Name That Tune: Da Da Da Daa Da Daaaa...
November 30, 2007 6:11 AM Subscribe
Song ID Filter: I want to identify a song, but the only lyrics I know are "da da da daa daaaa...."
posted by sluggo to Media & Arts (16 answers total)
I'm guessing that it's from the 70s, but not sure. The only 'words' i remember are the singer singing the melody line as the syllables "da da da daa da daaaa... da da da daa da daa. da da da daaa da..."etc in unison with a trumpet. This is definitely in the beginning of the song, and I have no idea if it's just an intro, or if it pops up again as a chorus, or if there are any other words at all. There are other brass instruments, and a kind of country-sounding band playing a slow march. It definitely sounds kind of funereal, in a kind of drunken, New Orleans style way to me.
I've heard the tune in question recently on This American Life (I think it was on the episode where a robber came into a small get-together at a house, but eventually drank some wine, requested a hug from the narrator and left), but have been unable to track that episode down or find any other details.
When I first heard it, I thought Lee Hazelwood for some reason, but then I subconsciously decided that this was Bob Dylan or The Band. I can try to transcribe the melody line if that would help.