Splish Splash
Bobby Darin Lyrics


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Splish, splash, I was takin' a bath
Long about a Saturday night, yeah
A rub dub, just relaxin' in the tub
Thinkin' everythin' was alright

Well, I stepped out the tub
I put my feet on the floor
I wrapped the towel around me and I
Opened the door

And then a-splish, splash
I jumped back in the bath
Well, how was I to know
There was a party goin' on?

There was a-splishin' and a-splashin'
Reelin' with the feelin'
Movin' and a-groovin'
Rockin' and a-rollin', yeah, yeah

Bing, bang, I saw the whole gang
Dancin' on my living room rug, yeah
Flip, flop, they was doin' the bop
All the teens had the dancin' but

There was lollipop with a Peggy Sue
Good golly, Miss Molly was-a even there, too
A- well-a, splish, splash, I forgot about the bath
I went and put my dancin' shoes on, yeah

I was a-rollin' and a-strollin'
Reelin' with the feelin'
Movin' and a-groovin'
Splishin' and a-splashin', yeah

Yes, I was a-splishin' and a-splashin'
I was a-rollin' and a-strollin'
Yeah, I was a-movin' and a-groovin'
We was a-reelin' with the feelin'
We was a-rollin' and a-strollin'
Movin' with the groovin'
Splish, splash, yeah

Splishin' and a-splashin'
One time I was splishin' and a-splashin'




Ooh, I was movin' and a-groovin'
Yeah, I was splishin' and a-splashin'

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Bobby Darin's "Splish Splash" describe the unexpected turn of events that the songwriter experiences when he steps out of his bath to find a wild dance party happening in his living room. This humorous scenario is painted with detail and energy, as Darin describes himself wrapping a towel around his body before opening the door, only to jump back into the bath when he sees the partygoers. The song's chorus is catchy and fun, emphasizing the splashing and rocking that happens during the impromptu dance party.


At its core, "Splish Splash" is a lighthearted tribute to teenage fun and mischief. Darin's lyrics capture the thrill of finding unexpected joy and excitement, even in mundane moments like taking a bath. By the end of the song, Darin has fully embraced the party atmosphere, forgetting all about the bath he was planning to take and joining in on the fun.


Overall, "Splish Splash" is a playful and upbeat song that celebrates the joys of youth and spontaneity. It captures a moment in time when anything seems possible, and the only goal is to let loose and have a good time.


Line by Line Meaning

Splish, splash, I was takin' a bath
I was taking a bath and splashing around in the water.


Long about a Saturday night, yeah
This happened on a Saturday night.


A rub dub, just relaxin' in the tub
I was just relaxing in the tub, making some noise.


Thinkin' everythin' was alright
I thought everything was okay.


Well, I stepped out the tub
I got out of the tub.


I put my feet on the floor
I stepped on the floor with my feet.


I wrapped the towel around me and I
I covered my body with a towel and


Opened the door
I opened the door.


And then a-splish, splash
Suddenly, I jumped back into the tub, splashing around again.


I jumped back in the bath
I went back into the bathtub.


Well, how was I to know
I had no idea because I didn't hear anything.


There was a party goin' on?
There was a party happening at my place.


There was a-splishin' and a-splashin'
Everyone was splashing around in the water.


Reelin' with the feelin'
Everyone was dancing and enjoying themselves.


Movin' and a-groovin'
People were dancing and having fun.


Rockin' and a-rollin', yeah, yeah
Everyone was enjoying the party to the fullest.


Bing, bang, I saw the whole gang
I suddenly saw everyone who was at the party.


Dancin' on my living room rug, yeah
They were dancing on my living room rug.


Flip, flop, they was doin' the bop
They were dancing to some sort of bop music.


All the teens had the dancin' but
All the teenagers were dancing to the beat.


There was lollipop with a Peggy Sue
There was someone called Peggy Sue holding a lollipop.


Good golly, Miss Molly was-a even there, too
Even Miss Molly was there and enjoying herself.


A- well-a, splish, splash, I forgot about the bath
I suddenly forgot that I was taking a bath because of the party.


I went and put my dancin' shoes on, yeah
I got my dancing shoes and started enjoying the party.


I was a-rollin' and a-strollin'
I was rolling and strolling around.


