Tutti Frutti
Elvis Presley Lyrics


Jump to: Overall Meaning ↴  Line by Line Meaning ↴

A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom!
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom!
I got a gal named Sue
She knows just what to do
I got a gal named Sue
She knows just what to do
She rock me to the east
She roll me to the west
She's the gal that I love the best

Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom!

I got a gal named Daisy,
She almost drive me crazy
I got a gal named Daisy,
She almost drive me crazy
She knows how to love me, yes indeed
Oh boy you don't know she do to me

Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom!

Well Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom!

I got a gal named Daisy,
She almost drive me crazy
I got a gal named Daisy,
She almost drive me crazy
She knows how to love me, yes indeed
Oh boy you don't know she do to me

Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti, ooo
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti




Tutti Frutti au rutti
A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom!

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Elvis Presley's hit song "Tutti Frutti" may seem nonsensical and outdated to contemporary audiences, but they hold a special place in the history of American rock and roll. The repetitive chant of "Tutti Frutti au rutti" is a reference to the Italian phrase for "all fruits", which was a popular ice cream flavor at the time. However, for many listeners in the 1950s, the phrase came to symbolize a new era of uninhibited sexuality and rebelliousness.


The verses of the song describe two women, named Sue and Daisy, who are both capable of satisfying the singer's sexual desires. The repetition of their names and the refrain of "Tutti Frutti au rutti" create a sense of wild abandon and pleasure seeking that was both shocking and exciting to audiences at the time. Elvis Presley's energetic performance of the song only added to its impact, as he danced and gyrated in a way that was considered scandalous by some.


Despite the controversy surrounding it, "Tutti Frutti" remains a classic song of the rock and roll era. Its catchy melody and memorable lyrics have been covered by countless artists since its release in 1955, and it is considered one of Elvis Presley's signature songs.


Line by Line Meaning

A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom!
A catchy phrase to open up the song.


Tutti Frutti au rutti
The repeated phrase of the song, which represents a type of musical joy.


I got a gal named Sue
The singer has a girlfriend named Sue.


She knows just what to do
Sue is a good partner who understands the singer's needs.


I got a gal named Sue
Repeating the same line again to enforce the concept.


She knows just what to do
Emphasizing the fact that the girlfriend is the perfect partner.


She rock me to the east
Sue can make the singer feel happy and positive.


She roll me to the west
Sue can help the singer through the tough times.


She's the gal that I love the best
Sue is the best girlfriend the singer's ever had.


Tutti Frutti au rutti
Repeating the joyful phrase of the song.


Tutti Frutti au rutti
Repeating the joyful phrase of the song.


Tutti Frutti au rutti
Repeating the joyful phrase of the song.


Tutti Frutti au rutti
Repeating the joyful phrase of the song.


Tutti Frutti au rutti
Repeating the joyful phrase of the song.


A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom!
Another catchy phrase to end the song.


I got a gal named Daisy,
Introducing a new character in the song.


She almost drive me crazy
Daisy is a wild and unpredictable partner.


I got a gal named Daisy,
Repeating the same line to establish Daisy's presence.


She almost drive me crazy
Emphasizing the chaotic nature of Daisy's love.


She knows how to love me, yes indeed
Daisy has a different way of expressing love.


Oh boy you don't know she do to me
The singer is trying to explain how Daisy affects him.


Tutti Frutti au rutti
Repeating the joyful phrase of the song.


Tutti Frutti au rutti
Repeating the joyful phrase of the song.


Tutti Frutti au rutti
Repeating the joyful phrase of the song.


Tutti Frutti au rutti
Repeating the joyful phrase of the song.


Tutti Frutti au rutti
Repeating the joyful phrase of the song.


A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom!
The final phrase to end the song.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Dorothy Labostrie, Joe Lubin, Richard Penniman

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on or correct specific content, highlight it

Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found
Comments from YouTube:

@robinrahmani4705

This dude had more swag than any other entertainer in history.

@DreamyElvis

2022! Long Live The King!👍🏻Closest thing to God we will ever see. 🙏🏼

@johnf120

People forget that Elvis actually did know how to play the guitar!

@rainerrain9689

Piano too !

@reneleclerc6119

Anybody who seriously wants to know if Elvis could play guitar need only listen to his rhythm guitar on any one of the Sun Records.

@donniewynn3277

He could play bass too

@Ivan-kf2be

Pollice su per chi la ascolta nel 2023

@bigbadbith8422

The definition of ‘force of nature’

@matthewdouglas4791

I am a straight man but there is no possibility that any man ever looked better than this.

@jellyfish3333

Jerry Reed said that he was speechless upon meeting Elvis, because "he was one of the best-looking dudes I'd ever seen"!

More Comments