I'm A Little Airplane

Live CD: Modern Lovers Live
Compilation: Radio On, Buzz Buzz Buzz, Roadrunner Roadrunner
Other: Home of the Hits
Informal Bootleg: The Lost LP, The Paley Sessions
Radio Bootleg: Paradiso 1977, TopPop 1978
Live Bootleg: The Boarding House, New York University, Live In Bristol 1978, 3 Soundboard Shows 1978-1979, Sesto Calende 1991, Irving Plaza, Central Park Summerstage 2000
Modern Lovers Live

Chords

D#
Well, I'm a little airplane nyow

I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
G#
I'm a little airplane nyow
D#
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
   Bb           G#
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
D#                   Bb
I'm a little airplane now


D#
Well, I'm a little airplane nyow

I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
G#
I'm a little airplane nyow
D#
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
   Bb           G#
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
D#                   Bb
I'm a little airplane now


D#
I fly in the dark,

Over the baseball park
                   G#
Well, I fly late at night
                   D#
I got my little red light
   Bb           G#
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
D#                   Bb
I'm a little airplane now


D#
Well, I'm a little airplane nyow

You know, I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
G#
I'm a little airplane, I go everywhere I want
D#
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
   Bb           G#
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
D#                   Bb
I'm a little airplane now


D#
I fly in the dark,

Over the baseball park
                 G#
I can fly late at night
                              D#
It's okay, I got my little red light
   Bb           G#
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
D#                   Bb
I'm a little airplane now


D#
I'm a little airplane nyow

I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
G#
I'm a little airplane nyow
D#
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
   Bb                               G#
And wangity-wang --I go everywhere-- wangity-wang
D#                   Bb
I'm a little airplane now

[How many people were here last night? 
Sounds like about 40 or 50 40 what, huh? 
This is a brand new shirt I wore this? 
All right modern lovers, did you guys see me? 
Didn't I take this out of the package tonight? I did 
What do you mean? ??? This is a brand new shirt What do you mean?  
If you would have said that last night you would have got me, but this is a brand new shirt 
All right I've had about enough of this, let's start hey there little insect]

Chordpro

[D#] Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
[G#] I'm a little airplane nyow
[D#] I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And [Bb] wangity-wang [G#] wangity-wang
[D#] I'm a little airplane [Bb] now

[D#] Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
[G#] I'm a little airplane nyow
[D#] I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And [Bb] wangity-wang [G#] wangity-wang
[D#] I'm a little airplane [Bb] now

[D#] I fly in the dark,
over the baseball park
Well, I fly late at [G#] night
I got my little red [D#] light
And [Bb] wangity-wang [G#] wangity-wang
[D#] I'm a little airplane [Bb] now

[D#] Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
You know, I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
[G#] I'm a little airplane, I go everywhere I want
[D#] I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And [Bb] wangity-wang [G#] wangity-wang
[D#] I'm a little airplane [Bb] now

[D#] I fly in the dark,
over the baseball park
I can fly late at [G#] night It's okay,
I got my little red [D#] light
And [Bb] wangity-wang [G#] wangity-wang
[D#] I'm a little airplane [Bb] now

[D#] I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
[G#] I'm a little airplane nyow
[D#] I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And [Bb] wangity-wang--I go everywhere--[G#] wangity-wang
[D#] I'm a little airplane [Bb] now

Chords (capo 1)

D
Well, I'm a little airplane nyow

I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
G
I'm a little airplane nyow
D
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
   A            G
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
D                    A
I'm a little airplane now


D
Well, I'm a little airplane nyow

I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
G
I'm a little airplane nyow
D
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
   A            G
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
D                    A
I'm a little airplane now


D
I fly in the dark,

Over the baseball park
                   G
Well, I fly late at night
                   D
I got my little red light
   A            G
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
D                    A
I'm a little airplane now


D
Well, I'm a little airplane nyow

You know, I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
G
I'm a little airplane, I go everywhere I want
D
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
   A            G
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
D                    A
I'm a little airplane now


D
I fly in the dark,

Over the baseball park
                 G
I can fly late at night
                              D
It's okay, I got my little red light
   A            G
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
D                    A
I'm a little airplane now


D
I'm a little airplane nyow

I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
G
I'm a little airplane nyow
D
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
   A                                G
And wangity-wang --I go everywhere-- wangity-wang
D                    A
I'm a little airplane now

[How many people were here last night? 
Sounds like about 40 or 50 40 what, huh? 
This is a brand new shirt 
I wore this? 
All right modern lovers, did you guys see me? 
Didn't I take this out of the package tonight? 
I did What do you mean? ???
This is a brand new shirt 
What do you mean?  
If you would have said that last night you would have got me, but this is a brand new shirt 
All right I've had about enough of this, let's start hey there little insect]

Chordpro (capo 1)

[D] Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
[G] I'm a little airplane nyow
[D] I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And [A] wangity-wang [G] wangity-wang
[D] I'm a little airplane [A] now

[D] Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
[G] I'm a little airplane nyow
[D] I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And [A] wangity-wang [G] wangity-wang
[D] I'm a little airplane [A] now

[D] I fly in the dark,
over the baseball park
Well, I fly late at [G] night
I got my little red [D] light
And [A] wangity-wang [G] wangity-wang
[D] I'm a little airplane [A] now

[D] Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
You know, I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
[G] I'm a little airplane, I go everywhere I want
[D] I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And [A] wangity-wang [G] wangity-wang
[D] I'm a little airplane [A] now

