And The Band Begins To Play

And The Band Begins To Play

I have found that Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday theme of novelty songs became much more interesting to me when I began to think of all the songs from the sixties and seventies which had a story telling element to them, The Beatles released a selection of essentially novelty songs, and I was almost going to go with another track when we received a photograph from our nephew Wills who is visiting Liverpool with some friends.

They have some sort of aquamobile – a bright yellow one – and that turned my thoughts to one of the ultimate novelty songs “Yellow Submarine”. I remember playing with friends when I was a very young age and we must have picked up this song somewhere because we were all singing it together.

Credits: John Lennon and Paul McCartney

In the town where I was born
Lived a man who sailed to sea
And he told us of his life
In the land of submarines

So we sailed up to the sun
'Til we found the sea of green
And we lived beneath the waves
In our yellow submarine

We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

And our friends are all aboard
Many more of them live next door
And the band begins to play

We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

Full speed ahead, Mr. Boatswain, full speed ahead!
Full speed it is, Sergeant!
Cut the cable, drop the cable!
Aye-aye, sir, aye-aye!
Captain, Captain!

As we live a life of ease (a life of ease)
Everyone of us (everyone of us) has all we need (has all we need)
Sky of blue (sky of blue) and sea of green (sea of green)
In our yellow (in our yellow) submarine (submarine, ah-ha)

We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
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