Song Lyric Sunday: 26th May

This week, Jim has given us
May 26, 2019 – Cool/Groovy/Hip/Nifty/Radical/Swell

I’ve chosen this by The Turtles from 1968. I was 12.

It was on the soundtrack of the 2009 film The Boat that Rocked, a story of pirate radio and good music.

You got a thing about you
I just can’t live without you
I really want you Elenore near me
Your looks intoxicate me
Even though your folks hate me
There’s no one like you Elenore really

Elenore gee I think you’re swell
And you really do me well
You’re my pride and joy et cetera
Elenore can I take the time
To ask you to speak your mind
Tell me that you love me better

I really think you’re groovy
Let’s go out to a movie
What do ya say now, Elenore can we?
They’ll turn the lights way down low
Maybe we won’t watch the show
I think I love you, Elenore, love me

Elenore, gee I think you’re swell
And you really do me well
You’re my pride and joy, et cetera
Elenore, can I take the time
To ask you to speak your mind?
Tell me that you love me better

One more time!

Elenore, gee I think you’re swell, ah-hah
Elenore, gee I think you’re swell, ah-hah-
Hah

Writer/s: AL NICHOL, HOWARD KAYLAN, JIM PONS, JOHN BARBATA, MARK VOLMAN
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday: 26th May

  1. Were they Happy Together? Thanks for the ’60’s oldie. I’m a few years younger than you so I don’t remember those days, but I have quite an interest in ’60’s music

    • It was the best Larry………. Motown, Stones, Supremes, Gary Puckett, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Tremeloes, Dave Clark Five, but a lot of those names are no longer with us.
      There is some good music and artists around today, but nothing like in my teens.

  2. I love the contrast in this song as it switches from dark to happy.

  3. colonialist says:

    Turtle-ly fabulous. One is glad they came out of their shells for this one.

  4. ghostmmnc says:

    Excellent! I remember seeing the Turtles in concert way back when. They sure had some good songs! 🙂

  5. msjadeli says:

    Wonderful ensemble singing a “swell and groovy” song !

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