This song is actually a melody containing parts of three songs: "Barbara Ann" by The Regents (and famously covered by The Beach Boys), "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry, and "Long Tall Sally" by Little...
Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann
Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann
Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann (take my hand)
Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann
Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann
You've got me rockin' and a-rollin'
Rockin' and a-reelin'
Barbara Ann
Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann

Went to a dance
Looking for romance
Saw Barbara Ann
So I thought I'd take a chance
Barbara Ann, take my hand
You've got me rockin' and a-rollin'
Rockin' and a reelin'
Barbara Ann
Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann

Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann
Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann
Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann (take my hand)
Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann
Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann
You've got me rockin' and a-rollin'
Rockin' and a reelin'
Barbara Ann
Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann

Tried Betty Sue
Tried Betty Lou
Tried Mary Sue
But I knew it wouldn't, do
Barbara Ann ba ba ba ba
Barbara Ann ba ba ba ba (take my hand)
You've got me rockin' and a-rollin'
Rockin' and a reelin'
Barbara Ann
Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann

Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann
Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann
Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann (take my hand)
Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann
Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann
You've got me rockin' and a-rollin'
Rockin' and a reelin'
Barbara Ann
Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann

Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann
Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann
Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann


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"Barbara Ann" as written by Fred Fassert

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentI'm probably wrong about line six and the two identical lines later on, but the lyrics actually go:

    Ba-ba-ba ba-Barbara Ann
    Ba-ba-ba ba-Barbara Ann (Barbara Ann)
    Ba-ba-ba ba-Barbara Ann (Just take my hand)
    Ba-ba-ba ba-Barbara Ann (Barbara Ann)
    Ba-ba-ba ba-Barbara Ann
    We got rockin' and a-rollin'
    Rockin' and a-reelin'
    Barbara Ann
    Ba-ba ba-Barbara

    Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann
    Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann
    Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann
    Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann
    We got rockin' and a-rollin'
    Rockin' and a-reelin'
    Barbara Ann
    Ba-ba ba-Barbara Ann

    Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann (Go! Go, Johnny, go, go, go!)
    Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann (Go, Johnny, go, go, go!)
    Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann (Come on, Johnny B. Goode!)
    Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann
    We got rockin' and a-rollin'
    Rockin' and a-reelin'
    Barbara Ann
    Ba-ba ba-Barbara

    I'm gonna tell Aunt Mary about Uncle John
    He says he has the blues, but he has a lotta fun
    Oh, baby
    Oooooh, baby, yeah
    Oh, baby
    Some fun tonight

    We're gonna have some fun tonight
    We're gonna have some fun tonight
    Oooooh, everything's alright
    We're gonna have some fun tonight
    We're gonna have some fun
    Some fun tonight
    Oooooh
    Echo of Snacon February 14, 2016   Link

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