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Re: Creepy Ringo Songs

Posted by **Beatles Fan Robert** on Aug 7, 2017 at 3:21:08 PM:
In Reply to: Re: Creepy Ringo Songs posted by **backbeat** on Aug 6, 2017 at 6:49:23 PM:

**With the Beatles, pining away for those 'Boys.'
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**In his early solo years, lusting after 16 year olds.
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**Kind of changes your mind about him just a bit, although Boys was based on the Motown song 'Girls.' It just seems inappropriate coming from a man in his late 20s, though - no other band that I can think of would have touched it.
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**'16' is just plain old creepy.
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*i have no idea what you're talking about here - are you talking about the song the Beatles covered 'Boys' by Luther Dixon / Wes Farrell??
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*what's the issue with that?
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Yep. Just seems weird that Ringo covered a Motown all girls band (The Shirelles) song about girls, and changed it to boys.

As for 16, sorry, it just smacks the potential for statutory rape, which did happen, didn't it, to Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary? Kind of resonated with me.

OK, here we go to the heart of the song:

'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'

Sounds like Ringo is singing about going all the way.

As for Boys:

'Well, I talk about boys (Yeah yeah boys)
Don't you know I mean boys (Yeah yeah boys)
Well, I talk about boys now (Yeah yeah boys)
Aaahhh, boys (Yeah yeah boys)
Well, I talk about boys now (Yeah yeah boys)
What a bundle of joy (Yeah yeah)'

The Beatles changed some of the lyrics to girls, but the above is the refrain (or something, I am not a song writer and don't know what you call that part of a song - the bridge?

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