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Another Day
Baby Let Me Be
Back In '64
Between Us
Blue Suede Schubert
Cheese and Onions
Don't Know Why
Doubleback Alley
Easy Listening
Eine Kleine Middle Klasse Musik
Get Up And Go
Good Times Roll
Goosestep Mama
Hey Mister!
Hold My Hand
I Love You
I Must Be In Love
It's Looking Good
Joe Public
Knicker Elastic King, The
Let's Be Natural
Living In Hope
Lonely Phobia
Love Life
Major Happy's Up And Coming Once A Good Time Band
Nevertheless
Now She's Left You
Number One
Ouch!
Piggy In The Middle
Questionnaire
Rendezvous
Shangri-La
Unfinished Words
We've Arrived! (And To Prove It We're Here)
With A Girl Like You

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 Jednotlivé texty

Another Day  náhled pro tisk

(Nasty/McQuickly)
from the Rutle LP "The Rutles" PCS-7067/8, 11/22/68
Lead Vocal: Stig O'Hara

At times like these when enemies can number more than friends
A friend indeed is what I need, not someone who pretends
I'm on my way
I cannot stay another day

You're such a pain, must I explain my every meaning to you
It's such a drag the way you nag at me and make me feel blue
I'm on my way
I cannot stay another day

You're so pusilanimous, oh yeah
Nature's calling and I must go there

A glass of wine with Gertude Stein I know I'll never share
But I don't mind, that's just the kind of cross each man must bear
I'm on my way
I cannot stay another day

You're so pusilanimous, oh yeah
Nature's calling and I must go there

Another day, I know they say that all the world's a stage
I'll play the fool, but as a rule I'd rather act my age
I'm on my way
I cannot stay another day
I'm on my way
I cannot stay another day
I'm on my way
I cannot stay another day

nahoru


Baby Let Me Be  náhled pro tisk

(Nasty/McQuickly)
from the Parlourphone EP "Twist And Rut" GEP-8882, 7/12/63
Lead Vocals: Stig O'Hara and Ron Nasty

Baby let me be
Baby set me free
I'm on my knees
I'm begging you please
Won't you set me free
If you don't want me
Baby let me be

Baby let me be
Baby set me free
You treat me so bad
You make me so sad
Won't you set me free
If you don't want me
Baby let me be
Ooo!

Say you wanna settle down
but you keep running around
What am I supposed to do?
How can I keep loving you?

(repeat first verse)
(repeat refrain)
(repeat second verse)

nahoru


Back In 64'  náhled pro tisk
(The Rutles)
from the Archeology

Many years from now When your grandchildren climb upon your knee You may be quite astonished to see How many channels they can change on t.v. When some old film in black and white Comes on and there you are upon the screen Or is it someone just like someone you've been Looking not a day over nineteen? "Grand dad" the little ones are asking you "Why do you look so sad?" (so sad) So you tell them all about the fun you had Back in '64 before you were born People had no time for pouring scorn (or scoring porn) On dreams of love and peace No one was obese Only tight trousers were worn Back in '64 we were at it like knives Back in '64 the time of our lives Was in the present tense Now does that make common sense Any more than girls with hairdos called beehives? Back in '64 before you were born Back in '64 before you were born But as you've gone on and on Your audience has flown And as you find yourself all on your own You may wistfully recall How Benjamin Disraeli said that "Life is too short to be small" Or maybe like some old time song Overall it's long - so so long... it's all over.

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Between Us  náhled pro tisk

(Nasty/McQuickly)
from the Parlourphone LP "A Hard Day's Rut" PCS-3058, 7/10/64
Lead Vocal: Stig O'Hara


I'm looking at you
You're looking at me
Between us it's oh, so easy to see
We were made for each other, girl
We were made for each other
Between us
Love has begun between us
Two hearts are one between us
Nothing can come between us

Whatever we do
Whenever we kiss
Between you and me it's not hit and miss
We were made for each other, girl
We were made for each other
Between us
Love has begun between us
Two hearts are one between us
Nothing can come between us

Between us
Love has begun between us
Two hearts are one between us
Nothing can come between us
Between us
Nothing can come between us
Between us
Nothing can come
Nothing can come between us
 

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Blue Suede Schubert  náhled pro tisk

(Nasty/McQuickly)
from the Parlourphone LP "Meet The Rutles" PCS-3045, 11/22/63

Lead Vocal: Stig O'Hara

Well you can take it any way you want
You can shake it till it's back to front
If you rock it till it's inside out
Let me tell you what it's all about
It's a rock 'n roll symphony
and it's gonna be the death of me

They call me Blue Suede Schubert
The king of the bop
Blue Suede Schubert
I just can't stop
When I get that beat
my music is complete
Ow!

