Judy in Disguise with Glasses

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Judy in Disguise with Glasses

Judy in Disguise with Glasses by John Fred & His Playboy Band

Band members John Fred and Andrew Bernard wrote the novelty song “Judy in Disuise (With Glasses) as a parody of “Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds” by The Beatles. That John Lennon-McCartney song has been the subject of speculation that the title referred to LSD, but The Beatles always denied that. Lennon said it was inspired by a nursery school drawing done by his son Julian and the Alice in Wonderland books. Be that as it may, the parody rejects the girl with all her phoniness and finery. In 1968, the song went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (taking over from The Beatles’ “Hello, Goodbye”). It also went to #1 in Germany and Switzerland. It was #3 in the U.K.

John Fred was John Fred Gourrier from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He called his band John Fred & His Playboy Band so there was no confusion with Gary Lewis & The Playboys. (Actually, Gary Lewis & The Playboys did a cover of “Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)” in 1968.)

Here are the lyrics to “Judy in Disguise with Glasses” by John Fred and His Playboy Band :

“Judy in disguise, well that’s a-what you are
a-lemonade pies, with a brand new car
cantaloupe eyes come to me tonight
you’re Judy in disguise, with glasses

keep a-wearing your bracelets, and your new rah rah
a-cross your heart, yeah, with your living bra
a-chimney sweep sparrow with guys
you’re Judy in disguise, with glasses

come to me tonight
come to me tonight
i’ve taken everything in sight
unzipper the strings of my kite

Judy in disguise, well that’s a-what you are
a-lemonade pies, with a brand new car
cantaloupe eyes come to me tonight
you’re Judy in disguise, with glasses
come to me tonight
come to me tonight
i’ve taken everything in sight
unzipper the strings of my kite
Judy in disguise, well what you aiming for
a-circus of a-horrors, yeah yeah, well that’s what you are
you make me a life of ashes
I guess I’ll just take your glasses”

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