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Thread #65507 Message #1627395
Posted By: GUEST,Karl Elvis
14-Dec-05 - 03:54 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Papa Noel & Petit Papa Noel
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Papa Noel (from Brenda Lee)
I think that's pretty obvious, the singer is talking about a lover in third person, 'gonna see (whatever the name is, and I ain't buyin' 'Joe Rivette')' - who's my sweetie, and I'm gonna get some lovin'.
I think the meaning of that could NOT be clearer.
Remember the song was written by a man, and while it's common to change gender when someone of the opposite sex sings a song, not everyone does it. I'm still betting on Jolivet as correct, or close to it.