Poetry Corner

In order to keep the poetry coming this holiday weekend, I’ll post this classic from Little Richard. I first heard this recited by Steve Allen, in a melding of the music and poetry worlds years before Bob Dylan.

A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom

I’ve got a gal, named Sue
She know just what to do
I got a gal, named Sue
She knows just what to do
She rocks to the east
She rolls to the west
She’s the gal that I love best

Tutti frutti, oh rudy
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom

I’ve got a gal, named Daisy
She almost drives me crazy
I’ve got a gal, named Daisy
She almost drives me crazy
She knows how to love me
Yes indeed, boy you don’t know
What she’s doin’ to me

Tutti frutti, oh rudy
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom

Tutti frutti, oh rudy
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom

I’ve got a gal named Daisy
She almost drives me crazy
I’ve got a gal, named Daisy
She almost drives me crazy
She knows how to love me
Yes indeed, boy you don’t know
What she’s doin’ to me

Tutti frutti, oh rudy
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
Tutti frutti, oh rudy
A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom

4 thoughts on “Poetry Corner

  1. Though aggravatingly still,
    Steve Allen was clearly mocking rock n roll lyics
    an egoist, and self aclaimed “genius”
    Allen surely Stupidly
    missed the point

  2. Welcome, namelessneed.

    If it helps, Dock Ellis and I are having a case of the sillies and posting a lot of snark and satire. I hope you enjoy the actual poets on this site, though. They are really talented.

  3. aw shucks, Y’all are with the snarky steve allen camp
    is my face red/ when yrs should be
    rock and roll BROUGHT poetry to the sixties
    my ‘with it” teachers had us listening to leonard cohen & paul simon & keith reid
    be bop a loo ah

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