like your solution to this topic!

ValGalArt said...

Hilarious and fun!

Twisselman said...

SocMo makes a great Groucho. Beyond the moustache, shaggy eybrows and glasses, it's all in his eyes. Wonderful impersonation and creative take on the otherwise weak topic.

Jayster said...

that really brought back Groucho singing that on the train.

(I started out here from the FAT, subject, and I'm drifting!)

Thanks - I'll have to tag you to make sure I keep seeing what's to come.

Jayster said...

almost forgot. Kermit did a version of this on the first Muppet album too!

(I still think Groucho was better though!)