Oompa Loompa (single)

by Perhaps Contraption

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released December 21, 2011

Written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newle, taken from (my favourite film) Charlie & the Chocolate Factory.

Squier Squier - Guitar, Flute, Piccolo, Vocals, Arrangement
Dee Dee Window - Drums
Pimi Mayfair - Bass, Vocals
Susie Showers - Vocals
David O’ Connor - Baritone Saxophone
Gideon Brazil - Tenor Saxophone

The spine of the Oompa Loompa song was recorded at SAE East London, sometime late 2008 with Peter Z engineering.
The Drums, Bass and Guitar were recorded live, with lead vocals & Gideon’s incredible tenor swiftly following.

It wasn’t until August 2010 that David added his Baritone melodies & awesome dying pig sounds at the Premises Studios, London. Squier engineered this.

Susie & Pimi then thew on glorious harmonies in Squier’s bedroom, N16, London.
Finally, by January 2011 Squier got around to adding flute & piccolo; recording at his childhood home; The Grange near Bristol.

The whole mess was edited & arranged by Squier, then co-produced & mixed with Andy Ramsay at Press Play Studios, South London, October 2011.
Mastered at the Premises Studios, London, by Jason Howes in October 2011.

Yep. It took a really long time and was really hard.

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Track Name: Oompa Loompa
(Augustus)
Oompa Loompa, do-ba-dee-doo,
I’ve got a perfect puzzle for you.
Oompa Loompa, do-ba-dee-dee,
If you are wise you’ll listen to me.
What do you get when you guzzle down sweets?
Eating as much as an elephant eats.
What are you at getting terribly fat?
What do you think will come of that?
I don't like the look of it
Oompa Loompa do-ba-dee-da,
Given good manners you will go far.
You will live in happiness too,
Like the oompa loompa do-ba-dee-doo.
Do-ba-dee-doo

(Violet)
Oompa Loompa, do-ba-dee-doo,
I’ve got another puzzle for you.
Oompa Loompa, do-ba-da-dee,
If you are wise you’ll listen to me.
Gum chewing’s fine when it’s once in a while.
It stops you from smoking and brightens your smile.
But it’s repulsive revolting and wrong.
Chewing and chewing all day long.
The way that a cow does
Oompa Loompa do-ba-dee-da,
Given good manners you will go far.
You will live in happiness too,
Like the oompa loompa do-ba-dee-doo.

(Veruca)
Oompa Loompa doompadee doo
I've got another puzzle for you
Oompa Loompa doompadee dee
If you are wise you will listen to me
Who do you blame when your kid is a brat
Pampered and spoiled like a Siamese cat?
Blaming the kids is a lion of shame
You know exactly who's to blame:
The mother and the father!

(Mike)
Oompa Loompa doompadee doo
I've got another puzzle for you
Oompa Loompa doompa dah dee
If you are wise you'll listen to me
What do you get from a glut of TV?
A pain in the neck and an IQ of three
Why don't you try simply reading a book?
Or could you just not bear to look?