This is the story bout a boy named Ted
If his mother said
Ted be good (Be good Ted)
He would (Alright)

Ted used to tell about his soldier dad
But it made her sad
And she cried
Oh my

Ted used to tell her he'd be twice as good
And he knew he could
'Cause in his head
He said

Momma don't worry your Teddy Boy's here
Taking good care of you
Momma don't worry your Teddy Boy's here
Teddy's gonna see you through

Then came the day she found herself a man
Teddy turned and ran
So far away oh yay
He couldn't stand it just to be around

So he left the town
Far away Yay yay
Ted used to tell her he'd be twice as good
And she knew he could

'Cause in her head
She said
Teddy don't worry your mommy is here
Taking good care of you

Teddy don't worry now your mommy is here
Momma's gonna see you through
And he said Momma
Momma don't worry your Teddy Boy's here

Taking good of you
Momma don't worry your Teddy Boy's here
Teddy's gonna see you through
Take yer partner and docey-doe

Hold it tight and don't let go
When you've got it drop
Take yer partner and docey-doe
When you've got it then ya let it go

Hold it tight and... A-ha!


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    ahhhh 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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    Bassicly, this is the story of John Lennon's life.

    Annexationon March 19, 2006   Link
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    The bootleg version is totally awesome; would have won a Grammy. God only knows why this song was lost in the shuffle...

    Philiptaeon June 08, 2006   Link
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    Great ending for the first season of Huff. Beautiful, beautiful song.

    teh_lichon August 18, 2006   Link
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    I 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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    I 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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    Actually - 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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