Dear Mavis I'm compelled to write this letter
In the hope that you may soon be getting better
I've a feeling you should go and see a doctor
If you haven't then you know you really oughta
I was worried so I went to see the vicar
But before I could confess he first confessed to be a stripper

Dear Mavis it was very strange to see him
So I thought I'd write and ask you your opinion
Should I grass on him, report him to the Cardinal?
Or whether I should egg him on to turn professional?
If I dob on him they'll call him plastic scouser
But the only thing the Stripper Vicar wears is plastic trousers

Mavis's opinion, all we really seek
Mavis's opinion, all we, should we

Lie while he's still alive?
Should we lie while he's still alive?
Cause when the vicar strips he gets away with it

Dear Mavis thought I'd follow up my letter
Drop a line about the fate of our poor vicar
Very tragically his time on Earth has ended
Found him gagged and bound in stockings and suspenders
Dear Mavis if you tell us what you're thoughts are
And I hope that they're not biased 'cause you are the vicar's daughter

Mavis's opinion,all we really seek
Mavis's opinion, all we, should we

Lie now that he has died?
Should we lie now that he has died?
Cause when the vicar strips he gets away with it

And we know that he's a vicar and by night a part time stripper
And the vicar got suspended in his stockings and suspenders
And he's making wine from water while he dresses like his daughter
And we know that he's a rip off 'cause we've seen him with his kit off

Should we lie now that he has died?
Should we lie now that he has died?
Cause when the vicar strips he gets away with it, oh shit!

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"Stripper Vicar" as written by Paul Edward Draper

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    General Commentthis song is the shit... i hope somebody starts commenting on these mansun songs, because mansun is seriously amazing... i love their music... it's so energetic, but it still reflects some social unrest... it doesn't pretend that everything is all good, but it's still happy about life. i like that.
    funkykowzon April 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentnot a great fan of mansun but a fan of this song
    toxicgeekon May 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell, what can i say about the lads from Chester!!! Saw them way back in 1996 in Leeds in a gig that coined the phrase "Stop throwing shoes on stage!". This song is fantastic live .... just like all Mansun material (what you hear on the vinyl / cd is what you get at a gig).
    dragontomukon October 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbrilliant lyrics,brilliant song,brilliant band.
    endeavouron March 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVery funny song but I think that it has a serious side about people in positions of respect or power and the moral dilema of whether to let people know what they really get up to when they think nobody is watching.
    Big Tkon August 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!
    Mansunroseon January 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentone of the best songs ever written, by one of the best bands ever to exist. so melodic yet it hints at this weird deeper menace.
    paul_bankson January 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat an amazing song. The meaning is pretty damn obvious, but wow...

    basically, I'll echo what paul_banks said. "melodic yet it hints at this weird deeper menace". Well put.
    coffeebeanon June 11, 2008   Link

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