POP CULTURE: Shah of Iran Doll and Tom Jones' Puppet Man (1971)

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POP CULTURE: Shah of Iran Doll and Tom Jones' Puppet Man (1971)
by Darius Kadivar
22-Apr-2009
 

A Peggy Nisbett Doll fabricated in the UK would often issue Dolls of Royals and celebrities. Here is one made of the Shah of Iran in the late 60's and early 70's. Welsh Pop Star Tom Jones Hit Song of the Same Period entitled "Puppet Man". This inspired me to do this photo composition both toyfully Ironic and nostalgic on the Swinging 60's and Roaming 70's. Hope you like it !

 

"Puppet Man"

[Backup girls voices]
Puppet man
Puppet ma-an
Puppet man
Puppet ma-an

[Enter Jones Vocals]

Baby, Baby you know it's true
I'm a puppet just for you
I'll do any little thing you say
I wouldn't have it any other way
Take my heart and take my soul
I'm givin' you complete control
If you wanna see me do my thing, Baby pull my string Huh, yea

[Backup Girls next section]

Puppet man, puppet man-an

[enter Jones]

Baby, Baby, I'm your sweet pet
I'm just your personal marionette
Wind me up and let me go
Don't you know I'm a one man show?
Raise your finger and I'll perform
I'll crack a jack till' the crack a dawn
If you wanna see me do my thing, baby pull my string

[alternates between Jones and backup girls]

Pu-pa-pu-pa-pu-pa-pu-pa
Pu-pa-pu-pa-pu-pa-pu-pa
Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-na-na-na
Shna- na-na-na-na-na-na
Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-na-na-na
Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-na-na-na
Shna- na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na

[backup girls]

Puppet man, puppet ma-an

[Enter Jones]

Baby, Baby I'm warning you, satisfaction guaranteed
Anytime you feel uptight
I'm at your service morning noon or night
I do whatcha' want me to
Cause I'm a puppet just for you
But if you wanna see me do my thing
Baby pull my string

[Alternates between backup girls and Jones]

Pu-pa-pu-pa-pu-pa-pu-pa
Pu-pa-pu-pa-pu-pa-pu-pa
Shna- na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Pu-pa-pu-pa-pu-pa-pu-pa
Pu-pa-pu-pa-pu-pa-pu-pa
Shna- na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na

[Jones finishes]

Puppet man
Baby, I'm your puppet man
Ya I might even...
If you pull my string
I'll do anything
Baby, baby I'm your puppet man
Can't do anything unless ya pull my string
Love ya, Love ya, Love ya, Love ya!
Down deep in your soul
Do anything, I might even love you

Wow-oh

[FADE]

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