You’re A Mean One – Mr. Grinch by Thurl Ravenscroft  Lyrics

December 23, 2011

Album: How The Grinch Stole Christmas Soundrack
Genre: Christmas, soundtrack
Lyrics by: Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel
Duration: 2:59
Label: Island Def Jam
Copyright: (C) 1995 Mercury Records Limited
Release Date: December 18, 1966

The storytell The Grinch is one of the well known characters for Christmas Times. The one was created in 1966 for an animated television special that was directed by Chuck Jones. The program was inspired on the homonymous children’s book by Dr. Seuss. The success guaranteed two sequels premiered in diferent years and a soundtrack LP.

This musical material included 25 singles which the most popular song is You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch that was written by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel. The christmas song was performed by Thurl Ravenscroft.

This storytell also inspired a film directed by Ron Howard and starred Jim Carrey who performed that song in this live-action animated movie.



You're A Mean One - Mr. Grinch by Thurl Ravenscroft

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch
You really are a heel
You’re as cuddly as a cactus
You’re as charming as an eel, Mr. Grinch!

You’re a bad banana
With a greasy black peel!

You’re a monster, Mr. Grinch
Your heart’s an empty hole
Your brain is full of spiders
You’ve got garlic in your soul, Mr. Grinch!

I wouldn’t touch you with
A 39 and a half foot pole!

You’re a vile one, Mr. Grinch
You have termites in your smile
You have all the tender sweetness
of a seasick crocodile, Mr. Grinch!

Given the choice between the two of you
I’d take the seasick crocodile!

You’re a foul one, Mr. Grinch
You’re a nasty-wasty skunk
Your heart is full of unwashed socks
Your soul is full of gunk, Mr. Grinch!

The three words that best describe you
Are as follows, and I quote:
“Stink”
“Stank”
“Stunk”!

You’re a rotter, Mr. Grinch
You’re the king of sinful sots
Your heart’s a dead tomato splotched
With moldy purple spots, Mr. Grinch!

Your soul is an appalling dump heap
Overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment
Of deplorable rubbish imaginable
Mangled up in tangled up knots!

You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch.
With a nauseas super-naus
You’re a crooked jerky jockey
And you drive a crooked horse, Mr. Grinch!

You’re a three-decker
Sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich
With arsenic sauce!


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