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Are they dirty, or just plain unintelligible?

See this page for the closest thing to the real lyrics. (And other neat info.)
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Thanks for the site! We sing this song to our son, Louis, all the time and make up our own lyrics!

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Cecil Adams, in his Straight Dope column a few years back, claimed to know the real deal:
http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a1_316.html
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I have no idea, but I do like one of three ideas Berke Breathed came up with for his 'Bloom County' comic strip:

Louie Louie as heard by George Bush, Sr.

Louie Lou-ie, winne-bago
Louie-lou-ie, winne-bago

The wimp thing no no me
Me catch shrapnel over-sea
Me toss Ann Richards a bone
Meaner stinks meat bake it cone

( garbled stanza )
Mes-sy Paul Anka moons a dove
Ted Kennedy along, me like to shove
Take bent-sen and qualms begin
Iran-Contra thing makes me phlegm


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From what I understand they don't even know what the "real" lyrics are.

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I have no idea, but I do like one of three ideas Berke Breathed came up with for his 'Bloom County' comic strip:

Louie Louie as heard by George Bush, Sr.

Louie Lou-ie, winne-bago
Louie-lou-ie, winne-bago

The wimp thing no no me
Me catch shrapnel over-sea
Me toss Ann Richards a bone
Meaner stinks meat bake it cone

( garbled stanza )
Mes-sy Paul Anka moons a dove
Ted Kennedy along, me like to shove
Take bent-sen and qualms begin
Iran-Contra thing makes me phlegm


This was the first thing that came to my mind!

ETA: I always thought he was just drunk while he sang it, making up stuff and slurring as he went along. Catchy tune that caught on!
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Come to think of it, Breathed has the original lyrics printed on that particular strip. Who knows if they're the real thing or not but it claims to be the real ones! You can find the strip in "Night of the Mary Kay Commandos" if anyone out there has the book.
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I have the book! Brb!

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Ok.... lets hope I stay under 100 words per quote. But this is from the book:

Quote:
Louie Louie Me gotta go
Louie Louie Me gotta go

FIne little girl she waits for me
Me catch the shipe for cross the sea
Me sail the ship all alone
Me never thins we make it home
(chorus)
Thee nights and days me sail the sea
Me thin of girl constantly
On the ship I dream she there
I smell the rose in her hair
(chorus and guitar solo)
Me see Jamacia Moon above
it won't be long, me see my love
I take her in my arms and then
Me tell her I never leave again.

I can do as heard by Micheal Dukakis and George Bush later. And naturally, if I'm gonna do those I'll include Bill the Cat

Please forgive any typos, I was typing quickly so I can go make dinner!

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I heard once that Louie Louie was recorded right after the main singer had his braces tightened and that the band thought they were doing a run through before the actual recording.

http://www.snopes.com/music/songs/louie.htm

Okay, apparently not the first version, but the Kingsmen's version that became the most popular.
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I heard that they recorded it in an improvised studio in someone's garage, and the mic was hanging above their heads, not at their mouths, so that's why the voices are hard to hear. ETA: Okay, that's similar to what's on Snopes so it's sorta true I guess.

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Autumn I have the book too, and luckily a spare moment, so I'll do Bill the Cat

Louie Louie As interpreted by Bill the Cat

Louie Lou-I, ne ga go
Louie Lou-I ne ga go

EE fi li curl way fra nee
ee cat-ta shi fo kra see
ne sait a shi auuu lome
ee newa fwo ma-make I ome
(chorus)

Ree nie (garbled) ail zee
me tink (garbled)ee....
Ack (garbled)...
( guitar solo )
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