There’s only one group that I could go with for today’s song from the 1950’s, I just had a difficult time choosing which tune.

The Coasters were the first to be inducted into the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, because they were awesome. I mean, what kid doesn’t love the song Yakety Yak? (I couldn’t use that song today because it was released in 1962.)

Searchin’”Β was released as a single (flip side Young Blood, also a kick ass song) in 1957.Β It reached No.3 on the national pop singles chart.

Paul McCartney also sang his own version of the song with The Beatles as part of their audition with Decca records in 1962.

I prefer The Coasters version. (Don’t tell Sir Paul.)


 

Searchin’ by The Coasters 1957

Yeah
I’ve been searchin’ (gonna find her)
A-a searchin’ (gonna find her)
Oh, yeah, searchin’ every which a-way yeah, yeah (gonna find her)
Oh, yeah, searchin’ (gonna find her)
I’m searchin’ (gonna find her)
Searchin’ every which a-way yeah, yeah (gonna find her)
But I’m like that Northwest Mountie (gonna find her)
You know I’ll bring her in someday (gonna find her)
(Gonna find her)

Well, now, if I have to swim a river
You know I will
And a if I have to climb a mountain
You know I will
And-a if she’s a-hiding up on a-blueberry hill
Am I gonna find her, child, you know I will
‘Cause I’ve been searchin’ (gonna find her)
Oh, yeah, searchin’ (gonna find her)
My goodness, searchin’ every which a-way yeah, yeah (gonna find her)
But I’m like that Northwest Mountie
You know I’ll bring her in some day (gonna find her)
(Gonna find her)

Well, Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade got nothin’, child, on me
Sergeant Friday, Charlie Chan and Boston Blackie
A-no matter where she’s a-hiding, she’s gonna hear me a comin’
Gonna walk right down that street like Bulldog Drummond
‘Cause I’ve been searchin’ (gonna find her)
Ooh, Lord, now, searchin’ (gonna find her)
Mm, child, searchin’ every which a-way yeah, yeah
But I’m like that Northwest Mountie
You know I’ll bring her in some day (gonna find her)
(Gonna find her)

 

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