When I had my colonoscopy, I had a question on my mind "Do we all look the same when the doctor sees us from behind?" [_] Then I had the answer, I felt like such a fool, 'cause the doctor smiled and said to me, "Your colon's really cool" My colon's really cool, [_] what a nice surprise He sees a lot of colons, but my colon took the prize Then he added something that was even more divine "We found a polyp hiding, Peter, [_] but we caught it just in time" He found a polyp hiding, don't mean to sound so crass But the polyp was discovered by a camera up my Mother and my father spoke to me that very day, They said, "My son, it seems you've won the Polyp Prize, hooray, hooray, hooray!" Now the camera that they used is not like the ones on movie lots It's a camera that is tiny, and it takes interior shots It's a camera that is groovy, it can twist and turn and bend To film your colon's story and en- -sure a happy end So, listen to me closely for this not a lie: Colon Cancer can be beaten, if you are not camera shy [_] Call you doctor swiftly, no ifs or ands or BUTTS Schedule your colonoscopy, I know you've got the guts My colon's really cool, and what a nice surprise My doctor sees a lot of colons, [_] but mine took the prize [_] Mine took the prize, my friends, mine took the prize, My colon's really groovy, so my colon took first prize!
recording: Peter Yarrow [YouTube]
background: Destigmatizing colonoscopies on network television [CBS News]