"Mr. Whirly" as written by Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson, Robert Stinson, and Chris Mars....
(Wait wait wait do the whole thing)

Now come on baby do the twist (2x)
Shake it around
It goes like this

Now come on baby do the twist (2x)
Shake it around

Mr. Whirly
Please don't call me
I've been drinkin' alone
Please don't follow me home

Mr. Whirly
Please don't call me
I've been waitin' at the CC
Surely you know by now

Come on, Whirly
Go on baby
You're cool
Shake it around

One, two, three strikes
And you are
I said you're the...

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"Mr. Whirly" as written by Paul Westerberg Chris Mars

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  • +1
    General CommentActually, most of the song is based of "Oh! Darling!" by The Beatles.

    Although I have no idea what the lyrics are about, it is clear that The Replacements have a been influenced by The Beatles in a big way. They use 3 of the Beatles songs here:

    Strawberry Fields Forever
    The Twist
    Oh! Darling!

    Not to mention that they named one of their albums Let It Be, a clear reference to The Beatles album and song.
    sundowner120on October 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRemember that episode of the Simpsons when Barney drinks the funky juice manufactured by the hippies, starts hallucinating, then drinks a beer and Pinky, his imaginary friend elephant, appears to kill off the other animal in the aforementioned hallucination? Well, if you do, you might have an inkling of what Mr. Whirly is about. Mr. Whirly is an imaginary drunken buddy of Paul Westerberg. The song itself chronicles a night of drunken debauchery in the life of Mr. Westerberg. The humdrum 'Strawberry Fields' riff that begins the song is indicative of Paul's mindset as he wanders into his favorite watering hole. As the night progresses, Paul becomes drunker, and kicks into party mode, as indicated by the shift to 'The Twist.' Then, as he reaches drunken bliss, his imaginary friend Mr. Whirly appears in the more relaxed 'Oh My Darling' section. He wants Mr. Whirly to be there, but he feels like he's too drunk at this point in time and feels like he will only be a disappointment in his company. He insists that he's alright, that Whirly doesn't have to 'follow [him] home,' but clearly Paul is drunk to the point of seeing his imaginary friend that only appears in this intoxicated state.
    fartystinksobadon December 26, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwhat IS this song about?

    it starts out with the opening to *strawberry fields*

    then there is a punk version of the twist, and then this pleading to "mr whirly"


    but anyway - this song sounds to me like a true precursor to the sound that made nirvana famous.
    moikon May 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthey sundowner120 - nice call!
    moikon December 23, 2009   Link

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