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The Fleetwoods Mr Blue

The Fleetwoods Mr Blue

Pop Music

In 1959, “Mr. Blue” by The Fleetwoods went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the R&B Chart, on the heels of their first #1 hit “Come Softly to Me.” The Fleetwoods, known for their beautiful harmonies and vocals, were high school friends from Olympia, Washington. Group members included Gretchen Christopher, Gary Troxel, and Barbara Ellis. They had called themselves Two Girls and a Guy, but Bob Reisdorff, the owner of Dolphin Records, recommended that to be more commercial, they could be The Fleetwoods, because the three singers were from Olympia, WA, and had the same telephone exchange — Fleetwood.

Here are the lyrics to “Mr. Blue” by The Fleetwoods:

Our guardian star lost all his glow
The day that I lost you
He lost all his glitter the day you said no
And his silver turned to blue

Like him, I am doubtful
That your love is true
But if you decide to call on me
Ask for Mr. Blue

I’m Mr. Blue
When you say you love me
Then prove it by going out on the sly
Proving your love isn’t true
Call me Mr. Blue

I’m Mr. Blue
When you say you’re sorry
Then turn around, heading for the lights of town
Hurtin’ me through and through
Call me Mr. Blue

I stay at home at night
Right by the phone at night
But you won’t call
And I won’t hurt my pride
Call me Mr.

I won’t tell you
While you paint the town
A bright red to turn it upside down
I’m paintin’ it too

But I’m paintin’ it blue
Call me Mr. Blue
Call me Mr. Blue
Call me Mr. Blue

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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4 Comments

  1. […] more songs by The Fleetwoods: “Mr. Blue” and “Come Softly to […]

  2. […] For more songs by The Fleetwoods: “The Great Imposter” and “Mr. Blue.” […]

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  4. bob says:

    Didn’t know about the Fleetwood telephone exchange. I have the 45’s for “Come Softly to Me” and “Mr. Blue”. I also have Mr. Blue by Garth Brooks on his “No Fences” album. The song was written by Dewayne Blackwell. The album also included a Blackwell co-write, “Friends in Low Places”.

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