Saturday, July 12, 2014

311 – Manfred Mann – Do Wah Diddy (1964)



Escrita por Jeff Barry e Ellie Greenwich, foi inicialmente gravada pelo grupo vocal americano The Exciters em 1963. No entanto foi logo regravada pela banda Manfred Mann, que trouxe uma versao que teve mais sucesso comercial, e que foi gravada em 11 de junho de 1964 e lançada em 10 de julho de 1964. Ficou duas semanas em primeiro lugar dos charts Britanicos, em agosto do mesmo ano, e duas semanas no primeiro lugar dos charts pop americanos, em outubro de 1964. 

Foi lançada no compacto simples que tinha What you goanna do? Como Lado B.

A letra:

There she was just a-walkin' down the street, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"
Snappin' her fingers and shufflin' her feet, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"
She looked good (looked good), she looked fine (looked fine)
She looked good, she looked fine and I nearly lost my mind

Before I knew it she was walkin' next to me, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"
Holdin' my hand just as natural as can be, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"
We walked on (walked on) to my door (my door)
We walked on to my door, then we kissed a little more

Whoa-oh, I knew we was falling in love
Yes I did, and so I told her all the things I'd been dreamin' of

Now we're together nearly every single day, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"
A-we're so happy and that's how we're gonna stay, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"
Well I'm hers (I'm hers), she's mine (she's mine)
I'm hers, she's mine, wedding bells are gonna chime

Whoa-oh, I knew we was falling in love
Yes I did, and so I told her all the things I'd been dreamin' of

Now we're together nearly every single day, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"
A-we're so happy and that's how we're gonna stay, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"
Well I'm hers (I'm hers), she's mine (she's mine)
I'm hers, she's mine, wedding bells are gonna chime

Whoa-oh-oh-oh, oh yeah
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do, we'll sing it
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do, oh yeah, oh, oh yeah
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do


Manfred Mann en 1964, ao vivo:



A versao dos Exciters, de 1963:



A versao de Andrew Gold, de 1976:

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