Lyrics: Goodnight Vienna (1974)

 

Goodnight vienna
by john lennon

-"one and a-two and a-one, two, three, four!"

All right!

I took my baby to a party last night, ah-hah-hah,
she was so beautiful, she made me uptight, ah-hah-hah,
up came a butcher with her ju jus alight, ah-hah-hah,
it's all da-da-da-down to goodnight vienna.

Felt like a bohunk but i kept up my cool, ah-hah-hah,
green as a frog, man, i was back into school, ah-hah-hah,
zipped up my mouth 'cause i was starting to drool, ah-hah-hah,
it's all da-da-da-down to goodnight vienna.

Get it up!
Get it up!
Get it up!
Get it up!

She said she loved me but i knew she was lying, ah-hah-hah,
felt like an arab who was dancing through zion, ah-hah-hah,
don't call no doctor when you just feel like crying, ah-hah-hah,
it's all da-da-da-down to goodnight vienna.

Get it up! (keep it up!)
Get it up! (keep it up!)
Get it up! (keep it up!)
Get it up! (keep it up!)

I took my baby to a party last night, ah-hah-hah,
she was so beautiful, she made me uptight, ah-hah-hah,
up came a butcher with his needles in sight, ah-hah-hah,
it's all down to goodnight vienna.

Occapella
by allen toussaint

groovy!

Ah, there's music in the streets and there's music in the air.
A little ol' soul beat, and there's dancin' ev'rywhere.
I would tell the whole world, tell 'em if i could,
to add a little song into each life,
oh, it's a-finger snappin' good.

Oh -
oh -

ah, pardon me, boys, but could you use it?
We're gonna make a little music.
You got soul, now don'tcha lose it,
we're gonna make a little music.
Ev'rything's gonna be mellow,
we gon' just a-singin' occapella.
Ev'rything's gonna be mellow,
we gon' just a-singin' occapella.

Oh -
oh -

hey!

Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah-ah,
ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah-ah.
Da-da-da-da-da-da-da - jabba dabba dabba dabba di dah.
Da-da-da-da-da-da-da - jabba dabba dabba dabba di dah.

Oh, there's dancin' in the streets and there's music in the air.
A little ol' soul beat, and there's dancin' ev'rywhere.
I would tell the whole world, tell 'em if i could,
to add a little song into each life,
you know it's finger poppin' good.

Oh -
oh -

pardon me, boys, but could you use it?
We're gonna make a little music.
You got soul, now don'tcha lose it,
we're gonna make a little music.
Ev'rything's gonna be mellow,
we gon' just a-singin' occapella,
ev'rything's gonna be mellow,
we gon' just a-singin' occapella.

I said, ev'rything's gonna be mellow,
ev'rybody's singin' occapella.
I said, ev'rything's gonna be mellow,
ev'rybody's singin' occapella.
Ev'rything's gonna be.

Oo-wee
by richard starkey and vini poncia

ever since i met you, baby,
i've been acting kinda strange.
I wake up in the morning,
then without a warning,
all i do is scream your name, yeh.

Ev'rytime i look inside me,
i see the man that i've become.
You make me wanna holler
and jump right out my collar,
you've got me on the run, yeh.

Oo-wee, babe, oo-wee, yeh,
friends don't recognise me,
they say you hypnotise me,
oo, what you done to me, babe?
You drive me out of my sunsets, oo-wee.

She look just like the new jean harlow, (ooohh!)
With sultry lips and long blonde hair.
They say she came from haites,
or was it the euphrates
that brought my lady here, yeh?

Oo-wee, babe, oo-wee, yeh,
friends don't understand me,
they say you underhand me,
oo, what you done to me, babe?
You drive me out of my senses, oo-wee, yeh.

-"take it, john!"
(oo-oo-oo)
-"it's my doctor playing!"
(oo-oo-oo)

when i walk into her parlour,
it's like the spider and the fly.
In the darkness she surrounds me,
and weaves her web around me,
and locks me up inside, yeh.

She look just like the new jean harlow, (harlow)
with sultry lips and long blonde hair. (ooohh!)
They say she came from haites,
or was it the euphrates
that brought my lady here, uh, uh?

Oo-wee, babe, oo-wee, yeh,
friends don't understand me,
they say you underhand me,
oo, what you done to me, babe?
You drive me out of my senses, oo-wee, yeh. (oo-wee)
oo-wee, babe, (oo-wee)
oo-wee, babe, (oo-wee)
oo-wee, babe, (oo-wee)
oo-wee, babe. (oo-wee)

(oo-wee)

Husbands and wives
by roger miller

two broken hearts lonely looking like
houses where nobody lives.
Two people each having so much pride inside,
neither sides forgives.

