Songs with the Greatest Opening Lines

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CoffeeAndBourbon

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Weird Al Yankovic is a lyric genius.
The Saga Begins (set to the famous Don McLean song)

A long, long time ago
In a galaxy far away
Naboo was under an attack
And I thought me and Qui-Gon Jinn
Could talk the federation into
Maybe cutting them a little slack
But their response, it didn't thrill us
They locked the doors and tried to kill us
We escaped from that gas
Then met Jar Jar and Boss Nass
We took a bongo from the scene
And we went to Theed to see the Queen
We all wound up on Tatooine
That's where we found this boy...

 
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Kottan

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"She walked up to me and she asked me to dance
I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said
Lola L-O-L-A Lola Lo lo lo lo Lo - la."

Made me go and play that one!

What a shame the recording sucks big time. I am talking only of very low fidelity of the mp3. Wasn't mastered right, or original tape was very poor. Looked for another recording, but it was poor as well.
I have the first version (with 'Coca Cola') on tape. Later on the Kinks were not allowed to use 'Coca Cola' so they switched to 'Cherry Cola'. Years ago I also downloaded the original version when mp3 came up. It was normal that the compression results in a loss of sound quality.
BTW. I read that Ray Davies wrote this song after he saw his manager (whom he didn' like) flrting with a transvestite. This is considered the real real reason for the first ban of Lola. Covert advertising was the official reason to change the Coca Cola line.
 

Old School 3319

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Strap them kids in
Give 'em a little bit of vodka in a cherry coke
We're going to Oklahoma to the family reunion for the first time in years
It's up at uncle Slayton's cause he's getting on in years
You know he no longer travels but he's still pretty spry
He's not much on talking and he's just too mean to die
And they'll be comin' down from Kansas
And from west Arkansas
It'll be one great big old party like you never saw

Choctaw Bingo
Ray Wylie Hubbard
 

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