Well, it's crazy but you know it's true
You gotta do what you gotta do
And I'm gonna have to sing my song
while the back beat's going strong
Everybody rock 'n roll 'n more
even rolling all around the floor

They call me Blue Suede Schubert
The king of the bop
Blue Suede Schubert
I just can't stop
When I hear that drum
I'm gonna blow to kingdom come

They call me Blue Suede Schubert
The king of the bop
Blue Suede Schubert
I just can't stop
When I get that beat
my music is complete

Blue Suede Schubert
Blue Suede Schubert
Blue Suede Schubert
Blue Suede Schubert

Blue Suede Schubert
when I'm dead I'll drop

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Cheese And Onions  náhled pro tisk

(Nasty/McQuickly)
from the Rutle Soundtrack LP "Yellow Submarine Sandwich" PCS-7070, 1/17/69

Lead Vocal: Ron Nasty

I have always thought
in the back of my mind
Cheese and onions
I have always thought
that the world was unkind
Cheese and onions

Do I have to spell it out?
C-H-E-E-S-E-A-N-D-O-N-I-O-N-S-oh-no

Man and machine
Keep yourself clean
or be a has-been
like a dinosaur
Got a device
For everthing nice
You better think twice
atleast once more
(repeats, fades)

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Don't Know Why  náhled pro tisk
(The Rutles)
from the Archeology

I don't know why The world turns out to be the way it is As time goes by Oh I (I...) Don't know why (don't know why...) True love turns out to be the stuff Between hello and goodbye
Looking back with 20-20 hindsight We only tried to play our part When selfishness is state of the art You've just got to change the locks on your heart Now I (I...) Don't know why (don't know why...) True love turns out to be the stuff Between hello and goodbye Looking back with 20-20 hindsight We only did the best we could As green as any Norwegian Wood The acid test of fame we withstood Now I (I...) Don't know why (don't know why...) The world turns out to be the way it is As time goes by Oh I (I...) Don't know why (don't know why...) True love turns out to be the stuff Between hello and goodbye

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Doubleback Alley  náhled pro tisk

(Nasty/McQuickly)
Parlourphone single R-5570, 2/17/67

Lead Vocal: Dirk McQuickly

People were proud in Doubleback Alley
Neighbors were loud, but ever so pally
People would shout
Joking about
The smoke and the soot
Mother would put
the milk bottles out

We had a good time in Doubleback Alley
With fences to climb and Father O'Malley
to clip your ear
and steer you clear
of the funny man
on the ice cream van
that talked so queer

Doubleback Alley takes me back and in my mind I see
happy smiling faces if I flog my memory

Plenty to do in Doubleback Alley
Play peek-a-boo with Saccharine Sally
Bouncing a ball
against the wall
showing her drawers
you come indoors
her dad would call

Doubleback Alley takes me back and in my mind I see
happy smiling faces if I flog my memory

Stinking of gin in Doubleback Alley
Grinning a grin in Doubleback Alley
Kick a dustbin
Bingo to win
Windows to break
mother would take
the milk bottles in

Doubleback Alley takes me back and in my mind I see
happy smiling faces if I flog my memory

Doubleback Alley takes me back and in my mind I see
happy smiling faces if I flog my memory

Doubleback Alley

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Easy Listening  náhled pro tisk
(The Rutles)
from the Archeology

Easy listening, I'm in that easy listening mode Easy listening, why don't we do it in the middle of the road? Kick off your shoes, sit back, relaxez-vous Tell me what more can an old rocker do? Easy listening, easy listening Easy listening (never mind the world outside) Easy listening (famine war and genocide) Easy listening (forget the looney on the loose) Easy listening (rising crime and child abuse) Ignore the poisoned atmosphere Open up another beer The media feeds ya every day what to think and say Kick off your shoes, sit back, relaxez-vous (relaxez-vous relaxez-vous relaxez-vous) Tell me what more can an old rocker do? (rock-a-do, rock-a-doo ooo ooo) Easy listening (Life could be a dream) Easy listening

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Eine Kleine Middle Klasse Musik  náhled pro tisk
(The Rutles)
from the Archeology

Look at all the nice things money can buy Everyday there's more and more Do you ever stop and wonder why You're neither rich nor poor? Eine Kleine Middle Klasse Musik

Dropping off the school kids in the second car
Parking on the yellow line
Getting in the shopping on a credit card
Knowing how to choose a wine
Eine Kleine Middle Klasse Musik

Proud of your home and your neighborhood
It's so up and coming that you feel so good!

This is freedom in a land of plenty
You get nowhere if you just stand still
You got to hold on to what you got as best you can
Cause if you don't someone else will

Look at all the nice things money can buy
Every day there's more and more
Do you ever stop and wonder why
You need to lock your door?

