The Minotaur's Song

Album: The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter (1968)


  • In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a creature with the body of a man and the head of a bull. This surreal music-hall parody is sung from the point of view of the mythical beast. The Incredible String Band's Mike Williamson recalled to Mojo in 2017:

    "The Minotaur's Song was inspired by Gilbert & Sullivan and it had a humorous quality, but it was about the war machine. The world was less troubling then. It was easier to be humorous about things like that."

Comments: 2

  • Charli from LondonMike Williamson? Mike Heron and / or Robin Williamson
  • Lasse Hinkkanen from Jyvaskyla FinlandTo my ears it sounds very much like Monty Python's Lumberjack Song.
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