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Sit on My Face is a short song by the members of Monty Python's Flying Circus. The song originally appeared on the album Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album, and was subsequently released on Monty Python Sings.

It was performed by John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, and Terry Jones live at the Hollywood Bowl in Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl. It was later performed by Gilliam and Jones, along with [[Eric Idle and Neil Innes at the Royal Albert Hall in 2002 at the Concert for George

The song's lyrics are sung to the melody of Sing as We Go by Gracie Fields. The opening gives way to multiple male voices singing "Sit on my face and tell me that you love me." The remaining lyrics contain numerous references to fellatio and cunnilingus, such as "when I'm between your thighs you blow me away" and "life can be fine if we both 69".

Controversy Edit

Prior to the album's release, Monty Python received legal threats for alleged copyright infringement due to the similarity between Sit on My Face and Sing as we Go. Nonetheless, the Pythons decided to retain the song.

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ruled that the song is "actionably indecent", concluding that "despite English accent and 'ambient noise' ... the lyrics were sufficiently understandable".[1] In 1992, it pursued legal action against KGB-FM, a San Diego, California classic rock radio station, for playing the song,[2] eventually forcing the station to pay US$9200 in fines.[3]

Adaptations Edit

A French language rendition of the song presented in Edinburgh in 2003 translated the title as "Cum in my Mouth". According to producer Rémy Renoux, "Cum in my Mouth is ... what [Monty Python] would have written today." Renoux also claimed that the translation met with the approval of the Monty Python team.[4]

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