Linda Lu

Sharpe, 1960.  Recorded: 06-10-60

Johnny Kidd (vocals) - Alan Caddy (rthm) - Brian Gregg (bass) - Clem Catinni (drums)

There were not too many records released by UK artists in the very early 1960's rooted in R'n'B and destined (hopefully) for the 'Hit Parade' as it was then known.  Not only that, but when "Linda Lu" was released the group were travelling upwards of 1,000 miles to promote it.  The disc was played on the BBC TV's "Juke Box Jury" while the lads remained hidden to the panel behind a screen.  Adventurous as the song was the audience (who could see them) appreciated the lads' grins and grimaces when the panel voted it a "miss".  Sadly, it was right and had far-reaching effects; with a miserly one week in the Top Fifty at 47 it became Kidd's last chart entry for two years and would - after one more unsuccessful release - precipitate a "mutiny".

 
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"Now this here's a story 'bout a cute chick called Lindy Lu. Now I dig Lindy, and Lindy digs me."

(E) Well,
(E) Oh now my girlfriends' name is Patty but her real name, her real name,
Her real name, her real name, her real name is - Linda Lu
Oh well my (A) girlfriends' name is Patty but her real name, her real name,
Her real name, her real name, her real (E) name is - Linda Lu
Well (B) if you ever see her, she'll break (A) your poor heart in (E) two

Well, when she's walkin' down the street
All the cats, all the cats, all the cats, all the cats, all the cats SOMETHING
Well, (A) when she's walkin' down the street
All the cats, all the cats, all the cats, all the cats, all the cats (E) SOMETHING
Well, (B) if she ever leaves me, she'll (A) break my poor heart in (E) two

     (E) Well, I'm gonna (A) marry that girl (E) Satur
day night
     And (A) she'll be mine for the (E) rest of my life
     And (A) I'll give her my (E) heart and soul
     And it's (F#) all because of that chick - (B) Linda Lu

Well, Linda (E) Lu, Lindy, Lindy, Lindy, Lindy, Lindy, come on home
(A) Had a bad dream last night, you said, you said, you said, you said we were (E) through
Well, (B) if you ever leave me, you'll (B) break my poor heart in (E) two

     (E) Well, I'm gonna (A) marry that girl (E) Saturday night
     And (A) she'll be mine for the (E) rest of my life
     And (A) I'll give her my (E) heart and soul
     And it's (F#) all because of that chick - (B) Linda Lu

Well, Linda (E) Lu, Lindy, Lindy, Lindy, Lindy, Lindy, come on home
(A) Had a bad dream last night, you said, you said, you said, you said we were (E) through
Well, (B) if you ever leave me, you'll (E) break my poor heart in (E) two

Well, I dig you Lindy, yes I do
Well, I dig you Lindy, yes I do
Aaah Lindy, Oooh Lindy (etc to fade (E))

 
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