Daddy’s bones they sure taste good!
The award for surprise inclusion in the setlist on 2001’s Drowned World Tour must surely go to the ‘brand new song’ “The Funny Song“. This light-hearted moment in the middle of the otherwise dark setlist had many scratching their heads and the origin of it was never formally explained.
However, in a conversation with Monte Pittman in Paris late one night during last year’s Confessions Tour, your fact of the day correspondant uncovered the truth!
“The Funny Song” aka “Oh Dear Daddy” was created around a song Monte taught Madonna to use as guitar practise in the months leading up to the tour. In typical Madonna fashion her perfectionist streak kicked in so hour after hour, day after day she practised to get her playing proficient enough and confident enough to perform to arenas full of fans for the first time! She got so used to playing the chord sequence that she added some whimsical lyrics over the melody and chose to include it in the cowgirl section of the 2001 Tour as a sly wink to the hours of practise Monte put her through.
NOTE: The song is not about her daddy!
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