"Teddy Boy" as written by and Paul James Mccartney....
This is the story of a boy named Ted
If his mother said, Ted, be good, he would

She told him tales about his soldier dad
But it made her sad, then she'd cry, oh my
Ted used to tell her he'd be twice as good
And he knew he could, because in his head

He said, mommy don't worry, now Teddy boy's here
Taking good care of you
Mommy don't worry, your teddy boy's here
Teddy's going to see you through

Then came the day she found herself a man
Teddy turned and ran, far away, okay
He couldn't stand to see his mother in love
With another man, he didn't know, oh no
He found a place where he could settle down
And from time to time, in his head

He said, mommy don't worry, now Teddy boy's here
Taking good care of you
Mommy don't worry, your teddy boy's here
Teddy's going to see you through

She said, Teddy don't worry, now mommy is here
Taking good care of you
Teddy don't worry, your mommy is here
Mommy's going to see you through

This is the story of a boy named Ted
If his mother said, Ted, be good, he would


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"Teddy Boy" as written by Paul Mccartney

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    My OpinionSomehow it doesn't sound right without the "take your partners" bit from the Beatles outtake!
    imrazoron September 30, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song is most likely about John Lennon, and his early life and troubles. Let's assert the lyrics.

    Ted is John. The "Teddy Boy" is probably referring to the Teddy fashion that was popular when John was young.
    John was very respectful to his mother Julia, so when she said to "Be good," then of course, he would.
    The "soldier dad" is his father Alf, who left John and Julia when John was only 5. This kind of memory would make any mother sad.
    The chorus is John conforting his mother.
    After Alf left, Julia started seeing a man named John Dykins. They were married, and John was sent away to Julia's sister, Mimi. While this isn't exactly "running far away," I think that part of the song represents this part of John's life.
    The final part of the song is John's memories of his mother, and how she still was with him, even after her tragic death by a car accident in 1958.

    The song is very touching andsad if you think about it this way.
    kooPaTheTroopaon August 27, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song is most likely about John Lennon, and his early life and troubles. Let's assert the lyrics.

    Ted is John. The "Teddy Boy" is probably referring to the Teddy fashion that was popular when John was young.
    John was very respectful to his mother Julia, so when she said to "Be good," then of course, he would.
    The "soldier dad" is his father Alf, who left John and Julia when John was only 5. This kind of memory would make any mother sad.
    The chorus is John conforting his mother.
    After Alf left, Julia started seeing a man named John Dykins. They were married, and John was sent away to Julia's sister, Mimi. While this isn't exactly "running far away," I think that part of the song represents this part of John's life.
    The final part of the song is John's memories of his mother, and how she still was with him, even after her tragic death by a car accident in 1958.

    The song is very touching andsad if you think about it this way.
    kooPaTheTroopaon August 27, 2013   Link

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