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They're Not Dirty - Just Funny: The Best of the Double Entendre Songs

Updated on April 29, 2013
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Bill Russo is featured in the film & TV show, The Bridgewater Triangle & has written several books (both fiction & non) on Amazon Kindle.

Dinah Shore


Probably the best known of that laughable group of dual meaning songs is Chuck Berry’s version of

“My Ding a Ling” written in 1952 by New Orleans great, Dave Bartholomew.

The way Dave tells it in the song, is that a Grandmother gave her grandson a set of silver bells on a string. She called it a “Ding a Ling”

Just about everyone has heard this classic and it is worth listening to again, but most people probably have not heard two other great double meaning tunes from long ago.

 

“Sweet Violets” dates back to 1882 when it was featured in a play by Joseph Emmet. In 1951 Dinah Shore had a Number 3 hit with it. I’ve included a listing of one verse of the song. I recommend reading the verse and then listening to Dinah's recording. It will make much more sense when you hear it and you will get a few laughs from this evergreen.

 

There once was a farmer who took a young miss
In back of the barn where he gave her a...
Lecture on horses and chickens and eggs
And told her that she had such beautiful...
Manners that suited a girl of her charms
A girl that he wanted to take in his...
Washing and ironing and then if she did
They would get married and raise lots of...
Sweet violets, sweeter than all the roses.
Covered all over from head to toeCovered all over with … sweet violets

The next great old two-meaning tune was written and recorded by Benny Bell, a vaudevillian who performed from the 1920s to the 1990s. His best seller “Shaving Cream” was a hit in the 1940s and again in the 1970s. Listen to this one a few times. It gets funnier with each replay.



For Dave Bartholomew's original version and more detail on "My Ding a Ling", follow this link

http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Story-of-My-Ding-a-Ling

Heeeeeeeeere's Benny!

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    • Billrrrr profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Russo 

      6 years ago from Cape Cod

      Love makes the world go round, but laughter is the butter for our daily bread. Thanks James.

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      6 years ago from Chicago

      Thanks for the laughs. We can always use some good humor around here. I enjoyed it.

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