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31 August 2015
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"But we haven't done a bloody thing all day". Really Uncle Albert ?

Ooh. Bloody?

I know we have had the odd mention of the 'F' word in another thread, but I thought it would be amusing to round up all the instances of "naughty bits" in Beatles (together and solo) songs, and any reactions they had caused around your place.

The one that hit home when I was young was the mention of wet dreams in "I've Got A Feeling " - I was wondering at the time what feeling he was REALLY talking about, and my parents were horrified 🙂

We also have numerous examples here of words being bleeped out on the radio, one in The Ballad Of John And Yoko , which I'm sure helped sales of the single as we all rushed out to buy it and play it loud to annoy our parents (if it actually did - mine didn't raise an eyebrow on that one).

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31 August 2015
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Didn't Paul get done for his 'body gun' ?

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An obvious example- "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?"

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Wigwam said
Didn't Paul get done for his 'body gun' ?

That was in "Hi Hi Hi " which was also in trouble over its alleged drug references?

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An obvious example- "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?"

Ha ha yes.

Did he say (tongue-in-cheek) he was thinking about dancing? After all - what else would you be doing in the road?

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As mentioned in other posts Working Class Hero also caused a stir, I know my parents fell off their chairs when they first heard:

"'Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules"

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The tit, tit, tit backing vocals on Girl.

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trcanberra said

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An obvious example- "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?"

Ha ha yes.

Did he say (tongue-in-cheek) he was thinking about dancing? After all - what else would you be doing in the road?

From Wikipedia:

"McCartney wrote the song after seeing two monkeys copulating in the street while on retreat in Rishikesh, India, with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He marvelled in the simplicity of this natural scenario when compared to the emotional turmoil of human relationships. He later said:

'A male [monkey] just hopped on the back of this female and gave her one, as they say in the vernacular. Within two or three seconds he hopped off again and looked around as if to say, It wasn't me, and she looked around as if there'd been some mild disturbance ... And I thought ... that's how simple the act of procreation is ... We have horrendous problems with it, and yet animals don't.'"

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John's Plastic Ono Band album is a serious source; check out the lyrics of I Found Out if you haven't seen or heard them 🙂

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And as @meanmistermustard noted elsewhere "Paul also swears in 'Big Boys Bickering' ("fucking it up for everyone"), issued on the Hope of Deliverance cd single."

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There is swearing in 'Hey Jude '. John says "fucking hell".

Oh  "Christ" in 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko " was considered naughty at the time. And Spain took offence at the "Gibraltar near Spain" lyric.

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"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of self to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

31 August 2015
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John defended 'Boy you been a naughty girl you let your knickers down'......By saying that was a naughty thing to do........

Nowadays rap 'slap your M......F......bitch up' stuff is played in supermarkets and restaurants here........Of course one result is that these words lose their power.

Good thing or bad thing? I can't decide.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I thought that was an incredible lyric to hear when a little boy.

 

"Sexy Sadie " was another. As young boys we kept a look out when first playing that. We felt ever so naughty.

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"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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Then there's that word that appears as "mastication" in the copyrighted lyrics for Give Peace A Chance . a-hard-days-night-george-10

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"Oh  "Christ" in 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko" was considered naughty at the time. "

Yes, "bleeped" out on the radio here as noted above.

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31 August 2015
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Yes words like 'damn' were once the epitome of a lack of couth............ You couldn't even get away with the shortest verse in that other Bible...."Jesus wept"
As I've said elsewhere, 'Jesus' was substituted with 'Gee-Wizz' in the States.......Londoners had to make do with Gor'blimey for 'God Blind me'

I use Del Boy's 'Chateau nerf du pap' these days to express astonishment....

 

The Beatles we all know were from Liverpool........Accents can make even innocent expressions sound like something else........

Yorkshire isn't all that far from Liverpool......Here's an example

 

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Finger pie in Penny Lane .

Oooo, ...Paul...shhhhhhhh, AG

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Just after John sings "Just gotta get me some rock and roll" the first time in Meat City, there's a stange bit of vocal. It's a use of backwards-masking. That bit reversed sounds like, "F*ck a pig". Entirely intentional as, on the single version used on b-side of Mind Games , there is a different bit of backwards-masking there, which sounds like "Check the album" reversed.

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The run out groove.......Reversed is something rude.

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Wigwam said
The run out groove.......Reversed is something rude.

Not sure on that one. I have heard so many variations of it (and tried my own at the time) that I'm not 100% convinced - but you never know.

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