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Radio XXXVIII, side A, track 6: “Oh Sheila” by Ready For The World

Ready For The World - Oh SheilaOh, Ready For The World, there’s no greater buzzkill than when a sexy song about a sexy woman happens to also be the name of a relative.  It’s bound to happen in any person’s life, and for me there was an even greater chance since my mom has 11 brothers and sisters, my dad has another 3, and I have 40+ first cousins (at some point I lost count).  And as unluck would have it, I happen to have an aunt named Sheila, which basically made this song off-limits.  I also couldn’t fully enjoy “Sheila” by Tommy Roe and don’t even get me started on “Sheila” by Steelheart, which includes the lyrics “Sheila likes tequila”.  I don’t know if my aunt Sheila likes tequila, but I do like my aunt Sheila, so any song involving her name, I keep a respectful distance.

By the way, Ready For The World, how do you pronounce “aunt”?  Growing up in Minnesota, it’s pronounced “awnt” and if you pronounced it “ant” you’d be excoriated.  But now that I live in Texas, the expected way to say it is “ant”.  But I just can’t bring myself to pronounce it that way.  And when I do pronounce it the Minnesota way, I get ribbed for putting on airs because it sounds like I’m using a British accent or something.  And for some reason, the word “aunt” comes up a lot more than I’d realized.  If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

One more thing, Ready For The World.  This is a pretty sensual song, as much as I feel comfortable using the word “sensual” so close to “Sheila”, anyway.  So I was highly amused when you started singing that you wanted to deedle deedle dee.  That’s about the least sexy thing I can imagine saying to someone that you want to, well, deedle deedle dee.  But it’s really fun to say.  So from now on, when I’m feeling amorous, I’m just going to say that I’m in the mood to deedle deedle dee.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

“Oh Sheila”

Like I always say
What’s good for the goose

Is always good for the gander
Oh Sheila
Uh

Uh

<awesome Ready For The World jam>

Oh
Baby
Love me right
Let me love ya ’til you get aroused
Mmm

Cancha let the others be
‘Cause with you is where I got ta be
Yeah

Oh
Sugar
Where you been
Hangin’ out with ya male friends

Listen

Somebody’s gonna huuurchoo, the way ya love ta keep hurtin’ me

And we sing oh
Oh, Sheeeila
Let me love ya ’til the mornin’ comes

Oh
Oh Sheeeila
Ya know I want ta be the only one

Oh
Baby
Understand
That I want ta be the only man

But it seems as though it’s gettin’ too hard, and I think I’ll start ta have my own friend

Oh
Baby
It’s plain to see
Thatcha qualified ta fill ya needs

Ya think you’ve pulled one over on me, well honey, baby, just wait and see

And we sing oh
Oh, Sheeeila
Let me love ya ’til the mornin’ comes
Just tryin’ ta say

Oh
Oh Sheeeila
Ya know I want ta be the only one

Uh
Baby
S’one, two, three

I love ya, baby, hoonestly

Uh
I want ta deedle deedle dee

A deedle deedle do

Oh
Oh Sheeeila

Uh, uh, uh, oh Sheeeila

Oh
Oh Sheeeila

Uh, uh, uh, oh Sheeeila

Oh
Baby
Love me right
Let me love ya ’til you get aroused
Mmm

Cancha let the others be
‘Cause with you is where I got ta be

Yeah

Oh
Baby
Understand
That I want ta be the only man

Ya think you’ve pulled one over on me, well honey, baby, just you wait and see

And we sing oh
Oh Sheeeila
Let me love ya ’til the mornin’ comes (oh Sheeeila)
Just tryin’ ta say

Oh
Oh Sheeeila
Ya know I want ta be the only one (oh Sheeila)

Oh
Oh Sheeeila
Let me love ya ’til the mornin’ comes (oh Sheeeila)

Oh
Oh Sheeeila
Ya know I want ta be the only one (oh Sheeila)

Here we go
Oh

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