Too Much Monkey Business Lyrics

The Beatles


album: Track in album Live at the BBC
release date: 1994-11-30
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Non-Music Pop
styles: Interview/Beat/Pop Rock/Rock & Roll/Speech/Rockabilly
length: 2:06
composer: Chuck Berry
lyricist: Chuck Berry

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The Beatles Live at the BBC cover art
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Running to and fro,
hard working at the mill,
never failed at the mill,
there come a rotten bill.
Aw too much monkey business,
too much monkey business,
too much monkey business
for me to be involved again.

Salesman talking to me,
trying to run me up a creek,
Says you can buy it, go on try it,
you can pay me next week.
Aw too much monkey business,
too much monkey business,
too much monkey business
for me to be involved again.

Blonde hair, good-looking,
trying to get me hooked and married
Get a home, settle down by the book.
Too much monkey business,
too much monkey business,
too much monkey business
for me to be involved again.

Been to Yokohama, baby,
fighting in the war,
Army bunk, army chow,
army clothes, army car.
Too much monkey business,
too much monkey business,
too much monkey business
for me to be involved again.

Same thing every day,
getting up, going to school.
No need for me complaining,
my objection's overruled.
Aw too much monkey business,
too much monkey business,
too much monkey business
for me to be involved again.

Working in the filling station,
too many tasks,
Wipe the windows, check the oil,
check the tires, dollar gas?
Aw too much monkey business,
too much monkey business
Don't want you by the race,
get away and leave me.

[Original has one more verse:
Pay-phone, something's wrong,
dime gone, will mail.
Oughta sue the operator
for telling me a tale.
Too much monkey business,
too much monkey business,
too much monkey business
for me to be involved with you.]


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Beatle Greetings
  • 2 From Us to You
  • 3 Riding on a Bus
  • 4 I Got a Woman
  • 5 Too Much Monkey Business
  • 6 Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
  • 7 I’ll Be on My Way
  • 8 Young Blood
  • 9 A Shot of Rhythm and Blues
  • 10 Sure to Fall (In Love with You)
  • 11 Some Other Guy
  • 12 Thank You Girl
  • 13 Sha La La La La!
  • 14 Baby It’s You
  • 15 That’s All Right (Mama)
  • 16 Carol
  • 17 Soldier of Love
  • 18 A Little Rhyme
  • 19 Clarabella
  • 20 I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)
  • 21 Crying, Waiting, Hoping
  • 22 Dear Wack!
  • 23 You Really Got a Hold on Me
  • 24 To Know Her Is to Love Her
  • 25 A Taste of Honey
  • 26 Long Tall Sally
  • 27 I Saw Her Standing There
  • 28 The Honeymoon Song
  • 29 Johnny B. Goode
  • 30 Memphis, Tennessee
  • 31 Lucille
  • 32 Can’t Buy Me Love
  • 33 From Fluff to You
  • 34 Till There Was You
    CD 2
  • 1 Crinsk Dee Night (Speech)
  • 2 A Hard Day’s Night
  • 3 Have a Banana! (Speech)
  • 4 I Wanna Be Your Man
  • 5 Just a Rumour (Speech)
  • 6 Roll Over Beethoven
  • 7 All My Loving
  • 8 Things We Said Today
  • 9 She’s a Woman
  • 10 Sweet Little Sixteen
  • 11 1822! (Speech)
  • 12 Lonesome Tears in My Eyes
  • 13 Nothin’ Shakin’
  • 14 The Hippy Hippy Shake
  • 15 Glad All Over
  • 16 I Just Don’t Understand
  • 17 So How Come (No One Loves Me)
  • 18 I Feel Fine
  • 19 I’m a Loser
  • 20 Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby
  • 21 Rock and Roll Music
  • 22 Ticket to Ride
  • 23 Dizzy Miss Lizzy
  • 24 Medley: Kansas City / Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
  • 25 Set Fire to That Lot! (Speech)
  • 26 Matchbox
  • 27 I Forgot to Remember to Forget
  • 28 Love These Goon Shows! (Speech)
  • 29 I Got to Find My Baby
  • 30 Ooh! My Soul
  • 31 Ooh! My Arms (Speech)
  • 32 Don’t Ever Change
  • 33 Slow Down
  • 34 Honey Don’t
  • 35 Love Me Do