Song Lyric Sunday: The Cryan’ Shames, “Sugar And Spice”

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I was blessed to have grown up in Chicago during the 1960’s, where there was a large and active community of garage bands. So, when Jim announced that this week’s theme would be garage bands, I was in my element.

I chose a song from 1966, “Sugar and Spice” by the Cryan’ Shames. It was a cover of The Searchers’ song from 1963, written by Tony Hatch using the pseudonym Fred Nightingale, which had reached #2 in the UK, #44 in the US, and #11 in Canada. Nationally, The Cryan’ Shames’ version reached #49 in both the US and Canada. In Chicago on WLS, it reached #4 on July 29, 1966.

Sugar and spice and all things nice
Kisses sweeter than wine
Sugar and spice and all things nice
You know that little girl is mine

Everybody stops and stares at my baby
When she’s walkin’ down the street
People passin’ by just look at my baby
’cause my baby looks so sweet
You know she’s..

Sugar and spice and all things nice
Kisses sweeter than wine
Sugar and spice and all things nice
You know that little girl is mine

Everytime we kiss I get that feelin’
Everytime we simply meet
When I see her smile I get that feelin’
’cause my baby looks so sweet
You know she’s..

Sugar and spice and all things nice
Kisses sweeter than wine
Sugar and spice and all things nice
You know that little girl is mine

Never ever known a girl so lovely
Sweet enough to want to eat
Everybody’s crazy ’bout my baby
’cause my baby looks so sweet
You know she’s..

Sugar and spice and all things nice
Kisses sweeter than wine
Sugar and spice and all things nice
You know that little girl is mine

Source: Genius

And that’s Song Lyric Sunday for January 1, 2023. Happy New Year!

16 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: The Cryan’ Shames, “Sugar And Spice”

  1. We named our band The Cryin’ Shame but then found out about this…the only name we could agree on but it was too close lol.

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      1. lol…yea that sounds about right. The last name we agreed on was Green Swingset…I still can’t believe I was a Green Swingset

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    1. We had several bands that were: besides the Cryans, there were the Buckinghams and the New Colony Six, and The Shadows of Knight’s cover of “Gloria” (which changed some of the “suggestive” lyrics, thus making it easier for radio stations to play) hit the national Top 40 at one point. I hope someone plays something from Tommy James & The Shondells, who were from nearby Niles, Michigan. They were a tremendous garage band…

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