The angry words spoken in haste,
such a waste of two lives.
It's my belief, pride is the chief cause and the decline
in the numbers of husbands and wives.

Two broken hearts lonely looking like
houses where nobody lives.
Two people each having so much pride inside,
neither sides forgives.

The angry words spoken in haste,
such a waste of two lives.
It's my belief, pride is the chief cause and the decline
in the numbers of husbands and wives.

A woman and a man, a man and a woman,
some can and some can't, and some can't.

The angry words spoken in haste,
such a waste of two lives.
It's my belief, pride is the chief cause and the decline
in the numbers of husbands and wives.

It's my belief, pride is the chief cause and the decline
in the numbers of husbands and wives.

Snookeroo
by elton john and bernie taupin

one, two, three, four!

I was born in the north of england,
i was raised in a working town.
I broke all the rules when i went to school,
but the teacher's couldn't pin me down.

I tried to make my parents proud
by adapting the social powers.
Oh, pigs will fly and the earth will fry,
when they get me doing honest hours.

Snookeroo, snookeroo, daddy's going on the booze.
Mother used to cut my hair
and sister used to make the news.
Well, it was two rooms up and two rooms down,
we were sentenced by the wrecking crane.
Oh, i was born on the eve of halloween
and snookeroo, snookeroo, snookeroo's my name.

I need someone to cook for me
and turn me lose at night.
I could spend my life with a factory girl,
'cause a factory girl's my type.

I hear them gossip on the street,
most of what they say is true.
Oh, don't you know that i hear them say,
"there goes that lazy, no good snookeroo."

Snookeroo, snookeroo, daddy's going on the booze.
Mother used to cut my hair
and sister used to make the news.
Well, it was two rooms up (two rooms up)
and two rooms down, (two rooms down)
we were sentenced by the wrecking crane.
Oh, i was born on the eve of halloween
and snookeroo, snookeroo, (snookeroo)
snookeroo's my name.

(oo-oo, oo-oo, oo-oo, oo-oo)

snookeroo, snookeroo, daddy's going on the booze.
Mother used to cut my hair
and sister used to make the news.
Well, it was two rooms up (two rooms up)
and two rooms down, (two rooms down)
we were sentenced by the wrecking crane.
Well, i was born on the eve of halloween
and snookeroo, snookeroo,
snookeroo, snookeroo,
snookeroo, snookeroo,
snookeroo's my name, yeh.

All by myself
by vini poncia and richard starkey

i looked out my window
and watched all the people go by.
I wonder what happens
and who's taking who for a ride.

(don't you know that i'm bound?)
I'm bound to pick up the pieces and watch them land.
(watch them land)
i'm standing all by myself,
ain't got nobody else,
all by myself,
i don't need nobody.

(ooh, ooh, ooh)

i work out my problems,
i'm starting all over again.
I just started smiling,
i'm making myself some new friends.

(don't you know i've got?)
I've got a brand new feeling i just can't hide. (just can't hide)
i'm standing all by myself,
ain't got nobody else, (to turn to)
all by myself,
i don't need nobody.

(ooh, ooh, ooh)

(ooh -, ooh -, ooh -)

way back in my mem'ry,
i can see where i've wasted my time.
You came and took what you wanted
and then tried to take what was mine.

(well, don't you know i'm tired)
i'm tired of finding myself up against the wall, it's so tall.
I'm standing all by myself,
ain't got nobody else, (to turn to)
all by myself,
i ain't got nobody.

(ooh, ooh, ooh)

(i'm standing) all by myself,
ain't got nobody else, (nobody)
all by myself,
i ain't got nobody.

(ooh, ooh, ooh)

(i'm standing) all by myself,
ain't got nobody else, (to talk to)
all by myself,
i don't need nobody.

(ooh, ooh, ooh)

(i'm standing) all by myself.

Call me
by richard starkey

call me, if you wanna see me,
call me, if you still believe me.
'Cause i'm not gonna hide,
no, i'm not gonna hide from you.

If you still think you need me,
like i do, i want you to feed me.
With your love, i'll be strong,
with your love, ill be strong and carry on.

Don't be hurt by what you've seen, dear,
i know it's like a dream, dear.
Remember, i slept too,
remember, i slept too with you.

(uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-ah-)
(uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-ah-)
(ah-ah, ah-ah)

it's time that we both went through it,
if we don't, then we know we'll blew it.
'Cause we've gotta give it a try, (gotta give it, give it a try)
yeah, we've gotta give it a try, yeh, you and i.

