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The Fleetwoods Come Softly To Me

The Fleetwoods Come Softly To Me

Vocal Harmony Groups

The song was written by the three group members Gretchen Christopher, Barbara Ellis, and Gary Troxel. They recorded and released it on the new Dolphin Records label. It went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1959. As with many things in the music business, there was a whole lotta name-changing going on. The original title of the song was “Come Softly,” but Bob Reisdorff, the owner of Dolphin Records, thought it might be too suggestive. Dolphin later became Dolton Records. And the group, which was Two Girls and a Guy, at Reisdorff’s recommendation to be more commercial, became The Fleetwoods, because the three singers from Olympia, Washington,  had the same telephone exchange  — Fleetwood.

Here are the lyrics to “Come Softly To Me” by The Fleetwoods:

“Come softly, darling
Come softly, darling
Come softly, darling
Come softly, darling

Come softly, darling
Come to me, stay
You’re my obsession
For ever and a day

I want, want you to know
I love, I love you so
Please hold, hold me so tight
All through, all through the night

I speak softly, darling
Hear what I say
I love you always
Always, always

I’ve waited, waited so long
For your kisses and your love
Please come, come to me
From up, from up above

I want, want you to know
(Come softly, darling)
I love you I love you so
(Come softly, darling)

I need, need you so much
(Come softly)
Wanna feel your warm touch
(Come softly)”

For more songs by The Fleetwoods: “The Great Imposter” and “Mr. Blue.”

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2 Comments

  1. […] If you are interested in reading about and listening to other songs by The Fleetwoods, please click here for “The Great Imposter” and “Come Softly to Me.” […]

  2. […] If you are interested in reading about and listening to other songs by The Fleetwoods, please click here for “The Great Imposter” and “Come Softly to Me.” […]

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