Sherman Brothers A to Z: Duos

A challenge in the A to Z challenge for me is picking just one entrant per letter. Another challenge is having some letters that don’t have a lot of entrants to choose from. I try to handle this feast or famine problem in a couple ways. You may have noticed that at the end of my posts I point out other Sherman compositions that meet the letter of the day. The other way is by creatively fittings certain songs in letters they may not be best suited for. Today;s song Best of Buddies from Snoopy Come Home fits better in B, T (for The Best of Buddies) and M, for the opening line Me and You, which some people mistake for the title) The problem is that there are myriad other B, M and T songs to choose from.

I loved this song when I was a kid and would hum it almost every night when taking a bath. I only realized this year by catching Snoopy come Home on Hulu, that the Sherman Brothers were associated with this movie. That discovery led me to choosing this topic for A to Z this year. So I knew I had to get this song to fit in somehow. Well as this excerpt from the film shows the entire song features the quintessential friendship of Snoopy and Woodstock (and yes I did think about saving it for Q is for Quintessential). D is for duo seemed like a creative fix and there was no doggone way that I was going to leave it out

Me and you,

A two man crew.

Side by side we’re unified,

And we will never be divided.

Win or lose,

We go in twos,

We’re the best of buddies,

Me and you.

We’ve got good vibes,

Our friendship jives,

In our close united status,

Who could ever separate us?

And what’s more,

We’re in rapport,

We’re the best of buddies,

Me and you.

Harmony is where it’s at,

And where it’s at for you is where it’s at for me.

Share and share alike is what it’s all about,

And what it’s all about is unanimity.

Me and you,

A two man crew,

Even if the going’s gruesome,

We can make it as a twosome.

Lose or win,

Sink or swim,

We’re the best of buddies, buddy,

We’re the best of buddies,

we’re the best of buddies,

me and you.

Reprise lyrics

Me and you,

A two man crew,

Side by side we’re unified,

And we will never be divided.

Win or lose,

We go in twos,

We’re the best of buddies,

Me and you.

We’ve got good vibes,

Our friendship jives,

In our close united status,

Who could ever separate us?

And what’s more,

We’re in rapport,

We’re the best of buddies,

Me and you.

(Charlie Brown, Sally, Linus, Lucy and Schroeder sing)

Harmony is where it’s at,

And where it’s at for you is where it’s at for us.

Share and share alike is what it’s all about,

And what it’s all about just makes us rapturous.

Partners, pals,

Comrades, chums,

Buddies to the end whatever comes.

Me and you,

A happy crew,

Side by side we’re unified,

And we will never be divided.

Lose or win,

Sink or swim,

We’re the best of buddies, Snoopy,

We’re the best of buddies,

We’re the best of buddies,

Me and you.

Click here for the link to the lyrics

1 Comment

  1. I vaguely remember watching this movie as a kid, and most vividly remember the “No Dogs Allowed” sting. I’ve only recently become aware of the Sherman Brothers and all the songs they created so I’m enjoying this A-to-Z.

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