Rutles, The Easter Egg - The 5th Rutle- George Harrison!

On the self-titled album "The Rutles," the song "Piggy In The Middle" has a short snippet of backwards speech in the middle.

Played backwards, the snippet is George Harrison saying "This little piggy went to Marrakesh."

Marrakesh, Morocco was the site of a late-60s retreat hosted by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, featuring the Beatles among other celebrities.

George is easier to find playing a reporter in the Rutles film "All You Need Is Cash."

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Contributed By: Tim Harrod on 04-24-2001
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charliehodge writes:
Actually, the line is "This little piggy went to the market." The whole nursery rhyme is sung at the end.
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Celeste writes:
Thanks so much for this egg! I love the Rutles, though only because I love Eric Idle and the Pythons so much (and of course, George Harrison and the rest of the Fab Four) and it's cool to hear an egg for them, even if most of their work was egg-worthy in itself!
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Papa Bear writes:
I dont know the song, but Mahesh Yogi had a retreat in Rishikesh, India. Not Marrakech, Morroco.
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Bernad writes:
1. The song is Called: "The Tragical History Tour" 2. He is saying: "This little piggy goes to Market" go to the reverse messages page at: http://home.iprimus.com.au/potterfam/reverse.htm to hear it
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Rey-Rey writes:
Actually, if you're talking about the spin on the phones ringing part, he says Stig O Hara would really like it here, or in the words of the documentary: ereh ti ekil dluow araH Gits, palpable nonsense!
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TheLazenby writes:
The song isn't called "Tragical History Tour"... learn to read the back of the album... Besides, that's not even George Harrison. That's Neil Innes doing a George Harrison impression.
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jtmichaelson writes:
I had no idea anyone remembered or even knew of The Rutles. Good to know. I regret to say, though, songs like "Cheese and Onions" and "Piggy In The Middle" are better songs than the actual Beatles' songs. This is coming from a die-hard Beatles fan...a Rutles fan second. Thanks.
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