Swingin Medallions Double Shot of My Baby’s Love

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The wingin' Medallions Double Shot of My Baby's Love

Beach Music

The song was written by Don Smith and Cyril Vetter. Dick Holler & The Holidays recorded it originally. The Swingin’ Medallions released their cover of it in 1966, and it went to #17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Some radio stations at the time banned the song because of references to loving so long and hard and drinking. The song has also been covered by The Residents and Joe Stampley and The Cockroaches.

The Swingin’ Medallions are a Beach Music group from Greenwood, South Carolina. The lineup for The Swingin’ Medallions has changed numerous times over the years, but the original members were John McElrather (vocals and keyboards), Joe Morris (vocals and drums), Jimmy Perkins (vocals and bass), Hack Bartley (vocals and sax), Grainger Hines (vocals and sax), Brent Fortson (vocals and sax), Carroll Bledsoe (vocals and trumpet), Jim Doares (vocals and guitar), Freddie Pugh (vocals and sax), and Perrin Gleaton (vocals and guitar).

Here are the lyrics to “(Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love)” by The Swingin’ Medallions:

Woke up this morning, my head was so bad
The worst hangover that I ever had
What happened to me last night
That girl of mine, she loved me so right (yeah!) (oh, oh)
She loved me so long and she loved me so hard
I finally passed out in her front yard (whoo!)
It wasn’t wine that I had too much of
It was a double shot of my baby’s love

Double shot of my baby’s love, yeah yeah, yeah
Double shot of my baby’s love, yeah yeah, yeah
A potion that I had too much of
It was a double shot of my baby’s love

It was such a thrill it was hurtin’ me (ooh!)
I was sufferin’ in ecstasy
She had me turnin’ flips and-a shoutin’ out loud (yah-hah!)
A sip of her love and I was walkin’ on a cloud
One night a week is-a plenty enough
It’s a good thing for me they don’t bottle that stuff [pop!]
Well, my heart begins to fly like a dove
When I take a double shot of my baby’s love

Coda [repeat to fade over trash organ riff from intro]:

Double shot of my baby’s love, yeah yeah, yeah

If you are interested in Beach Music as a genre, there are two articles by Stewart Tick: “The First Wave of Beach Music” and “The Second Wave of Beach Music.”

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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 “Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love)” by The Swingin’ Medallions.

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