What is the Pompatus of love?

Hi guys. First post for me, but I was looking thru Cecil’s archives and came across this question. At the end of the answer Cecil discusses Miller’s “borrowing” of lyrics. Come on. It’s obvious listening to the song that it’s about this guy trying to win over a girl by singing lyrics to OTHER songs that are popular to him. Think of it as an ode.

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