Re: are ya havin' a laugh?
I have a hard time seeing those songs as being horrible, aside from Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk, which I still think is amusing. I especially like Matilda Mother, although I prefer the original lyrics by Hilaire Belloc to the ones that ended up on the regular album. At the time there was a rights issue. I don't know how UK copyright laws work but by now Cautionary Tales is in public domain in the US.