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Re: Monkberry Moon Delight
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2010, 09:21:10 PM »

but he definitely said in interviews that the name was inspired by his kids' name.  Like the Club Sandwich interview, that is similar to the version I always remember hearing.

Please, could you explain what you mean? I can`t get it. Sorry.  ;sorry
And about the Club too.  ???

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Re: Monkberry Moon Delight
« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2011, 11:29:13 PM »

Please, could you explain what you mean? I can`t get it. Sorry.  ;sorry
And about the Club too.  ???




Better late than never.  Here's what maywitch meant:  http://arizonalily.org/lilyflower/club-sandwich/Grab-Bag/mccartney-interview-72.shtml

What the heck is a "monkberry moon delight?" From Shelli Bennion, North Highlands, CA, USA
When my kids were young they used to call milk, "monk", for whatever reason that kids do - I think it's magical the way that kids can develop better names for things than the real ones. In fact as a joke, Linda and I still occasionally refer to an object by that child-language name.
So, monk was always milk, and monkberry moon delight was a fantasy drink, rather like 'Love Potion No 9', hence the line in the song, "sipping monkberry moon delight". It was a fantasy milkshake. Being an American, Linda has always been very good at making milk shakes and our family is quite into them.


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Re: Monkberry Moon Delight
« Reply #42 on: August 28, 2011, 12:53:13 AM »

This tune seems to be more a less a vocal exercise by Paul, to sort of test the limits of what he could do at that time.  As a song, it's mostly a throwaway.  Nonsense lyrics over a fairly generic rock beat.  Still, it's a guilty pleasure because he never quite "lets it rip" like that anywhere else.  I've found myself playing it for people who made comments about Paul's vocal abilities being "limited" or "he always sings the same way".

Thanks to the poster who sent Paul's explanation for the song's "meaning".  I always wondered!
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Re: Monkberry Moon Delight
« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2011, 08:45:27 AM »

I always thought Linda was singing 'soup and pureee' and guess what? She was!! ha2ha
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Re: Monkberry Moon Delight
« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2011, 12:10:50 AM »

I always thought Linda was singing 'soup and pureee' and guess what? She was!! ha2ha

I learned something new.  I thought it was "simply puree'd" or something like that, if only because of the "Ketchup, Ketchup...Catch the Cadence".  Unless I've got that part wrong too!
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Re: Monkberry Moon Delight
« Reply #45 on: March 28, 2012, 03:18:26 AM »

I just about forgot that my car has a CD changer in the trunk.  My Ram CD has been in there for more than a year and when I switched to the CD player this evening, this is what I heard...


Paul McCartney - Monkberry Moon Delight (MusicVideo)



What is it?     MONKBERRY MOON DELIGHT!!
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Re: Monkberry Moon Delight
« Reply #46 on: October 02, 2012, 04:37:20 AM »

Here's the instrumental...


Paul McCartney- Monkberry Moon Delight- Instrumental





...and here are the lyrics:


So I sat in the attic,
A piano up my nose,
And the wind played a dreadful cantata (cantata...).

Sore was I from the crack of an enemy's hose,
And the horrible sound of tomato (tomato...).

Ketchup (ketchup)
Soup and puree (soup and puree),
Don't get left behind (get left behind)...

When a rattle of rats had awoken,
The sinews, the nerves and the veins.
My piano was boldly outspoken, in attempts to repeat its refrain.

So I stood with a knot in my stomach,
And I gazed at that terrible sight
Of two youngsters concealed in a barrel,
Sucking monkberry moon delight.

Monkberry moon delight,
Monkberry moon delight.

Well, I know my banana is older than the rest,
And my hair is a tangled beretta.
When I leave my pajamas to Billy Budapest,
And I don't get the gist of your letter (your letter...).

Catch up! (catch up),
Cats and kittens (cats and kittens),
Don't get left behind (get left behind)...

Monkberry moon delight...
Monkberry moon delight...



Have a a glass of Monkberry Moon Delight and sing it!
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