"Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum" as written by and Bob Dylan....
Tweedle-Dee Dum and Tweedle-Dee Dee
They're throwing knives into the tree
Two big bags of dead man's bones
Got their noses to the grindstones

Living in the Land of Nod
Trustin' their fate to the hands of God
They pass by so silently
Tweedle-Dee Dum and Tweedle-Dee Dee

Well, they're going to the country, they're gonna retire
They're taking a streetcar named desire
Looking in the window at the pecan pie
Lot of things they'd like they would never buy

Neither one gonna turn and run
They're making a voyage to the sun
"His Master's voice is calling me"
Says Tweedle-Dee Dum to Tweedle-Dee Dee

Tweedle-Dee Dee and Tweedle-Dee Dum
All that and more and then some
They walk among the stately trees
They know the secrets of the breeze

Tweedle-Dee Dum said to Tweedle-Dee Dee
"Your presence is obnoxious to me"
They're like babies sittin' on a woman's knee
Tweedle-Dee Dum and Tweedle-Dee Dee

Well, the rain beating down on my windowpane
I got love for you and it's all in vain
Brains in the pot, they're beginning to boil
They're dripping with garlic and olive oil

Tweedle-Dee Dee, he's on his hands and his knees
Saying, "Throw me somethin', Mister, please"
"What's good for you is good for me"
Says Tweedle-Dee Dum to Tweedle-Dee Dee

Well, they're living in a happy harmony
Tweedle-Dee Dum and Tweedle-Dee Dee
They're one day older and a dollar short
They've got a parade permit and a police escort

They're lying low and they're makin' hay
They seem determined to go all the way
They run a brick and tile company
Tweedle-Dee Dum and Tweedle-Dee Dee

Well, a childish dream is a deathless need
And a noble truth is a sacred creed
My pretty baby, she's lookin' around
She's wearin' a multi-thousand dollar gown

Tweedle-Dee Dee is a lowdown, sorry old man
Tweedle-Dee Dum, he'll stab you where you stand
"I've had too much of your company,"
Said, Tweedle-dee dumb to Tweedle-dee Dee


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"Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General CommentTweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee are characters from Alice in Wonderland. Frequently used to derogatorily denote a pair of foolish people who are similar ("Dick Cheney and George Bush are Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee.") Who the characters in this song are I'm not sure.
    freewneelon July 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPlease, can anyone explain who are Tweedle-dee Dum and Tweedle-dee Dee? Are they from some fairy tale?
    deepnoteon June 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPlease, can anyone explain who are Tweedle-dee Dum and Tweedle-dee Dee? Are they from some fairy tale?
    deepnoteon June 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenten.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    freewneelon July 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenten.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    freewneelon July 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI found a site with a full 8 page academic essay written on the meaning of this song! (follow this site to the link for the essay and do a page search for the song title) geocities.com/Athens/Oracle/6752/…
    alygator99on October 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm tweedledum, Bob's tweedle dee....hahahahha
    markrobion January 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI've always thought it was about Bush and Chenney, but can't be sure.
    epjmunch215on August 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is the 1st cut on the album Love and Theft. It's release date was September 11, 2001...yep, THAT 9/11. you do the math...
    napalooon September 12, 2013   Link
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    Link(s)Aside from identifying who Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum are, there's a LOT more to weed out in a song like this one, and what it means. That's just the tip of the iceberg! Looking for more info I found this paper, which seems pretty good: nicolamenicacci.com/bdcc/…
    give it a read, it's worth it
    anaturmon October 14, 2013   Link

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