Eric Idle – “Mr. Sheene”

Barry Sheene

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Released in 1979 by Eric Idle (of Monty Python fame) and Ricky Fataar, “Mr. Sheene” gives a comically loving tribute to Barry Sheene and his antics on and off the track. Fans of the British legends (both Sheene and Idle) will expect the song to be suitably bawdy, and it doesn’t disappoint. Let’s just leave it with this:

A girl up in the stands was shouting out, I can see
It’s big and red and throbbing in 500cc
It’s Mr. Sheene, Mr. Sheene
Mr. Sheene’s riding machine