The Beatles Song Of The Day: “The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill”


The Beatles Song Of The Day is “The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill” which is on The Beatles “The Beatles” album. The song was written by John Lennon. John would say about the song, “That was written about a guy in Maharishi’s meditation camp who took a short break to go shoot a few poor tigers and then came back to commune with God. There used to be a character called Jungle Jim, and I combined him with Buffalo Bill. It’s sort of teenage social comment snog and a bit of a joke. John Lennon: vocal, acoustic guitar and organ/ Paul McCartney: backing vocal, bass guitar/ George Harrison: backing vocal, acoustic  guitar/ Ringo Starr: backing vocal, drums and tambourine/ Yoko Ono: vocal and backing vocal/ Maureen Starkey: backing vocals/ Chris Thomas:  Mellotron. The song was recorded on October 8th, 1968 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin.

Rating “The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill” on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. ***

  • “The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill” did not make Rolling Stone Magazine’s “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs” list or Spignesi and Lewis’ “100 Best Beatles Songs” list.
  • The song was never released as a single.
  • Length of song: 3:18.
  • Yoko Ono made her debut on record singing-on this song.

The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill {Lennon-McCartney}

Hey, Bungalow Bill What did you kill, Bungalow Bill?
Hey, Bungalow Bill What did you kill, Bungalow Bill?
He went out tiger hunting with his elephant and gun
In case of accidents he always took his mom
He’s the all American bullet-headed Saxon mother’s son
All the children sing
Hey, Bungalow Bill What did you kill, Bungalow Bill?
Hey, Bungalow Bill What did you kill, Bungalow Bill?
Deep in the jungle where the mighty tiger lies
Bill and his elephants were taken by surprise
So Captain Marvel zapped in right between the eyes, zap!
All the children sing
Hey, Bungalow Bill What did you kill, Bungalow Bill?
Hey, Bungalow Bill What did you kill, Bungalow Bill?
The children asked him if to kill was not a sin
“Not when he looked so fierce”, his mummy butted in
If looks could kill it would have been us instead of him
All the children sing
Hey, Bungalow Bill What did you kill, Bungalow Bill?
Hey, Bungalow Bill What did you kill, Bungalow Bill?
Oh ho!
Hey, Bungalow Bill What did you kill, Bungalow Bill?
Hey, Bungalow Bill What did you kill, Bungalow Bill?
Hey, Bungalow Bill What did you kill, Bungalow Bill?
Hey, Bungalow Bill What did you kill, Bungalow Bill?
Hey, Bungalow Bill What did you kill, Bungalow Bill?
Hey, Bungalow Bill What did you kill, Bungalow Bill?
[Eh up!]

 

 

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