Lyrics: Ringo (1973)

 

I'm the greatest
by john lennon


when i was a little boy,
way back home in liverpool,
my mama told me, i was great.

Then when i was a teenager,
i knew that i had got something going,
all my friends told me i was great.

And now i'm a man,
a woman took me by the hand,
and you know what she told me...i was great.

I was in the greatest show on earth,
for what it was worth.
Now i'm only thirty-two;
and all i wanna do, is boogaloo!

Hey!

I looked in the mirror,
i saw my wife and kids,
and you know what they told me...i was great.

Yes, my name is billy shears,
you know it has been for so many years.
Now i'm only thirty-two;
and all i wanna do, is boogaloo!

Hey, hey, hey, (hey, hey, hey) yeah!
(hey, hey, hey)
i'm the greatest and you better believe it, baby!
Ho! Ho! Ho!

I'm gonna be the greatest in this world, (ho!)
In the next world and in any world! (hey!)

Alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright,
alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright.

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, all right!

Have you seen my baby (hold on)
by randy newman

have you seen my baby on the avenue?
You know she's driving me crazy
with the funny things she do.
I seen her with the milkman,
ridin' down the street,
when you're through with my baby, milkman,
send her home to me.

Hold on, hold on, hold on,
hold on, hold on, hold on.
You know it's been so long
since she has been gone,
hold on, hold on, hold on.

I seen her with the gypsies, dancin' in the woods,
she's always been unfaithful to me,
she's never been good.
I said, "please, don't talk to strangers, baby."
But she always do.
She said, "i talk to strangers if i want to
'cause i'm a stranger too."

Hold on, hold on, hold on,
hold on, hold on, hold on.
You know it's been so long
since she has been gone,
hold on, hold on, hold on.

Alright!

Hold on, hold on, hold on,
hold on, hold on, hold on.
You know it's been so long
since she has been gone,
hold on, hold on, hold on,
hold on, hold on, hold on.

Bara-oompah-oompah-pah-pah!

Photograph
by richard starkey and george harrison

ev´ry time i see your face,
it reminds me of the places we used to go.
But all i got is a photograph
and i realise you're not coming back anymore.

I thought i´d make it the day you went away,
but i can't make it
till you come home again to stay-yi-yay-yi-yay.

I can't get used to living here,
while my heart is broke, my tears i cried for you.
I want you here to have and hold,
as the years go by and we grow old and grey.

Now you're expecting me to live without you,
but that's not something that i'm looking forward to.

I can't get used to living here,
while my heart is broke, my tears i cried for you.
I want you here to have and hold,
as the years go by and we grow old and grey.

Ev´ry time i see your face,
it reminds me of the places we used to go.
But all i got is a photograph
and i realise you're not coming back anymore.

Ev´ry time i see your face,
it reminds me of the places we used to go.
But all i got is a photograph
and i realise you're not coming back anymore.

Ev´ry time i see your face,
it reminds me of the places we used to go.
But all i got is a photograph
and i realise you're not.

Sunshine life for me (sail away raymond)
by george harrison

uh-hoo!
It's a sunshine life for me,
if i could get away from this cloud over me,
seems to just follow me around.

It's a sunshine life for me,
if i could get away from this cloud over me,
seems to just follow me around.

There's a good life had for free,
when you're out in the country.
That's what i could use,
if i could get away there soon.

It's a sunshine life for me,
if i could get away from this cloud over me,
seems to just follow me around.

There's a good life had at sea,
if you're not in the navy.
That's the life for you,
sail away, raymond, sail away.
Ho!
Ah!

Now most folks just bore me,
always imposing
and i´d rather meet a tree
somewhere out in the cornfield.

And it's a sunshine...
It's a sunshine life for me,
if i could get away from this cloud over me,
seems to just follow me around.

It's a sunshine life for me,
if i could get away from this cloud over me,
seems to just follow me around.

It's a sunshine life for me,
if i could get away from this cloud over me,
seems to just follow me around.

And it's a sunshine,
i said, sunshine,
it's a sunshine.

Ha! Ha! Ha! Hoo!

You're sixteen (you're beautiful and you're mine)
by richard sherman and robert sherman

ho!

