Louie Louie Ban Lifted


According to this the ban has been lifted! Hooray!

In a letter sent home with McCord students, Dawning had said that "Louie Louie" was not appropriate for Benton Harbor students to play while representing the district -- even though the marching band was not going to sing it.

But she reversed herself Thursday after consulting with parents.

"Based on them granting permission and the multiple versions of the song, the students will march in the parade and play "Louie Louie," she said in a news release.

But the best part is this, "The FBI spent two years investigating the lyrics on the Kingsmen's recording before declaring they not only were not obscene but also were "unintelligible at any speed."


It was so satisfying compaining about it, oh well. All of us got to try to dredge up those Louie Louie memories.

Here are the original lyrics to Louie Louie

Louie, Louie,
me gotta go.
Louie, Louie,
me gotta go.

A fine little girl, she wait for me;
me catch a ship across the sea.
I sailed the ship all alone;
I never think I'll make it home

Three nights and days we sailed the sea;
me think of girl constantly.
On the ship, I dream she there;
I smell the rose in her hair.

Me see Jamaica moon above;
It won't be long me see me love.
Me take her in my arms and then
I tell her I never leave again.

At this point, some enterprising teen invented a raunchier version of the lyrics and it enters urban legend history. Check out snopes for more info.

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