"Long Tall Sally" as written by Richard Penniman, Entoris Johnson and Robert Blackwell....
I'm gonna tell aunt Mary 'bout uncle John
He said he had the misery but he got a lot of fun
Oh baby, yeah now baby, woo baby
Some fun tonight

I saw uncle John with long tall Sally
He saw aunt Mary comin' and he ducked back in the alley
Oh baby, yeah now baby, woo baby
Some fun tonight

Well, long tall Sally's built pretty sweet
She got everything that uncle John needs
Oh baby, yeah now baby, woo baby
Some fun tonight

Well, we're gonna have some fun tonight
Have some fun tonight, oh
Everything's all right
Have some fun tonight
Have some fun, yeah, yeah, yeah

We're gonna have some fun tonight
Have some fun tonight
Everything's all right
Have some fun tonight
Yeah, we'll have some fun
Some fun tonight


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"Long Tall Sally" as written by Richard Penniman Entoris Johnson

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    General CommentTHIS WAS ORIGINALLY A LITTLE RICHARD SONG,A COVER DONE VERY WELL BY THE BEATLES,TO SOME IT MAY SEEM A CHALLENGE TO TRY TO HAVE AS MUCH CHARISMA AS LITTLE RICHARD,BUT THE BEATLES CERTAINLY MANAGED,THE BEATLES NEVER REALLY FAIL ON COVERS,(LIKE THEY FAIL ON ANYTHING?)THEY DID VERY WELL ON "TWIST AND SHOUT",I LOVE THEIR VERSION EVERY TIME I HEAR IT I GET CHILLS!
    metallicaman123on August 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely a good cover. The thing with the Beatles and covers is they usually did a good enough job staying to the original song, but adding their own flavor to it. People don't like to hear the same exact song by another, but they hate it when it doesn't sound close enough. Paul rocks it out with his awesome voice, yet again... he could really belt them out when he wanted to!
    EyeMtheWalruson April 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthad no idea it was a cover. the beatles totally made it their own. why wasn't i born in the 60's??? :'(
    anita4joseon September 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPaul just tears it up here, no holding back. Live versions are even more wild. I love the Beatles!
    sgtpepper4077on May 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen this song was first written by Little Richard and Bumps Blackwell, the original title was going to be Bald Head Sally. I've heard a few rumors to the effect that the song is a coded reference to gay sex and "long tall Sally" refers to an appendage that's... well, long and tall. And "bald head" Sally refers to the same thing. I make no judgements. By the way, the second verse above is incorrect according to the Beatles recorded version, which goes "Well Long Tall Sally she's built pretty sweet, she got everything that Uncle John needs" The original Little Richard lyrics (according to Wikipedia, anyway) are. "Well Long Tall Sally she's built for speed."
    crazymanmichaelon April 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGood song, but when I'm well enough to 'have some fun' it's not going to be to this song...too many better, sensual (or even raw) songs out there to capture the mood. This one is too jovial for a night of fun with the opposite sex.
    ILUVUon May 30, 2012   Link

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