Loneliness is all that people ever share
Smuggling their pain through "Nothing to Declare"
Living next to people who agree to disagree
Happy in their pie chart society
Eine Kleine Middle Klasse Musik
Eine Kleine Middle Klasse Musik


Eine Kleine Middle Klasse Musik
Eine Kleine Middle Klasse Musik-a
Eine Kleine Middle Klasse Myuhoo-oo-oo-oo-oo-hoozik-AH
ah, ah, ah....
ah....

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Get Up And Go  náhled pro tisk

with Robert Preston
(Nasty/McQuickly)
Rutle single R-5777, 4/17/69
Lead Vocal: Dirk McQuckly

Working up a fever in a one-horse town
was a Jockey by the name of Joe
He didn't have a lot of you might call luck
but he had a lot of get up and go

Get up and go
Get up and go
Get up and go back home
Get up and go
Get up and go
Get up and go back home

Tall in the saddle in a one-horse town
Joey knew someday he'd hit the road
He traded with a dealer for a pick-up truck
And went looking for a medium load

Get up and go
Get up and go
Get up and go back home
Get up and go
Get up and go
Get up and go back home

Cruising down the highway doing sixty-five
in the middle of the double white line
His foot down on the gas and his head in the clouds
He didn't see the one-way sign

Get up and go
Get up and go
Get up and go back home
Get up and go
Get up and go
Get up and go back home

(repeat refrain twice)

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Good Times Roll  náhled pro tisk

(Nasty/McQuickly)
from the Parlourphone LP "Sgt. Rutter's Only Darts Club Band" PCS-7027, 6/1/67
Lead Vocal: Ron Nasty

Hour after hour in an ivory tower
A thousand and nothings to do
Spending the day in a colourful way
Blue upon blue upon blue
Psychadelicatessen
Fricasse chorus girls thigh
Toffee and mackeral gateau
Pineapple pie in the sky

See how the good times roll
See how the good times roll
See how the good times roll away
See how the good times roll
See how the good times roll
See how the good times roll away

Like ice in a drink
invisible ink
or dreams in the cold light of day
The children of rock 'n roll
never grow old
They just fade away
Drifting along on a cotton wool cloud
dreaming of drum majorettes
Swastika nightingales croon tongue in cheek
an elephant never forgets

See how the good times roll
See how the good times roll
See how the good times roll away
See how the good times roll
See how the good times roll
See how the good times roll away

(fades)

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Goose-Step Mama  náhled pro tisk

(Nasty/McQuickly)
from The Silver Rutles' Demo Sessions (bootleg)
Vocals: Ron Nasty, Dirk McQuickley, and Stig O'Hara

Ow!
Goose-steppin' mama under-cover charge
Goose-step mama taken by and large
While you tinker with some tailor
someone soldier to a sailor
Goose-step mama
Oh yeah!
Goose-step mama

Goose-step mama boogie all night long
Goose-step mama you can do no wrong
You know how to reassemble
clumsy hands and knees that tremble
Goose-step mama
Oh yeah!
Goose-step mama
Wooo!

You've got something that makes you something
something tells me loud and clear
In the end it comes to nothing
You've got nothing to eins zwei drei vier

Goose-step mama with your rock 'n roll
Goose-step mama with your heart of gold
You don't like to see men suffer
Love is tough but life is tougher
Goose-step mama
Oh yeah!
Goose-step mama
Wow!

(repeat refrain and last verse)

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Hey Mister!  náhled pro tisk

(The Rutles)
from the Archeology

When you woke up this morning
did you feel all alone?
Did you get a grip on yourself?
Were you just flesh and bone?
Did you long for the centerfold spread
of some bimbo girl magazine
to appear by your side
and physically question your manhood
and make you come clean?

Hey!
Hey mister!
All you need is a little rock and roll, rock and roll, rock and roll

When you woke up this morning
did you feel like hell?
Did you think that some Jehovah's Witness
was a-ringing your bell?
Did you think you were in Babylon?
Did you take a good look around?
Or did you stick your head out the window
and find you could not make a sound?

Hey!
Hey mister!
All you need is a little rock and roll, rock and roll, rock and roll

When you woke up this morning
did you get up and go?
Did you take a good look at yourself in the mirror
and go on with the show?
Did you picture yourself
as a Leonardo Da Vinci with wrinkles and curls
Or did you see just another piece of modern art
Like "The Peppermint Tower in Praise of Greedy Little Girls"?

