Jolly Green Giant

The Kingsmen

About Jolly Green Giant

"The Jolly Green Giant" is a song written by Lynn Easton, Don Harris, and Dewey Terry and performed by The Kingsmen. It reached #1 on the Canadian chart, #4 on the U. S. pop chart, and #25 on the U. S. R&B chart in 1965. It was featured on their 1965 album The Kingsmen Volume 3. The song was based on Green Giant's mascot the Jolly Green Giant. The single originally only credited Easton as the writer, but Harris and Terry were later added when it was determined the song was a re-write of The Olympics song "Big Boy Pete". The song was arranged by The Kingsmen and produced by Jerry Dennon. The song ranked #39 on Billboard magazine's Top 100 singles of 1965. 


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In duh valley of duh jolly  (Ho - ho - ho)

Heard about the Jolly Green Giant  (potatoes)
He's so big and mean  (artichoke hearts)
He stands there laughin' with his hands on his hips
And then he hits you with a can of beans

He lives down there in his valley  (Brussels sprouts)
The cat stands tall and green  (spinach)
Well, he ain't no prize, and there's no women his size
And that's why the cat's so mean
One day he left His valley pad
I mean to say this cat was mad
Now listen 'round He wasn't gone long
And then he ran into an Amazon
Well, this changed his whole complexion  (broccoli)
He had never seen such a beautiful sight  (corn)
Well, he looked at her
And she looked at him
And she almost passed out from fright
He looked at her thought, "what a dilly"
He touched her once She slapped him silly
This was something He had never sensed
He looked at her As she commenced
Now listen, pal This ain't no fluke
I can't see goin' with a big green kook"

You've heard about the Jolly Green Giant (eggplant)
Don't let his troubles cross your mind (celery stalks)
He couldn't get Sally, so went back to his valley
The cat was color-blind

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The Kingsmen

The Kingsmen is a 1960s Beat / garage rock band from Portland, Oregon, United States. They are best known for their 1963 recording of Richard Berry's "Louie Louie", which held the No. 2 spot on the Billboard charts for six weeks. The single has become an enduring classic. more »

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