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Frankie by Connie Francis

The song for this week’s Flip-Side Monday is “Frankie” by Connie Francis. It was written by Howard Greenfield and Neil Sedaka and released as the B-Side to Francis’  international  hit “Lipstick on Your Collar.” The song begins and ends with the spoken words “Frankie, wherever you are / I love you.” The singer is sad that they have broken up and misses him, but she’ll never let him see her cry.  “Frankie”  charted successfully, going to #9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1959. The double hit made this her most successful single.

Connie Francis  is the professional name of Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero.  Born near Newark, New Jersey, Francis began performing at the age of four as both a singer and an accordion player. She eventually changed her stage name and left the accordion behind.

(Baltimore Net Radio features her music on “A Visit with Connie Francis.” Check them for times)

Here are the lyrics to “Frankie” by Connie Francis:

Frankie, wherever you are, I love you

Though you’ve found a new love, I still miss you so
I just can’t forget you, but you’ll never know
Frankie, my darling, I’ll never let you see me cry

Once I was your sweetheart, now I’m just a friend
Once you really loved me, now I just pretend
Frankie, my darling, I’ll never let you see me cry

Oh, Frankie, I’d rather hide
These teardrops deep down inside
I’m crying, but you’ll never see
I’d rather cry than have you pity me

Though my nights are lonely since we’ve been apart
I’ll always keep this secret deep within my heart
Frankie, my darling, I’ll never let you see me cry

Frankie, wherever you are, I love you”

If you are interested in reading about other songs by Connie Francis, please click here for “Where the Boys Are” and “Fallin’.” If you are interested in a CD, please consider this one at amazon.com: The Best of Connie Francis: 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection

For More Golden Oldies Music

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop music, rock and roll hits, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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