Boney Maroney
Sha Na Na Lyrics


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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
Ooh
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

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Sha Na Na's song "Boney Maroney" tells the story of a man who loves a woman named Boney Maroney. The singer describes her as skinny and lightweight, yet he adores her because they share a deep love. The musician expresses his joy and happiness with his lover, as well as his desire to marry her under the light of the silvery moon. The song carries a classic 50s and 60s vibe and is perfect for dancing and having a good time.


Line by Line Meaning

I got a girl name of Boney Maroney
I have a girlfriend named Boney Maroney


She's as skinny as a stick of macaroni
She is very thin, just like a stick of macaroni.


Oughta see her rock and roll with her blue jeans on
You should see her dance in her blue jeans.


She's not very fat just skin and bo-o-one
She's not heavy, but is instead thin and bony.


But I love her, she loves me
We love each other.


Oh, how happy now we can be
We're really happy together.


Makin' love underneath the apple tree
We spend time together beneath an apple tree making love.


Well, I told her mother and her father too
I talked to her parents about our plans.


Just exactly what I wanna do
I explained my intentions clearly.


I wanna get married on a night in June
I would like to get married in June.


And rock and roll by the light of the silvery mo-o-on
We want to dance and rock out beneath the moonlight.


'Cause I love her, she loves me
We are in love with each other.


She's my one and only, she's my heart's desire
She is my one and only, the person I adore.


She's a real upsetter, she's a real live wire
She's full of energy and excitement.


Everybody turns when my baby goes by-y
Everyone looks at her when she walks by.


She's something to see, she really catches the eye-eye-eye
She's very attractive and gets noticed easily.




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

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Comments from YouTube:

@harleydawn604

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.

@Skorpio420

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.

@stevenmusic7825

Good old fashioned rock and roll.

@donnieork

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.

@nobodyyouknow222

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 !

@miktzd

Rock on!

@robt5818

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

@virginiadoss1756

Verry good music

@stevedonnablinn5942

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

@stevedonnablinn5942

And I’m singing it again at the Bartnicki’s this Saturday night at their SUME

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