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Will You Love Me Tomorrow by The Shirelles

Will You Love Me Tomorrow by The Shirelles

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The beautiful golden oldie “Will You Love Me” by The Shirelles is a great song from a great girl group of the doo wop era. One never knows the future, which is the insecurity described in the lyrics. The song, which is also known as “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” was written by prolific team of Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Shirley Owens (who later became Shirely Alston-Reeves),the lead singer of The Shirelles, initially thought the song was “too Country and Western” for a four-girl group from Passaic, New Jersey. Their producer Luther Dixon helped them do it in their style, with strings and more uptempo. Carole King played timpani on the recording.  In 1960, the song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the R&B Chart. There have been numerous covers of this song, including those by Brenda Lee, Ben E. King, The Chiffons, The Kesterls, Dusty Springfield, Len Barry, Lesley Gore, Jackie DeShannon, Cher, The Four Seasons, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen, Carole King, Robert Flack, Dave Mason, Dionne Warwick, Patti LaBelle, Neil Diamond, Neil Diamond, and Amy Winehouse — just to name a few.

The Shirelles formed in 1957, originally as The Poquellos (or The Pequellos). The group  consisted of schoolmates Shirley Owens, Doris Coley, Addie Harris, and Beverly Lee. Their sweet vocals and harmonies make them one of the great girl groups of this era.

Here are the lyrics to “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” by The Shirelles:

“Tonight you’re mine completely
You give your love so sweetly
Tonight the light of love is in your eyes
But will you love me tomorrow?

Is this a lasting treasure
Or just a moment’s pleasure?
Can I believe the magic of your sighs?
Will you still love me tomorrow?

Tonight with words unspoken
You say that I’m the only one
But will my heart be broken
When the night meets the morning sun?

I’d like to know that your love
Is love I can be sure of
So tell me now, and I won’t ask again
Will you still love me tomorrow?

So tell me now, and I won’t ask again
Will you still love me tomorrow?” Will you still love me tomorrow?
Will you still love me tomorrow?”

The Shirelles formed in 1957, originally as The Poquellos (also spelled The Pequellos). The group  consisted of schoolmates Shirley Owens, Doris Coley, Addie Harris, and Beverly Lee. Their sweet vocals and harmonies make them one of the best groups in this time period.

For more songs by The Shirelles: “Soldier Boy,” “Mama Said,” “Foolish Little Girl,” and “Baby It’s You.”

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4 Comments

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  2. […] in reading about and listening to other songs by The Shirelles: “Soldier Boy,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “Mama Said,” and “Baby It’s […]

  3. […] in reading about and listening to other songs by The Shirelles: “Soldier Boy,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “Foolish Little Girl,” and “Baby It’s […]

  4. […] others songs by The Shirelles: “Soldier Boy,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “Mama Said,” and “Foolish Little […]

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