See You in September by The Happenings

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See You in September by The Happenings

The Happenings See You In September

Pop Songs

The song “See You In September,” a slow cha-cha of sorts, was written by Sid Wayne and Sherman Edwards, both of whom wrote songs for Elvis Presley. It was first recorded by the Pittsburgh group The Tempos in 1959 and made it to the top 40. However, the version by The Happenings in 1966 rose to #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It was produced by Bob Crewe for his B.T. Puppy label and arranged by Herb Bernstein. The record sold more than one million copies and was awarded an RIAA gold record

The Happenings were a pop cover band who formed in Paterson, New Jersey, around 1965. They wanted to put their spin, as it were, on songs, such as “See You In September,” that had proven they could be a hit. They also had success with “I Got Rhythm” and “Go Away Little Girl,” among others. Original members were Bob Miranda, David Libert, Tom Giuliano, and Ralph DiVito. There have been lineup changes, of course, but they continued to perform for many decades.

Here are the lyrics to “See You In September” by The Happenings:

“I’ll be alone each and every night
While you’re away, don’t forget to write

Bye-bye, so long, farewell
Bye-bye, so long

See you in September
See you when the summer’s through
Here we are (bye, baby, goodbye)
Saying goodbye at the station (bye, baby, goodbye)
Summer vacation (bye, baby bye, baby)
Is taking you away (bye, baby, goodbye)

Have a good time but remember
There is danger in the summer moon above
Will I see you in September
Or lose you to a summer love
(counting the days ’til I’ll be with you)
(counting the hours and the minutes, too)

Bye, baby, goodbye
Bye, baby, goodbye
Bye, baby, goodbye (bye-bye, so long, farewell)
Bye, baby, goodbye (bye-bye, so long)

Have a good time but remember
There is danger in the summer moon above
Will I see you in September
Or lose you to a summer love
(I’ll be alone each and every night)
(While you’re away, don’t forget to write)

See you (bye-bye, so long, farewell)
In September (bye-bye, so long, farewell)
I’m hopin’ I’ll See you (bye-bye, so long, farewell)
In September (bye-bye, so long, farewell)
Well, maybe I’ll See you (bye-bye, so long, farewell)
In September (bye-bye, so long, farewell)”

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+ commercial free online music 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 “See You in September” by The Happenings.

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