Boney Maroney
Sha Na Na Lyrics

I got a girl name of Boney Maroney
She's as skinny as a stick of macaroni
Oughta see her rock and roll with her blue jeans on
She's not very fat just skin and bo-o-one

But I love her, she loves me
Oh, how happy now we can be
Makin' love underneath the apple tree

Well, I told her mother and her father too
Just exactly what I wanna do
I wanna get married on a night in June
And rock and roll by the light of the silvery mo-o-on

'Cause I love her, she loves me
Oh, how happy now we can be
Makin' love underneath the apple tree

Woh oh right, oh
Oh, yeah
Wooh, hah

She's my one and only, she's my heart's desire
She's a real upsetter, she's a real live wire
Everybody turns when my baby goes by-y
She's something to see, she really catches the eye-eye-eye

That's why I love her, she loves me
Oh, how happy now we can be
Makin' love underneath the apple tree

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Larry Williams

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Comments from YouTube:

Harley Dawn

I always looked forward to watching Sha Na Na when I was little. I remember being 3 and had the hugest crush on Bowser. I wish I still had all my dad's old records and cassette tapes of Sha Na Na. I get the urge to listen to them now and then.

Rob Nelson

You can find a lot of the old stuff (pre-1976) new on CD on eBay. It’s how I got a lot of the old songs my mom had on 8-track.


God bless YouTube, the one avenue to undeserved immortality for a journeyman rock star like me! As a lifelong member of ShaNaNa, I still can't even find my old vinyl of this now (if my phonograph were in working order), so it's a great thing for affirming to my adult children that there's a real reason for my knowing the lyrics A to Z. My singer's choices owe a lot to worshipful regard for John Lennon on this recording, done to fulfill a KTel deal, in a Sherman Oaks, California, studio circa 1982.

Rob T

I love ShaNaNa...and was blown away that you guys were at Woodstock!

Michael Katz

Rock on!

Nobody YouKnow

Nobody I would rather hear from about this !  So many folks tried to cover Boney Moroney ... fucked it and failed is about all you can say about 'em. The real key is using HORNS like the original.. it wasn't a bloody guitar piece to begin with.. and trying to make it so.. exclusively made some pretty heavy hitters look dumb.   Williams was everything that Little Richard thought himself to be..but never was.  Yet who know Larry Williams now ?   You guys did such wonderfully reverent work.. with great performances in your own right..  My hats off to you !

Steven music

Good old fashioned rock and roll.

Virginia Doss

Verry good music

Squin 99

My last name is Maroney and my dad was in Vietnam and they called him bones because of this song lmao he was also skinny as a piece of macaroni

Steve & Donna Blinn

Sang this while in a band at Palo Alto high school with the Nomads in 1962

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