The Oak Ridge Boys performs “Bobbie Sue” On The Jerry Lee Lewis Show.

Reached number # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Songs, and on the same day it reached # 1 on the charts. Lists of Canadian RPM Country Tracks, for two weeks. It would be the sixth number one of the band.

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Bobbie Sue:

Single cover OAK Ridge Boys ( MCA 1982 )
Single cover OAK Ridge Boys ( MCA 1982 )

Song written by Wood Newton, Dan Tyler and Adele Tyler, was recorded by the country music group The Oak Ridge Boys, for the MCA label, recorded in the fall of 1981, at Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville and FAME Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, with the production of Ron Chancey, was released on January 18, 1982. On April 3, 1982, it reached number # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Songs, and on the same day it reached # 1 on the charts. Lists of Canadian RPM Country Tracks, for two weeks. It would be the sixth number one of the band.



Lp cover OAK Ridge Boys ( MCA 1982 )
Lp cover OAK Ridge Boys ( MCA 1982 )

The song was included on the album on the seventh studio album of the band, Bobbie Sue (MCA 1982), was released on February 10, 1982. The album reached # 1 on the lists of U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums.The album was certified gold record in USA and Canada.

The song has a style very similar to that of a rock and roll song from the late fifties and early sixties, as evidenced by his saxophone solo during musical bridges.
Bobbie Sue “, named for the main character of the song (and described as” the sweetest grape that has grown on the vine “), in a certain sense is about the sexual awakening of an 18-year-old woman.





The Oak Ridge Boys – Bobbie Sue Lyrics

I heard about her from a friend of mine
He said she lived across the county line
The sweetest grape that ever grew on the vine
And now that’s where I’m spending all my time

Her daddy Robert and her mama Ruth
They had a daughter they named Bobbie Sue
And now she’s eighteen and she knows the truth
Nobody’s gonna tell her what to do

Bo-Bo, Bo-Bo, Bobbie Sue
Ca-can’t you see my love is true?
I want to ma-ma, ma-ma, marry you
Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo- Bobbie Sue

I’ll take her riding on a Friday night
Straight down the highway in the clear moonlight
My Chevy’s humming and she holds me tight
We’ll find a preacher and we’ll do it right

Her daddy told her that she’d have to wait
Her mama said, “don’t make a big mistake”
But we’ll keep driving till we’re out of state
And when they find us it’ll be too late

Bo-Bo, Bo-Bo, Bobbie Sue
Ca-can’t you see my love is true?
I want to ma-ma, ma-ma, marry you
Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo- Bobbie Sue

Bo-Bo, Bo-Bo, Bobbie Sue
Ca-can’t you see my love is true?
I want to ma-ma, ma-ma, marry you
Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo- Bobbie Sue

Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob Bobbie Sue

Bo-Bo, Bo-Bo, Bobbie Sue

B…o…b…b…y Sue

Single OAK Ridge Boys ( MCA 1982 )
Single OAK Ridge Boys ( MCA 1982 )

Miquel Batlle
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