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BeatleNut1552 Sep 23, 2004 01:21 PM

What does the phrase John says at the beginning of Let It Be mean?
 
"I dig a pygmy by Charles Haughtry and the deaf aids. Phase one in which Doris gets her oats." What does that mean?

HMVNipper Sep 23, 2004 01:28 PM

Re: What does the phrase John says at the beginning of Let It Be mean?
 
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BeatleNut1552 Posted:
"I dig a pygmy by Charles Haughtry and the deaf aids. Phase one in which Doris gets her oats." What does that mean?

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I don't think it "means" anything, per se -- just John being John, if you know what I mean...unless anyone else has a better explanation.

I'm going to move this to And Your Bird Can Sing since it's specifically about a song and more people who know this kind of song trivia are likely to see it there.

RFleen Sep 23, 2004 02:13 PM

Re: What does the phrase John says at the beginning of Let It Be mean?
 
agreed...there is no "literal" meaning...it's just John!

;-)

RFleen

Roxy Starkey Sep 23, 2004 04:31 PM

Re: What does the phrase John says at the beginning of Let It Be mean?
 
By the way, isn't it at the beginnig of Two Of Us??

sourmilkpinky Sep 23, 2004 05:50 PM

Re: What does the phrase John says at the beginning of Let It Be mean?
 
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Roxy Starkey Posted:
By the way, isn't it at the beginnig of Two Of Us??

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That was my first thought too Roxy. The I realized it meant the beginning of the album Let It Be,lol.

twovirgins Sep 23, 2004 06:02 PM

Re: What does the phrase John says at the beginning of Let It Be mean?
 
I was bored on the 9th of Octover1940 when I belive, the nasties were still booming us led by Madalf Heatlump(who had only one)Anyway,they didnt get me.I attended to varicous schools in Liddypol. And still didnt pass much to my Aunties supplies>As a member of the most publified Beatles ME (and P G and R's) records might seem funnier to some of you than this book.But, as far as I am conceived this correction of short witty is the most woderful larf I ever ready! God help and breed you all " J.L in his own write

lennonluvr9 Sep 24, 2004 06:42 AM

Re: What does the phrase John says at the beginning of Let It Be mean?
 
i heard from somewhere that it meant something dirty (at least the "gets her oats" part) but I really dont think it means anything...

beatlemad Sep 24, 2004 10:22 AM

Re: What does the phrase John says at the beginning of Let It Be mean?
 
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BeatleNut1552 Posted:
"I dig a pygmy by Charles Haughtry and the deaf aids. Phase one in which Doris gets her oats." What does that mean?

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Charles Haughtry was in the British Carry On film series in the 1960's and 1970's.
Getting your oats does mean getting sex (UK anyway) but I think John just came up with some nonsense on the spot.

Paolo Meccano Sep 24, 2004 10:59 AM

Re: What does the phrase John says at the beginning of Let It Be mean?
 
Charles Hawtrey

carryonline

'Sowing your wild oats' is a well-known euphemism for male promiscuity, so if a female was 'getting her oats', she would... well... look, do I really have to spell it out..?

the ninth walrus Nov 18, 2009 11:59 AM

well mostlikly him being funny again ranom thaught pop into his head

Reverend Rock Nov 18, 2009 08:34 PM

"...and now we'd like to do 'Ark, The Angels Come."

tigermatty Nov 19, 2009 07:43 AM

This kind of humour is typical of The Goon Show, a groundbreaking BBC radio comedy show in the late 50s and early 60s which John was a big fan of. It launched the careers of Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan, download some episodes if you can, I still think it's funny today.

The Duke Nov 19, 2009 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by tigermatty (Post 983948)
This kind of humour is typical of The Goon Show, a groundbreaking BBC radio comedy show in the late 50s and early 60s which John was a big fan of. It launched the careers of Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan, download some episodes if you can, I still think it's funny today.

You can listen to about 150 Goon Shows free of charge at

http://goons.fabcat.org/

kmac Nov 19, 2009 06:43 PM

I also believe that the term, Deaf Aides, is sometimes associated with headphones.

misterfire Nov 29, 2009 04:18 PM

Phrase
 
Instead of 'I Dig a Pony' he announced I dig a pygmy.
Instead of by the Beatles he announced by Charles Haughtrey and the Deaf Aids( hearing aids ). Just silly twists on words.
I don't know about the Doris part......

cuttingedgedjs Nov 29, 2009 08:43 PM

John had a penchant for sex, so Doris was likely 'getting it'

Winston O' Boogie Feb 01, 2014 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by kmac (Post 984123)
I also believe that the term, Deaf Aides, is sometimes associated with headphones.

Deaf Aids seems to be a term The Beatles had for their VOX amplifiers :eyebrows:

hophead515 Feb 03, 2014 11:01 AM

A defaid is a term for sheep
 
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/defaid

I dig a pygmie by Charles Hautrey and the Defaids. Phase one in which Doris gets her oats. :). I think that in that context, the joke makes more sense. :)

Winston O' Boogie Feb 10, 2014 06:58 AM

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Originally Posted by hophead515 (Post 1123312)
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/defaid

I dig a pygmie by Charles Hawtrey and the Defaids. Phase one in which Doris gets her oats. :). I think that in that context, the joke makes more sense. :)

That does make a lot of sense now, thank for clarifying this "Twist of Lennon"

:laugh5:

The Def Aids does make a good band name though!

zipp Feb 10, 2014 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by hophead515 (Post 1123312)
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/defaid

I dig a pygmie by Charles Hautrey and the Defaids. Phase one in which Doris gets her oats. :). I think that in that context, the joke makes more sense. :)

A defaid is Welsh for sheep. The only problem being that Lennon didn't speak Welsh.

So it's definitely Deaf Aids.

For Lennon Charles Hawtrey was an old-hat comic. Deaf Aids conjures up visions of a group of old people who can't even hear properly while trying to provide musical backing to a has-been.

It's funny in itself but, with hindsight, could also be taken seriously - if you consider McCartney to be the has-been and the other Beatles the malfunctioning group.


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