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What A World is a song that was performed as the opening number on April 8, 1985 by Benny Hill and the cast. It featured sight gags on the choruses such as Louise English with a giant box of tampons, two Hill's Angels trying to untangle a tablecloth, Henry McGee at a table with Alison Thomas and Sue Upton getting damaged flowers from Jon Jon Keefe.

Lyrics[]

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Now the folk singer came from America to sing at the Albert Hall,
He sang his songs of protest and fair shares for all.
He sang how the poor were much too poor and the rich too rich by far,
Then he drove back to his penthouse in his brand new Rolls Royce car.

What a world, (what a world) what a place, (what a place)
Ain't you glad you're a member of the human race.

Now, Sally Simon's time at the burger factory was all too brief.
She fell into the grinder, and got chopped up with the beef.
The Winstons makers man came round the factory, and kicked up such a racket.
To apply to all the trades, they added her to the packet.

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What a world, (what a world) what a place, (what a place)
Ain't you glad you're a member of the human race.

Now, six-foot-six Miss Whiplash married Charlie Pitts.
He was four foot two, and no one knew who put him up to it.
He came home one night asssaulted and fell down into a heap
You must be whacked, He said, I'd rather go to sleep.

What a world, (what a world) what a place, (what a place)
Ain't you glad you're a member of the human race.

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Now, a Jessup boy got stranded on a mountain in the fog.
To avoid starvation he had to eat his dog.
He looked down at the pile of bones and murmured as he rose.
"It's a pity Rover isn't here, he'd love to have chewed on those."

What a world, (what a world) what a place, (what a place)
Ain't you glad you're a member of the human race.

Now, the button was pressed, the world destroyed, leaving just one solitary man,
And at the top of the Empire State Building, his lonely existance began,
But his loneliness was too much so he jumped, and he fell like a bird with one wing,
And as he passed the seventh floor, he heard the telephone ring.

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What a world, (what a world) what a place, (what a place)
Ain't you glad you're a member of the human race.

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