Hey!
Hey mister!
All you need is a little rock and roll, rock and roll, rock and roll


I got a soddin' cramp in me pinkie!!

nahoru


Hold My Hand  náhled pro tisk

(Nasty/McQuickly)
from the Parlourphone LP "Meet The Rutles" PCS-3045, 11/22/63
Lead Vocal: Ron Nasty

I'm not the kind of guy who likes to play big brother
But I've just seen your date outside, he's with another
I saw you both come in
Clearly you're not meant for him, so
Please, please hold my hand

Hold my hand, yeah, yeah
Hold my hand, yeah, yeah
Hold my hand and I'll see you home

I want to tell you I'm in love with you completely
I'd like to take you far away from here, discretely
Our love was meant to be
and darling, it's a certainty, oh
Please, please hold my hand

Hold my hand, yeah, yeah
Hold my hand, yeah, yeah
Hold my hand and I'll see you home
Hold my hand, yeah, yeah
Hold my hand, yeah, yeah
Hold my hand and I'll see you home

Hold my hand, yeah, yeah
Hold my hand, yeah, yeah
Hold my hand and I'll see you home
Hold my hand, yeah, yeah
Hold my hand, yeah, oooo-oooo
Hold my hand and I'll see you home

nahoru


I Love You  náhled pro tisk

(The Rutles)
from the Archeology

Every time I see you walk by
There's a certain look in your eye
And your smile says there's something that I
Should tell you
Every time we meet we say "Hi"
"How's it going?" "Fine" we reply
But I wonder what would happen if I
Could tell you...

I love you,
I love you

I don't know why it is or what you do to me
Vocabulary-wise with you I'm all at sea

Every time I'm with your I try
I'm not a shoe-gazin' kind of a guy
But somehow I just come over too shy
To tell you

Why can't I tell you how I feel
It's so absurd
Why does my tongue get tied on three little words?

I feel as if I'm falling apart
Do I blame my head or my heart?
Because I stop every time I start
To tell you
I love you, I love you, I love you,
I love you, I love you,
I love you.

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I Must Be In Love  náhled pro tisk

(Nasty/McQuickly)
Parlourphone single R-5114, 3/20/64
Lead Vocal: Ron Nasty

I feel good
I feel bad
I feel happy
I feel sad
Am I in love?
I must be in love

I feel rich
I feel poor
I'm in doubt
I feel sure
Am I in love?
I must be in love

Anytime of the day I can see
her face when I close my eyes
Wooo!

She's a dream
She is real
Can't explain
how I feel
Am I in love?
I must be in love

(repeat refrain)

Am I dead
or alive?
Can my poor heart
survive?
Am I in love?
I must be in love

(repeat first verse)

nahoru


It's Looking Good  náhled pro tisk

(Nasty/McQuickly)
from the Parlourphone LP "Rutle Soul" PCS-3075, 12/3/65
Vocals: Ron Nasty and Dirk McQuickly

There was no one in my life till I met you
You brought me love and taught me how to smile
You picked me up when I was feeling blue
From now on my future is worthwhile

It's looking good
It's looking good
It's looking good
It's looking good
It's looking good

Now that you have given me reason to live
I will stay forever by your side
And give you all the loving I can give
Just say the word and be my bride

It's looking good
It's looking good
It's looking good
It's looking good
It's looking good

I'm not throwing caution to the winds, oh, no
Love is not an easy game to play
Though I may not be a man of words, yeah, yeah
There is one thing I feel obliged to say

It's looking good
It's looking good
It's looking good
It's looking good
It's looking good

It's looking good
It's looking good
It's looking good
It's looking good
It's looking good

It's looking good
It's looking good
It's looking good
It's looking good

nahoru


Joe Public  náhled pro tisk

(The Rutles)
from the Archeology

My name is Joe Public, I'm sure you all know me
Sometimes they call me the man in the street but I don't mind
I've got my place in society
I've got my feet on the ground
I've got my pride and my prejudices
No one can push me around

My name is Joe Public, I'm sure you all know me
Sometimes they call me the proletariat but I don't mind

They know me for my common sense
They know they can't please all of me
They know I can't be fooled all of the time
I am what I am and I'm happy to be
Joe Public, that's me- Joe Public, that's me
‘Cause I put my faith in the powers that be
Joe Public, that's me

My name is Joe Public, I'm sure you all know me
Sometimes they call me the great unwashed but I don't mind
Sticks and stones may break my bones
But names can never hurt me
I've got my pride and my prejudices
I am what I am, and I'm happy to be
Joe Public, that's me
Joe Public, that's me
(that's me)
Joe Public, that's me
(that's me)
Joe Public
(Joe Public) that's me (that's me)

