The Turtles - Elenore lyrics

  • Published on Dec 24, 2010
  • Lyrics:

    You got a thing about you
    I just can't live without you
    I really want you, Elenore, near me
    Your looks intoxicate me
    Even though your folks hate me
    There's no one like you, Elenore, really
    Elenore, gee I think you're swell
    And you really do me well
    You're my pride and joy, et cetera
    Elenore, can I take the time
    To ask you to speak your mind
    Tell me that you love me better
    I really think you're groovy
    Let's go out to a movie
    What do you say, now, Elenore, can we?
    They'll turn the lights way down low
    Maybe we won't watch the show
    I think I love you, Elenore, love me
    Elenore, gee I think you're swell
    And you really do me well
    You're my pride and joy, et cetera
    Elenore, can I take the time
    To ask you to speak your mind
    Tell me that you love me better
    Elenore, gee I think you're swell ah-hah
    Elenore, gee I think you're swell ah-hah
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Comments • 969

  • Big Paulie
    Big Paulie 11 hours ago

    The harmonies intoxicate me

  • Barbie Burnett
    Barbie Burnett 14 hours ago

    music for the soul

  • Coisa de N00B
    Coisa de N00B 2 days ago

    It sonds like eleanor rigby 0:32 0:15

  • Phil Huebner
    Phil Huebner 7 days ago

    I'm seeing this in November of 2019 thru Reddit
    Who the fuck would downvote this?
    I don't get it.

  • Moxlonibus Krypt
    Moxlonibus Krypt 17 days ago +1

    I heard this at work, just barely over the P.A. and I swore it was saying OMG I think you're swell. lol Had to come home and find out what was said...

  • Péter Varsányi
    Péter Varsányi 17 days ago

    super song ! I like it !

  • Marcello Di Giulio
    Marcello Di Giulio 26 days ago

    I wonder if Flo and Eddie ever did this song live using lyrics from the Gianni Morandi smash hit "Scende la Pioggia" ...Man this song made them a lot of money and still is..... but hey... IT IS a great song!

  • Onondaga Sardino
    Onondaga Sardino 27 days ago +1

    I was ordained in the Sistene Chapel in Rome , Italy.

    • Onondaga Sardino
      Onondaga Sardino 7 days ago

      Phil wtfyta ! Why so belligerent . Could you help me? I wanna be like you when I grow up

    • Phil Huebner
      Phil Huebner 7 days ago

      Wtf does that have to do with this?
      You need help.
      Dafuq is wrong with you???

  • Clara Martinez
    Clara Martinez Month ago

    Ad mas que tu no heres una persona apta para mi por la gran dferencia de tiempo y pensamiento es por esl que yo ya me decidi por otra persona claro ovjamente todavia joven aun fuerte como se deve no como te lo imaginas l qusieras porque hasta eso todo quieres saver quien como cuando donde y gomo es hueno te digo jov n fuerte ahhh pero eso si muy guapo

  • MrAlsfan5
    MrAlsfan5 Month ago +1

    Five hundred and twenty - five people thumbs downed this song. Way to go losers. If I don't like a song, I don't listen to it. Why thumbs down? Don't listen to it. Elenor was a big hit by the way.

  • Josh jansen
    Josh jansen Month ago

    Anyone else here because of pirate radio

  • elka208
    elka208 Month ago +1

    תענוג גדול

  • Clara Martinez
    Clara Martinez Month ago

    de verdad a mi no me gusta estar discutiendo ni quiero mas problemas con uds quisiera saberlo pero no lo se tal vez pienzo yo que fue por todas las tonterias. que le dije a Angelito pero no no las tomen en serio recuerden. solo fueron palabras nada en serio ni concreto El esta en su casa y yo en la mia asi que pienzo yo no debe porque haber esto si reconosco. mi herror pero ya me disclpe muchas veces con Angel lo siento de verdad fue un herror yo creo que si uds fueran Dios no perdonarian a nadien y ya hubieran. acabado. con el mundo les por lo que yo veo a uds les gusta ver los herrores d otros meno los que tienen uds que quieren de mi para. para que ya me dejen en paz diganme les repito no quiero problemas lastima de Inteligencia que tiene tu pariente que te ayuda en esto no se para que o porque hacen esto

