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The Clovers Devil or Angel

The Clovers Devil or Angel

R&B

The song was written by Blanche Carter, and it rose to #3 on the R&B chart in 1956. Bobby Vee  had a popular cover of the song that went to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960. The Hollywood Flames also released a version of the song in 1960.

The Clovers formed in Washington, D.C., in 1946. Of course, over the years, there have been personnel changes, but the group has been performing for many decades. Group members for the “Devil or Angel” track included John “Buddy” Bailey, Billy Mitchell, Matthew McQuater, Harold Lucas Jr., Harold Winley, and Bill Harris on guitar.  The Clovers had many hits in the 1950s, including “Don’t You Know I Love You,” “Food, Food, Fool,” “One Mint Julep,” “Ting-A-Ling,” “Lovey Dovey,” “Blue Velvet,” and “Love Potion No. 9.”

Here are the lyrics to “Devil or Angel” by The Clovers:

“Devil or angel, I can’t make up my mind
Which one you are I’d like to wake up and find
Devil or angel dear, whichever you are
I miss you, I miss you, I-I mi-i-iss you

Devil or angel please say you’ll be mi-i-ine
Love me or leave me, I’ll go out of my mind
Devil or angel dear, whichever you are
I need you, I need you, I need you

You look like an angel
Your smile is divine
But you keep me guessin’
Will you ever be *mi-i-i-ne*?

Devil or angel please say you’ll be mi-i-ine
Love me or leave, I’ve made up my mind
Devil or angel dear, whichever you are
I love you, I love you, I-I lo-o-ove you

Devil or angel please say you’ll be mi-i-ine
Love me or leave, I’ve made up my mind
Devil or angel dear, whichever you are
I love you, I love you, I love you”

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