Add Explanation
Add Meaning
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Lou Christie – Mr Tenor Man lyrics

La la la" falsetto scat singing)

They talk about the bass man, he had success
Oh what they say about him, I couldn't care less
But I'm a tenor man & a-don't you forget
That I have got the sound that the kids love best

(over "la la la" falsetto scat singing):
(Listen to the tenor man, listen to the tenor man
Listen to the tenor man, ah)

They all come around & we hit the town
They never start screamin' till they hear this sound
Now I don't care about a "boom boom boom"
They don't start to swoon till they hear me croon


They talk about tenors day & night
Don't care if the sound is wrong or right
All I have to do is open my mouth
Everybody wants to jump & shout


Now, Mr. Bass Man, before you go
Let me hear you "boom boom" just once more
(low, trilling "boom boom" scat singing)
(spoken): Together now!

(repeat chorus & fade

Lyrics taken from

  • Email
  • Correct


      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements, writing song meaning or creating lyrics explanation.



      [an error occurred while processing the directive]