In My Merry Oldsmobile
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The song's chorus is one of the most enduring automobile-oriented songs. The verses, which are slightly suggestive (by 1905 standards) and contain quaint terms for lovemaking, are seldom heard today.
"In My Merry Oldsmobile" is one of the songs sung by the Bonzi Buddy application.
In the song "Lord, Mr. Ford" on the 1979 album "Matchbox" by British rockabilly band Matchbox, they cover Jerry Reed's 1973 original, and the line "Come away with me, Lucille" is repeated several times, with the addition, at the end of the song, of the line "In my smoking choking automobile."
The words, as sung by Billy Murray, are as follows:
- Young Johnny Steele has an Oldsmobile
- He loves his dear little girl
- She is the queen of his gas machine
- She has his heart in a whirl
- Now when they go for a spin, you know,
- She tries to learn the auto, so
- He lets her steer, while he gets her ear
- And whispers soft and low...
- They love to "spark" in the dark old park
- As they go flying along
- She says she knows why the motor goes
- The "sparker" is awfully strong
- Each day they "spoon" to the engine's tune
- Their honeymoon will happen soon
- He'll win Lucille with his Oldsmobile
- And then he'll fondly croon...
- Come away with me, Lucille
- In my merry Oldsmobile
- Down the road of life we'll fly
- Automobubbling, you and I
- To the church we'll swiftly steal
- Then our wedding bells will peal
- You can go as far as you like with me
- In my merry Oldsmobile.
Murray revived the old song for a "follow the bouncing ball" cartoon in the 1930s.
- In My Merry Oldsmobile (1932) at Internet Archive