Sunday, March 2, 2014

277 – Del Shannon – Little town flirt (1963)




Escrita por Del Shannon e Maron Mackenzie, chegou ao número 12 nos charts pop americanos. Depois Runaway que foi número 1, Hats off to Larry, que foi número 5, Little town flirt, foi o último hit de Shannon. 

Depois disso, Shannon  não conseguiu mais manter o sucesso nos Estados Unidos, embora mantendo um sucesso enorme no Reino Unido. Inclusive tendo se tornado ídolo de John Lennon. Shannon viria a ser o primeiro americano a gravar um cover dos Beatles, e foi na música From me to you.

A letra:

Here she comes
Little town flirt
You're falling for her
And you're gonna get hurt

Yeah, I know it's so hard to resist
The temptation of her tender red lips
But you can hurt, hurt
Yeah, you can get hurt
Foolin' around
With that little town flirt

Here she comes
With that look in her eye
She plays around
With every guy that goes by
Yeah, I know she's gonna treat you wrong
So your heart just better be strong
'Cause you can hurt, hurt
Yeah, you can get hurt
Foolin' around
With that little town flirt

I know how you feel
You think her love is real
You think this time she'll be since
But you think you've got a paper heart
When she starts to tear it apart
That's when she'll let you go, whoa, whoa, whoa

Here she comes
Just look at that style
She's looking at you
Giving you that smile
Yeah, I know she's gonna treat you wrong
So your heart just better be strong
'Cause you can hurt, hurt
Yeah, you can get hurt
Foolin' around
With that little town flirt

You better run and hide now boy

You better pass her by, now, yeah, boy

You better run and hide now, yeah, boy
You better pass her by


A versão original de Shannon:



Shannon ao vivo nos anos 1980s:



A versão da Eletric Light Orchestra, de Jeff Lynne:

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