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Lyr Add: Something Special (Johnny Crawford)

Cruiser 15 Feb 04 - 11:28 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 16 Feb 04 - 08:53 PM
Cruiser 14 Jul 04 - 04:11 PM
Cruiser 04 Aug 04 - 10:16 PM
GUEST,Cody_M 21 Aug 11 - 10:28 PM
Jim Dixon 22 Aug 11 - 10:02 AM
GUEST,Robert Lewin, Madison WI 18 Mar 12 - 11:14 PM
GUEST,Guest, Rick Danioth 09 Sep 15 - 07:03 PM
GUEST,Linda 10 Sep 15 - 12:04 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: SOMETHING SPECIAL (from Johnny Crawford)
From: Cruiser
Date: 15 Feb 04 - 11:28 PM

'Something Special' by Johnny Crawford

This is a neat little ballad that Johnny sang to his girlfriend Sally (Cheryl Holdridge) in the 1962 Rifleman episode "A Young Man's Fancy". I've tried to find the song on cassette or CD compilations for years. It is only available on 45 RPM. 'Something Special' is the B-side of 'Cindy's Birthday' by Crawford.

I was able to tape the song from a replay of the Rifleman episode on The Hallmark Channel yesterday. Search ended, after 40 years. I was 13 when I first heard the song. It brings back memories of those older girls that a young lad often had a "crush" on, but that was unrequited love.

I am sure this is an obscure song to most here, but I will include the lyrics from the TV episode below for anyone, like me, that had been searching for them for 40+ years.

Song Structure AABA


SOMETHING SPECIAL by Johnny Crawford

The first time that I looked at her, it wasn't hard to see
She was something special, especially for me.

The bluest eyes that I've ever seen, and pretty as can be,
She is something special, especially for me.

BRIDGE:
I'm lucky that I met her, on this special day.
I've got so much to tell her with words I cannot say.

If she would only look my way, I know that she would see
She is something special, especially for me.


I have just a few more personal "lost" oldie/folk/traditional favorite songs to find. The search has been frustrating, fun and expensive. One of the rewards was finding Mudcat and having several of my questions answered here.

Cruiser


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Subject: RE: 'Something Special' by Johnny Crawford
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 16 Feb 04 - 08:53 PM

Thanks Cruiser. Keep her going.


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Subject: RE: 'Something Special' by Johnny Crawford
From: Cruiser
Date: 14 Jul 04 - 04:11 PM

The song 'Something Special' is finally available on a CD of the album 'A Young Man's Fancy' from Collectors' Choice Music at this link:

'A Young Man's Fancy'

Finally!

Cruiser


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Something Special' by Johnny Crawford
From: Cruiser
Date: 04 Aug 04 - 10:16 PM

I just got the CD and it is worth the $11.95, just for the one song! Oh, the neat memories stirring in my mind...

Cruiser


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Something Special' by Johnny Crawford
From: GUEST,Cody_M
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 10:28 PM

I clicked on the link'A Young Man's Fancy" and got the message that nothing was found.
I emailed the website and they said they have no record of 'She's Something Special'
Any other suggestions as to possible sources?
Cody


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Something Special (Johnny Crawford)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Aug 11 - 10:02 AM

The title of the song is SOMETHING SPECIAL, not SHE'S SOMETHING SPECIAL, which might explain why they had no record of it.

The album was indeed published by Collector's Choice—Allmusic.com confirms this—but it has apparently been discontinued. You might be able to find a used copy somewhere.

Meanwhile, the whole scene from "The Rifleman" has been posted at YouTube.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Something Special (Johnny Crawford)
From: GUEST,Robert Lewin, Madison WI
Date: 18 Mar 12 - 11:14 PM

I don't remember this song from the time-period, but I heard it yesterday while watching this episode on Me-TV. I guessed the year, and the copyright at the end of the show confirmed: 1962. I was touched by the song, and was reminded how charismatic Johnny Crawford was/is. It was on my mind to this point, enough to start Googling, and ending up here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Something Special (Johnny Crawford)
From: GUEST,Guest, Rick Danioth
Date: 09 Sep 15 - 07:03 PM

If you're still looking for "Something Special" in electronic format, it's available on iTunes


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Something Special (Johnny Crawford)
From: GUEST,Linda
Date: 10 Sep 15 - 12:04 AM

To Guest Cruiser: I don't remember "Something Special" but do recall hearing other songs by Johnny Crawford. Funny, I was listening to a Oldies CD that someone gave to me and heard songs by other male solo singers that were on the radio around the same time Johnny Crawford's songs were being played. Do you remember, Eddie Hodges singing,
"I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door" and Paul Peterson, "My Dad?"
Listening in the car to those two oldies on CD (not folk of course) but good songs from those days!

I was just a kid when those songs came out but had an older sister that played the radio and I heard all those songs.

What other songs are you trying to find? You mentioned that you were looking for "lost oldie folk/traditional songs on one of your posts.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Something Special (Johnny Crawford)
From: GUEST,B3RT1CUS
Date: 04 Jan 17 - 03:18 PM

None of you are guitar players i'd guess. no tab's or chords. jeesh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Something Special (Johnny Crawford)
From: GUEST,Guest-Mr. Rad
Date: 03 Jun 17 - 09:45 AM

thought some would like to know the chords for "Something Special"

2/4 TIME (2BEATS PER MEASURE 4count per chord) trust me!

G/G/C/G/C/D/D/G
G/G/C/G/C/D/D/G
C/G/D/G/C/G/A/D
G/G/C/G/C/D/D/G outro-CGC

try it without a pick, thumb on root string notes (chords)for beginners, the heavy strings!)) using middle ring and pinky for high/lead notes

Have fun


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