Infinitely many monkeys in infinitely many towns

Sitting at infinitely many typewriters, pushing infinitely many keys down

Using infinitely many pages over infinitely many days

Eventually wrote this song–

If the song had ended there it wouldn’t have taken so long

Maybe a couple of months, I mean there were infinitely many of them

But no, I had to go, I had to go and make it complicated–

(Gibberish)

Of the infinitely many monkeys in infinitely many towns

Sitting at infinitely many typewriters pushing infinitely many keys down

Using infinitely many pages over infinitely many days

The one who eventually wrote this song was named Phil

Phil Phil

The monkey who wrote it was Phil

Phil Phil Phil Phil

Sort of a prepossessed, self-absorbed little monkey

So that means that it’s now a prerequisite that the monkey who finally

wrote this song had that name—

Infinitely many monkeys all named Phil

Sitting in infinitely many towns pushing infinitely many keys down

Infinitely many monkeys all named Phil

Eventually wrote this song

Phil was not the monkey who eventually typed out Hamlet

That was his friend Doug in September of ‘77

But on the way to writing down this song

Phil also came up with a preface for a book about gardening

And something called “How To Build Bombs In Your Basement”

And a book entitled “The Satanic Verses II,” subtitled

“What Salman Rushdie Was Afraid To Say To The Ayatollah”

Infinitely many monkeys all named Phil

In infinitely many towns pushing infinitely many keys down

Infinitely many monkeys…

(Gibberish)

(lyrics: Dan Bern)