SONG LYRIC SUNDAY: “Good Night”

Someone else will probably think of this, and I’m OK with that.

The last song on The Beatles’ 1968 “white album” (actually named The Beatles) was “Good Night.” It was written by John Lennon (credited to Lennon-McCartney) and sung by Ringo Starr, backed by an orchestra and chorus directed by George Martin. It was a popular choice for radio stations’ sign-off sequence, back when radio stations actually signed off (usually Sunday night-early Sunday morning).

Now it’s time to say good night
Good night, sleep tight
Now the sun turns out his light
Good night, sleep tight
Dream sweet dreams for me (Dream sweet)
Dream sweet dreams for you

Close your eyes and I’ll close mine
Good night, sleep tight
Now the moon begins to shine
Good night, sleep tight
Dream sweet dreams for me (Dream sweet)
Dream sweet dreams for you

Mmmmmmm
Mmmmmmm
Mmmmmmmmmm

Close your eyes and I’ll close mine
Good night, sleep tight
Now the sun turns out his light
Good night, sleep tight
Dream sweet dreams for me (Dream sweet)
Dream sweet dreams for you

Good night, good night, everybody
Everybody everywhere
Good night

Thanks to MetroLyrics for the lyrics, Universal Music Group for the video, and Helen for choosing the topic. That’s Song Lyric Sunday for September 23, 2018.

20 thoughts on “SONG LYRIC SUNDAY: “Good Night”

    1. It was tucked in at the very end of the white album, after John & Yoko’s “Revolution 9.” You’re right, it’s nothing like anything The Beatles had done before or since, but it’s a nice little tune.

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  1. Excellent choice! I kind of miss the days when radio and television stations had a sign off. Now we have a population full of sleep- deprived people because they don’t know when to turn in for the night.

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  2. Was that me snoring? LOL! Good share! Yep, radio and television stations signed off for at least four hours, now we can hear music any time or find a TV station playing a B-movie (that was bad the first time around) or a station dying to sell us magic potions to grow hair, cookware that lasts forever, or anointed Holy Water! 😀 😀 😀

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  3. I’m a huge Beatles fan and this used to be on my ‘driving home from work’ cassette when I was a new nurse working 12-hour night shifts. Of course I’m So Tired was on my ‘driving to work’ tape – LOL!

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    1. “I’m So Tired” is a good song, one of my favorites. The whole B side of record 1 is great. “Good Night” is a nice little lullaby. Ringo has a really nice voice, highly underrated.

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  4. The White Album is my fav and love this song. What a treat for my Monday morning. I liked sign-offs, as well because they let you know it’s time to call it a day. Love the looks of your blog – crisp, creative and calming background color. I had surgery on my right eye last Wed. and backgrounds with neutral colors are soothing.

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    1. I thought it was time for a change, and I liked the theme and how I could change colors with it. The white was just a little too stark.

      The signoffs were generally the only time you heard the station’s technical information. They typically didn’t talk about it during the signon. I know, it’s strange to want to hear a lot of technical information you barely understand, but I like it.

      I’ve just been hearing about all the festivities surrounding the 50th anniversary of the white album. They’re really pulling out all the stops with different versions of it, not that I’m all that interested in any of them (I have it on CD and I ripped it down to iTunes years ago, and that’s all I need). That was a great album and one worth having.

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