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#LoIsInDaBlog And Song Lyric Sunday – Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley

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This week for Song Lyric Sunday and Love is in Da Blog, Bee wanted us to write about a song I loved as a child. The Purple People Eater is certainly a childish song. But it’s fun! Having said that, it kind of confuddles the editor in me now for its misleading title. Is the Purple People Eater one-eyed, one-horned, flying monster that’s purple and eats people? Or does it only eat purple people? You’ll have to read the lyrics to find out.

The Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley

Well I saw the thing comin’ out of the sky
It had the one long horn, one big eye
I commenced to shakin’ and I said “ooh-eee”
It looks like a purple eater to me

It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater
(One-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater)
A one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater
Sure looks strange to me (One eye?)

Well he came down to earth and he lit in a tree
I said Mr. Purple People Eater, don’t eat me
I heard him say in a voice so gruff
I wouldn’t eat you cuz you’re so tough

It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater
One-eyed, one-horned flyin’ purple people eater
One-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater
Sure looks strange to me (One horn?)

I said Mr. Purple People Eater, what’s your line
He said it’s eatin’ purple people and it sure is fine
But that’s not the reason that I came to land
I wanna get a job in a rock and roll band

Well bless my soul, rock and roll, flyin’ purple people eater
Pigeon-toed, undergrowed, flyin’ purple people eater
(We wear short shorts)
Flyin’ purple people eater
Sure looks strange to me

And then he swung from the tree and he lit on the ground
He started to rock, really rockin’ around
It was a crazy ditty with a swingin’ tune
Sing a boop boop aboopa lopa lum bam boom

Well bless my soul, rock and roll, flyin’ purple people eater
Pigeon-toed, undergrowed, flyin’ purple people eater
I like short shorts
Flyin’ little people eater
Sure looks strange to me (Purple People?)

And then he went on his way, and then what do ya know
I saw him last night on a TV show
He was blowing it out, a’really knockin’ em dead
Playin’ rock and roll music through the horn in his head

(clarinet solo)

Read more: Sheb Wooley – The Purple People Eater Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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27 thoughts on “#LoIsInDaBlog And Song Lyric Sunday – Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley

  1. That’s always been a favorite, along with the itsy bitsy bikini song. At least now maybe I can get rid of the earworm that’s been plaguing me for several days.

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  2. Never heard this one but it’s fun and reminded me a little of “Puff the magic dragon.”

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  3. OH!! I remember this one!!

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  4. From the hometown of Sheb Wooley/Slim Whitman (Jacksonville, FL) thanks for sharing.

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  5. I remember that song from when I was a kid as well. Very funny! One of my earlier faves. 🙂

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  6. I really needed the light-hearted whimsy from that song today. Great choice, Linda! 😀

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  7. Bwahahaha! That’s a blast from the past. Thanks for the memories Linda. 🙂

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  8. I had to sing the song to myself…haha…I always loved that song! 🙂

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  9. How funny! I haven’t heard that song forever! Love it. Thanks for the memories. 😀

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  10. LOL! I’d totally forgotten about that song! Thanks for sharing a link to it, since as soon as I saw the title I couldn’t get it out of my head 😀

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