21 Mar

In these odd days ahead I’m trying to find things that my brain wanders to and muses over. Such as, how come I know all the ‘words’ to Zaberdak by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch, although I remember seeing Marmalade perform it live.

Dave Dee wrote it to illustrate that at the time (mid 1960’s) “any garbage can get into the charts”, it means nothing, has a good melody and has been copied by others.

For those intrigued the English words over laying the made up sounds are “Look for meaning, not in words, but in the way you’re feeling. If it’s love, we’ll understand, for love is all revealing”.

Quite poetic. Enjoy!


Posted by on March 21, 2020 in Music


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5 responses to “Zaberdak

  1. menhir1

    March 21, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    I can honestly say, Anne-Marie, I have no recollection of that song. But then again, is the brain remaining reliable????? xxx

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    • AnneMarie

      March 21, 2020 at 5:26 pm

      It’s slightly before my time, but saw Marmalade perform it and it was on Top Of The Pops 2.


  2. menhir1

    March 21, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    There’s a lot of fun to be had thinking about nonsense words and rhymes. xxx

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  3. snowbird

    March 21, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Goodness, I’ve never heard of it too but do know all the words to many random songs. Hope all is well with

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  4. deacongill

    March 22, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    It wouldn’t play for me, but I uploaded it online and enjoyed it again! The year I went up to uni … I seem to remember it was very good for dancing to. Thanks for the memory!

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