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One of the biggest The Turtles' hits, Elenore was written for the band's second album The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands. Consequently the song became on of the biggest hits of the band, together with it's first hit single - Happy Together. However, originally Elenore was intended to be just a prank song. Leaders of the band, Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, were in a creative argument with the band's label - White Whale Records, which wanted artists to… read more

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You got a thing about you
I just can't live without you
I really want you, Elenore
Near me

The Turtles - Elenore Lyrics


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  • i love this
  • Fine pop song.
  • great track for singing on bus?
  • y'all speak my language - great song from the best of times!
  • Great oldie
  • I love this.
  • The vocals in the chorus remind me of The Move/Roy Wood - anybody else hear that?
  • sls
    They go kinda Bee Gees with the vocals here!
  • Not too many songs about Elenore, and no songs with et cetera in them. Great stuff!

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