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Yeah, we were there in the beginning,
singing, dancing and spinning,
driving, racing and winning.
To make those days our own,
to make our mark, to set us apart,
then suddenly we were grown.
In the beginning was Elvis and Smokey
the Everly's, Richie and Fats.
Four-on-the-floor or three-on-the-tree
and DARLING COME SOFTLY TO ME.
The Drifters, The Platters, Diana and the girls,
who sang the songs of our soul.
Pony tails and fender skirts and
BABY LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL.
Ricky Nelson and Jackie Wilson, Little Richard and Jerry Lee,
Hootenannies and SHORT FAT FANNIE
and OH, OH TRAGEDY.
THE STROLL and THE STOMP
and AT THE HOP,
TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY,
South Philly and Bo Diddley,
rock and roll was here to stay.
Do you remember GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY,
Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly,
Big Bopper and Ben E. King
and LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING.
Three-twos and spinner caps, drive-ins and glass packs,
James Dean and YAKETY-YAK and a screamin' tenor sax.
In the beginning those times were ours the words, the music,
the clothes and the cars, hot rods and puppy love
and guardian angels up above.
Lyrics: Patricia Wagner Klein, 1943-2001