Good Golly Miss Molly
Little Richard Lyrics


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Good golly Miss Molly, sure like to ball
Good golly, Miss Molly, sure like to ball
When you're rockin' and a-rollin', can't hear your momma call

From the early, early mornin' till the early, early night
When I caught Miss Molly rockin' at the house of blue light
Good golly, Miss Molly, sure like to ball
When you're rockin' and a-rollin', can't hear your momma call

Momma, poppa told me "son, you better watch your step"
If I knew poppa's momma's, have to watch my poppa myself
Good golly, Miss Molly, sure like to ball
When you're rockin' and a-rollin', can't hear your momma call

Good golly Miss Molly, sure like to ball
Good golly, Miss Molly, sure like to ball.
When you're rockin' and a-rollin', can't hear your momma call

I am going to the corner, gonna buy a diamond ring
Would you pardon me, kiss me, ting-a-ling-a-ling?




Good golly, Miss Molly, sure like to ball
When you're rockin' and a-rollin', can't hear your momma call

Overall Meaning

"Good Golly Miss Molly" is a song by rock and roll icon Little Richard. It's an upbeat, energy-packed tune full of exuberance and excitement. The song's lyrics follow the story of a young man who's smitten with a girl named Miss Molly. Throughout the song, he describes his love for her and her love for dancing as they rock and roll the night away. The song's opening lines, "Good golly, Miss Molly, sure like to ball," are particularly memorable and catchy.


The song's meaning is somewhat open to interpretation. Many people believe that "ball" refers to dancing, as in "like to dance." Others suggest that it might refer to something more salacious, like sex. Regardless of the meaning, the song is undeniably joyful and fun. It captures the spirit of rock and roll in its purest form, with its upbeat tempo, catchy lyrics, and Little Richard's electrifying vocals.


Overall, "Good Golly Miss Molly" is a song that celebrates the joy and excitement of being young, carefree, and in love. It's a perfect example of the rock and roll genre at its best – high-energy, infectious, and impossible not to dance to.


Line by Line Meaning

Good golly Miss Molly, sure like to ball
Wow, Miss Molly really likes to dance and have a good time


Good golly, Miss Molly, sure like to ball
Miss Molly sure does love to dance and have fun


When you're rockin' and a-rollin', can't hear your momma call
When you're dancing and having fun, you can't hear anyone trying to interrupt


From the early, early mornin' till the early, early night
From morning until night, without stopping


When I caught Miss Molly rockin' at the house of blue light
When I found Miss Molly dancing at the nightclub


Momma, poppa told me "son, you better watch your step"
My parents warned me to be careful and make good choices


If I knew poppa's momma's, have to watch my poppa myself
If I knew my grandparents on my dad's side, I'd have to keep an eye on my dad too


I am going to the corner, gonna buy a diamond ring
I'm going to the store to buy a fancy ring


Would you pardon me, kiss me, ting-a-ling-a-ling?
Excuse me, can I have a kiss? (using playful word choice)




Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: John S. Marascalco, Robert Alexander Blackwell

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Comments from YouTube:

swampthing94

Rest in peace Little Richard, you were the pioneer of Rock n Roll and so much more. We will remember you eternally

Mario Zondag

😭😭😭😭😯😯

alex totally twattss

Have to admit his music was used in the best war films ever made. Rip bro.

JerseyCentral833

He now rests with Elvis, Chuck Berry, and Fats Domino.

john walshe

In the same class as Elvis, RIP.

Rob Mi

I would not say he was THE pioneer of Rock n Roll, but i would say say he was ONE OF amongst others

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Clay Ensley

RIP Little Richard.Thank you for the music. You are a legend that will never be replaced. You will be missed.

jeanmarie basset

never,sur

Mikica Miki

❤Neke legende uvek plamte.

Mikica Miki

Tranzitna yoou

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