Just a Little by The Beau Brummels

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Just a Little by The Beau Brummels

Just a Little by The Beau Brummels

The song was written by band member Guitarist Ron Elliott and Bob Durand. Sylvester “Sly Stone” Stewart (of Sly and the Family Stone fame) produced it. In 1965, the song rose to #8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #7 on Cash Box, #4 in Canada, and #10 in Australia. The Beau Brummels released it on their 1965 album Introducing the Beau Brummels and as a single. There have been covers by The Young Rascals, Them, Nils Lofgren, The Smithereens, and Frank Black.

The Beau Brummels formed in San Francisco, California, in 1964. Original members were Sal Valentino (lead vocals), Ron Elliott (lead guitar), Ron Meagher (bass guitar), Declan Mulligan (rhythm guitar, bass, harmonica), and John Petersen (drums).  They took their name from George Bryan Brummell, the dandy and arbiter of men’s fashion and friend to the future King George IV. They wanted to appear to be British, which is the opposite of groups such as The Nashville Teens, who were British and wanted to appear to be American. So it goes…

Here are the lyrics to “Just a Little” by The Beau Brummels:

“Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
I can’t stay
Yes I know
You know I
Hate to go
But goodbye
Love was sweet
I was kind
Never mean
So I’ll cry just a little cause I love you so
And I’ll die just a little cause I have to go
Away…
Can’t you see
How I feel
When I say
Love’s unreal
So goodbye
It’s been sweet
Even though
Incomplete
So I’ll cry just a little cause I love you so
And I’ll die just a little cause i have to go
Away…

Every night
I still hear
Oh your sigh’s
Very clear
Now it’s gone
Gone away
As I once
Heard you say
Now I’ll cry just a little cause I love you so
And I’ll die just a little cause i have to go
Away…
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!”

 

Check Out The Groove Pad for More 1960s Music

The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 50+ free online songs there. The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed “Just a Little” by The Beau Brummels.

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