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"Da Doo Ron Ron" by The Crystals

R&B

How could you resist the lyrics of this golden oldie with those doo wop style nonsense syllables? “Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)” is credited to Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Phil Spector. In 1963, it became an international hit, going to #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #4 on the U.S. Cash Box chart, #5 in the U.K., and #3 in Ireland. The lineup for the group has changed many times, but for this record, although there have been disputes, the members were Barbara Alston, Mary Thomas, Dolores “LaLa” Brooks, Dolores “Dee Dee” Kenniebrew, and Patricia “Patsy” Wright.

“That’s solid gold coming out of that speaker,” producer Phil Spector told Sonny Bono, when they listened to the final playback of “Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home).” This was Spector’s first real “Wall of Sound” production, recorded in Gold Star Studios in L.A. He packed The Crystals and all the other musicians into a 19’x24’ room and spent hours placing microphones — especially for drummer Hal Blaine. Spector recorded in mono, tailoring the sound to car radios. Vocals were recorded in an echo chamber located behind the control room at Gold Star. We love that 1960s music!

Here are the lyrics to “Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home) by The Crystals:

“I met him on a Monday and my heart stood still
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron
Some boy told me that his name was Bill
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron

Yes, my heart stood still
Yes, his name was Bill
And when he walked me home
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron

He knew what he was doin’ when he caught my eye
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron
He looked so quiet but my, oh, my
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron

Yes, he caught my eye
Yes, but my, oh, my
And when he walked me home
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron

Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron

Picked me up at seven and he looked so fine
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron
Someday soon I’m gonna make him mine
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron

Yes, he looked so fine
Yes, I’ll make him mine
And when he walked me home
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron

Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron”

For More Golden Oldies Music

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