  • Clara Martinez
    Clara Martinez Month ago

    Si el problema es conmigo pues conmigo no con mis contactos yo no me metl con tu familia ni ando. metiendome en sus vidas privadas eso. es solo para las personas que no tienen ninguna. Educacion. y estan en la vida de todos menos en la de uds no se ven lo mal que estan y se ven por favor no se que o a donde quieren llegar con esto lo unico que veo es que por lo que s e ve les importa nucho mi vida no se par que

  • Clara Martinez
    Clara Martinez Month ago

    Angel o quien seas por favor puedes dejar de intervenir en mis chats que me mandan o mando puedes hacer eso por facor. por favor ya dejenne en paz respetten mi privacidad ya te pregunte que quieres. yo no quiero mas problemas contigo nunca imagine que fueras una persona gan confliciva al igual que tu pariente ese que invadio la linea de mi amiga porque no me dicen de una vez que quieren

  • pixieuk21
    pixieuk21 Month ago +58

    This song just came on the hospital radio, I'm here with my newborn daughter Eleanor, 2019

  • Youichi Minagawa
    Youichi Minagawa Month ago

    Ok, ok. Call me dumb or whatever, but all these years, I thought this was The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby". ROFL

  • Neva McCague
    Neva McCague Month ago

    Great Band.. they got screwed over by their managers over the years. and it was too damn bad.

  • Keyboard Krazy
    Keyboard Krazy Month ago +1

    SUPERB memories of Radio Caroline and Radio Luxemburg! Long live the 60's!

  • stvp68
    stvp68 Month ago

    Good tune, good chord progressions, good harmonies, good structure, embarrassing lyrics

  • luis abelino martinez ceja


  • G r King
    G r King Month ago +4

    I was a young teen in 1967 I just bought my 1st turtles forty-five she's my girl. On my way home I stopped at a deli and Howard was in there talking shop with some producer and I recognized him I asked him if he would sign my 45 the producer told me we're talking Howard grabbed the 45 and signed his name I still have it thank you for the music Signing that 45 made my future I've been playing guitars now for 52 years And made a great life at it

  • PaulHardcastle-Fan
    PaulHardcastle-Fan 2 months ago +1

    one of the best songs in the sixties

  • ViolettaSachra
    ViolettaSachra 2 months ago +1

    "Elenore, gee I think you're swell" Ah, romance :'D

  • seniorsurveyor
    seniorsurveyor 2 months ago +5

    Another awesome hit from another awesome '60's band....the 60's rule!

  • saavikkitty
    saavikkitty 2 months ago

    One song that you can insert any name.

  • EnoVarma
    EnoVarma 2 months ago

    En tiennytkään, että Fredi kuului Turtlesiin.

  • desaperu
    desaperu 2 months ago

    Bella canción!

  • Nosaj Iksnek TooUglyForPorn

    My mate from England and I sang this one night at a pub. Wasn't karaoke night or anything.....we just put it on the jukebox and sang as loud as we could. We then followed it up, with Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica. Haven't been back since.

  • damien thorn
    damien thorn 2 months ago


  • MikeLan XD
    MikeLan XD 2 months ago


  • Nick thompson
    Nick thompson 2 months ago +4

    2019 anyone?

  • michealbarone
    michealbarone 2 months ago


  • snippletrap
    snippletrap 2 months ago

    The harmonies sound like The Move

  • John Schlichting
    John Schlichting 3 months ago +5

    And almost 50 years later Flo and Eddie are covered by Grace Vanderwaal live in concert! And she knocked it out of the park!

    • Spiritoflugh8
      Spiritoflugh8 2 months ago

      Billy was a mountain. Ethel was a tree growing off of his shoulder.

