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Dodie Stevens Pink Shoelaces

Dodie Stevens Pink Shoe Laces

Pop Music

In 1959, Carl Burns, president of Crystalette Records saw 13-year-old Dodie Stevens (born Geraldine Anne Pasquale) performing on a local Southern California television show and signed her to his label. He gave her a new song he had acquired, which was “Pink Shoe Laces.” The song reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. It sold more than one million copies and was awarded an RIAA gold record. Following the song’s success, Dot Records signed Stevens to a long-term recording contract. Over the years, she has toured as a backup singer with Loretta Lynn, Frankie Avalon, Boz Scaggs, and Mac Davis. She also toured with Fabian. She now teaches singing out of her own studio in California.

Here are the lyrics to “Pink Shoe Laces” by Dodie Stevens:

Now I’ve got a guy and his name is Dooley
He’s my guy and I love him truly
He’s not good lookin’, heaven knows
But I’m wild about his crazy clothes

He wears tan shoes with pink shoelaces
A polka dot vest and man, oh, man
He wears tan shoes with pink shoelaces
And a big Panama with a purple hat band

Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh

He takes me deep-sea fishing in a submarine
We got to drive-in movies in a limousine
He’s got a whirly-birdy and a 12-foot yacht
Ah, but thats-a not all he’s got

He’s got tan shoes with pink shoelaces
A polka dot vest and man, oh, man
He wears tan shoes with pink shoelaces
And a big Panama with a purple hat band

Now Dooley had a feelin’ we were goin’ to war
So he went out and enlisted in a fightin’ corps
But he landed in the brig for raisin’ such a storm
When they tried to put ’em in a uniform

He wanted tan shoes with pink shoelaces
A polka dot vest and man, oh, man
He wanted tan shoes with pink shoelaces
And a big Panama with a purple hat band

Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh

Now one day Dooley started feelin’ sick
And he decided that he better make his will out quick
He said: “Just before the angels come to carry me
I want it down in writin’ how to bury me.”

A’wearin tan shoes with pink shoelaces
A polka dot vest and man, oh, man
Give me tan shoes with pink shoelaces
And a big Panama with a purple hat band

Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh

And a big Panama with a purple hat band!!

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