Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Aristocrats: Sun King

The Beatles: Sun King


Originally titled Here Comes the Sun King, but shortened to avoid confusion with George Harrison's Here Comes the Sun. It's probably best remembered by John Lennon's mixing of faux Italian, Spanish and Portuguese:

Quando paramucho mi amore defelice corazon
Mundo pararazzi mi amore chicka ferdy parasol
Cuesto obrigado tanta mucho que can eat it carousel

From an 1969 interview:

"We just started joking, you know, singing 'quando para mucho.' So we just made up... Paul knew a few Spanish words from school, you know. So we just strung any Spanish words that sounded vaguely like something. And of course we got 'chicka ferdy' in. That's a Liverpool expression. Just like sort of - it doesn't mean anything to me but 'na-na, na-na-na!' 'Cake and eat it' is another nice line too, because they have that in Spanish - 'Que' or something can eat it. One we missed - we could have had 'para noya,' but we forgot all about it." - John Lennon

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