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louie, louie
"Louie Louie, me gotta go.  Louie Louie, me gotta go.
A fine girl, she wait for me.  Me catch the ship across the sea.
I sailed the ship all alone.  I never think I'll make it home.
Louie Louie, me gotta go.
Three nights and days we sailed the sea.  Me think of girl constantly.
On the ship, I dream she there.  I smell the rose in her hair.
Louie Louie, me gotta go.
Me see Jamacan moon above.  It won't be long me see me love.
Me take her in my arms and then I tell her I never leave again.
Louie Louie, me gotta go."
(By Richard Berry. Copyright 1957-63 by Limax Music Inc.)
Berry explains the song of a seafaring man, spoken to a sympathetic bartender named Louie.
Source: "The Straight Dope," By Cecil Adams.

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