Wham Bam Thank You Mam
Small Faces Lyrics


She was a lady of charm
String of young boys on each arm
She was good to those who took off all their clothes and played guitar
Love comes love goes anyway your mind blows
Wham, bam, thank you, mam
We'll boogie till the rooster crows
He lived alone, love for none
He said pain never hurt anyone
Surprise surprise
Consumption on the floor
Stretcher out the door and that was it
God forsaken empty shell forgotten in a bad smell
Wham, bam, look out, Sam
The devil claims his own to moan in hell
Shang-a-lang-a, Shang-a-do-lang, Shang-a-lang-a
Sa-i-di ma-moon, sa-i-di ma-moon, Sa-i-di gris gris

Just hold your breath, and close your eyes
Turn the corner of surprise, and there you are
Our lives are run by ego freaks
A walking book of rules who seems
To keep you in your pidgeon holes
And fuss when your soul steps out of line

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Written by: RONNIE LANE, STEVE MARRIOTT

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

John Paul Harrison

Well she was a lady of charm
A string of young boys on each arm
She was good to those who took of all their clothes
Or played guitar
Love comes, days go, any ways your mind blows
Wham bam, thank you mam
We'll boogie till the rooster crows
Oh yeah
We lived this way for so long
You said pain never hurt anyone
Oh no no no
Surprise surprise, sunshine on the floor
Stretcher out the door
And that was it it it
God forsaken empty shell forgotten in a bad smell
Wham bam look out sam the devil claims his own to mourn in hell
Sha la la la Shang a dorang shang a lang lang
Shang a lang mama, Sing it mama
Say it yes yes
Close your breath and hold your eyes
Turn the corner, a surprise, and there you are
Well, our lives are run by ego freaks
A walking book of rules he seeks
To keep you in your pigeon hole
And bash you if your soul steps out of line
C'mon !!



Harry Roberts

Well she was a lady of charm
A prisoner of songs unsung
She was just a face that took
All her groovin' on his guitar
Hot cars, strange clothes, any ways your mind goes

Wham team, thank you mam
We'll boogie till the rooster crows
Oh yeah
We lived this way for so long
You said babe, never got it on
Oh no no no

Surprise surprise, I thought you ought to know
He chucked her out the door
Without a cent (cent, cent)
Papa said grab your share but don't give a bad smell

Wham team god damn the devil planks
And wants some more yeah yeah
Sha la la la Shang a dorang shang a lang lang
Shang a lang mama, Sing it mama
Say it yes yes

Close your breath and hold your eyes
Turn the corner, a surprise, and there you are
Well, Id like to know why those old freaks
While walkin' through their moves
He seeks to keep you in your stick hole
And bash away your soul, surprise
C'mon..!!!



All comments from YouTube:

Rob Jones

Stevie has been gone for thirty years now, but he will still remain the ultimate Mod. A fantastic song.
What a great, great vocalist. Gone, never to be forgotten.

Mne Nadoelo

The band were unreal. Kenny's drumming on this especially the last minute is unbelievable, marriots voice, the key parts and the and inventive bass bouncing around......just mental good

Rory Clarke

Vote up if you think Steve Marriott is a legend

Oisin Byrne

this isnt reddit lad

Llwyd E

@Mark Macdonald well said...there was working class confidence. I was WC, I had it, still do.

Revolt live Rocks in Maryland

I do not Think he is , .... I KNOW HE IS.

Mark Macdonald

They were all great. I think it was more than one person effort. I may be wrong. Playing the guitar I love the support and McLagan's organ (if you know what I mean)gave the sound and Ronnie Lane was a talented songwriter and Jones went on to play for The Who. But they were best as The Small Faces and they really seem to represent that change in society or the breakdown in the class system where being working class meant you where good at something. Whereas nowadays you get a zero hour contract or work through an agency. They have a confident optimism that created a wealth of genuinely great music. The other thing I think that when these guys were young there was no telly so learning how to play an instrument along with some music theory was a must. A lot of the bands at this time managed to improve and change very quickly were as bands more recently can play the exact same style for 20- 30yrs. This was a great time and the Small Faces could hold their own.

Darkie Lawless

Steve Marriot is a legend in my book

Steven Massey

The neighbours used to listen to this about twice a day 35 odd years ago ..wether they wanted to or not ...it kicks ass...it was way ahead of its time .

Julian Vickery

Hard to believe that this was a B-side to the "Afterglow of Your Love" single in 1969, but it was. Rest in Peace Steve, thanks for all the wonderful music you created during your time on this earth. 26 years and counting as of today but certainly not forgotten.

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