This is a recording of You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch, featuring the vocals of Franklin Taggart, from the 4th Annual Vi Wickam and Friends Christmas Show at the Rialto Theatre, in Loveland, Colorado, December 2, 2018.
Vi Wickam – Fiddle
Franklin Taggart – Guitar and Vocals
Jim Abraham – Bass
Bob Montgomery – Piano
Hugh Castor – Drums
Daniel Delaney – Cello
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
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
I wouldn’t touch you
With a thirty-nine-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
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
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
Your soul is an apalling 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 nauseous super naus!
You’re a crooked jerky jockey
And you drive a crooked hoss
You’re a three-decker sauerkraut
And toadstool sandwich
With arsenic sauce!
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