Brother Gorilla - intro


This week in La Sante Prison in Paris, two fellers got their 'eads chopped off. This was official, and it was meant as a punishment. Here is a translation of a famous French song about capital pun. It was written some twenty years ago by Georges Brassens - the best, the very best of all poet-singers. It is called The Gorilla, and it is offensive.

From "Up Sunday", TV broadcast 03/12/72









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