I put my faith in the powers that be
Joe Public, that's me

I put my faith in the powers that be
I put my faith in the powers that be
(I'm sure you all know me)
I put my faith in the powers that be
(I'm sure you all know me)
I put my faith in the powers that be
(I'm sure you all know me)
I put my faith in the powers that be
(I'm sure you all know me)
(I'm sure you all know me)

nahoru


The Knicker Elastic King  náhled pro tisk

(The Rutles)
from the Archeology

He used to travel in bath cubes
Until the slump came
Faced with redundancy he turned his mind to other things
And soon became a household name

Knicker elastic
Everybody used it
Knicker elastic
Nobody refused it
Knicker Elastic King, the Knicker Elastic King

A self-made man with a business to run
and something to sell to everyone
The Knicker Elastic King


He grew so rich the Gnomes of Zurich
Were green with envy
(ahhh ahhh)
The darling of the Stock Exchange
Made the New Year's Honours List
And won the Queen's Award to Industry


Knicker Elastic
Essence of propriety
Knicker Elastic
Upholder of society
The Knicker Elastic King,
Ooo la la

His rubber business kept expanding
But then disaster
(Ee bah gum!)

The price of raw materials
Coupled with inflation
Squeezed his global holdings
His liquid assets bottomed out
And shrunk his retail outlet
... operation


And that's the story of the
Knicker Elastic King
(and market forces)
The Knicker Elastic King
 ('horses for courses')
A self-made man with a business to run
And something to sell to everyone
Knicker Elastic King
Ooo la la
The Knicker Elastic King

nahoru


Let's Be Natural  náhled pro tisk

(Nasty/McQuickly)
from the Rutle LP "Shabby Road" PCS-7088, 9/26/69
Lead Vocal: Ron Nasty

Time goes by, as we all know, naturally
People come and people go, naturally
Let's be natural
ever since the world began
let's be natural
every woman, every man
let's be natural
as follows nature's plan
let's be natural
Oh, yeah

Stars are in the sky above naturally
People rise and fall in love naturally
Let's be natural
ever since the world began
let's be natural
every woman, every man
let's be natural
as follows nature's plan
let's be natural

Everything is everything naturally
Yeah, people cry, laugh and sing naturally
Let's be natural
ever since the world began
let's be natural
every woman, every man
let's be natural
as follows nature's plan
let's be natural
Yeah

It would be so natural
(repeats, fades)

nahoru


Living In Hope  náhled pro tisk

(Nasty/McQuickly)
from the Parlourphone LP "Rutles For Sale" PCS-3062, 12/4/64
Lead Vocal: Barry Wom

I grew up in the country
beside a chicken shack
so I left for the city
and I didn't look back
Now I'm living in hope
Living in hope
Yes, I'm living in hope
Living in hope

Walkin 'round the city
feeling all alone
nobody told me
the streets are paved with stone
But I'm living in hope
Yes, I'm living in hope
I'm living in hope
I'm living in hope

Can't find my feet or a friendly face
In this god foresaken town
Nobody stops to lend a hand
unless they want to put you down

Got no woman
or a steady job
Feeling like a cowboy
and looking like a slob
But I'm living in hope
Living in hope
Yes, I'm living in hope
I'm living in hope

Nothing in my pocket
Nowhere to go
Looking for a handout
But no one wants to know
But I'm living in hope
Living in hope
Yes, I'm living in hope
Living in hope

I'm living in hope
Living in hope
Yes, I'm living in hope
Living in hope

nahoru


Lonely-Phobia  náhled pro tisk

(The Rutles)
from the Archeology

You look forlorn, too tired to yawn
As pale as a moon on a bright afternoon
Your face is drawn
You've got lonely phobia
and I only hope ya get better

You sit and stare, beyond all care
But mirrors don't lie and the look in your eye
Is showing your despair
You've got lonely phobia
and I only hope ya get better

Another love could set you free
But you're afraid  
(afraid)
To go
(to go)
Another love may prove to be
No better than the devil you know

It's late
(it's late) at night (at night)
You feel
(you feel) uptight (uptight)
Your lover's in bed while the thoughts in your head
Are far
(are far) from light (from light)
You've got lonely phobia and I only hope ya get better

Another love could set you free but you're afraid  
(afraid)
To go
(to go)
Another love may prove to be no better than the devil you know

You look forlorn, too tired to yawn
As pale as a moon on a bright afternoon
Your face is drawn
You've got lonely phobia and I only hope ya get better
You've got lonely phobia and I only hope ya get better

nahoru


Love Life  náhled pro tisk

(Nasty/McQuickly)
Parlourphone single R-5620, 7/7/67
Lead Vocal: Ron Nasty

Love Life
Love Life
Love Life
Love Life

Make up your mind
In your own time
To live is to live
To love is sublime
Where there's a will there's a way
Love is the meaning of life
Life is the meaning of love

