Song Lyric Sunday: 16th December

Helen’s theme last week was Boys, so I’m so glad this week is Girls as I have just the song.
https://helenswordsoflife.com/2018/12/15/song-lyric-sunday-theme-for-12-16-18/
I had this one on a 78 rpm 10 inch disc, the sort that shattered if you dropped it. We could buy cover versions of popular songs for about a shilling (5p) in the local stores.
I didn’t have a record player of my own until I was 13 (paid for out of my own money), so we used Mum’s gramophone which played 78s, 45 singles and 33 LPs.

“Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Backseat” is a song written by Bob Hilliard and Lee Pockriss. It was recorded by Paul Evans in 1959, reaching No. 9 in the US charts, and covered the same year by The Avons where it got as high as No 3.
It’s terribly dated now and The Muppets would have a field day with it (if they haven’t already). plus there are only six puppets in the back with Fred. Have a chuckle anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1cjaheraq8

(Dee doody doom doom, dee doody doom doom)
(Dee doody doom doom, DOOM)

Seven little girls sitting in the back seat
Hugging and a-kissing with Fred
I said “why don’t one of you come up and sit beside me?”
And this is what the seven girls said

[Chorus]
(All together now, one, two, three)
(Keep you mind on your drivin’)
(Keep you hands on the wheel)
(Keep your snoopy eyes on the road ahead)
(We’re having fun sitting in the back seat kissing and a-hugging with Fred)
(Dee doody doom doom, dee doody doom doom)
(Dee doody doom doom, DOOM)

Drove through the town, drove through the country
Showed ’em how a motor could go
I said “how do you like my triple carburetor?”
And one of them whispered low

[Chorus]

Seven little girls smooching in the back seat
Every one in love with Fred
I said “you don’t need me, I’ll get off at my house”
And this is what the seven girls said

(All together now, one, two, three)
(Keep you mind on your driving)
(Keep you hands on the wheel)
(Keep your snoopy eyes on the road ahead)
(We’re having fun sitting in the back seat kissing and a-hugging with Fred)

All of them in love with Fred
(Dee doody doom doom)
Kissing and a-hugging with Fred
(Dee doody doom doom)
Wish that I could be like Fred
(DOOM)Writer/s: BOB HILLIARD, LEE POCKRISS
Publisher: Peermusic Publishing, EMILY MUSIC CORP
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday: 16th December

  1. herheadache says:

    Love listening to songs that sound like their time period. It brings me back, even if I weren’t around yet. Thanks for sharing a memory.

  2. ghostmmnc says:

    Fun song, and brings back memories of actually hearing it on the radio way back when. I could even remember most of the words, too. 🙂

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