This is the story of a boy named Teddy
If his mother said "Teddy be good"
He would (alright)
She told him, Teddy, about his soldier daddy
But it made herself, and she cried, oh My!
Teddy used to tell her he'd be twice as good
And he knew he could
'Cause in his head
He said
"Mommy, don't worry, now Teddy Boy's here
Taking good care of you
Mommy, don't worry, good Teddy Boy's here
Teddy's gonna see you through"
And she said:
"Teddy, don't worry, your mommy is here
Taking good care of you"
She said
"Teddy don't worry, mommy is here
Teddy's gonna see you through"
He said: do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do
Then came a day she found herself a man
Teddy turned and ran, oh, far away, OK.
He couldn't stand just to be around
So he left the town far away, yeh yeh
Day after day he'd be twice as good
And he knew he could, 'cause 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 gonna see you through"
And she said:
"Teddy, don't worry, now mommy's here
Taking good care of you
Teddy, don't worry, now your mommy is here
Mommy's gonna see you through"
And he said:
"Mommy, don't worry, your Teddy boy's here
Taking good care of you
Mommy don't worry, Teddy boy's here
Teddy's gonna see you through"
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Oh yeah


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"Teddy Boy" as written by Paul Mccartney

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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 19, 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 08, 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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