Sha La La La Lee
Small Faces Lyrics


Jump to: Overall Meaning ↴  Line by Line Meaning ↴

Picked her up on a Friday night.
Sha la la la lee, yeah.
I knew everything gonna be alright.
Sha la la la lee, yeh.
Sha la la la lee.

I asked her 'where do you want to go?'.
Sha la la la lee, yeh.
Well we went someplace, I don't know.
Sha la la la lee, yeh.
Sha la la la lee.

I held her close and I asked her
If she was gonna be my baby.
It felt so good
When she answered me:
Oh yeh, oh yeh.
Oh yeh, oh yeh, oh yeh.

She looked good and she moved so fine.
Sha la la la lee, yeh.
And all the guys knew she was mine.
Sha la la la lee, yeh.
Sha la la la lee.

I held her close and I asked her
Again if she was gonna be my baby.
It felt so good when she answered me.
Oh yeh, oh yeh.
Oh yeh, oh yeh, oh yeh.

Want to know how my story ends?
Sha la la la lee, yeh.
Well we invited just a few close friends.
Sha la la la lee, yeh.
Sha la la la lee.

Sha la la la la la lee.
Sha la la la la la lee.

Sha la la la la la lee.
Sha la la la la la lee.
Sha la la la la la lee.

Sha la la la la la la la la la lee.




Sha la la la la la la la la la lee.
Sha la la la la la la la la la lee.

Overall Meaning

The Small Faces’ “Sha La La La Lee” is a lively and upbeat song about hope, love, and living in the moment. The song starts with the singer picking up a woman on a Friday night - it’s clear that he has high hopes for the evening. As they go to different places and enjoy each other’s company, the singer feels confident that everything’s going well, and that things are moving in the right direction. He can’t help but be taken with the woman - she looks good and moves “so fine”, and he loves the feeling of holding her close.


But the real magic of the song comes in the chorus. The repetitive ‘Sha la la la lee’ is almost nonsensical, but it’s also a reminder that sometimes, the moment is more important than the words. The singer asks the woman if she’ll be his baby, and when she answers affirmatively, he’s overjoyed. In fact, the evening goes so well that they invite a few close friends to join in the celebration.


Ultimately, “Sha La La La Lee” is about enjoying life’s simple pleasures - good company, good music, and the thrill of possibility. The song lets us know that sometimes, it’s the moments we don’t overthink that make the best memories.


Line by Line Meaning

Picked her up on a Friday night.
I met her on a Friday night and we decided to go out together.


I knew everything gonna be alright.
I had a feeling that the night was going to be great.


I asked her 'where do you want to go?'.
I asked her where she wanted to go out that night.


Well we went someplace, I don't know.
We ended up going somewhere, but I don't remember where.


She looked good and she moved so fine.
She was attractive and had graceful movements.


And all the guys knew she was mine.
Everyone could see that we were together.


Want to know how my story ends?
Would you like to hear what happened next in my story?


Well we invited just a few close friends.
In the end, we only invited a select group of close friends to join us.


I held her close and I asked her
I embraced her and asked her


If she was gonna be my baby.
If she wanted to be in a romantic relationship with me.


It felt so good
It was a wonderful feeling


When she answered me:
When she replied with:


Oh yeh, oh yeh.
Yes, definitely!


Sha la la la lee.
Refrain of the song.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: KENNY LYNCH, MORT SHUMAN

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

More Versions