Scotty's Pullover (Tennis Ball)

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"Tennis Ball"
Tennis Ball cover
Demo by 60 Wrong Sausages
Album Patrick & Rivers
Released December 9, 2020
Recorded July 1991
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson
RC# 87
Producer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Officially released
Live debut November 29, 1991 in Petaluma, CA
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Interview with the Rockstar"
(RC# 86)
"Scotty's Pullover (Tennis Ball)"
(RC# 87)
"Numerous Druids (The Barnaby Jones)"
(RC# 88)
Handwritten lyrics for "Tennis Ball".

"Scotty's Pullover (Tennis Ball)" (or simply "Tennis Ball") is a song written by Rivers Cuomo and Patrick Wilson and performed by 60 Wrong Sausages in 1991.

Appearances

Overview

Cuomo and Wilson recorded 8-track demos of "Tennis Ball" in July of 1991.[1] The song was rehearsed by 60 Wrong Sausages and performed at the band's only live show, on November 29, 1991.[2] Rivers Cuomo uploaded handwritten lyrics of the song to his website in 2002. The song was first heard by fans when it was released as part of the demo compilation Patrick & Rivers in 2020.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Scotty's Pullover (Tennis Ball) 06 Scotty's Pullover (tennis ball).mp3 1991 3:19 Patrick & Rivers
Tennis Ball 1991 Remix[1]
60 Wrong Sausages Tennis Ball October 20, 1991[1] Practice #1
60 Wrong Sausages Tennis Ball October 20, 1991[1] Practice #1
60 Wrong Sausages Tennis Ball October 20, 1991[1] Extended jam version
60 Wrong Sausages Tennis Ball October 28, 1991[1] Practice #3
60 Wrong Sausages Tennis Ball November 29, 1991[2] Live performance
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Lyrics

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Tennis ball, canine salivation
And that's not all
Don't you be so perspicacious
Heath bar crunch
Soggy prophylactic
And ants on the munch

Let me tell you 'bout a man named Jumbo
6'4" and full o' muscle
He likes Ike and two homunculi
Borneo babes and tricycli

Stop, you're hurting me
It's not funny anymore
Oh, I had some bad broth

He's my friend
And my knee's on the mend
Hank's spaking plankton
And he does not have a hairnet yet

Up and down
Slam mellow craziness
My laughter and forgetting
Things I do not need to know

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See also