"Teddy Boy" as written by and Paul James Mccartney....
This is the story
about a boy named Ted.
If his mother said:
Ted, be good, he would.
Be good, Ted. Alright.
She told him tales
about a soldier dad,
but it made her sad.
Then she cried, oh my.
Ted used to tell her
he'd be twice as good
and he knew he could,
'cos in his head he said:
Mummy don't worry,
your Teddy boy's here
taking good care of you.
Mama don't worry,
your Teddy boy's here.
Teddy's gonna see you through.
And she said:
Teddy don't worry
your mummy's here,
taking good care of you.
She said: Teddy don't worry,
your mummy's here,
Teddy's gonna see you through.
He said: ta da da...
Then came the day
she found herself a man.
Teddy turned and ran
oh far away, oh yeah.
He couldn't stand
just to be around,
so he left the town
far away, yeah yeah.
Ted used to tell her
he'd be twice as good
and he know he could,
'cos in his head he said:
Mummy don't worry,
now Teddy boy's here,
taking good care of you.
Mummy don't worry,
your Teddy boy's here.
Teddy's gonna see you through.
And she said:
Teddy don't worry,
now mummy's here,
taking good care of you.
Teddy don't worry,
your mummy's here,
mummy's gonna see you through.
And he said:
Mummy mummy don't worry,
your Teddy boy's here
taking good care of you.
Mummy don't worry,
now Teddy boy's here.
Teddy's gonna see you through.
Take your partner
and don't,
hold them tight
and don't let go.
Got it. Jump up.
Take your partners
and don't see
when you got it,
then let it go
Hold them tight then.
Now Ted used to tell her
he'd be twice as good,
and he knew he could
'cos in his head, he said:


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    General Commentahhhh i think this song is all about the boy hu name teddy. teddy in this song is the son of johnlennon name julian, coz is mother cynthia and his father john is divorce paul had agreat symphaty to this bandmate son.
    helterskelterpaulon April 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBassicly, this is the story of John Lennon's life.
    Annexationon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe bootleg version is totally awesome; would have won a Grammy. God only knows why this song was lost in the shuffle...
    Philiptaeon June 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat ending for the first season of Huff. Beautiful, beautiful song.
    teh_lichon August 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have wondered if this was Paul making fun of John Lennon. In the 1980 Playboy interview, Lennon said, in discussing "How do you sleep" that McCartney would throw write songs that were insulting to him but do it subtle and in musical ways. Maybe also "Dear Boy?"

    As I recall, Teddy Boys were the 1950's toughs who wore leather jackets in Britain.
    MamboManon April 10, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI wonder if we can find a post 1965 Beatles song on this site, that DOESN'T have someone saying that the song is about drugs.
    :-)
    MamboManon April 10, 2012   Link
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    General CommentActually - I think that the song is loosely based on the movie "Psycho". Paul seemed to have been a pretty big fan of the film - he once called Tony Perkins his favorite actor, and the string arrangement for "Eleanor Rigby" is pretty clearly based on the "Psycho" soundtrack. (It may have been arranged by George Maritn, but Paul had input, too.)
    It just seems to have a lot more in common with Norman Bates than with John Lennon. : ) "Momma don't worry, your Teddy Boy's here, taking good care of you..."
    SpookySummerson February 26, 2014   Link

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