We tried, (we know that we tried)
but we didn't make it. (we tried, you know that we tried)
now we don't (we don't, you know that we don't)
ever have to fake it. (we tried, you know that we tried)
well, we'll go on our way, (go on our way)
yeh, we'll go on our way, it's a brand new day.

(ah-ah, ah-ah)

call me, if you wanna see me,
call me, (call me, call me, oo-)
if you wanna still be my friend.
You can call me, (call me, call me, oo-)
if you wanna see me again.
Why don't you call me? (we tried, you know that we tried)
you can call me. (we tried, you know that we tried)
if you wanna still be my friend. (we tried, you know that we tried)

(be-doo-be-doo)
(we tried, you know that we tried, ah -)
(we tried, you know that we tried)
(we tried)

No no song
by hoyt axton

huh-huh! Huh-huh
(ah-ah-ah-ah-ah)
(aye-aye-aye-aye)

a lady that i know just came from columbia,
she smiled because i did not understand.
Then she held out some marijuana, ha ha!
She said it was the best in all the land.

And i said,
"no, no, no, no, i don't smoke it no more,
i'm tired of waking up on the floor.
No, thank you, please, it only makes me sneeze,
and then it makes it hard to find the door."

(ah-ah-aye-aye)

a woman that i know just came from majorca, spain,
she smiled because i did not understand. (parazzi! Parazzi!) (olé!)
Then she held out a ten pound bag of cocaine,
she said it was the finest in the land.

And i said,
"no, no, no, no, i don't sniff it no more,
i'm tired of waking up on the floor.
No, thank you, please, it only makes me sneeze,
and then it makes it hard to find the door."

(aye-aye-aye-aye)
(aye-aye-aye-aye)
(aye-aye-aye-aye)
(aye-aye-aye)

a man that i know just came from nashville, tennessee, oo, (oh no!)
He smiled because i did not understand.
Then he held out some moonshine whiskey, oh ho,
he said it was the best in all the land. (and he wasn't joking!!!)

And i said,
"no, no, no, no, i don't drink it no more,
i'm tired of waking up on the floor.
No, thank you, please, it only makes me sneeze,
and then it makes it hard to find the door."

Well, i said,
"no, no, no, no, i can't take it no more,
i'm tired of waking up on the floor.
No, thank you, please, it only makes me sneeze,
and then it makes it hard to find the door."

Hey yeh!


"i'll just have another drink, barman, have you got a large brandy?"

Only you (and you alone)
by buck ram and ande rand

(oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo, oo-oo)

only you can make this world seem right,
only you can make the darkness bright.
Only you and you alone
can thrill me like you do,
and fill my heart with love for only you.

Only you can make this change in me,
for it's true, you are my destiny.
When you hold my hand i understand
the magic that you do.
You're my dream come true,
my one and only you.

-"only you can make this world seem right,
only you can make the darkness bright."

Only you and you alone
can thrill me like you do,
and fill my heart with love for only you.

Only you can make this change in me,
for it's true, you are my destiny.
When you hold my hand i understand
the magic that you do.
You're my dream come true,
my one, my one and only you.

Only you,
only you,
only you,
only you,
only you, (only you)
only you, (only you)
mm-mm-mm-mm,
mm-mm-mm-mm, (only you)
mm-mm-mm-mm.

Easy for me
by harry nilsson


nobody loved her, it was easy to see,
that made it easy for me.
The boys never fought over her company,
that made it easy for me.

Love so bright could only blind us,
how could reason hope to find us,
hiding in the milky way,
without a star to shine the way?

Sand castles fell from the tears in our eyes,
that made it easier to see.
Now the dream's over and i realise,
that makes it easy for me.

Goodnight vienna (reprise)
by john lennon


-"ok...with gusto, boys, with gusto!"


I took my baby to a party last night, ah-hah-hah,
she was so beautiful, she made me uptight, ah-hah-hah,
up came a butcher with her ju jus alight, ah-hah-hah,
it's all down to goodnight vienna.

Goodnight vienna, hey, hey, hey.

-"come on, boys, sing it to me!"
(goodnight vienna) hey, hey, hey.
-"oh, you're so beautiful, (goodnight vienna)
-"you know that i love you, don't you, boys?"
(goodnight vienna)

-"and don't forget, folks,
the band will be back in fifteen minutes.
Just a short break and they'll be back on stage
ready to do it to you one more time!
That's it!"

(goodnight vienna, hey, hey, hey)
(goodnight vienna)