An additive song in the tradition of The House that Jack Built, popularized by Aussie singer Rolf Harris. As the verses go on, the lines get longer and longer until it's all you can do to sing one line without taking a breath:

The court of King Caractacus is just passing by,
The court of King Caractacus is just passing by,
The court of King Caractacus is just passing by,
The court of King Caractacus is just passing by.

The harem of the court of King Caractacus is just passing by,
The harem of the court of King Caractacus is just passing by,
The harem of the court of King Caractacus is just passing by,
The harem of the court of King Caractacus is just passing by.

The ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus are just passing by,
The ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus are just passing by,
The ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus are just passing by,
The ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus are just passing by.

The boys who put the powder on the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus are just passing by,
The boys who put the powder on the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus are just passing by,
The boys who put the powder on the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus are just passing by,
The boys who put the powder on the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus are just passing by.

The fascinating witches who sew scintillating stitches in the britches of the boys who put the powder on the noses of the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus are just passing by,
The fascinating witches who sew scintillating stitches in the britches of the boys who put the powder on the noses of the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus are just passing by,
The fascinating witches who sew scintillating stitches in the britches of the boys who put the powder on the noses of the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus are just passing by,
The fascinating witches who sew scintillating stitches in the britches of the boys who put the powder on the noses of the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus are just passing by.

If you'd like to take a picture of the fascinating witches who sew scintillating stitches in the britches of the boys who put the powder on the noses of the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus...

You're too late, they just passed by!

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