The Beach Boys Little Deuce Coupe

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The Beach Boys Little Deuce Coupe

The Beach Boys Little Deuce Coupe

Vocal Surf Rock

The song “Little Deuce Coupe” by The Beach Boys is one of the famous B-Sides. They have been one of the finest rock and roll bands. Sun, sand, surf, girls, cars — and some great harmony, too. “Little Deuce Coupe” was written by group member Brian Wilson and radio station DJ Roger Christian. A deuce coupe is slang for a 1932 Ford coupe that was perfect for hot-rodders to modify. The song first appeared as the B-Side to the single “Surfer Girl.” It was released on their 1963 album Surfer Girl and again as the title track on their other 1963 album Little Deuce Coupe. In 1963, the song rose to #15 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was their highest charting B-Side.

The group members of The Beach Boys for the track were Mike Love, David Marks, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, and Dennis Wilson. This was the first recording session with Brian Wilson as the official producer. It was also one of the last recording sessions before Al Jardine, one of the group’s founding members, rejoined the band. (He performs on the video.) There have been many changes in the band’s lineup over the years. The Beach Boys continue to tour and perform.

Here are the lyrics to “Little Deuce Coupe” by The Beach Boys:

“Little deuce coupe, you don’t know
You don’t know what I got

Well, I’m not braggin’, babe
So don’t pull me down
But I’ve got the fastest
Set of wheels in town

When something comes up to me
He don’t even try
‘Cos if it had a set of wings, man
I know she could fly

She’s my little deuce coupe
You don’t know what I got

Just a little deuce coupe
With a flathead mill
But she’ll walk a Thunderbird
Like it’s standin’ still

Though she’s ported and relieved
And she’s stroked and bored
She’ll do a hundred and forty
At the top end floored

She’s my little deuce coupe
You don’t know what I got

She’s got a competition clutch
With the four on the floor
And she purrs like a kitten
Till the lake pipes roar

And if that ain’t enough
To make you flip your lid
There’s one more thing
I’ve got the pink slip, daddy

And comin’ off the line
When the light turns green
Oh well she blows ’em outta the water
Like you’ve never seen

I get pushed out of shape
And it’s hard to steer
When I get rubber
In all four gears

She’s my little deuce coupe
You don’t know what I got (repeat)”

If you would like to read about the car and Christmas-themed  rock and roll favorite “Little Saint Nick” by The Beach Boys, please click here.

For other songs by The Beach Boys: “The Sloop John B,” “Wouldn’t it Be Nice,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” and “Good Vibrations.”

If you are interested in purchasing music by The Beach Boys, please consider this: Little Deuce Coupe / All Summer Long

Check Out The Groove Pad for More 1960s Music

The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 50+ free online songs there. The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed “Little Deuce Coupe” by The Beach Boys.

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  1. […] you are interested in other songs by The Beach Boys: “Little Deuce Coupe,” “Little Saint Nick,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Wouldn’t It Be […]

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