(refrain)

People give thanks
People rejoice
Given a chance
Given a choice
Where there's a will there's a way
Love is the meaning of life
Life is the meaning of love

(refrain)

Where there's a will there's a way
Love is the meaning of life
Life is the meaning of love

(refrain)

Love is the meaning of life
Life is the meaning of love
(repeats, fades)

nahoru


Major Happy's Up And Coming Once A Good Time Band  náhled pro tisk

(The Rutles)
from the Archeology

Once upon a good time on this very day
Somewhere in another universe
A band got in a van and drove for miles on end
They just this minute got here with no time to rehearse
They've not even had a sound-check but don't worry folks, it's true
Whatever Major Happy did for them they'll do for you!

Here we are once again on another one night stand
Major Happy's Up and Coming Once Upon A Good Time Band
Major Happy, Major Happy, Majah Happy, Made ya happy
Major Happy's Up and Coming Easy-Going Good Time Band
We're only here for you out there so give yourselves a great big hand
Major Happy, Major Happy, Majah Happy, Made ya Happy
So put your hands together and let's really hear it for
Major Happy's Up and Coming Once Upon a Good Time Band...

nahoru


Nevertheless  náhled pro tisk

(O'Hara)
from the Parlourphone LP "Sgt. Rutter's Only Darts Club Band" PCS-7027, 6/1/67
Lead Vocal: Stig O'Hara

In this day and age
Love is all the rage
Life goes on, it only goes to show
It's not my cup of tea
It's all the same to me
For we are here today and gone tomorrow

Nevertheless
Make the most of it
Make the most of it
Nevertheless
Nevertheless
Nevertheless
Nevertheless

nahoru


Now She's Left You  náhled pro tisk

(The Rutles)
from the Archeology

Do do do do do
Do do do do do
Do do do do do
Do do do
Now she's left you, left you for another guy
Now she's left you, and you feel you wanna die
She's no longer by your side and your tears you cannot hide
Now she's left you, my friend, now she's left you

Now she's left you and you're feeling so alone
Now she's left you sat beside a telephone
That pulls at your heartstrings every time it rings
Now she's left you, my friend, now she's left you

Your love is up to date, my friend, today
Yesterday has gone and tomorrow's on its way

Now she's left you, and you don't know what to do
Now she's left you, go and find somebody new
You have my sympathy 'cause she did the same to me
Now she's left you, my friend, now she's left you
Now she's left you, my friend, now she's left you

Do do do do do
Do do do do do
Do do do do do
Do do do do do do laaaaaaaaaa!

nahoru


Number One  náhled pro tisk

(Nasty/McQuickly)
Parlourphone single R-4949, 10/5/62
Lead Vocal: Ron Nasty

Number one, number one
You're my number one
You're my second to none
Number one, number one
Wooo!

One and one make two
and I look after you

Number one, number one
You're my number one
Wooo!

When I fell for you
I didn't need a shove
Now that we are two
It all adds up to love

Number one, number one
You're my number one
You're my second to none
Number one, number one
Wooo!

One and one make two
and I look after you

Number one, number one
You're my number one
Wooo!

A teacher couldn't teach me
I had no time for school
No one there could reach me
But baby I'm no fool, no fool

Number one, number one
You're my number one
You're my second to none
Number one, number one
Wooo!

One and one make two
and I look after you

Number one, number one
You're my number one
Wooo!

Ah-Ah-Ah-Ah
Number one!

nahoru


Ouch!  náhled pro tisk

(Nasty/McQuickly)
Parlourphone single R-5305, 7/23/65
Lead Vocal: Ron Nasty

Ouch!
You're breaking my heart
Ouch!
I'm falling apart
Ouch!
Ow-ow-ouch!

When we first met
I must admit I fell for you right from the start
Now when we meet
all kinds of things it seems upset the apple cart
Ouch!
Don't desert me
Ouch!
Please don't hurt me
Ouch!
Ow-ow-ouch!

What is thing called love?
Why do they say it makes the world go 'round?
I can't explain
the way I feel for you, my feet don't touch the ground
Ouch!
Don't desert me
Ouch!
Please don't hurt me
Ouch!
Ow-ow-ouch!

