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Peter Lorre
Hummer. Hummer. Hummer.

Hummer. Hummer. Hummer.

German for "Lobster. Lobster. Lobster."

Alex Green : "Peter Lorre isn't really dead"

Peter Lorre, Peter Lorre He's all right, he's all right
Peter Lorre, Peter Lorre It's all right, he's on your side
Peter Lorre, Peter Lorre It's all right, you can trust him
Peter Lorre, Peter Lorre He's all right

Peter Lorre, Peter Lorre He's a brick, he's a brick
You can count on him in trouble Even if it's really thick
Any crisis, he'll be there Like a little squidgy bear
Peter Lorre, Peter Lorre He's a brick

Peter Lorre, Peter Lorre Runs a nightclub way downtown
Peter Lorre, Peter Lorre Always wears a evil frown
Don't spit on his shoes Or mess up his hair
Or he will shoot you dead And go back upstairs

But it's okay
It's all right, you can trust him Peter Lorre's on your side
You can trust him with your secrets He'll give you some place to hide
Don't you worry, don't you fret Peter Lorre is a pet
You can trust that Peter Lorre He's a vet

A real gentleman
Never bad and never rude
Never mad and never crude
Just like Sydney Greenstreet
Just like Sydney... Green...street
In any crisis he'll be there
Like a little squidgy bear
That's Peter Lorre, not Sydney Greenstreet

And
You can trust him, you can trust him He's all right, he's all right
You can trust this tiny person Peter Lorre's on your side
Sydney Greenstreet does not scare him Peter Lorre knows no fear
Fearless little Peter Lorre He's a brick

Woo!

Peter Lorre, Peter Lorre He's all right, he's all right
Peter Lorre, Peter Lorre He's a brick, he's a brick
Peter Lorre, Peter Lorre It's all right, he's on your side
Peter Lorre, Peter Lorre He's a brick

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The Butcher Says..
He looks really cool. I was not fully sober when I first had the idea of writing about him. It's an imaginative thing; yeah, he was the bad guy, but imagine some scary-intrigue-casbah type picture where he was your pal. Yeah?

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He's All Right, He's On Your Side!
THE best Peter Lorre song EVER. Even many years after his death, there are legions of fans worldwide who love him. He was a gorgeous hunk, sadly under-utilised by Hollywood but still revered by those of us who love him...
JoAnne Soper-Cook, Newfoundland 29Dec2007 7:10 AM
Still the best Peter Lorre song ever
Even though Pat Fish says he didn't have a particular Peter Lorre film in mind when he wrote this, there is in fact a great 1946 film noir, "Black Angel," in which he plays a nightclub owner who has an upstairs office and would most definitely shoot anyone who messed up his hair.
Anne Sharp, USA 1Aug2007 6:11 AM
Lorre Lovers
Yes, there is a whole underground clique of us Lorre Lovers, even more than 40 years after he died!
Probably one of the greatest talents of the 20th century, vastly underappreciated by Hollywood, but widely adored by his fans, now and forever!
Yes, he was a gorgeous Hungarian hunk, and those pix on line of him without his shirt, his hairy chest -- oooh, don't get me started.... :)
ekvaughan 2Jun2006 7:04 AM
What Else... Mr. Lorre!
I have also been a Peter Lorre fan for about 3 months. Man, he is so cute. He's like a lil' cuddly bald guy! Anyways, enough with the mushy fan junk, I just had to share amongst the many losers who like him too.
Thank you very much!
NYC USofA 8Jan2004 9:55 PM
Very amusing
Me, being a Peter Lorre fan of about 3 months, have searched frantically for anything I could find of him {because he's just so adorable}.I hope to find more songs like this out there on the web.



and why does the send button say doit?


lil_lupis
Vallejo, CA 22Apr2003 8:08 PM
Peter Lorre song
I am a female of indeterminate age, surfing wildly (& sometimes wobbily) on her 1st computer. I couldn't get the sound up on Mr Lorre, but enjoyed the lyrics immensely. Was esp. fascinated that 'hummer' is german for 'lobster' (I collect lobster stuff)---or were you just having us on???
Now i must off to the dark, Satanic mill where I work, but will be back at midnite to explore more of this site.
Pamela, Empress of the Universe
hubbardston MA 12Sep2002 10:27 AM
Peter Lorre was most definitely a squidgy bear!
I had to laugh when I read the lyrics to this song -- did you guys know there's a whole e-mail discussion group full of women who adore Peter Lorre and who think he's one of the handsomest men ever to have graced the face of this earth? (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/peterlorre) I'm a member, of course.... Who wouldn't think Peter was a squidgy bear? He was simply adorable. As for his villainous image, that was the fault of various studios like Columbia and Warner Bros who grossly underused his talents and who cast him repeatedly as a bad guy and a bogeyman. peter had a gift for comedy as well. Now, Jazz Butcher, when are you going to release this song on a CD? Or where can I get a hold of it?
from the Lorre-lovers' discussion group 19Feb2001 3:11 PM