Song Lyric Sunday: “Sh-Boom”

So today’s prompt is “Desire/Lust/Romance/Passion,” and as usual I’ve gone with the first song that popped into my mind. Actually, there’s a song that sounds a lot like this one where the quartet sings a line “romance, romance, romance, romance.” If you know which one that is, drop me a comment. In the meantime, here’s the one I chose…

“Sh-Boom,” according to Wikipedia:

“Sh-Boom” (sometimes referred to as “Life Could Be a Dream”) is an early doo-wop song. It was written by James Keyes, Claude Feaster, Carl Feaster, Floyd F. McRae, and James Edwards, members of the R&B vocal group the Chords and published in 1954. It was a U.S. top ten hit that year for both the Chords (who first recorded the song) and the Crew-Cuts.

Today you’re getting the Crew-Cuts’ version, because I’m most familiar with it.

Genius has the lyrics:

Hey nonny ding dong, alang alang alang
Boom ba-doh, ba-doo ba-doodle-ay

Oh, life could be a dream (sh-boom)
If I could take you up in paradise up above (sh-boom)
If you would tell me I’m the only one that you love
Life could be a dream sweetheart

Hello hello again
Sh-boom and hopin’ we’ll meet again

Oh, life could be a dream (sh-boom)
If only all my precious plans would come true (sh-boom)
If you would let me spend my whole life lovin’ you
Life could be a dream sweetheart

Now every time I look at you
Something is on my mind (dat-dat-dat-dat-dat-duh)
If you do what I want you to
Baby, we’d be so fine

Oh, life could be a dream (sh-boom)
If I could take you up in paradise up above (sh-boom)
If you would tell me I’m the only one that you love
Life could be a dream sweetheart

Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da, sh-boom

Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da, sh-boom

Every time I look at you
Somethin’ is on my mind
If you do what I want you to
Baby, we’d be so fine

Life could be a dream
If I could take you up in paradise up above
If you would tell me I’m the only one that you love
Life could be a dream sweetheart

Hello hello again
Sh-boom and hopin’ we’ll meet again
Boom sh-boom

Hey nonny ding dong, alang alang alang (sh-boom)
Ba-doh, ba-doo ba-doodle-ay
Life could be a dream
Life could be a dream, sweetheart

Life could be a dream
If only all my precious plans would come true
If you would let me spend my whole life loving you
Life could be a dream sweetheart

(dee-oody-ooh, sh-boom, sh-boom)
(dee-oody-ooh, sh-boom, sh-boom)
(dee-oody-ooh, sh-boom, sh-boom)
Sweetheart

And that’s Song Lyric Sunday for June 9, 2019.

18 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: “Sh-Boom”

  1. John, the only song I can think of is 26 Miles. Could that be it? I love your choice of lyric and will delight having that song on repeat today.

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