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Brenda Lee Sweet Nothin’s

Brenda Lee Sweet Nothin's

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The song “Sweet Nothin’s” was written by Ronnie Self, who also wrote  “I’m Sorry” and “Everybody Loves Me But You, ” which Lee also recorded. In 1959, Little Miss Dynamite had charting success with the “Sweet Nothin’s,” having it go to #4 on both  the Billboard Hot 100 and the U.K. singles chart,  #12 on the U.S. R&B chart, and #25 in Australia.

Brenda Lee was born Brenda Mae Tarpley in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 11, 1944. She began her career in the music business in 1955 and has kept going through the decades. She has sung in a variety of styles, including rock and roll, pop, rockabilly, country, and gospel. Because she was only 4′ 9″ tall, she was given the nickname Little Miss Dynamite after she recorded the song “Dynamite.” She remains active with the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Here are the lyrics to “Sweet Nothin’s” by Brenda Lee:

[Uh huh honey
All right]

My baby whispers in my ear
Umm, sweet nothin’s
He know the things I like to hear
Umm, sweet nothin’s

Things he wouldn’t tell nobody else
Secret baby, I keep them to myself
Sweet nothin’s
Umm, sweet nothin’s

We walk along hand in hand
Umm, sweet nothin’s
Yeah, we both understand
Umm, sweet nothin’s

Sittin’ in a classroom tryin’ to read my book
My baby gives me that special look
Sweet nothin’s
Umm, sweet nothin’s

A sittin’ on my front porch
Umm, sweet nothin’s
Well, do I love you of course
Umm, sweet nothin’s

Mama turned on the front porch light
Sayin’, “Come here darling, that’s enough for tonight”
Sweet nothin’s
Umm, sweet nothin’s

Sweet nothin’s
Umm, sweet nothin’s
Sweet nothin’s

For other songs by Brenda Lee: “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “I’m Sorry,” and “All Alone Am I.”

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