You come on like a dream, peaches and cream,
lips like strawberry wine.
You're sixteen, you're beautiful and you're mine. (mine, all mine)

you're all ribbons and curls, ooh, what a girl,
eyes that sparkle and shine.
You're sixteen, you're beautiful and you're mine.
(mine, all mine, mine, mine)

you're my baby, you're my pet,
we fell in love on the night we met.
You touched my hand, my heart went pop,
ooh, when we kissed, i could not stop.

You walked out of my dreams, into my arms,
now you're my angel divine.
You're sixteen, you're beautiful, and you're mine.

You're my baby, you're my pet,
we fell in love on the night we met.
You touched my hand, my heart went pop,
ooh, when we kissed, i could not stop.

You walked out of my dreams, into my car,
now you're my angel divine.
You're sixteen, you're beautiful, and you're mine.

You're sixteen, you're beautiful, and you're mine.
You're sixteen, you're beautiful, and you're mine.

All mine, all mine, all mine.
All mine, all mine, all mine.
All mine, all mine, all mine, all mine, but i do.
You are mine!

What shall we do with the drunken sailor?
What shall we do with the drunken sailor?

Oh my my
by richard starkey and vini poncia
version: album version (4:17)

one, two, three, four!

I phoned up my doctor to see what's the matter,
he said, "come on over."
I said, "do i have to?"
My knees started shakin', my wrist started achin'
when my doctor said to me:

"oh my my, oh my my, can you boogie, can you slide?
Oh my my, oh my my, you can boogie if you try.
Oh my my, oh my my, it's guaranteed to keep you alive."

The head nurse she blew in, just like a tornado,
when they started dancin', i jumped off the table.
I felt myself healin' and as i was leavin',
this is what they said to me:

"oh my my, oh my my, can you boogie, can you slide?
Oh my my, oh my my, you can boogie if you try.
Oh my my, oh my my, it's guaranteed to keep you alive."

(oh - yeah hey!
All right!
Oh!
Yeah! Yeah!
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
All right now!
Ooh!)

Now if you should slow down and you're feelin' low down,
don't call up your doctor, just grab you a partner.
It's what you've been missin', i've got your prescription,
that boogie woogie remedy.

"oh my my, oh my my, you can boogie, you can slide?
Oh my my, oh my my, we can boogie 'til we die.
Oh my my, oh my my, it's guaranteed to keep you alive, alright."

"oh my my, oh my my, watch me boogie, watch me slide,
oh my my, (ow!) Oh my my, born to boogie,
born to slide. (can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my, oo-wee, boogie,
oo-wee, aye. (can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my, play that boogie,
play that slide. (can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my, love that boogie,
love that slide. (can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my, oh, my boogie,
oh, my slide. (can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my, come on, baby,
come on now. (can you boogie)
oh my my, oh my my, come on, baby,
i'm willing to die. (can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my, come on, baby,
come on, try. (can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my."

Step lightly
by richard starkey

step lightly,
you're movin' too fast.
Take your time, boy,
soon the pain will pass.
In the meantime,
you gotta find yourself a love
that's gonna last.

Step lightly,
things will work out fine.
Nice and easy,
all it takes is time.
Please, believe me,
i wish this song was yours instead of mine.

Now don't be angry at what i'm telling you,
i'd be happy if you would see it too.
But in the meantime,
find yourself a love that's true to you.

(ah -)
(sha la la)

but in the meantime, (meantime)
find yourself a love that's gonna last.

Now i told you,
things don't work out fast,
gotta go now,
let's forget the past.
But in the meantime, (in the meantime)
you gotta find yourself a love that's gonna last.
You gotta find yourself a love that's gonna last.
You gotta find yourself a love that's gonna last.

(in the meantime)
you gotta find a love that last.
(in the meantime)
you gotta find a love that last.

Six o'clock (short version)
by paul mccartney and linda mccartney

six o'clock in the morning, you've just gone to sleep,
i wipe a tear from my eye.
It can't be the kind of company i keep,
that keeps me askin', you keep me askin',
you keep me wond'rin' why.

I don't treat you like i'd like to treat you,
ev'ry planet in the sky is in your eyes,
but i don't treat you like i,
no, i don't treat you like i,
no, i don't treat you like i should.

