Archie Bunker Lyrics
Have you ever just sat down and listen to the lyrics from the theme song of All In the Family? The one where Archie and Edith are sitting at the piano and they’re singing the song together. If you have, you probably don’t understand one line in the song. This line has became very popular over the years and people want to know what the two say in the song. After the first couple of seasons of All In the Family, they changed the song a bit, so you could hear the lyrics more clearly, because so many people was wanting to know what it was they were singing about.
Now to refresh your memory a bit, the song starts out as: “Boy the way Glen Miller played; songs that made the hit parade. Guys like us we had it made, those were the days.” From there the song goes to: “And you knew who you were then. Girls were girls and men were men. Mister we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.” So the song was pretty clear and plain and you should have understood everything in the song to this point. Now the song goes to: “Didn’t need no welfare state. Everybody pulled his weight. ____________________ Those were the days.” Do you know what they were singing in the blank? Don’t feel bad if you don’t know, because most people have never learned just what Archie and Edith Bunker were singing in their All In the Family theme song.
Now to fill in the blank above, the actual lyrics are: “Gee Our Old LaSalle Ran Great“. The LaSalle was a car that was made by Cadillac from 1927 to 1940. During the time period between 1927 t0 1940 the LaSalle by Cadillac was one of the top luxury cars on the market.
This is a LaSalle and it was a car like this that Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton was singing about on All In the Family. They were just saying that their old LaSalle ran great and added “gee” to the begining of the line. All In the Family was a great television show that ran for 9 seasons (1971-1979) and can still be seen today. Gloria (Sally Struthers) and Mike (Rob Reiner) were the other two characters on the show. Later on Archie Bunker’s Place was spun off and the show continued up to 1983 and completed an amazing 306 episodes. The Jeffersons were also a spin off of All In the Family and Sherman Hemsley’s character (George Jefferson) was said to be a black Archie Bunker.
Didn’t need no welfare state, Everybody pulled his weight.
Gee our old LaSalle ran great. Those were the days.
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