Hmm I was contemplating to post this blog entry or not.. But Finally I decided to do so. Well, I first heard this song when I was a boy, as my Dad often sing it. Though it takes me sometimes to figure out if its “Oh! Carol”  or “Oh! Clara”

So I decided to post this as I miss my family, though it is hard for me to say it out at times.

I was reading up a bit on this song, apparently it was written by Neil Sedaka for his then girlfriend Carol Klein (AKA Carole King). and she actually replied to this song humorously in her song “Oh Neil”  in 1963,5 years after Sedaka wrote this song in 1958

Title : Oh! Carol.
Artist : Neil Sedaka

Oh! Carol, I am but a fool,
Darling I love you tho’ you treat me cruel,

You hurt me and you made me cry
But if you leave me I will surely die.

(#)
Darling there will never be another
Cause I love you so,
don’t ever leave me,
Say you’ll never go

I will always want you for my sweetheart
No matter what you do
Oh! Carol, I’m so in love with you.

(Neil Narrative)
Oh Carol, I am but a fool
Darling I love you, tho’ you treat me cruel,
You hurt me, and you made me cry
But if you leave me, I will surely die.

(Repeat #)

 

Just in case if you are wondering what Carole’s reply so here’s the lyrics

Title: Oh! Neil
Artist : Carole King
Songwriters: SEDAKA, NEIL/GREENFIELD, HOWARD/GOFFIN, GERRY

Oh! Neil
I’ve loved you for so long
I never dreamed you’d put me in a song

I’m Carol
And I live in Tennessee
I never hoped that you’d remember me

Darling, when I saw you at the square dance
My pulse skipped a beat
My heart felt so heavy
Like I had too much to eat
Then you took me walking in the moonlight
It was, oh, so sublime
I had too much molasses
And your lips stuck to mine

(Narrative Carole)
Oh! Neil
I’d even give up a month’s supply of chewin’ tobacky
Just to be known as Mrs. Neil Sedaky

My Grandpappy, he don’t like your records
He said if I play them, I will surely die

Lookout, I see him comin’ with his shotgun!
There’s nothing left to do…
Oh! Neil
I’ll surely die for you!

(Shotgun blast)
(Grandpappy) I told that gal not to play them dad-gum Neil Sedaky records!

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