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songbird6 29 Dec 98 - 02:39 PM
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Subject: Help...song title and lyrics
From: songbird6
Date: 29 Dec 98 - 02:39 PM

Hello...I am looking for information on a song..I do not have much information..what I do know is the song is about a boy who goes to a dance and meets a girl..I think her name is Laurie..he walks her home and gives her his coat becuase she is cold..when he goes back for the coat...her parents tell him he is cruel because Laurie died a year ago ..

Does this sound familar to anyone...??

Thanks in advance..

Songbird


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Subject: RE: Help...song title and lyrics
From: Benson
Date: 29 Dec 98 - 04:16 PM

This is not a "folksong"...it is a song that came out around 1963.......

Last night at the dance I met Laurie...so lovely and warm an angel of a girl....last night I fell in love with Laurie ...Strange things happen in this world.......

It is based aqpon a favorite story of the girl who died on her prom nite....and tried to get home......told around the campfires......

There is the part about his going to her house...and her Mother saying..."How could you be so cruel....She died a year aqo today".....

The song ends in...a strange fate pulled me to the graveyard.....where he found her sweater lying there apon her grave.......

Did you ever hear the one about the two lovers who found the "hook" in the back seat of their convertable?????....That's a good one too!!!

Anyways the title of the song is "Strange things happen in this world"......


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Subject: ADDPOP: Laurie (Strange Things Happen)
From: Benson
Date: 29 Dec 98 - 04:26 PM

Ok.....let me do better....
The name of the song was Laurie...(Strange things Happen)...and it was the # 14 hit for 1965 and done by Dickie Lee

Laurie (Strange Things Happen)
(Dickey Lee)

Last night at the dance I met Laurie,
So lovely and warm, an angel of a girl.
Last night I fell in love with Laurie.
Strange things happen in this world.

As I walked her home, she said it was her birthday.
I pulled her close and said, "Will I see you anymore?"
And suddenly she asked for my sweater,
And said that she was very very cold.

I kissed her goodnight at her door and started home,
Then thought about my sweater and went right back instead.
I knocked at her door and a man appeared.
I told him why I'd come and he said:

"You're wrong, son; you weren't with my daughter.
How can you be so cruel to come to me this way?
My Laurie left this world on her birthday.
She died a year ago today."

A strange force drew me to the graveyard.
I stood in the dark; I saw the shadows wave,
And then I looked and I saw my sweater
Lying there upon her grave.
Strange things happen in this world.


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Subject: RE: Help...song title and lyrics
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Date: 30 Dec 98 - 05:11 AM

Thanks for all the help...I appreciate it..

Songbird


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Subject: Dead Teenager Songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Dec 98 - 05:33 AM

The late, great Steve Goodman sings this in a great medley of dead teenager songs on his No Big Surprise anthology, a great collection of Steve's live and studio recordings. Other songs in the medley are "Born to Be Wild," "Teen Angel," and "Tell Laura I Love Her." He left out "Dead Man's Curve" and "Leader of the Pack." Any others?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Help...song title and lyrics
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 30 Dec 98 - 07:34 AM

Joe...

I do a medley of Patches, Ebony Eyes, Running Bear, The Last Kiss and, of course, Teen Angel.

.....Tiger


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Subject: RE: Help...song title and lyrics
From: alison
Date: 30 Dec 98 - 08:00 AM

Hi,

You could bring it up to date slightly (like into the '70's), by adding "Bat out of Hell"(Meatloaf), "I'm Mandy, fly me"(10CC), and "Hello, this is Joannie"(?????... and better off forgotten).

Not necessarily teenagers but someone dies in them all....

Slainte

alison


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Subject: ADDPOP: BLACK DENIM TROUSERS AND MOTORCYCLE BOOTS
From: Benson
Date: 30 Dec 98 - 08:25 AM

Well Joe, since you asked, how about Black Denim Trousers?


BLACK DENIM TROUSERS AND MOTORCYCLE BOOTS
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller,
As recorded by The Cheers, 1955.

CHORUS: He wore black denim trousers and motorcycle boots,
And a black leather jacket with an eagle on the back.
He had a hopped-up sickle that took off like a gun.
That fool was the terror of Highway 101.

Well he never washed his face and he never combed his hair.
He had axle grease embedded underneath his fingernails.
On the muscle of his arm was a red tattoo,
A picture of a heart sayin' "Mother, I love you."

He had a pretty girlfriend by the name of Mary Lou,
But he treated her just like he treated all the rest,
And everybody pitied her 'cause everybody knew
He loved that doggone motorcycle best. CHORUS

Mary Lou, poor girl, she pleaded and she begged him not to leave.
She said: "I've got a feeling if you ride tonight, I'll grieve,"
But her tears were shed in vain and her ev'ry word was lost
In the rumble of his engine and the smoke from his exhaust.

He took off like a devil; there was fire in his eyes.
He said: "I'll go a thousand miles before the sun can rise,"
But he hit a screamin' diesel that was California bound,
And when they cleared the wreckage all they found—

Was his black denim trousers and motorcycle boots,
And the black leather jacket with an eagle on the back,
But they couldn't find the sickle that took off like a gun,
And they never found the terror of Highway 101.


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Subject: RE: Help...song title and lyrics
From: Earl
Date: 30 Dec 98 - 09:25 AM

We used to do "Tell Laura I Love Her" and seque into Richard Thompson's "52 Vincent."


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