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 Post subject: Re: No, the Beatles. I don't know what you mean.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:11 am 
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"Seventeen" and "mean" rhyme.
(I'm a genius.)

I think you're onto something.

I actually remember hearing/reading John Lennon talking about this somewhere, and that's exactly what he said. They were just looking for a rhyme, that's what they came up with, and it stuck, even though they recognized that it was meaningless.

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 Post subject: Re: No, the Beatles. I don't know what you mean.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:06 am 
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Desdemona wrote:
FootFace wrote:
BFH wrote:
"Seventeen" and "mean" rhyme.
(I'm a genius.)

I think you're onto something.

I actually remember hearing/reading John Lennon talking about this somewhere, and that's exactly what he said. They were just looking for a rhyme, that's what they came up with, and it stuck, even though they recognized that it was meaningless.


...and I guess they probably couldn't get away with just coming right out and using "peen".

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 Post subject: Re: No, the Beatles. I don't know what you mean.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:17 am 
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choirqueer wrote:
Desdemona wrote:
I actually remember hearing/reading John Lennon talking about this somewhere, and that's exactly what he said. They were just looking for a rhyme, that's what they came up with, and it stuck, even though they recognized that it was meaningless.

...and I guess they probably couldn't get away with just coming right out and using "peen".

Maybe not in 1963, but I know how I'm singing it from now on!

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 Post subject: Re: No, the Beatles. I don't know what you mean.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:00 pm 
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Well she was just seventeen
But nobody told my peen
And the way she looked was at least 21, I swear!
Now I'll never dance with another, whooooooo
Age-of-consent laws, bro...no fair!

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 Post subject: Re: No, the Beatles. I don't know what you mean.
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 Post subject: Re: No, the Beatles. I don't know what you mean.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:20 pm 
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BFH wrote:
"Seventeen" and "mean" rhyme.
(I'm a genius.)

Yep, I'm pretty sure that's it and there is no deeper meaning.

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 Post subject: Re: No, the Beatles. I don't know what you mean.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:22 pm 
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Allegedly the original line, before John suggested a change, was "Never been a beauty queen." So says the very reliable about.com, anyway.... http://oldies.about.com/od/britishinvas ... anding.htm

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 Post subject: Re: No, the Beatles. I don't know what you mean.
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