[D] I fly in the dark,
over the baseball park
I can fly late at [G] night It's okay,
I got my little red [D] light
And [A] wangity-wang [G] wangity-wang
[D] I'm a little airplane [A] now

[D] I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
[G] I'm a little airplane nyow
[D] I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And [A] wangity-wang--I go everywhere--[G] wangity-wang
[D] I'm a little airplane [A] now

Lyrics

Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

I fly in the dark,
over the baseball park
Well, I fly late at night
I got my little red light
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
You know, I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane, I go everywhere I want
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

I fly in the dark,
over the baseball park
I can fly late at night
It's okay, I got my little red light
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang --I go everywhere-- wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Notes

The Lost LP

Lyrics

Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
I said, I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I said, I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And I'm gonna tell her ???
Wangity-wang goes wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I go everywhere I want
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
Wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane nyow

I fly in the dark
Over Fenway Park
Well, I fly late at night
That's ok, I got my little red light
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane nyow

Here we go now

My friends live far away
But I don't mind
Cause I'm a fast little airplane
??? Like the big expensive kind
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane nyow

[Higher, half a step
Higher, higher]

I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I said I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane nyow

I know I won't get home
Miles and miles over ground
I know I won't get lost
I know I won't fall down
Oh my
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane
I'm a little airplane
I'm a little airplane
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
Wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane nyow
Nyow

The Paley Sessions

Lyrics

Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
Well I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
??? Wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Here we go now

And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

You know I won't get cold
Miles and miles over the ground
You know I won't get lost
You know I won't fall down
What you say?
Wangity-wang wangity-wang
Well, I'm a little airplane now

I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I go everywhere
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang, my propeller
I'm a little airplane now

Well my friends, they fly away
Oh but I don't mind
Cause I'm a faster little airplane
Well than the big expensive kind
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Guitar

Yeah

I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
Well I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
One more verse
I'm a little airplane now

Well I fly in the dark,
Over Fenway park
Well, I fly late at night, but it's ok
Cause I got my little red light, for protection
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Walk them home now

And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Paradiso 1977

Lyrics

Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

I fly in the dark,
over baseball parks
Well, I fly late at night
I got my little red light
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

I fly over seas
in the midnight breeze
I fly late at night
I got my little red light
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

I fly in the dark,
over the baseball park
well I fly late at night
I got my little red light
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

TopPop 1978

Lyrics

I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Well I fly in the dark,
Over baseball park
Well, I fly late at night
I got my little red light
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

???

Well I fly a machine
In the midnight breeze
And when I dream
I go over the gulf stream
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Oh I fly late at night
When the mood is right
And when I dream
I go over the gulf stream
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

The Boarding House (first one)

Lyrics

Uh oh

Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

First in to land
???
???
I got my little red light
Wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane, nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
Wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

[[Jonathan moves off mic]]
Wangity-wang wangity-wang
Wangity-wang wangity-wang

I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now
Nyow

The Boarding House (second one)

Lyrics

[??? Thank you, you're welcome ??? tell you what, let's do another new one, wanna? ??? Ok ok modern lovers ???]

Well warming up those engines now

Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
Propellers wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

???
???
???
I got my little red light
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
Well I'm a little airplane now

Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
Well I'm a little airplane, nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Let's taxi
Wangity-wang wangity-wang

Well I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now
Nyow

New York University

Lyrics

Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
well I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
well I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

I fly overseas
in the midnight breeze
Well, I fly late at night
I got my little red light
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

I fly in the dark,
over the baseball park
I can fly late at night
I got my little red light
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Well now, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
well I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Live In Bristol 1978

Lyrics

you see, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

well I fly in the dark,
over baseball parks
and I fly late at night
I got my little red light
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Rico

I'm a little airplane nyow
I've gone over the world so far nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane in the dark
especially by the trees near the baseball park
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

well I fly in the dark,
over baseball parks
well I fly late at night ???
??? I got my little red light, that's ok
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

ok Leroy

well I fly overseas
in the midnight breeze
only when I dream
I fly over the gulf stream
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

I'm a little airplane nyow
I go everywhere, I go nyow nyow
when I dream, that's when I fly ??? nyow
??? nyow nyow
well wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

well I fly in the dark,
over baseball parks
and I fly late at night
I got my little red light
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

3 Soundboard Shows 1978-1979

Lyrics

I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

well I fly in the dark,
over baseball parks
Well, I fly late at night
I got my little red light
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

???

well I fly a machines
in the midnight breeze
and when I dream
I roll over the gulf stream
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
and I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

oh I fly at night
when the moon is bright
well when I dream
I go over the gulf stream, uh huh
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane nyow

Sesto Calende 1991

Lyrics

Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little

Irving Plaza

Lyrics

I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow (I go everywhere I want)
I'm a little airplane nyow (propellers go)
wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

higher?

I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow (propellers go)
wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Here we go now

taxi

wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Central Park Summerstage 2000

Lyrics

[Thanks but before we go any further, I'm looking, I can see you out there, I know there's some members of the younger generation in the audience and there's probably some people who are familiar with us because of this next song which is popular on that famous Sesame Street tv show so I wanna do a verse of it cause I don't want anyone to walk away disappointed]

Well, I'm a little airplane nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow nyow
I'm a little airplane nyow (I go where ever I want)
I'm a little airplane nyow
And the propeller goes wangity-wang wangity-wang (I've got to show big bird sometime how to do it)

Fly in the dark,
Over the park
Well, I fly late at night, but it's ok
Cause I've got my little red light (safety first)
Wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now

Wangity-wang wangity-wang

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