Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, fine songwriters all, but let’s face it none of their lyrics can hold a candle to AWOPBOPALOOBOPAWOPBAMBAM!
With this in mind I wish to hear your favorite songs which contain pure gibberish. The whole thing need not be gibberish, but gibber must be prominent. I will start things off with a favorite of mine, Mickey Lee Lane’s “Shaggy Dog.” It features lines like…
“Do the bop, sugar flop til you blow your top
Now you stomp, flip flop and you shake your mop
Like the frog and the log and the shaggy dog
I said a ya ya yaga yaga boom chick a ga ga”
… which we can agree are sheer poetry!