Category Archives: USA-1950s

Sweet Little Sixteen – Música

Sweet Little Sixteen” is a rock and roll song written and first recorded by Chuck Berry, who released it as a single in January 1958. His performance of it at that year’s Newport Jazz Festival was included in the documentary film Jazz on a Summer’s Day. It reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100, Berry’s second-highest position ever on that chart.

Chuck Berry – Sweet Little Sixteen

They’re really rockin’ in Boston
In Pittsburgh, PA
Deep in the heart of Texas
And round the Frisco Bay
All over St. Louis
And down in New Orleans
All the cats wanna dance with
Sweet little sixteen

Sweet little sixteen
She’s just got to have
About a half a million
Framed autographs
Her wallet filled with pictures
She gets ’em one by one
Become so excited
Watch her, look at her run, boy

“Oh mommy, mommy
Please may I go
It’s such a sight to see
Somebody steal the show
Oh daddy, daddy
I beg of you
Whisper to mommy
It’s all right with you”

Cause they’ll be rockin’ on Bandstand
Philadelphia, PA
Deep in the heart of Texas
And round the Frisco Bay
All over St. Louis
Way down in New Orleans
All the cats wanna dance with
Sweet little sixteen

Cause they’ll be rockin’ on Bandstand
Philadelphia, PA
Deep in the heart of Texas
And round the Frisco Bay
All over St. Louis
Way down in New Orleans
All the cats wanna dance with, oh
Sweet little sixteen

Sweet little sixteen
She’s got the grown up blues
Tight dresses and lipstick
She’s sportin’ high heel shoes
Oh, but tomorrow morning
She’ll have to change her trend
And be sweet sixteen
And back in class again

Well, they’ll be rockin’ in Boston
Pittsburgh, PA
Deep in the heart of Texas
And round the Frisco Bay
Way out in St. Louis
Way down to New Orleans
All the cats wanna dance with
Sweet little sixteen

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Oh! Carol – Música

Oh! Carol” is an international hit written by Neil Sedaka in 1958. The song was co-written with Howard Greenfield. The song reached #9 in the American charts in 1959. It also earned Sedaka his first #1 ranking when it went to #1 on the Italian charts for four weeks in January 1960. After release of single, it was included in the album Neil Sedaka Sings Little Devil and His Other Hits. The song is noted for Sedaka’s spoken recitation of the verse, the second time around.

Neil Sedaka – Oh! Carol (original version)

Oh! Carol
I am but a fool
Darling, I love you
Though you treat me cruel
You hurt me
And you make me cry
But if you leave me
I will surely die

Darling, there will never be another
Cause I love you so
Don’t ever leave me
Say you’ll never go

I will always want you for my sweet heart
No matter what you do
Oh! Carol
I’m so in love with you

Oh! Carol
I am but a fool
Darling, I love you
Though you treat me cruel
You hurt me
And you make me cry
But if you leave me
I will surely die

Darling, there will never be another
Cause I love you so
Don’t ever leave me
Say you’ll never go

I will always want you for my sweet heart
No matter what you do
Oh! Carol
I’m so in love with you

Mr. Sandman – Música

“Mr. Sandman” (sometimes rendered as “Mister Sandman”) is a popular song written by Pat Ballard which was published in 1954 and first recorded in May of that year by Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra and later that same year by The Chordettes. The song’s lyrics convey a request to “Mr. Sandman” to “bring me a dream” – the traditional association with the folkloric figure, the sandman.

Mr Sandman The Chordettes

(bung, bung, bung, bung)

Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream (bum, bum, bum, bum)
Make him the cutest that I’ve ever seen (bum, bum, bum, bum)
Give him two lips like roses and clover (bum, bum, bum, bum)
Then tell him that his lonesome nights are over

Sandman, I’m so alone (bum, bum, bum, bum)
Don’t have nobody to call my own (bum, bum, bum, bum)
Please turn on your magic beam
Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream

(bung, bung, bung, bung)

Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream
Make him the cutest that I’ve ever seen
Give him the word that I’m not a rover
Then tell him that his lonesome nights are over

Sandman, I’m so alone
Don’t have nobody to call my own
Please turn on your magic beam
Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream

(bung, bung, bung, bung)

Mr. Sandman (“Yesss?”) bring us a dream
Give him a pair of eyes with a come-hither gleam
Give him a lonely heart like Pagliacci
And lots of wavy hair like Liberace

Mr. Sandman, someone to hold (someone to hold)
Would be so peachy before we’re too old
So please turn on your magic beam
Mr. Sandman, bring us, please, please, please
Mr. Sandman, bring us a dream

(“bung, bung, bung, bung”)