Brave Sir Robin (by Monty Python)

(this post was retrieved, with the help of The Internet Archive, from my retired blog

This is definitely a post I wanted to make. It’s about a movie of Monty Python, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, my favourite one.

For those who are not familiar with the name, the pythons are a group of comedians with an alternative sense of humor. They have managed to make some different and innovative at the same time movies and shows.

(image credit: – the Python team)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a parody of the famous tail of King Arthour and his seek for the Holy Grail. My favourite part is Sir Robin’s tail where he is seeking into the woods while his bards are singing for his “courage”. Below I present the lyrics of “Brave Sir Robin ran away” as it is demonstrated into the movie (for guitar players there are chords too).

Monty Python
Brave Sir Robin


(lyrics and chords)


Bravely bold Sir Robin rode forth from Camelot
He was not afraid to die, O brave Sir Robin
He was not at all afraid to be killed in nasty ways
Brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Robin


/ Em – – – – B7 Em – / – – – – D – G – /
/ G – – – D Asus4 D – / Em D G – D – B7 – /


He was not in the least bit scared to be mashed into a pulp
Or to have his eyes gouged out and his elbows broken
To have his kneecaps split and his body burned away
And his limbs all hacked and mangled, brave Sir Robin


His head smashed in and his heart cut out
And his liver removed and his bowels unplugged
And his nostrils raped and his bottom burnt off
And his penis…


(Well that’s enough music for now, lads…)


/ G – D – / / / /


Brave Sir Robin ran away(No!)
Bravely ran away, away(I didn’t!)
When danger reared its ugly head
He bravely turned his tail and fled(No!)
Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about
And gallantly he chickened out
Bravely taking to his feet
He beat a very brave retreat
Bravest of the brave, Sir Robin


/ Em D Em – / Em – – – – D Em – / G – D – / Em – D – /
/ G – D – / Em – B7 – / Em D G B7 / / D – – – G – – – /

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