We was a-reelin' with the feelin'
Everyone was enjoying themselves and dancing.


We was a-rollin' and a-strollin'
Everyone was rolling and strolling around to the music.


Movin' with the groovin'
Everyone was dancing and swaying with the music.


Splish, splash, yeah
We were splashing and having fun in the water.


Splishin' and a-splashin'
Everyone was having fun and splashing around in the water.


One time I was splishin' and a-splashin'
I also joined in the fun and splashed around in the water.


Ooh, I was movin' and a-groovin'
I was dancing and enjoying myself.


Yeah, I was splishin' and a-splashin'
I was having fun and splashing in the water.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Bobby Darin, Jean Murray

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@emzirek

Lyrics
Splish splash, I was taking a bath
Long about a Saturday night, yeah
A rub dub, just relaxing in the tub
Thinking everything was alright
Well, I stepped out the tub, put my feet on the floor
I wrapped the towel around me
And I opened the door, and then
A-splish splash, I jumped back in the bath
Well how was I to know there was a party going on
They was a-splishing and a-splashing, reeling with the feeling
Moving and a-grooving, rocking and a-rolling, yeah
Bing-bang, I saw the whole gang
Dancing on my living room rug, yeah
Flip flop, they was doing the bop
All the teens had the dancing bug
There was Lollipop with-a Peggy Sue
Good Golly, Miss Molly was-a even there, too
A-well-a, splish splash, I forgot about the bath
I went and put my dancing shoes on, yeah
I was a rolling and a-strolling, reeling with the feeling
Moving and a-grooving, splishing and a-splashing, yeah
Yes, I was a-splishing and a-splashing
I was a-rolling and a-strolling
Yeah, I was a-moving and a-grooving, whoo
We was a-reeling with the feeling, ha
We was a-rolling and a-strolling, moving with the grooving
Splish-splash, yeah
Yeah, splishing and a-splashing (One time)
I was a-splishing and a-splashing (Whoo, whee)
I was a-moving and a-grooving
Yeah, I was a-splishing and a-splashing



@floreciasondakh4757

Splish, splash, I was takin' a bath
Long about a Saturday night, yeah
A rub dub, just relaxin' in the tub
Thinkin' everythin' was alright

Well, I stepped out the tub
I put my feet on the floor
I wrapped the towel around me and I
Opened the door

And then a-splish, splash
I jumped back in the bath
Well, how was I to know
There was a party goin' on?

There was a-splishin' and a-splashin'
Reelin' with the feelin'
Movin' and a-groovin'
Rockin' and a-rollin', yeah, yeah

Bing, bang, I saw the whole gang
Dancin' on my living room rug, yeah
Flip, flop, they was doin' the bop
All the teens had the dancin' but

There was lollipop with a Peggy Sue
Good golly, Miss Molly was-a even there, too
A- well-a, splish, splash, I forgot about the bath
I went and put my dancin' shoes on, yeah

I was a-rollin' and a-strollin'
Reelin' with the feelin'
Movin' and a-groovin'
Splishin' and a-splashin', yeah

Yes, I was a-splishin' and a-splashin'
I was a-rollin' and a-strollin'
Yeah, I was a-movin' and a-groovin'
We was a-reelin' with the feelin'
We was a-rollin' and a-strollin'
Movin' with the groovin'
Splish, splash, yeah

Splishin' and a-splashin'
One time I was splishin' and a-splashin'
Ooh, I was movin' and a-groovin'
Yeah, I was splishin' and a-splashin'



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@shakawathoshen0

Anyone on 2024

@Manuel91737

Yes🙏🏻

@KadenceFlores

Yes😂

@angied8919

Yes!

@angiefleming4111

Playing it for my grandson 😊

@twistnshout3031

All the time when I give my kid a bath.

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@user-ti8yk3tg3p

I'm a cna/caregiver.
My 81 year old friend sang this and she's very excited I found this on my tiny TV 😆

@aandjintucsonazusa9490

That's great!!!😅 I'm sure you both had fun listening and singing along. God bless you. You are doing God's work.

@faygojuggalo011

She got good taste I love oldies too

@frankbriggs9068

This is classic music from a era when music was just fun to listen to and dance with. Bobby Darin was a king.

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