Saturday, November 12, 2016

Judy in Disguise (with Glasses)

As a satire on the then-current Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," John Fred and His Playboy offered this song in the 1960's.  The lyrics are nonsense, but so was the old Beatles song:


Judy in disguise, well that's what you are
Lemonade pies with a brand new car
Cantaloupe eyes come to me tonight
Judy in disguise, with glasses

Keep a-wearing your bracelets and your new rara*
Cross your heart with your living bra
Chimney sweep sparrow with guise
Judy in disguise, with glasses

Come to me tonight, come to me tonight
Taking everything in sight
Except for the strings on my kite

Judy in disguise, hey that's what you are
Lemonade pie, hey got your brand new car
Cantaloupe eyes come to me tonight
Judy in disguise, with glasses

Come to me tonight, come to me tonight
Taking everything in sight, except for the strings to my kite
(Oh, uh oh, uhhh)

Judy in disguise, what you aiming for
A circus of horrors, yea yea, well that's what you are
You made me a life of ashes
I guess I'll just take your glasses.

This is offered just for fun after a tensing and possibly disappointing week for a lot of folk. It has a nice tempo and horns.

John Fred Gorrier was a musician and song writer from Baton Rouge. He co-wrote this with Andrew Bernard. Apparently, John Fred and the Playboy Band was a one-hit wonder group. This one made number 1 in the U.S., Germany, and Switzerland. It peaked at number 3 in Britain and Ireland.

*a short skirt, like cheerleaders wear


9 comments:

Mike said...

I think I remember this song. But I'm not remembering if I remember too good.

Sinner Bob said...

What's with the yellow turtle neck?

Anemone said...

It's a pleasant little song.

Bilbo said...

I remember laughing at that song. Thanks for the backstory!

John Hill said...

Thanks for the history lesson!

Cloudia said...

Thanks Dear 💑

Birgit said...

I have never heard this song and it's funny to watch this with his get up which was so the fashion in the day. It is catchy

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

That was a real hoot!

Jeffrey Scott said...

Wait! You mean Weird Al didn't come first? LOL
That was hilarious. Thanks for sharing.
I guess I'll take your glasses.