Elmer's Tune
The Skyliners Lyrics


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Why are the stars always winkin' and blinkin' above?
What makes a fellow start thinkin' of fallin' in love?
It's not the season, the reason is plain as the moon
It's just Elmer's tune
What makes a lady of eighty go out on the loose?
Why does a gander meander in search of a goose?
What puts the kick in a chicken, the magic in June?
It's just Elmer's tune
Listen, listen, there's a lot you're li'ble to be missin'
Sing it, swing it, any old way and any old time
The hurdy gurdies, the birdies, the cop on the beat
The candy maker, the baker, the man on the street
The city charmer, the farmer, the man in the moon
All sing Elmer's tune

Why are the stars always winkin' and blinkin' above?
What makes a fellow start thinkin' of fallin' in love?
It's not the season, the reason is plain as the moon
It's just Elmer's tune
What makes a lady of eighty go out on the loose?
Why does a gander meander in search of a goose?
What puts the kick in a chicken, the magic in June?
It's just Elmer's tune
Listen, listen, there's a lot you're li'ble to be missin'
Sing it, swing it, any old way and any old time
The hurdy gurdies, the birdies, the cop on the beat
The candy maker, the baker, the man on the street




The city charmer, the farmer, the man in the moon
All sing Elmer's tune

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Elmer's Tune" by The Skyliners explore the universal nature of love and its ability to transcend barriers. It poses questions about why people are drawn to love and what makes them act in certain ways. The song suggests that love is a powerful force that can influence anyone, regardless of their age or background.


The opening line, "Why are the stars always winkin' and blinkin' above?" suggests that the natural world itself seems to encourage love and romance. The mention of "fallin' in love" indicates that love is not something that can be controlled or predicted. It is something that happens spontaneously and often unexpectedly.


The lines "It's not the season, the reason is plain as the moon" emphasize that love is not dependent on external factors such as the time of year. The song implies that love is something inherent within individuals and cannot be explained by logic or reason. It is simply a part of human nature.


The chorus repeats the phrase "It's just Elmer's tune," suggesting that this elusive force of love is simply referred to as "Elmer's tune." This implies that love is universal and can affect everyone, regardless of their individual circumstances. The song further emphasizes this point by mentioning various characters and professions in the verses, suggesting that love transcends societal boundaries.


Overall, "Elmer's Tune" celebrates the universal and magical nature of love, highlighting its ability to bring joy and excitement into people's lives.


Line by Line Meaning

Why are the stars always winkin' and blinkin' above?
What is the reason for the constant twinkling and blinking of the stars in the sky?


What makes a fellow start thinkin' of fallin' in love?
What triggers a man to start considering the idea of falling in love?


It's not the season, the reason is plain as the moon
It's not influenced by the time of year, the explanation is as clear as the moon


It's just Elmer's tune
It is simply the melody or rhythm of Elmer's tune that has this effect


What makes a lady of eighty go out on the loose?
What motivates an eighty-year-old woman to venture out and have fun?


Why does a gander meander in search of a goose?
Why does a male goose wander around searching for a female goose?


What puts the kick in a chicken, the magic in June?
What brings excitement or energy to a chicken, and what makes June a magical month?


It's just Elmer's tune
Again, it is simply the melody or rhythm of Elmer's tune that has this effect


Listen, listen, there's a lot you're li'ble to be missin'
Pay attention, there's a lot you might miss if you don't listen


Sing it, swing it, any old way and any old time
Sing it and enjoy it, no matter how you do it or when you do it


The hurdy gurdies, the birdies, the cop on the beat
The musical instruments, the birds, and the police officer patrolling


The candy maker, the baker, the man on the street
The person who makes candy, the person who bakes, and the ordinary person on the street


The city charmer, the farmer, the man in the moon
The charming person from the city, the farmer, and the mythical figure believed to reside on the moon


All sing Elmer's tune
Everyone joins in singing Elmer's tune


Why are the stars always winkin' and blinkin' above?
Once again, what is the reason for the continuous twinkling and blinking of the stars in the sky?


What makes a fellow start thinkin' of fallin' in love?
Repeating the question about the cause of a man's thoughts turning towards falling in love


It's not the season, the reason is plain as the moon
Reiterating that it's not influenced by the time of year, the explanation is as clear as the moon


It's just Elmer's tune
Once again, it is simply the melody or rhythm of Elmer's tune that has this effect




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ELMER ALBRECHT, SAMMY GALLOP, DAN JURGENS

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