“My Word, You Do Look Queer” is a comic monologue written by Bert Lee and R. P. Weston, first performed and recorded in 1922 by the English entertainer Ernest Hastings.[1] It was subsequently re-recorded by Stanley Holloway.[2]

The song tells of a man recovering from illness, but feeling better. Yet his friends insist on telling him, one after the other, that he looks “queer.” He comes to believe that he must indeed be close to death, but revives after a visit to an undertaker.

Recording by Stanley Holloway