Drs Adam Kay and Suman Biswas (aka the Amateur Transplants) have created a parody of Tom Lehrer's comic song "The Elements" changing the lyrics to drugs instead. "The Elements" is in turn a parody of Gilbert & Sullivan's "I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major-General" from "The Pirates of Penzance", so this song has had quite some going over! Anyway, The Drugs Song has no official video so here's my attempt to bring this brilliant song into the visual medium! Enjoy!
If you enjoy this you may also like my videos for "Finals Countdown" and "A Letter To The Patient's GP Please, Angela".
P.S. Yes, I know Lithium is said twice; yes, I know some of these are synonyms; yes, I misspelled Pethidine. I should know better - I've seen it!
I would also like to point out I do not condone the use of recreational drugs. Please do not post comments saying how wonderful speed, etc. is. It's not; it ruins lives. ANY COMMENTS CONDONING THE USE OF RECREATIONAL DRUGS WILL BE DELETED.
Want to learn this song? The lyrics are below! Adam and Suman have too much free time for doctors.
There's aspirin, adrenaline and also aminophylline,
Amphetamine, adenosine, augmentin and rifampicin,
Amoxicillin, penicillin, heparin and warfarin,
And oestrogen, progestagen and Canesten and chloroquine.
There's bendroflumethiazide and also cyclophosphamide,
And metoclopramide, acetazolamide, tropicamide
Loperamide, amiloride and cyclizine and frusemide,
And if you're up the duff then you'd best avoid thalidomide.
There's lithium, fluoxetine and also amitriptyline,
Paroxetine, digoxin, GTN and azathioprine,
Miconazole, atenolol and also chloramphenicol,
And if you want to overdose, there's always paracetamol.
There's Night Nurse and there's phenytoin, Zirtek and diazepam
And lithium, temazepam, midazolam, clonazepam,
Testosterone, aldosterone, and Valium and insulin,
And lignocaine and Piriton and Ventolin and Ritalin.
There's cefuroxime, cefotaxime, cefalexin, cephedrine,
And metronidazole and ketoconazole, trimethoprim,
Erythromycin, gentamicin, macrolides, nifedipine,
And Actifed and Sudafed and Calpol with no sugar in.
There's phenelzine and hyoscine, ranitidine, cimetidine,
Potassium and calcium and ev'ry kind of vitamin,
And pethidine and methadone and speed, cocaine and heroin,
And cannabis and Prozac, morphine, alcohol and nicotine.
You must remember all these drugs, the names of which you've learned from me,
Or fuck 'em all and get a job in orthopaedic surgery.