(repeat first verse)
(repeat refrain twice)

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Piggy In The Middle  náhled pro tisk

(Nasty/McQuickly)
Parlourphone single R-5655, 11/24/67
Lead Vocal: Ron Nasty

I know you know what you know
but you should know by now that you're not me
Talk about a month of Sundays
Toffee nosed wet weekend as far as I can see

Hey diddle diddle
The cat and the fiddle
Piggy in the middle
Doo-a-poo-poo

Bible punching heavyweight
evangelistic boxing kangaroo
Orangutang and anaconda
Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse
even Pluto too

Hey diddle diddle
The cat and the fiddle
Piggy in the middle
Doo-a-poo-poo

(Stig is dead, honestly)

One man's civilization
is another man's jungle, yeah
They say revolution's in the air
I'm dancing in my underwear
'cause I don't care

Hey diddle diddle
The Cat's in the fiddle
Piggy in the middle
Doo-a-poo-poo
Doo-a-poo-poo

[The following four lines can be heard in Rutles bootlegs,
but do not appear on the released recording]

Civilizing jungle bunnies
guinea pigs including me and you
Talk about a knock-kneed frog
Second cousin to a nun living in the zoo

Walky talky man says hello, hello, hello
with his ballerina boots
you can tell he's always on his toes
Hanging on a Christmas tree
Screaming like a bogey man
getting up my nose

Hey diddle diddle
The cat and the fiddle
Piggy in the middle
Doo-a-poo-poo
a-poo-poo-poo

This little piggy went to market
This little piggy stayed home
This little piggy had roast beef
and this little piggy had none
This little piggy went
Woooo!
All the way home
(repeats, fades)

nahoru


Questionnaire  náhled pro tisk

(The Rutles)
from the Archeology

Hey mister man on the street
Excuse me
Do you have a few moments to spare?
oh yeah
Don't worry I'm not trying to sell you anything you wouldn't want
I'm just a questionnaire

Tell me what you think about this low-fat diet shampoo
Do you think it's crunchy, half-crunchy or not crunchy at all?
Put a tick in the appropriate box
There's nothing to it

Yes no don't know I don't care
I'm only a questionnaire
Only a questionnaire

Please mister man on the street
Believe me
I'm only doing my job and I need to know
oh oh ho
Everything about you
Take it easy all you gotta do is answer yes or no

Tell me what you think about the devil and the deep blue sea
Do you think there's one true god, a false god or
No god at all?
(no god at aaaaaaaall)
Put a tick in the appropriate box
There's nothing to it

Yes no don't know I don't care
I'm only a questionnaire
Yes no don't know I don't care
I'm only a questionnaire
Only a questionnaire

Now can ya
Tell me what you think about how easy it can be to buy a gun
Do you think it's crazy, half-crazy or not crazy at all?
Put a tick in the appropriate box...

nahoru


Rendezvous  náhled pro tisk

(The Rutles)
from the Archeology

I'm sitting in a dandelion den 
Blowing bits of fluff into the air 
to tell the time... 
I welcome anybody passing by 

(Do you ever come here with a friend?) 
No, I've never found someone to share my rendezvous... 

(Do you spend the time like me 
Wishing that you could be free 
Free from all you have to do 
Doing only what you want to?) 

Oh yes, of course I do.. 
(Ah ha, we thought as much) 
Hang on... who are youse? 

(We're the other members of the band) 
And who invited you to sing along? 
Go on, answer that! 
(Well no one, we were only passing by) 
Well kindly keep on going if you please 
(But we're only trying to help you with your song) 
But I don't want any help 
(Oh yeah, what about the middle eight?) 
Oh yeah! 

Do you spend the time like me 
Wishing that you could be free 
Free from all you have to do
Doing only what you want tooo ooo ooo ooo oooooo
Aaah aah aah aaaah!

nahoru


Shangri-La  náhled pro tisk

(The Rutles)
from the Archeology

Did you ever get the feeling
That the truth is less revealing
Than a downright lie?
And did you think your head was hip
To certain things it's not equipped
To qualify?

All day long the sky is blue
And everyone says "How'dya do?"
In Shangri-la
Everyday's a perfect day
And you can go your own sweet way in
Shangri-la

In Shangri-la, in Shangri-la
You can be whoever you are
In Shangri-la

Investment with a good return
Provides the means through which we earn
Our daily bread
Insisting on an equal cut
Some people even bust a gut
To stay ahead

All day long the sky is blue
And no one has a lot to do
In Shangri-la

In Shangri-la (in Shangri-la!)
In Shangri-la (in Shangri-la!)
You can be whoever you are
In Shangri-la

(Roll up! Roll up! This way! )

It's a strange world we live in
But surely we're forgiven
If we don't know where to turn
With paradise for hire
On the back streets of desire
We all live and learn

All day long the sky is blue
And everyone's in love with you
In Shangri-la
Lovers dance and children sing
And everybody does their thing in
Shangri-la

In Shangri-la (in Shangri-la)
In Shangri-la (In Shangri-la!)
You can be whoever you are
In Shangri-la ha ha ha
In Shangri-la (in Shangri-la)
In Shangri-la (in Shangri-la!)
You can be whoever you are
In Shangri-la ah
ahahahhhhhhh

All together now, one two three...

