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"Goodnight Vienna"
Single by Ringo Starr
from the album Goodnight Vienna
Released 2 June 1975 (US only)
Format vinyl record 7"
Genre Rock
Label EMI (UK)
Apple Records (US)
Writer(s) John Lennon
Producer Richard Perry
Ringo Starr singles chronology
"Goodnight Vienna"
"A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll"

The title track to Ringo Starr's 1974 album, "Goodnight Vienna" was a not entirely politically correct party song written by John Lennon. This single contains a unique medley of "(It's All Down to) Goodnight Vienna" and "Goodnight Vienna (reprise)".

Composition and Lyrics

The four verses of the song all follow the same structure, with each line ending with the phrase "ah-hah-hah", and each verse ending with the nonsensical line "It's all da-da-da-down to Goodnight Vienna".

The lyrics also contain the London slang term "bohunk", which is a mildly derogatory term for a person of Hungarian or Czech descent.



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