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The Angels ‘Til

The Angels Till

Pop Standard

The song “Till” is a pop standard written by Charles Danvers (music) and Carl Sigman (English lyrics).  It was based on the French song “Prière San Espoir,” which was recorded with French lyrics in 1956 by Lucien Lupi. (The translation of the title into English is “A Prayer Without Hope.”) Percy Faith recorded the English version in 1957. “Till” was the first national hit for The Angels and rose to #14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. There have been numerous covers, including versions by Roger Williams, Shirley Bassey, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Dick and Dee Dee, The vogues, Bobby Vinton, Earl GRant, and Tom Jones, just to name a few.

The Angels, one of the era’s girl groups, were originally from New Jersey (first called The Starlets). They changed membership over the years. At the time of this song, the group consisted of sisters Barbara and Phyllis Allbut and Linda Jansen. The Angeles were best known for their 1963 #1 hit single “My Boyfriend’s Back.”

Here are the lyrics to “Till” by The Angels:

Till the moon deserts the sky
Till the all the seas run dry
Till then I’ll worship you

Till the tropic sun turns cold
Till this young world grows old
My darling, I’ll adore you

You are my reason to live
All I own I would give
Just to have you adore me, oh, oh, oh

Till the rivers flow upstream
Till lovers cease to dream
Till then I’m yours, be mine

You are my reason to live
All I own I would give
Just to have you adore me

Till the rivers flow upstream
Till lovers cease to dream
Till then I’m yours, be mine

For another song by The Angels: “My Boyfriend’s Back.”

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