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Old Sep 23, 2004, 01:21 PM   #1
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Default 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?
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Old Sep 23, 2004, 01:28 PM   #2
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"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.
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Old Sep 23, 2004, 02:13 PM   #3
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agreed...there is no "literal" meaning...it's just John!

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Old Sep 23, 2004, 04:31 PM   #4
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By the way, isn't it at the beginnig of Two Of Us??
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Old Sep 23, 2004, 05:50 PM   #5
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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.
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Old Sep 23, 2004, 06:02 PM   #6
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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
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Old Sep 24, 2004, 06:42 AM   #7
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i heard from somewhere that it meant something dirty (at least the "gets her oats" part) but I really dont think it means anything...
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Old Sep 24, 2004, 10:22 AM   #8
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"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.
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Old Sep 24, 2004, 10:59 AM   #9
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Charles Hawtrey

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'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..?
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well mostlikly him being funny again ranom thaught pop into his head
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Old Nov 19, 2009, 07:43 AM   #12
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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.
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Old Nov 19, 2009, 11:04 AM   #13
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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.
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I also believe that the term, Deaf Aides, is sometimes associated with headphones.
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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
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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. :)
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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"



The Def Aids does make a good band name though!
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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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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......
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John had a penchant for sex, so Doris was likely 'getting it'
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