GIBBERISH (Songs With Nonsense Lyrics)

Very often some great songs have sections of lyrics that are gibberish, nonsense, and meaningless. But they're FUN.

Good Morning Sunshine (from "Hair"):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmZqb2VVc48

"Gliddy gloop gloopy
Nibby nobby nooby
La la la lo lo
Sabba sibby sabba
Nooby abba dabba
Le le lo lo
dooby ooby walla
dooby abba dabba
Early morning singing song"

What are some of your favorites?

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Informer by Snow
CHORUS:
Informer
You know say daddy me snow me-a gon blame
A licky boom-boom down
'Tective man he say, say Daddy Me Snow me stab someone down the lane
A licky boom-boom down

Police-a them-a they come and-a they blow down me door
One him come crawl through through my window
So they put me in the back the car at the station
From that point on I reach my destination
Well the destination reached in down-a East detention
Where they whip down me pants look up me bottom

Informer
You know say daddy me snow me-a gon blame
A licky boom-boom down
'Tective man he say, say Daddy Me Snow me stab someone down the lane
A licky boom-boom down

Bigger they are they think they have more power
There on the phone me say that on hour
Me for want to use it once and-a me call me lover
Lover who me callin'-a the one Tammy
And me love her in my heart down to my belly-a
Yes say Daddy Me Snow me I feel cool and deadly
Yes the one MC Shan and the one Daddy Snow
Together we-a love 'em as a tornado

Informer
You know say daddy me snow me-a gon blame
A licky boom-boom down
'Tective man he say, say Daddy Me Snow me stab someone down the lane
A licky boom-boom down

Listen to me ya better listen for me now
Listen to me ya better listen for me now
When-a me rock-a the microphone, me rock on steady-a
Yes-a Daddy Me Snow me are the article don
But the in an a-out, a dance an they say, "Where ya come from?"
People them say I come from Jamaica
But me born and raised (in the ghetto) I want ya to know-a
Pure black people man thats all I man know
Yeah me shoes are-a tear up an-a my toes used to show-a
Where me-a born in-a the one Toronto

Informer
You know say daddy me snow me-a gon blame
A licky boom-boom down
'Tective man he say, say Daddy Me Snow me stab someone down the lane
A licky boom-boom down

Come with a nice young lady
Intelligent, yes she gentle and irie
Everywhere me go me never lef' her at all-ie
Yes-a Daddy Snow me are the roam dance man-a
Roam between-a dancin' in-a in-a nation-a
You never know say Daddy Me Snow me are the boom shakata
Me never lay-a down flat in-a one cardboard box-a
Yes-a Daddy Me Snow me-a go reachin' out da top

CHORUS

Why would he? (repeat)

MC Shan:

Me sittin round cool with my dibby dibby girl
Police knock my door, link up my pal
Rough me up and I cant do a thing
Pick up my line when my telephone ring
Take me to the station, black up my hands
Trail me down 'cause I'm hangin with the Snowman
What an I gonna do, I'm backed and I'm trapped
Smack me in my face, took all of my gap
They have no clues and they wanna get warmer
But Shan won't turn informer

CHORUS

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And 'She uses Vaseline' by the Flaming Lips

I know a girl who thinks of ghosts
She'll make ya breakfast
She'll make ya toast
She don't use butter
She don't use cheese
She don't use jelly
Or any of these
She uses vaseline(x3).

I know a guy who goes to shows
When he's at home and he blows his nose
He don't use tissues or his sleeve
He don't use napkins or any of these
He uses magazines(x5).


I know a girl who reminds me of Cher
(reminds me of Cher).
She's always changing
(she's always changing).
The color of her hair
(color of her hair).
She don't use nothing
That ya buy at the store
She likes her hair to be real orange
She uses tangerines(x6).

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A couple of Lennon penned Beatle tracks:

Happiness Is A Warm Gun - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE2Vdcv9Q_o&feature=related

She's not a girl who misses much
Do do do do do do, oh yeah
She's well acquainted with the touch of the velvet hand
Like a lizard on a window pane

The man in the crowd with the multicoloured mirrors
On his hobnail boots
Lying with his eyes while his hands are busy
Working overtime
A soap impression of his wife which he ate
And donated to the National Trust

I need a fix 'cause I'm going down
Down to the bits that I left uptown
I need a fix cause I'm going down
Mother Superior jumped the gun
Mother Superior jumped the gun
Mother Superior jumped the gun
Mother Superior jumped the gun
Mother Superior jumped the gun
Mother Superior jumped the gun

Happiness (is a warm gun)
Bang Bang Shoot Shoot
Happiness (is a warm gun, momma)
Bang Bang Shoot Shoot

(When I hold you in my arms)
Oooooooooh, oh yeah!

And when I feel my finger on your trigger
Oooooooooh, oh yeah!

I know nobody can do me no harm
Oooooooooh, oh yeah!

Happiness (is a warm gun, momma)
Bang Bang Shoot Shoot

Happiness (is a warm gun)
Bang Bang Shoot Shoot

Yes it is, gun!
Happiness (is a warm gun)
Bang Bang Shoot Shoot

Happiness (is a warm gun)
is a warm gun, yeeeaahhh!

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I Am The Walrus -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG73Pk1yUj8

I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.
See how they run like pigs from a gun, see how they fly.
I'm crying.

Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come.
Corporation tee-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday.
Man, you been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob.

