Joy To The World – Three Dog Night

April 2, 2022

The song of the day today is “Joy To The World” by Three Dog Night. Not to be confused with the Christmas classic, this 1970s jam combines goofy lyrics with a catchy melody.

Fun Facts: 

  • Three Dog Night is a rock band founded in 1967. The original members of the group were Danny Hutton, Cory Wells, and Chuck Negron.
  • The band’s name is a reference to an Aboriginal Australian practice of sleeping with three wild dogs on freezing nights to keep warm.
  • “Joy To The World” was one of Three Dog Night’s most popular songs. Labeled a silly song by the band, it was proposed as a way to reunite them as artists and friends.
  • The song was written by Hoyt Axton in 1970. Axton’s mother, Mae, wrote “Heartbreak Hotel” for Elvis Presley nearly 15 years earlier.
  • “Joy To The World” was recorded for Three Dog Night’s fourth album entitled Naturally.
  • The song was a hit on the charts, reaching number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It sold over 5 million copies worldwide.
  • On April 9th, 1971, “Joy To The World” was certified Gold by the RIAA.
  • Little Richard included a cover of the song on his album The King of Rock and Roll.

Lyrics:

(LyricFind)

Jeremiah was a bullfrog

Was a good friend of mine

I never understood a single word he said

But I helped him a-drink his wine

And he always had some mighty fine wine

Singing’ joy to the world

All the boys and girls now

Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea

Joy to you and me

And if I were the king of the world

Tell you what I’d do

I’d throw away the cars and the bars and the war

Make sweet love to you

Sing it now, joy to the world

All the boys and girls

Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea

Joy to you and me

You know I love the ladies

Love to have my fun

I’m a high life flyer and a rainbow rider

A straight shootin’ son-of-a-gun

I said a straight shootin’ son-of-a-gun

Joy to the world

All the boys and girls

Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea

Joy to you and me

Joy to the world

All the boys and girls

Joy to the world

Joy to you and me

Joy to the world

All the boys and girls

Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea

Joy to you and me

Joy to the world

Joy to you and me

Joy to the world

All the boys and girls now

Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea

Joy to you and me

Joy to the world

All the boys and girls

Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea

Joy to you and me

Joy to the world

All the boys and girls

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