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Re: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da!
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2007, 06:16:34 PM »

Yeah, it's a lovely song. It's not hated I thing, only underrated.

This is my fave line of it:
Molly lets the children lend a hand...
Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face...
And in the evening she's a singer with the band...
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Re: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da!
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2007, 07:28:55 PM »

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Yeah, it's a lovely song. It's not hated I thing, only underrated.

This is my fave line of it:
Molly lets the children lend a hand...
Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face...
And in the evening she's a singer with the band...

"Molly lets the children lend a hand ('Arm!' - John; 'Leg!' - George in the background).


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Re: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da!
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2007, 10:23:46 PM »

My dad doesn't like this song too much, he thinks it's too poppy or whatever. So what? I absolutely adore this song, it makes you happy! Its got Paul written all over it.
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Re: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da!
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2007, 10:53:02 PM »

Life goes on bra... well Gentlemen?
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Re: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da!
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2007, 11:06:49 PM »

no bras for me thanks...they should only be used for health reasons...

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« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2007, 11:56:13 PM »

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Life goes on bra... well Gentlemen?
Look, we can't help it. That's what Paul wrote.

At least he didn't write, "Bras go on Gentlemen, Lah!"


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« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2007, 04:28:05 AM »

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Look, we can't help it. That's what Paul wrote.

At least he didn't write, "Bras go on Gentlemen, Lah!"



I had some Hawaiian friends in college, and they had this lingo that had a lot of words and phrases that were kind of different. They used the word "bra" like people used to use the word "bro" (for brother) ... "hey bra, pass me the pitcher of beer". So everytime I hear Obladi Oblada, I think of it like "bro" (and I have a beer). It works for me!
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« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2007, 04:17:19 AM »

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Look, we can't help it. That's what Paul wrote.

At least he didn't write, "Bras go on Gentlemen, Lah!"



Haha  ;D

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« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2007, 10:43:02 PM »

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True, but they were Jamaicans. I think it was about '69 - so it's actually quite a bit later. My Boy Lollypop was Britains first ska/reggae hit (64?) by whats her face Millie- also Jamaican. (I watched Soul Brittania the other night)

Desmond Dekker for "Israelites."  And Millie Small for "My Boy Lollipop" with Rod Stewart on harmonica.

I've always liked Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da! and especially the early take...very ska.


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Re: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da!
« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2007, 12:33:12 AM »

I dont see any similarity with this song and Reggae music, but thats just me. I dont care if it has the word 'bra' in it or if Paul actually tried to make it a reggae tune,,,it fails at that level. Like 'All Together Now'. I see this song as some drunken sailor sitting at a piano with a pub full of people sh*t-faced and singing. Beer Barrel music.

I skip it most of the time. I can only enjoy it if i'm destroyed.

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Re: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da!
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2007, 01:39:29 AM »

Not one of my absolute favorites though it's not a bad song.  A little too cutesy.  The early takes were ska-ish.  One of the first White reggae genres was the 'Skinhead' reggae in England in the late 60's.  I've heard some of it but don't know too much about it.  Maybe some of our British posters can shed some light.  
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« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2007, 07:26:35 AM »

I love it. its such a fun song, makes me happy. I have no idea why anyone would hate it.
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« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2007, 02:18:37 PM »

I like the acoustic Esher version they recorded probley better! :)
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Re: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da!
« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2007, 09:35:01 PM »

paul does great on poppy tunes like these...seaside woman was a good one too...kind of reggae kind of bohemian....it reflects on his appreciation of music...and also his ability to percieve a hit...so what happened???

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Re: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da!
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2007, 02:04:50 AM »

I really like this song a lot. It's happy and it makes me want to get up and dance!
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Re: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da!
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2007, 03:47:07 AM »

then let's cut the rug together little sister.....

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« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2007, 02:51:53 PM »

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paul does great on poppy tunes like these...seaside woman was a good one too...kind of reggae kind of bohemian....

Yeah, Seaside Woman was a great one, even though Linda wrote it apparently!
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« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2007, 09:44:49 PM »

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Yeah, Seaside Woman was a great one, even though Linda wrote it apparently!
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yeah so paul maintains....i never believed she wrote it tho...i think he did and credited her...trying to get linda liked...but that's just my thoughts...

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« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2007, 01:27:36 PM »

I've always reckoned he wrote the music & Linda wrote the lyrics.
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Re: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da!
« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2007, 12:20:27 AM »

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Why is this song so hated? I love this song so much. Whenever I feel down, this song always brightens me up. Anyone else love this underrated gem? :)


hmmm i never knew the song was hated..news to me :o  Granted it's not in the catagory of Paul's greatest works (i.e.,Hey Jude), but i feel it does have it's place on the White Album. I was 15 when the double-LP came out in late 1968 and I've always liked the song (Paul obviously wrote it very tongue-in-cheek; an obvious rollicking sing-a-long (of the "All Together Now" class, certainly)w/John's not-so-subtle audible horse-play in the backround as further indication. Ob La di was not to be taken seriously, just enjoyed.The lyrics speak of whimsy....a classic sex-role reversal ditty ("Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face..etc")
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