Saturday, July 01, 2017

If you love great pop songs then you'll appreciate "Tragedy" by The Fleetwoods

In the late 1950's, Gary Troxel, Gretchen Christopher and Barbara Ellis were high school teenagers in Olympia, Washington, or the upper northwest corner of the US.

Like so many teens of their generation, they loved the "doo woop" melodies of all of those East Coast groups.

They started singing at school functions and eventually became The Fleetwoods.  They sang beautifully and had hits like "Mr Blue","Come softly to me" and more hits!

My favorite is "Tragedy", a wonderful song from 1961.  It is still one of my favorite pop "oldies". 

I love The Fleetwoods because their arrangements, melodies and harmonies were just wonderful:


"Wind and storm (wah-ooh) Gone's the sun (wah-ooh)
From the stars(wah-ooh) My dark has come
You've gone from me, whoa, whoa, Tragedy
Oh, come back (come back) Have me here (right here)
Hold me love (my love) Be sincere
You've gone from me, whoa, whoa, Tragedy
Like smoke (like smoke) from a fire (from a fire)
Our love(of love) whoa oh oh whoa
Our dreams (our dreams) have all gone (all gone)
Above (above) whoa oh oh whoa 

Blown (blown by wind) Kissed by the snow 
All that's left is the dark be... (below)
You've gone from me, whoa, whoa, tragedy
Whoa, whoa, whoa tragedy."




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