It wasn't all that long ago,
When we listened to the radio,
We all knew the songs by heart
And everyone sang their part.
And every corner had a group;
We sang "Searching" and "Alley-Oop."
And even though those days are gone,
I still like to sing those songs.
Now when you walk downtown at night,
Underneath the street lamp light,
Any kids you're like to see,
They won't be working on their harmony,
Oh, no, they'll all be listening to a ten-pound radio,
And even though they know the song,
They never even sing along.
Oh. no, no, no, no, no, no,
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
Say, does anybody know whatever happened to Johnny Otis?
Or Otis Williams and the Charms?
Or Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs?
Or Ammos Otis?
Or what about Shirley and Lee?
Or Mickey and Silvia?
Or Jan and Arnie?
Or Donnie and Marie?
Or what about the Crows?
Or the penguins?
Or the Ravens?
Or the Dogs?