Reg: Jimmie Knox & Thee Groop

Posted by Tom on Wed, 11/29/06 - 20:07:13.

The song is from 1975 and the lyrics are:
(ooh ooh ahhh)
(ooh ooh ahhh)

It's a long way home (ooh ooh ahhh)
When someone has to walk alone
So let me take you by the hand and let me walk with you

It won't seem so far (ooh ooh ahhh)
We'll take off and then count the stars
so let me take you by the hand and let me walk with you

If we get home early and it's not too late
and there's not too much to do
We can sit awhile, and then then awhile just me and you

It's a long way home (ooh ooh ahhh)
When someone has to walk alone
So let me take you by the hand and let me walk with you

It won't seem so far (ooh ooh ahhh)
We'll take off and then count the stars
so let me take you by the hand and let me walk with you

If we get home early and it's not too late
and there's not too much to do
We can sit awhile, and then talk awhile just me and you

It's along way home (ooh ooh ahhh)
when someone has to walk alone
so let me take you by the hand and let me walk with youuuuuuuuuuu!

Good luck with the title, I think I have it on a tape I made off the redio in 1978 or so...

I'm looking for a good recording of it myself, because it was a favorite at the time of my first love (she killed herself in 1986) and I am feeling nostalgic.

=Tom

: : MISSION IMPOSSIBLE:
: : There's an old song that I really like. I'd like to find out who sings it and
: : what the name of it is. I'm guessing that it was made in the early 70's, but
: : it's hard to tell because it's not a very trendy sort of song with obvious
: : cliches that would make dating it easier.

: : The lyrics (what I can remember of them) go like this:

: : Verse1:
: : It's a long way home
: : When someone has to walk alone
: : So let me take you by the hand
: : And let me walk with you

: : Verse2:
: : It won't seem so far. . .

: : Bridge:
: : If we get home early and it's not too late
: : and there's nothing else to do.
: : We could. . .

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Lyric correction???

In the second verse if you listen to Jimmy singing it on YouTube
you can hear:
It won't seem so far (ooh ooh ahhh)
We'll TAKE OUR TIME and count the stars (not, "take off")
so let me take you by the hand and let me walk with you

"It's a Long Way Home" originally by The Staccatos

This song was originally recorded by The Staccatos in 1966 (written by Les Emmerson). The band renamed itself to Five Man Electrical Band in 1969 and went on to record the big hit "Signs". Jimmy Knox and Thee Group did indeed record a version of "It's a Long Way Home". The lyrics and melody of the original were all retained. The Knox version, however, had more "production" (strings, etc.) I prefer the original.

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