Horrible Histories – Shakespeare And The Quills lyrics
My name is Shakespeare, William,
I owned a feather quill, I am
The writer most familiar to you.
My way with words amazes me,
Came up with so many phrases, me,
That still the number dazes me too!
Oh "You've got to be cruel to be kind",
"If truth were known", "Love is Blind",
Yeah, each of these quotes you will find
It's what I do.
"Seen better days"
(That's one of his! )
Or "Salad days",
(He is the biz! )
"All the world's a stage!"
They call me Billy-Whizz!
May seem kinda scary, I'm a walking dictionary.
Study with the wordy, Shakespeare
"Quality of mercy is not strained"
"Such stuff as dreams are made"
"Off with his head",
My phrases you'll note.
"This is the short and long of it"
"Brevity is the soul of wit"
"As good luck would have it" you can quote.
Oh you suffered "Green-eyed jealousy",
Please do not "Stand on ceremony"
I wrote the Queen's English, Queen's English I wrote.
"It's Greek to me",
(That's a Shakespeare line! )
"Meat and drink to me",
(He was the first to combine! )
Yeah, that was one of mine!
Don't call me flaky, I'm William Shakey,
Not lazy with the phrasy, Shakespeare.
I was the greatest, I was ace,
To find a better writer, that's "A wild goose chase"
I was truly brilliant, which is why I sing:
"You can't have too much of a good thing!"
(Spoken) "If music be the food of love, play on!"
"Et tu brute!"
(Did you ever know?)
"Forever and a day"
(From a Shakespeare show! )
"Good riddance", "Fair play",
"Pure as the driven snow!"
"High time", "Lie low",
"Wherefore art thou Romeo?"
The nation's favourite bard, Shakespeare.
Doo-be doo-be doo-be,
"To be or not to be?"
Shoo-be doo-be doo-be, Shakespeare!
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