Peek-A-Boo
Rose Murphy Lyrics


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Peek a boo
I see you
Sitting in the corner
Looking kinda blue
Don't you try to hide from you know who

Peek a boo
Peek a boo
I see you
Peek a boo
I'll kiss you

Keep you wanna missed ya
Make a Blue ska doo
Silly to be shy with you know who

Peek a boo
Peek a boo
I'll kiss you
Hide and seek
That's the game we've been playing
Had a little fight last week
But now my poor heart is saying
Peek a boo
I love you
Better make your mind up that you love me too
Cause you're gonna marry you know who
Peek a boo
Peek a boo
I love you

Instrumental

Peek a boo
Peek a boo
I'll kiss you

Instrumental

Peek a boo
Peek a boo
I love you
Hide and seek
That's the game we've been playing
Had a little fight last week
But now my poor heart is saying
Peek a boo
I love you
Better make your mind up that you love me too
Cause you're gonna marry you know who
Peek a boo
Peek a boo
I love you

Peek a boo




Peek a boo
I love you

Overall Meaning

The song "Peek-A-Boo" by Rose Murphy has a playful and flirtatious tone with the use of the childhood game of peek-a-boo as a metaphor for a romantic relationship. The lyrics describe the singer seeing someone sitting in the corner looking down and offers to kiss them and make them "ska-do," a slang term used in the 1940s to suggest feeling better. The singer encourages the person not to be shy because they both know each other and have had a little fight. Despite the argument, the singer's heart is declaring love and hints at the possibility of marriage. The song ends with the singer declaring their love for the person.


The song uses the game of hide-and-seek as a metaphor for the chase in a romantic relationship, lightly touching on the idea that love can have its ups and downs with a little fight. However, the singer believes that the relationship is worth pursuing and ending in marriage.


Overall, "Peek-A-Boo" is a playful, flirtatious, and optimistic song that shows the lightheartedness and innocence of love in the 1940s.


Line by Line Meaning

Peek a boo
I see you and I'm going to surprise you


I see you
I am aware of your presence


Sitting in the corner
You are alone and isolated


Looking kinda blue
You seem unhappy or sad


Don't you try to hide from you know who
You can't escape from me, I know who you are


I'll kiss you
I like you and want to show affection


Keep you wanna missed ya
I want to hold onto you and never let you go


Make a Blue ska doo
I'll change your mood and make you feel better


Silly to be shy with you know who
You have no reason to be shy with me, I know you well


Hide and seek
We are playing a game of hiding and finding each other


That's the game we've been playing
We've been doing this for a while


Had a little fight last week
We had an argument recently


But now my poor heart is saying
But my feelings for you are strong and unchanged


Peek a boo
I'm still here, watching you


I love you
My feelings for you are romantic


Better make your mind up that you love me too
You should decide if you feel the same way


Cause you're gonna marry you know who
We will get married because we belong together




Writer(s): PHILIP SPRINGER, RICHARD ADLER

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