Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da ()
Author: Paul McCartney; Lead vocal: Paul McCartney

Desmond has a barrow in the market place
Molly is the singer in a band
Desmond says to Molly - girl I like your face
And Molly says this as she takes him by the hand.

Ob-la-di Ob-la-da life goes on bra
Lala how the life goes on.
Ob-la-di Ob-la-da life goes on bra
Lala how the life goes on.

Desmond takes a trolly to the jewellers store
Buys a twenty carat golden ring (golden ring?)
Takes it back to Molly waiting at the door
And as he gives it to her she begins to sing (to sing)

Ob-la-di Ob-la-da life goes on bra
Lala how the life goes on.
Ob-la-di Ob-la-da life goes on bra
Lala how the life goes on. (Yeah)

In a couple of years they have built
A home sweet home
With a couple of kids running in the yard
Of Desmond and Molly Jones (Ah ha ha ha ha ha)

Happy ever after in the market place
Desmond lets the children lend a hand (Arm! Leg!)
Molly stays at home and does her pretty face
And in the evening she still sings it with the band.

Ob-la-di Ob-la-da life goes on bra
Lala how the life goes on.
Ob-la-di Ob-la-da life goes on bra
Lala how the life goes on.

In a couple of years they have built
A home sweet home
With a couple of kids running in the yard
Of Desmond and Molly Jones (Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha)

Happy ever after in the market place
Molly lets the children lend a hand (Foot!)
Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face
And in the evening she's a singer with the band.

Ob-la-di Ob-la-da life goes on bra
Lala how the life goes on.
Ob-la-di Ob-la-da life goes on bra
Lala how the life goes on.

And if you want some fun - take Ob-la-di bla-da!


Credits

Recorded: July 3, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 4-5, 1968, a remake July 8, 1968 and more overdubbing July 11, 1968 and July 15, 1968
John Lennon - maracas, background vocal
Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano
George Harrison - acoustic guitar, background vocal
Ringo Starr - drums
Session musicians - brass

This version of the song available on

UK albums US albums Singles

Other versions of the song

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Alternate version)