My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Whenever I get down a bit I know a couple of surefire things that will snap me out of it.
This is one.

Truly a “One Hit Wonder.”
Some say it comes from Surf Music?
Well, the B Side was “King of the Surf”.
But it’s a song (?) so bizarre, unique and wonderful
that it pretty well defies description.
– or a category.

Surfin Bird / The BIrd is the Word (1962) 

Written by Al Frazier / Sonny Harris / Carl White / Turner Wilson
of the Rivingtons

Performed by Steve Wahrer.
Immortalized in 2 minutes and 20 seconds.

That little dance he does is just also amazing. Perfect.

Feel free to try it.
And while you’re doin’ it you’ll
probably want to sing along.
So I’ve provided the lyrics for you!!!

A well a everybody’s heard about the bird
B-b-b bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A well a bird, bird, bird, the bird is the word
A well a bird, bird, bird, well the bird is the word
A well a bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word

A well a bird, bird, bird, well the bird is the word
A well a bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A well a bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A well a bird, bird, bird, well the bird is the word
A well a bird, bird, b-bird’s the word

A well a don’t you know about the bird?
Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word!
A well a bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A well a

A well a everybody’s heard about the bird
Bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A well a bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A well a bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A well a bird, bird, b-bird’s the word

A well a bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A well a bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A well a bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A well a bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word

A well a don’t you know about the bird?
Well, everybody’s talking about the bird!
A well a bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A well a bird

Surfin’ bird
B-b-b aah, aah!

Pa pa pa pa, pa pa pa pa, pa pa pa pa, pa pa pa pa
Pa pa pa pa, pa pa pa pa, pa pa pa pa
Papa, ooma mow mow
Papa, ooma mow mow

Papa ooma mow mow, papa ooma mow mow

Papa ooma mow mow, papa ooma mow mow
Ooma mow mow, papa ooma mow mow
Papa ooma mow mow, papa ooma mow mow

Papa ooma mow mow, papa ooma mow mow
Oom oom oom oom, ooma mow mow
Papa ooma mow mow, papa oom oom oom
Oom ooma mow mow, papa ooma mow mow

Ooma mow mow, papa ooma mow mow
Papa a mow mow, papa ooma mow mow
Papa ooma mow mow, ooma mow mow
Papa ooma mow mow, ooma mow mow

Papa oom oom oom oom, ooma mow mow
Oom oom oom oom, ooma mow mow
Ooma mow mow, papa ooma mow mow
Papa ooma mow mow, ooma mow mow

Well a don’t you know about the bird?
Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word!
A well a bird, bird, b-bird’s the word

A well a ooma mow mow
Papa ooma mow mow
Papa ooma mow mow
Papa ooma mow mow
Papa ooma mow mow
Papa ooma mow mow
Papa ooma mow mow

There ya go.
Oh My!

6 thoughts on “Chasin’ them ol’ Covid Blues #2

  1. I can actually still sing that one! I remember it very well.

    1. jcalberta says:

      It’s a treasure. Legendary around here!

  2. GP Cox says:

    Thanks for idea. I’ve been holding fairly well until just recently, a bit of the blues seeping in.

    1. jcalberta says:

      I still forget to wear my mask sometimes and people think I’m a rebel or something. It seems it will go on longer than we hoped? Who knows? Most folks are pretty good about the whole thing – so far. We really do need to get some kind of vaccine – the sooner the better.

  3. It’s a fun one to sing to.

    1. jcalberta says:

      Just a bit of craziness to keep us sane.

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