Animaniacs Wiki
Advertisement
Animaniacs Wiki

"The Magna Carta Song" is a song from the episode Magna Cartoon, in which the Warner siblings present the Magna Carta to the tyrannical King John.

Lyrics[]

Dot:
Don't be coy, Old Johnny Boy
We have seen what you've decreed
You've taxed and pillaged every village
And ignored their every need
Wakko:
So, we wrote the Magna Carta
Yakko:
Which is Latin for "Great Charter!"
Dot:
And you'd do well, lest folk rebel, to sign this clever creed
Yakko:
The British Isles will have fair trials
And I'll tell you what's more
Neither King, nor Son, nor anyone
Will be above the Law
Wakko:
So if you're to have a hope
Dot:
And win the blessings of the Pope
Yakko:
You can't decline, you'll have to sign, or face a civil war
Dot:
Though you'll be vexed, this deed's effects
Go far beyond on this region
You can stamp and shout and whine about
This blatant act of treason
Wakko:
But we demand habeas corpus
Yakko:
Meaning "tyrants should be cautious!"
Dot:
No more arrests at the King's behest
For now you'll need a reason
Wakko:
Unless you're craving one more bathing
Embrace legal restitution
Church and State will separate
Or there'll be regal revolution
Dot:
And the message then will spread
Yakko:
Like liberty butter on freedom bread!
Wakko:
Through the ages, to the pages of the U.S. Constitution
Yakko:
In eight-hundred years, to peoples' cheers
These words will further travel
To unclasp each despot's grasp
And to ensure their reign's unravel.
Dot:
Rights were granted at our birth
Yakko:
To every corner of the Earth
Wakko:
From United Nations'
Declarations
Yakko, Wakko and Dot:
"Down to every judge's gavel!"

Advertisement