This song is credited to Who drummer Keith Moon, but was written by Pete Townshend. Pete said that Keith got the credit as it was his idea, but he wrote it because he didn't want Keith writing nonsense about holiday camps that didn't fit in with the story of Tommy.
Keith Moon performs this song in the movie of Tommy. He is dressed in green and plays a giant green organ, sometimes with his feet.
Suggestion credit: James - Edinburgh, Scotland, for above 2
Shamomo Apolo Onono from Liverpool, OhAww...jeez...as much of n evil character Uncle Erinie is in 'Tommy' you can't help but be amused by him. Go keith!
Aaron from Toronto, OnIs it just me, or does Keith Moon say "good morning w*nkers" instead if "good morning campers" on the live at leeds deluxe edition album?
Peter Griffin from Quahog, RiThis song is a joke. Uncle Ernie shows more of his evilness from Fiddle About by saying "WELCOME!!" in a dark voice at the end.
Sheeberson from Wrightsville Beach, Ncoh and im seeing this play version of the album on friday it shall be incredible
Sheeberson from Wrightsville Beach, NcThis just may be the coolest song I've ever heard. No mattter WHAT mood I'm in, it makes me happy. "Good morning, campers!"
James from London, EnglandAnd the reason the lyrics are changed are because it's the film. if you've watched it you can see that Pete has changed the lyrics slightly, added in and taken out songs. it's the greatest film ever, who cares if 1 line of a film is changed just appreciate it
Griffin from New York, NyThe reason why "keith" sings it differently on the album than in the movie was because it wasn't even keith on the album. The song was actually Pete Townshend's orginal demo for the song and he was the only person who performed on it!!
Ken from Louisville, KyOn the orginal album, Keith sings this with a high pitch, mischeivos child-like voice with an evil laugh. In the movie, he sings in a gruff, cockney, street-vendor voice. Also, the album version opens with the line "Good morning campers!" but was changed to "Good morning converts" in the movie. Also, the song's cahracter was changed from "Uncle Ernie" to "Brother Ernie".
Johnny from Los Angeles, CaLike the organ thing.
Johnny from Los Angeles, CaI can't believe how cheesey and funny this song is!
The lyrics for "Mary, Did You Know?" were written by Christian singer and comedian Mark Lowry, after his pastor asked him to write a Christmas musical for their church. Southern gospel musician Buddy Greene later added music to his words.