It could be the comfort going to my head,
that makes me wanna dream of you.
But while you're sleeping softly in your bed,
i wanna tell you, i'd like to tell you,
i'd love to tell you too.

I (i) don't (don't) treat (treat) you (you)
like i'd like to treat you,
ev'ry diamond in the sky is in your eyes,
but i don't treat you like i,
no, i don't treat you like i,
no, i don't treat you like i should.

I know you would say, you love my way,
it's good enough for you.
But i know for sure, i could do more, (more) more. (more)

i want to tell you, i'd like to tell you,
i'd love to tell you too.

I (i) don't (don't) treat (treat) you (you)
like i'd like to treat you,
ev'ry diamond in the sky is in your eyes,
but i don't treat you like i,
no, i don't treat you like i,
no, i don't treat you like i should.

But i don't treat you like i,
no, i don't treat you like i,
no, i don't treat you like i should.

(uh-)
but i don't treat you like i,
no, i don't treat you like i,
no, i don't treat you like i should.

(uh-uh-uh)
but i don't treat you like i,
no, i don't treat you like i,
no, i don't treat you like i could.

Devil woman
by richard starkey and vini poncia

ev'rytime i see you walkin' down the street,
i say, you're the kind of woman i just gotta meet.
You look so good and you look so fine
and one of these days i'm gonna make you mine.

Your eyes are green and your legs are long,
and if i'm gonna get you, well, i gotta be strong.
But you're like the devil with horns in your head,
the only way i'll get you is to get you in bed.

Devil woman, you're like a stranger to me.
Devil woman, this ain't the way it should be.

Ev'rytime i see you in the neighbourhood,
i say, you're the kind of woman that makes me feel good.
I wanna beat you up then i wanna be kind,
and one of these days i'm gonna make you mine.

Sexy sadie, you look like the devil to me.
Devil woman, that's not the way it should be.

Yeah!

Devil woman, you're like a stranger to me.
Devil woman, this ain't the way it should be.

Early in the mornin' when the sun is hot,
all i do is think about the things you got.
But you're like the devil with horns in your head,
the only way i'll get you is to get you in bed.

Devil woman, you're like an angel to me.
Devil woman, this ain't the way it should be.

Yeah.

Ev'rytime i see you walkin' down the street,
i say, you're the kind of woman i just gotta meet.
But you're like the devil with horns in your head,
the only way i'll get you is to get you in bed.

But you're like the devil with horns in your head,
the only way i'll get you is to get you in bed.

You look like the devil with horns in your head,
the only way i'll get you is to get you in bed.

I said, you look like the devil.

You and me (babe)
by george harrison and mal evans

for you and me, babe, it's time that we part,
and between you, babe, i gave you my heart,
for these few moments,
i wish we could start at the top again.

For me and you, babe, it's the end of our date,
me and the band, babe, all thought it was great,
to entertain you,
but it's getting late and it's time to leave.

Now i wanna tell you the pleasure really was mine.
Yes, i had a good time, singing and drinking some wine.
And when the sun sets in the sky
and you close your weary eyes,
i´ll be in some night-club, getting high, that's no lie.

Now you and me, babe, we may meet again,
and in the meanwhile, stay out of the rain.
But keep your nose dry
and give as a smile if you liked the show.

Now i wanna tell you the pleasure really was mine.
Yes, i had a good time, singing and drinking some wine.
Though i may not be in your town,
you know that i can still be found
right here on this record, spinning 'round, with the sounds.

For you and me, dave, they turned out the lights,
the violins stayed to wish you good night.
Me and the band-aid are reaching the end, so it's off we go.


Goodbye, ev´rybody!

Come on, lads, play it for me, boys, there we are.

"well, it's the end of the night and i´d just like to say
thank you to ev´ryone involved in this piece of plastic
we're making.Good, old jim keltner, klaus voorman,
nicky hopkins, george harrison and john lennon,
paul mccartney.Richard perry, who´s producing this masterpiece,
bill schnee, ever smiling, ever loving, vini poncideo and all
his other friends and ev´rybody else who joined in and helped us on this wonderful record.

So it's a big good night from your friends and mine, ringo starr.