Mister City Policeman sitting
Pretty little policemen in a row.
See how they fly like Lucy in the Sky, see how they run.
I'm crying, I'm crying.
I'm crying, I'm crying.

Yellow matter custard, dripping from a dead dog's eye.
Crabalocker fishwife, pornographic priestess,
Boy, you been a naughty girl you let your knickers down.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob.

Sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun.
If the sun don't come, you get a tan
From standing in the English rain.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob g'goo goo g'joob.

Expert textpert choking smokers,
Don't you thing the joker laughs at you?
See how they smile like pigs in a sty,
See how they snied.
I'm crying.

Semolina pilchard, climbing up the Eiffel Tower.
Elementary penguin singing Hari Krishna.
Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allan Poe.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob g'goo goo g'joob.
Goo goo g'joob g'goo goo g'joob g'goo... (etc.)

(According to Lennon himself [ in a WNEW-FM NYC raido interview, which I have in my archves ] the closing refrain is ... )
Everybody's got one ....

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To name a few...
Seamus,
A Pillow of Winds,
Ding-A-Ling

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becks song loser does have gibberish word.

White Stripes have one too. ICKY THUMP

Ya-eee! Icky thump, who'd a thunk?
Sittin' drunk on a wagon to Mexico
Ah well, what a chump, well my head
Got a bump when I hit it on the radio

Redhead señorita lookin' dead
Came and said, "Need a bed?" en español
Said give me a drink of water
I'm gonna sing around the collar
Well, I don't need a microphone

Icky thump with the lump in my throat
Grabbed my coat and I was freaking, I was ready to go
Yeah, I swear, beside the hair she had one white eye
( From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/w/white-stripes-lyrics/icky-thump-lyrics.html )
One blank stare, lookin' up, lyin' there

On a stand near her hand was a candy cane
Black rum, sugar cane, dry ice, somethin' strange
La la la

White Americans, what, nothin' better to do?
Why don't you kick yourself out? You're an immigrant too
Who's usin' who? What should we do?
Well you can't be a pimp and a prostitute too

Icky thump handcuffed to a bunk
Robbed blind, looked around and there was nobody else
Left alone I hit myself with a stone
Went home and learned how to clean up after myself

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Iron Butterfly has a song that was created when the organist got wasted on a gallon of
cheap red wine. He couldn't sing the words "In the garden of Eden" and his singing mumbles came out to be "In a gadda-da-vida"
TRUE STORY...google it.
I think it also holds a record for being a looooong song at 17 minutes and change.

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And all this time i Tthought it was Latin ;o)

Prisencolinensinainciusol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz04IBZqfFE&feature=related

Italian artist, Adriano Celentano wrote this song with gibberish to sound like English (with the added subtitles, you'd think that it;s really what he's trying to say)

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my favorite jibberish song of them all
Yellow's OH YEAH

DO-ey-bombp. bombp. CHICK. Chiki-TI-KAaaaH

DO-ey-bombp. bombp. CHICK. Chiki-TI-KAaaaH

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Yes, the Iron Butterfly story is true. However, the mumbling took place on a demo or at a practice session, not on the recording that was issued, as the clearly sung other lyrics demonstrates. The Simpson's TV show once had Bart slip the song into the church -- with the original title -- as a wink to this true story.

As for holding a record for being a long song at 17 minutes, there are other's much longer:

Thick As A Brick - 45 min
Passion Play - 45 min (both by Tull)
Mountain Jam - Allman Brothers - 33:47
Tarkus - ELP - 32:11
Supper's Ready - Genesis - 25:43
Yes has many 20 min songs, as does Pink Floyd


Back on topic ---
Hanson's Mmmbop (lyric to chorus):

Mmm bop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du

Mmm bop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, Ba du dop
Ba du bop, Ba du dop
Ba du

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHozn0YXAeE

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Not a gibberish song, but one that is hard to understand and the misheard lyrics
that go with it are not too bad.

Sugar by SOAD (sounds a bit gibberishy)

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Not quite jibberish ...
But nearly Banned some 80 years ago....
"Gloomy Sunday"

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Check this out ... starts at 1:30 ..,. Ella Fitzgerald & Mel Torme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBBj4df1c-o&feature=related

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Ompa lompa dopidy do.... (Willy Wonka)

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O Susannah work?

It raimed all night the day I left
The weather it was dry,
The sun so hot I froze to death
Susannah, don't you cry

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Yep, sho' enuf .. lol

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Those are all great! I think Bugs Bunny had a song or something like that: he would sing and his ears would "Dance" I think he was trying to open a door? Igady Ackeya hoo ahh ahh? something like that trying to find it on YouTube.

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I love this one!

Choppin' broccoli

http://youtu.be/TRW27fyvwCs

And this other

They're coming to take me away

http://youtu.be/l-lJZiqZaGA

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A better version of they're coming to take me away!

http://youtu.be/0WmbbFD_XhQ

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OMG Artie!! I've been looking for this song for the longest time, I thought it was John Denver, but it turns out to be Oliver

http://youtu.be/hw3oxJvSRj0

This is the version I remembered!!

It made my day! :)

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Yeah, Hopeful, I love that track, too.

That musical gave a lot of people hits; Oliver, 3 Dog Night (Easy To Be Hard), 5th Deminsion (Aquirus/Let The Sun Shine In) and The Cowsills (Hair) just to name a few.

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