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my ding-a-ling

What better way to start of MEAT NIGHT than with this Achewood strip?

Can't. Stop. Laughing.

Oh and it reminds me of this:

My mother used to take us to concerts at Westbury Music Fair all the time. It's a small venue and was home mostly to local theater groups doing musicals and doo-wop revues.

Chuck Berry came to town one summer and my mother dragged us with her, to give us some "culture." I will never forget that my mother's version of culture included a 25 minute sing-a-long to this song:


When I was a little biddy boy
My grandma bought me a cute little toy
Two Silver bells on a string
She told me it was my ding-a-ling-a-ling

My Ding-A-Ling My Ding-A-Ling won't you play with My Ding-A-Ling
My Ding-A-Ling My Ding-A-Ling won't you play with My Ding-A-Ling

When I was little boy In Grammar school
Always went by the very best rule
But Evertime the bell would ring
You'd catch me playing with my ding-a-ling

Once while climbing the garden wall,
Slipped and fell had a very bad fall
I fell so hard I heard birds sing,
But I held on to My ding-a-ling

Once while swimming cross turtle creek
Man them snappers right at my feet
Sure was hard swimming cross that thing
with both hands holding my dingaling

Now this here song it ain't so bad
Prettiest little song that you ever had
And those of you who will not sing
must be playing with your on Ding-a-ling

Comments

Ahh... that's a classic. And, as I recall, it was Chuck's only #1 hit.

Alex,

Number 1 on what chart, exactly? I don't think so. But there's a live version I used to have where he divides the audience between male and female, so the females sing "I want you to play with my" and the males respond, "ding-a-ling." The men (no doubt drunk and stoned) shout out their words; the women (no less drunk and stoned) sound rather tremulous.

OMG.
I'm going to have that song running around my head for days.
And It's All Your Fault!

(~We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun...). :P

Kathy, I'll never forgive you for that!!!

How bout a good earworm from top 10 radio back then:
It happens all the time, this crazy love of mine
Wraps around my heart, refusing to unwind
Ooh ooh Crazy love, Ay-hi-i-i

Count the stars in a summer sky
That fall without a sound
Oh, and then pretend that you can't hear
These teardrops comin' down

It happens all the time, this crazy love of mine
Wraps around my heart, refusing to unwind
Ooh ooh Crazy love, Ay-hi-i-i

It happens all the time, this crazy love of mine
Wraps around my heart, refusing to unwi-i-ind
Ooh ooh Crazy love, Ay-hi-i-i
Oo-ooh-ooh
Ooh ooh Crazy love, Ay-hi-i-i

Tonight I'm gonna break away

John, you have the cool version. The radio version was all chopped up but the long one was a scream. I could almost see the people in the audience turning red. (And no, I don't have a copy but wish I did)