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  1. Vegetables

    Vegetables (alternate versions spelled as "Vega-Tables") is a song written by Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks for American rock band The Beach Boys, released as the second track on their September 1967 album Smiley Smile. It was first recorded for the unfinished album Smile and was briefly projected to be the album's lead single. Like other tracks on Smiley Smile, the finished arrangement was more stripped-down than the version conceived for Smile. The song was partly inspired by Wilson's obsession with physical fitness in the late 1960s. In a contemporary article, he stated, "I want to turn people on to vegetables, good natural food, organic food. Health is an important element in spiritual enlightenment. But I do not want to be pompous about it, so we will engage in a satirical approach." Another reported inspiration for the song was a humorous comment Wilson heard about the effect of marijuana turning him and his friends into a "vegetative" state. The Beatles' Paul McCartney is rumored to have contributed chewed celery noises on a version of "Vega-Tables", later released on the compilations Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of the Beach Boys (1993) and The Smile Sessions (2011). While McCartney and others corroborated this story, his presence could not be verified on the extended session tape."Mama Says" is an a cappella song released as the closing track on the band's December 1967 album Wild Honey. It is a rerecording of what was intended to be a section of "Vega-Tables". The only lyrics are "sleep a lot, eat a lot / brush 'em like crazy / run a lot, do a lot / never be lazy". Although the music and lyrics were unchanged from "Vega-Tables", Parks' contributions were not honored for "Mama Says", and instead the co-writing credit was given to Mike Love.


  1. Vegetables

    "Vegetables" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks for the American rock band the Beach Boys. It was released on their 1967 album Smiley Smile with Al Jardine and Brian Wilson on lead vocals. A discarded bridge section from "Vega-Tables" was later recycled as the a cappella "Mama Says" on their 1967 album Wild Honey, featuring heavily-syncopated vocals by the Beach Boys. In 1993, the initial version recorded as "Vega-Tables" for the aborted Smile sessions was finally given an official release, along with a slew of other Smile material, on the Good Vibrations boxset. A new recording of the song based on this version was made for the 2004 release of Brian Wilson Presents Smile. Many composite versions were made available on The Smile Sessions.

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  1. vegetables

    Plural form of vegetable.

    We bought a number of vegetables for use on Christmas day and the day after when our family are coming over to stay.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 21, 2015  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'vegetables' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3372

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vegetables in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

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    The numerical value of vegetables in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of vegetables in a Sentence

  1. Top Chef alum Marcel Vigneron:

    I like to use baby vegetables.

  2. Lisa Dierks:

    Fresh fruits and vegetables are an easy first choice.

  3. Lisa Dierks:

    These items are usually not as nutrient rich as 100 calories of fruits, vegetables or whole-grain foods.

  4. Joy Bauer:

    Instead of making an 'I want to lose weight' pledge, try 'I'm going to put more fruits and vegetables on my plate,'.

  5. Paul Fischbeck:

    Eating lettuce is over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon, lots of common vegetables require more resources per calorie than you would think. Eggplant, celery and cucumbers look particularly bad when compared to pork or chicken.

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