-> "The Ballad of Richard Starkey"
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"The Ballad of Richard Starkey"
THE BALLAD OF RICHARD STARKEY
Addition to the Fab Four band
He edged out Best (Pete, roundly panned)
He sat behind and bobbed his head
The rest was history, it is said
Young Starkey burned, his sticks went rife
And thus began the moptop life
of Ringo (Ringo)
Those Mersey lads were such a blast
The monster hits came thick and fast
The hearts of young and old they won
'The drummer is the cutest one'
And everybody watched in awe
No skin-pounder could match the draw
Of Ringo (Ringo)
The cynic types thought John the best
Deep George went East, Paul prettiest
But teeny-boppers? Ringo Starr
They screamed his name from near and far
He, smiling coyly, handled fame
Both East and West revered the name
of Ringo (Ringo)
As they matured, the band progressed
For backbeat drummer, quite a test
No matter what strange sounds went down
From 'Strawberry Fields' to movie clown
Our hero never missed a beat
With him the Beatles were complete
Lennon-McCartney, next to none
And Harrison's 'Here Comes the Sun'
Creative force none could resist
They even made Queen's honors list
But the drummer needed more
'This straight 4/4 is such a bore'
(said) Ringo (Ringo)
'Yellow Submarine' - goldmine!
'Octopus's Garden' fine
Smiles all round for This Boy, then
'A little help from my fab friends'
Up there with 'Norwegian Wood'
And they all knew: 'That Starkey's good!'
The beat went on. So did the heat
And inner tensions spelled defeat
Gurus, pot, and Epstein dead
John and Yoko still in bed.
When the air began to clear
' Yesterday' was yesteryear
He met Barbara, tall and tanned
His charm and fame won her fair hand
Became a movie caveman gay
We laughed but critics had field day
Tank Engine nursed him back to fame
Rescued by Thomas the train
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