  • tessabel anne
    tessabel anne 3 months ago +2

    I'm here because Grace vanderwaal sing this on her concert 😍

  • Raven Whitechapel
    Raven Whitechapel 3 months ago

    Not bad for a bunch of fat guys

  • Feuerbaecher
    Feuerbaecher 3 months ago +2

    Just yesterday the 15 years old rising star Grace Vanderwaal has digged out this beautifull song and has it incorporated in her new tour programm. Some of my memories from end of the Sixties are suddenly fresh.

    • saturno ML
      saturno ML 3 months ago +1

      Grace did it amazing yesterday.

  • Xsniper—_— noob_
    Xsniper—_— noob_ 3 months ago

    Música que transporta aquellas épocas tan felices.

  • Jeffrey Koran
    Jeffrey Koran 3 months ago +14

    ITS THE YEAR 2019...

    • Jeffrey Koran
      Jeffrey Koran 3 months ago +2


  • Islam BAHAYOU
    Islam BAHAYOU 3 months ago +1

    Who like me comes from the movie "good morning England" ?

  • Jon Wiliams
    Jon Wiliams 3 months ago


  • John Browne
    John Browne 3 months ago

    Should have gone to graduation dance with you. Sorry...ab

  • Tone Canyon
    Tone Canyon 3 months ago

    Genesis totally stole this tune. Trick of the tail.

  • Tone Canyon
    Tone Canyon 3 months ago

    Oh my god! Am i six years old again? I love it

  • Ralph Rivera
    Ralph Rivera 4 months ago

    amazing vocals. What harmony. Simply beautiful

  • Anne Milne
    Anne Milne 4 months ago

    Only got to this song thru movie the boat that rocks 💋🦜💕🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  • Aidan DOUSSON
    Aidan DOUSSON 4 months ago +1

    I spoted 3 Randy Marsh standing in the middle !!!
    Amazing stuff also !

  • Random Rachel
    Random Rachel 4 months ago +4

    This is the first time hearing this song 0:30 i thought he was gonna say there's no one like you Eloner Rigby!

    Wheres my Beatles fans at??

    • Patrick McCutcheon
      Patrick McCutcheon 5 days ago

      I just heard this for the first time recently myself and I catch myself sometimes thinking he's gonna say "Rigby" too.

  • gene brodeur
    gene brodeur 4 months ago

    Should be in the RRHF.

  • At This Moment At This Moment

    Has this got a similar vibe and chord progression in places to Amy's Back To Black?...

    • At This Moment At This Moment
      At This Moment At This Moment 3 months ago

      @Bill C
      Very well explained!

    • Bill C
      Bill C 3 months ago

      Both songs are built off of 2 minor chords. Elenore is Em to Am, while Back to Black is Dm to Gm. While Elenore borrows from Beatles-type chord progressions, with 9th's and 7th's thrown in for transitions and moving up a half step for the chorus, Amy does not change chords for the chorus, which while unorthodox, further showcases the genius of the late troubled songstress.

  • greg farley
    greg farley 4 months ago +1

    My son is 17 and loves the turtles and this era of music. I am so happy he listened to that “awful” old people music growing up in the car on road trips and has now taken it as his own.

  • Carl Powell
    Carl Powell 4 months ago +1

    I always hear elenore 'rigby' lol

  • Joseph Gossey
    Joseph Gossey 4 months ago

    One of the greatest bands I grew up with in the 60's

  • Meiju Lahtela
    Meiju Lahtela 4 months ago

  • Juan Villegas
    Juan Villegas 4 months ago +1

    I named my daugther turtles for this song

  • redhead 515
    redhead 515 4 months ago

    I named my daughter Elinor.

  • Breeze Dorling
    Breeze Dorling 4 months ago

    Pirate radio

  • Lino Sammut
    Lino Sammut 5 months ago

    pablo escobar singing
    look a like .

  • Jim Yester
    Jim Yester 5 months ago

    Everyone drives 15 miles below the speed limit that day.