All Together Now

I was in the grocery store the other day, listening to their tunes while I shopped. I should find out which managers choose which music and do my shopping on the appropriate days. There’s somebody who really loves the sappy country songs, but there’s one who has the same musical tastes as I do. Maybe that’s an exaggeration, because I’m neck-deep in an obsession with ABBA and Frankie Valli that not many people seem to share. At least not out loud.

But I’m comparing prices on cans of diced tomatoes when I hear “All Together Now” by The Beatles. My foot taps, my head bops, and I can’t help but sing. It’s uncontrollable. I shop when it’s quiet in the store so I traveled two aisles before I came across any other shoppers … an elderly couple pushing a cart half full of ‘grandparent stuff’ — you know, butterscotch candies, various mentholated creams and ointments, a Tae Bo video.

Of course, I became aware of my singing. Apparently they did too because as they shuffled past me, Grandma said, “They don’t write ‘em like THAT anymore!”

Despite the fact she spoke out loud — going deaf loud — I knew she didn’t mean for me to hear, so I pretended not to, just smiled and bopped down the aisle. But it did get me thinking. First, maybe I shouldn’t sing in public. Second, DO they write ‘em like this anymore?

One, two, three, four
Can I have a little more?
Five, six, seven eight nine ten
I love you.

A, B, C, D
Can I bring my friend to tea?
E, F, G H I J
I love you.

Bom bom bom, bompa bom
Sail the ship, bompa bom
Chop the tree, bompa bom
Skip the rope, bompa bom
Look at me

All together now
(All together now)
All together now
(All together now)

All together now
(All together now)
All together now
(All together now)

Black, white, green, red
Can I take my friend to bed?
Pink, brown, yellow orange and blue
I love you

All together now
(All together now)
All together now
(All together now)

All together now
(All together now)
All together now
(All together now)

All together now
(All together now)
All together now
(All together now)

All together now
(All together now)
All together now
(All together now)

Bom bom bom, bompa bom
Sail the ship, bompa bom
Chop the tree, bompa bom
Skip the rope, bompa bom
Look at me

All together now
(All together now)
All together now
(All together now)

All together now
(All together now)
All together now
(All together now)

All together now
(All together now)
All together now
(All together now)

All together now
(All together now)
All together now
(All together now)

All together now
(All together now)
All together now
(All together now)

All together now
(All together now)
All together now
(All together now)

Nope. Pretty sure they don’t write ‘em like that anymore!

What are your favorite silly lyrics?

0 thoughts on “All Together Now

  1. Victoria Hanley

    I love you more than I can say
    I love you more than I can say
    I’ll love you twice as much tomorrow
    I love you more than I can say.

    I love you more than I can say
    I love you more than I can say

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  2. Claudia

    WOW. I can’t believe you took the time to post *All together now*. Well, I guess you could paste it repeatedly to save SOME time.
    I just joined a group on Facebook called “Why Yes, I Do Frequently Burst Out in Song.” It seems to have a huge following–which I find hard to believe–judging by the reactions of my coworkers when I spend most of my day singing.

    She’s a very kinky girl
    The kind you don’t take home to mother

    ….
    ….

    She’s a super freak, super freak
    She’s super freaky YEOW

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    1. beckycc

      Claudia … the “YEOW” totally makes this song. And as far as taking the time to post ALL the lyrics to “All Together Now” …. can you say “procrastination”? My current WIP has hit the proverbial brick wall. Clearly, blogging my way around it makes the most sense.

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  3. Vicki Clark

    “Who will tend the farm museums? Who will dust today’s belongings?
    Who will sweep the floors, hedging near the givens?
    Rally round your leaders it’s the mediator season
    Diane is on the beach, do you realize the life she’s led?
    The biggest wagon is the empty wagon is the noisiest,
    The consul a horse, oh man I think we’re lost
    The biggest wagon is the empty wagon is the noisiest,
    A matter of course, Jefferson, Jeffer”

    Not silly, necessarily, but I think non-sensical counts. That’s REM, btw, and procrastination must be in the stars because not only did I stop to read blogs and listen to All Together Now a couple of times, but I looked up the REM lyrics too.

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