oneday

Member
come on eileen!
what a nice song, have just listened to it today when an english friend told me about it!

Poor old Johnny Ray
Sounded sad upon the radio
Moved a million hearts in mono
Our mothers cried
Sang along, who'd blame them
Now you're grown, so grown, now I must say more than ever
Go toora loora toora loo rye aye
And we can sing just like our fathers
....................
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but couldn't understand the exact story behind the lyrics.
can anyone help?
 

Germaine

Mass Debater
come on eileen!
Poor old Johnny Ray
Sounded sad upon the radio
He moved a million hearts in mono
Our mothers used to sing along
Who'd blame them?

You're grown (so grown up)
So grown (so grown up)
Now I must say more than ever (come on, Eileen)
Toora loora toora loo rye aye
We can sing just like our fathers

Come on Eileen, oh I swear what he means
At this moment, you mean everything
With you in that dress
Oh my thoughts, I confess, verge on dirty
Ah come on Eileen

Come on, Eileen

These people 'round here
With their beaten down eyes
Sunk in smoke dried faces
They're so resigned to what their fate is

But not us (no never), no not us (no never)
We are far too young and clever, remember
Toora loora toora loo rye aye
Eileen I'll hum this tune forever

Come on Eileen, oh I swear what he means
Ah come on, let's take off everything
That pretty red dress, oh Eileen tell him yes
Ah come on let's, Ah come on Eileen
Come on Eileen, oh I swear what he means
At this moment, you mean everything

Come on Eileen too-loo rye-aye
Come on Eileen too-loo rye-aye
Toora toora-too-loora
Woh, oh, Eileen

I said come on Eileen (Come on, Eileen, too-loora yeah)
I said come on Eileen (Eileen, too-loora yeah)
We are far too young and clever (toora toora-too-loora)
And things won't ever change
And I say...
Toora loora (Come on, Eileen too-loora)
Toora loo rye ayee (Come on, Eileen, too-loo rye-aye)
(Toora toora too-loora)

Come on Eileen, oh I swear what he means
At this moment, you mean everything to me
Woh, oh, oh, to me
Woh, Eileen
You mean everything


Sounds like the guy just wants to get her kit off and have his wicked way.

I agree, Great song, I have it on vinyl single somewhere.
 
come on eileen!
When my daughter was about 7 she heard this song on a jukebox in Devon on holiday and insisted on dragging Daddy around in a dance in the bar with her ginger hair flying about.
Even now at 28 she still grins when she hears the song and we do it again!
Happy memories are set off by music always!
 
come on eileen!
Hiya,
I've known that song for years but didn't know the words
Yes, I think he does want her to 'get her kit off'-some things never change.

I still love the song, had some great fun dancing to that one over the years.

Ann
 

Smiler

Member
come on eileen!
No wedding would be complete without Come on Eileen and the drunken dancing that goes with it!!
 

Ms Who

aka Kym Ciftci
come on eileen!
The guy that sang that song, Kevin Rowland, followed me round a nightclub in London (years ago of course). I was there with a big black guy called Greg, he was a Jaz singer and bent as a nine bob note. The worrying thing? Kevin was trying to get us both to go back to his house for a threesome! Bit of a perv methinks!!
 

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