The Mountain Goats The Anglo-Saxons Lyrics

[John:] "We'd like to dedicate this song to our friends, the former
Inhabitants of the british isles!"

They used to paint their bodies blue
A couple of them might be distantly related to you.
According to ceasar they shaved their entire bodies,
Except for the upper lip and the head

Yeah, the anglo-saxons
Yeah, the anglo-saxons
A sub-literate bunch of guys,
Though some sources say otherwise.
Yeah, the anglo-saxons

Yeah, they were men on a mission,
Preserving their poetry by oral tradition
Yeah, oral tradition is all you get
Until saint augustine brought in the alphabet.

Yeah, the anglo-saxons
Yeah, the anglo-saxons,
In 1065 they were ragin'
But 1066 brought the norman invasion.
Yeah, the anglo-saxons


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