Sheila – Song Lyric Sunday – By Tom/Dick/Harry

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Sheila – Song Lyric Sunday – By Tom/Dick/Harry 

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The prompt today for SLS is find a song sung by someone named Tom, or Dick, or Harry.

Thanks for the prompt today, Jim, and for hosting this weekly musical challenge. You keep it interesting.

Join in, and also see other entries by clicking the above link. It’s fun!

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It was kind of hard to find a song by a certain named artist. Most times I just know the band’s name and not the individual singer’s name. Of course after I get to looking, I say oh, yeah that’s the singer. haha 🙂

Anyway, I found this one, “Sheila”, by Tommy Roe. It’s an old one, but I always liked it. While playing it I found I still remembered all the words, so I was singing along to it.

Now some information:

From the Wiki article:

Influenced by the sounds of the late Buddy Holly, Roe developed a unique style that, combined with his all-American clean-cut image, made him a popular musical performer throughout the 1960s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Roe

Sheila” is a song written and recorded by Tommy Roe. The single reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on September 1, 1962, remaining in the top position for two weeks and peaking at number six on the US Billboard R&B chart.[1]

This here is interesting … since we live here in the hometown of Buddy Holly.

The ABC recording of the song is done in the style of the Lubbock sound, made popular by Buddy Holly and the Crickets in the late 1950s; the strumming pattern, tempo, and chords (both songs are in the key of A) bear particularly strong resemblance to the Crickets’ “Peggy Sue“; Roe’s vocals are similar to Holly’s. The song became the title track of Tommy Roe’s debut studio album, Sheila in 1962.

Fun Facts:

  • At first he wanted the title to be ‘Frita’ for a girl in his high school
  • It was suggested he change the title, so he changed it to ‘Sheila’ after his Aunt who was visiting at the time.
  • In the first recording, in 1960, they misspelled the title as ‘Shelia’.

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“Sheila”, by Tommy Roe, was released as a single from his album of the same name in1962. It was written by Tommy Roe, and is on the ABC/Paramount label.

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Sweet little Sheila, you’ll know her if you see her
Blue eyes and a ponytail
Her cheeks are rosy, she looks a little nosey
Man, this little girl is fine

Never knew a girl like-a little Sheila
Her name drives me insane
Sweet little girl, that’s my little Sheila
Man, this little girl is fine

Me and Sheila go for a ride
Oh-oh-oh-oh, I feel all funny inside
Then little Sheila whispers in my ear
Oh-oh-oh-oh, I love you Sheila dear

Sheila said she loved me, she said she’d never leave me
True love will never die
We’re so doggone happy just bein’ around together
Man, this little girl is fine

Never knew a girl like-a little Sheila
Her name drives me insane
Sweet little girl, that’s my little Sheila
Man, this little girl is fine

Me and Sheila go for a ride
Oh-oh-oh-oh, I feel all funny inside
Then little Sheila whispers in my ear
Oh-oh-oh-oh, I love you Sheila dear

True love will never die
We’re so doggone happy just bein’ around together
Man, this little girl is fine

Oh, this little girl is fine
Yeah, this little girl is fine
Oh, this little girl is fine

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

22 responses »

  1. Roe wrote this poem for a girl that he had a crush on from Brown High School where Roe attended, and her name was Freda. His dad had just bought him this three-chord guitar, and he thought, “You know, if I can put some music to my poem, maybe I can write songs.” So he composed a melody to this poem, and it was “Sweet little Freda, you’ll know her if you see her, blue eyes and a ponytail.”

    • Thanks, Brian! Yes, I can see and hear it, too. Pretty cool, and I’d never thought about it before reading about it, and that it was called ‘the Lubbock Sound’. 🙂

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