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Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Album: The Beatles (The White Album)


Desmond has a barrow in the market place
Molly is the singer in a band
Desmond says to Molly-girl I like your face
And Molly says this as she takes him by the hand.
Obladi oblada life goes on bra
Lala how the life goes on
Obladi Oblada life goes on bra
Lala how the life goes on.

Desmond takes a trolly to the jewellers store
Buys a twenty carat golden ring
Takes it back to Molly waiting at the door
And as he gives it to her she begins to sing.

In a couple of years they have built
A home sweet home
With a couple of kids running in the yard
Of Desmond and Molly Jones.

Happy ever after in the market place
Molly lets the children lend a hand
Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face
And in the evening she's a singer with the band.

And if you want some fun-take Obladi Oblada.


"Ob-la-di ob-la-da" is a phrase from a tribe (the Yoruba tribe if you must know!) and it means: life goes on. When singing the song, Paul acidentally mixed up the the names of the characters in the last verse but the band liked it so it stayed.
Jimmy Scott had formed a band named the "Ob-la-di ob-la-da Band" which is where Paul found the phrase. When he wrote the song, Jimmy was annoyed because he felt that he deserved a percentage of the earnings of the song. Paul naturally refused but when Jimmy ended up in jail for unpaid bills, Paul covered his debts and in return, the whole problem was forgotten.


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