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John C. Bunnell Need Info: Seventh son of a seventh son (70* d) RE: Need Info: Seventh son of a seventh son 26 Jun 21


Following on from a query a good way up, the Hope/Crosby song in question is "Hoot Mon" from The Road to Bali. There are - not surprisingly - two versions, a shorter number as seen in the film proper, and a longer version with a different spoken gag that was released in at least two versions on vinyl.

HOOT MON

words & music: Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke
from The Road to Bali – performed by Bob Hope & Bing Crosby

Movie Version

REFRAIN:
Hoot Mon, out o' my way, who do you think you are
It's the toe o' my boot, Mon, if you push too far
Hoot Mon, this is the day I celebrate my birth
The seventh son of a seventh son of a son of a gun from Per-rr-rr-th.

Who can play the drum? Is there a piper in the town?
Have them put their kilts on and come right down!
All you brawny lads, whether you're poor or men of wealth,
Meet me in the tavern to drink my health!

Who's that standing in my path? (BING: Stand clear!)
Arrgghh, don't ya know you're face to face with Robbie McMath? (BING: Robbie McMath)

REFRAIN

BOB: Say, Haggis-
BING: What is it, McMaggis?
BOB: Have ye heard the latest about McTavish?
BING: What’s he done now?
BOB: He’s living on the roof!
BING: Why would he be living on the roof?
BOB: He heard someone say the drinks are on the house!

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Recorded Version

The seventh son of a seventh son of a son of a gun from Per-rr-rr-th!

REFRAIN:
Hoot Mon, out o' my way, who do you think you are?
It's the toe o' my boot, Mon, if you push too far;
Hoot Mon, this is the day I celebrate my birth:
The seventh son of a seventh son of a son of a gun from Per-rr-rr-th!

Who can play the drum? Is there a piper in the town?
Have them put their kilts on and come right down!
All you brawny lads, whether you're poor or men of wealth,
Meet me in the tavern to drink my health!

Oh, who's that standing in my path? (BING: Stand clear!)
Arrgghh, don't ya know you're face to face with Robbie McMath? (BING: Robbie McMath!)

REFRAIN

I flung Kilcallan and touted McAllan and pretty near crippled McQueen;
McDuff used to hide, but I beat up McBride and I belted up Barney McDean;
McGraw and McGregor looked worse than a beggar and had to go home for a bath;
You'll never look nobby by makin' a hobby of sparrin' with Robbie McMath!

REFRAIN

BOB: Say, Haggis-
BING: What is it, McMaggis?
BOB: Where are you from, Laddie?
BING: I'm from Briarcliff-on-the-Heather. It's the station right after Thistle-on-the-Doon. Where are you from, laddie?
BOB: I'm from Bristles-on-the-Thigh. It comes right after Shaving-on-the-Leg.

REFRAIN


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