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November 19, 2011

The Hombres - Ya Ya (1967)

Coming from Memphis, Tennessee in 1966, this band was primarily known for their single “Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)” which was a hit for the group in 1967. Their lead vocalist, B.B. Cunningham, is the brother of Bill Cunningham, the bassist and keyboardist for The Box Tops.

[Update 10/15/2012: Sadly, B.B. Cunningham passed away October 14th, 2012. He was shot dead while working as a security guard in a Memphis, Tennessee apartment complex.]

This song, originally by Lee Dorsey, has been covered by many artists, including Tony Sheridan, John Lennon, and Steve Miller. It was inspired by a children’s nursery rhyme and first released in 1961.

The Hombres - Ya Ya

The Hombres - Ya Ya (1967)

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Lyrics:

Alright 1, 2- 1, 2, 3, 4.

Sittin’ in la la
‘n’ waitin’ for my ya ya, uh huh
Sittin’ in la la
Waitin’ for my ya ya, uh huh

It may sound funny
But we don’t believe she’s comin’ home
Hey baby hurry, don't make worry, uh huh
Hey baby hurry, don't make worry, uh huh
Oh, how I love ya, how I love you, uh huh

Sittin’ in la la
‘n’ waitin’ for my ya ya, uh huh
Sittin’ in la la
Waitin’ for my ya ya, uh huh

It may sound funny
But we don’t believe she’s comin’ home
Hey baby hurry, don't make worry, uh huh
Hey baby hurry, don't make worry, uh huh
Oh, how I love ya, how I love you, uh huh

Sittin’ in la la
‘n’ waitin’ for my ya ya, uh huh
Sittin’ in la la
Waitin’ for my ya ya, uh huh

It may sound funny
But we don’t believe she’s comin’ home

Slippin’ and a-slidin’
Beepin’ and a-hidin’
We were told a long time ago

Slippin’ and a-slidin’
Beepin’ and a-hidin’
We were told a long time ago

I’ve been told, baby
You been bold
I’m gonna be a fool no more

Oh, my lamb
This Jesus I rescinded
You know better

Oh, my lamb
This Jesus I rescinded
You know better

I’ve been told, baby
You been bold
I’m gonna be a fool no more

Sittin’ in la la
‘n’ waitin’ for my ya ya, uh huh
Sittin’ in la la
Waitin’ for my ya ya, uh huh

Well, it may sound funny
But we don’t believe she’s comin’ home

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