"Fiddle About" as written by and John Entwistle....
Uncle Ernie:

I'm your wicked Uncle Ernie
I'm glad you won't see or hear me
As I fiddle about
Fiddle about
Fiddle about !

Your mother left me here to mind you
Now I'm doing what I want to
Fiddling about
Fiddling about
Fiddle about!

Down with the bedclothes
Up with the nightshirt!
Fiddle about
Fiddle about
Fiddle about !

You won't shout as I fiddle about
Fiddle about
Fiddle about
Fiddle about !
Fiddle, fiddle, fiddle.


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    General CommentTaken out of context of Tommy, this song is absolutely hilarious, in a disgusting, perverted kind of way. It doesn't really make sense unless you listen to it as part of Tommy. Then you'll understand what's going on.

    But still... kind of funny, in a twisted way.
    headlessparroton June 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think the song was autobiographical. LOL
    DJacques75on May 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMy mistake, please pardon me! I *had* known who wrote "Fiddle About" well before you were out of diapers, but I must've forgotten this when Townshend said (in a rather pitiful defense in 2003): "I believe I was sexually abused between the age of five and six and a half when in the care of my maternal grandmother, who was mentally ill at the time. I cannot remember clearly what happened, but my creative work tends to throw up nasty shadows, particularly in Tommy."

    Lighten up, dude!
    DJacques75on December 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAlthough John did write this song, Townshend wrote the plot for Tommy. So it is in a sense, autobiographical.
    kabrams20on February 17, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Another commission from Pete, John wrote this in his head while trying to find his room in the circular Pontchatrain hotel in Detroit on July 13, 1968. In an early song list, this was followed by a song called "Dream (Erotic)." - thewho.net
    new_weston December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTommy is in the care of his Uncle Ernie, who molests him

    Simple as that
    mainxzibit6789on December 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI would somewhat like this song if i didn't see the movie. eehhh..
    crashkaboomon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGood, simple lyrics by John. Ernie abuses Tommy. The character was created by Pete and was named "Uncle" because when his mother had male "friends" over, little Pete was ordered to call them Uncles. While being sung John does it the best due to his deep voice (Billy Idol sucked, all he did was say Fuck after every line). Long Live John Entwistle!
    babathespider515on July 09, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^Billy Idol played Cousin Kevin during the tour, not Uncle Ernie.
    Spoon333on August 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAutobiographical? Did John have any cases of child abuse or something, because I never heard about it. If you're thinking of Pete, you're wrong, this number's by John, and you're not a true Who fan.
    whofreak777on November 20, 2004   Link

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