Sunday, June 21, 2015

It's the Flight of the Bumblebee

Mean old bumblebee,
He keeps taking my candy
Right from my front door.

Here's an utterly weird song from the 1967 Basement Tapes sessions. "It's the Flight of the Bumblebee." It is nearly unrelated to the "Flight of the Bumblebee" classical music tune by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

It’s the flight, the flight
Of the farm bumblebee

Yes, it’s the flight, it’s the flight
Of the bumblebee

Yes, it’s the flight
That mean ol’ flight
That mean ol’ flight of the bumblebee

Buzz-buzz-buzz

Well, it’s that flight
Yes, it’s that flight of the night
Of that ol’ bumblebee

Yes, it’s that flight
That flight of the night when it’s light
Now the birds that fly
That’s where you’ll find that ol’ bumblebee

Mean ol’ bumblebee
Rolling ‘round the door
I give him all my candy
But he keeps coming back for more
That mean ol’ bumblebee

Can’t take a ??
I’m scratching on that bumblebee
Scratching still
I’m scratching on that ol’ bumblebee



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