Lah dee doo dah
Lah dee dah
Here we are
In Shangri-la

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah
Here we are in Shangri-la

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah
Here we are in Shangri-la

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah
Here we are in Shangri-la
(isn't it nice?)

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah
Here we are in Shangri-la

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah
Here we are in Shangri-la  
(woo!)
(it's such a happy place to be!)

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah
Here we are in Shangri-la
(Loooove life!)

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah
Here we are in Shangri-la
(who really needs reality?)

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah
Here we are in Shangri-la
(S-H-A-N-G-R-I-L-A)

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah
Here we are in Shangri-la

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah
Here we are in Shangri-la
(S-H-A-N-G-R-I-L-A)

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah
Here we are in Shangri-la
(a word about the cruelty to the kangaroo.) (Oh, sorry!) (toothpaste)
(oompa oompa, stick it up your jumpa)

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah
(oh, lah dee dah!)
Here we are in Shangri-la
(Yes we are the slaves of freedom!)

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah
(Oooh!)
Here we are in Shangri-la
(We're freee-eeeeee to be whoever we are!)
(All right, let's hear it for all the celebrities!)

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah
Here we are in Shangri-la
(Whoever we are in Shangri-la!)

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah
(Lah lah dee dah!)
Here we are in Shangri-la
(My name is Joe Public...) (Whoo! there's a lah dee dah!)

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah
(oh, come on, Jimmy!)
Here we are in Shangri-la
(I'm sure you all know me!)

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah
Here we are in Shangri-la

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah
Here we are in Shangri-la
(S-H-A-N-G-R-I-I-L-A)

Lah dee doo dah
(la la la la la la)
Lah dee dah
(la la la la la la la la)
Here we are
In Shangri-la
(S-H-A-N-G-R-I-L-A-Lay!)

Lah dee doo dah
(S-H-A-N-G-R-I-L-A)
Lah dee dah
Here we are
(S-H-A-N-G-R-I-L-A)
In Shangri-la
(here we are, here we are!)

Lah dee doo dah
(S-H-A-N-G-R-I-L-A)
Lah dee dah
Here we are
(L-E-X-I-C-O-G-R-A-P-H-E-R)
In Shangri-la

Lah dee doo dah
(Lexicographer!?...)
Lah dee dah
(...sorry folks!)
Here we are
In Shangri-la

Lah dee doo dah
Lah dee dah
Here we are
In Shangri-la
(a word of no more than three syllables!)

Lah dee doo dah
Lah dee dah...

nahoru


Unfinished Words  náhled pro tisk

(The Rutles)
from the Archeology

Unfinished words like these
Unfinished words like cheese and onion
Help me to write this marzipan song
Unfinished words, flying like birds
High in the sky above my deck chair

I don't like anchovies on top of strawberries and cream
Pink litmus paper shirt turning blue
Kippers and jam, custard and spam
Are only just the stuff of dreams

I can't pretend to be someone who pretends to be someone else
Or so my pretend friend tells me

Unfinished words, flying like birds
Colliding circles in the sky
Left is right and right is wrong

nahoru


We've Arrived! (And To Prove It We're Here)  náhled pro tisk

(The Rutles)
from the Archeology

We've arrived and to prove it we're here
We've arrived and its suddenly clear
That we're here to stay for more than a day
Maybe a week or a year
We've arrived and to prove it we're here
We've arrived and to prove it we're here
We've arrived

From thirty thousand feet above the ocean
Flyin' high in the sky
To thirty thousand fans showin' their devotion
Hear them scream and cry

We've arrived and to prove it we're here
We've arrived and its suddenly clear
That we're here to stay for more than a day
Hey! Maybe a week or a year
We've arrived and to prove it we're here
We've arrived and to prove it we're here
We've arrived

La la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la ha ha
La la la la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la la

Number Two, Number Two, Number Two...

nahoru


With A Girl Like You  náhled pro tisk

(Nasty/McQuickly)
from the Parlourphone LP "A Hard Day's Rut" PCS-3058, 7/10/64
Lead Vocal: Dirk McQuickly

Shoot me down in flames if I should tell a lie
Cross my heart I promise that it's true
I've been in love so many times before
but never with a girl like you

With a girl like you
to hold and be beside
With a girl like you
to fill my heart with pride and joy

With a girl like you
I know where I belong
With a girl like you
I know I can be strong, you know
I won't bring you any pain
I won't run around again
Ther'll be nothing to explain
with a girl like you

You know
I won't bring you any pain
I won't run around again
Ther'll be nothing to explain
with a girl like you

nahoru