Song Lyric Sunday — Earth Angel

For today’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt from Helen Vahdati, I picked a true “golden oldie.” The theme for today’s prompt is “earth,” and the song I chose is “Earth Angel,” by the American doo-wop group, the Penguins.

Written by Curtis Williams, Jesse Bevlin, and Gaynel Hodge, “Earth Angel” was released in October 1954 as the debut single for the Penguins. The song made it into the Billboard top 10 on the pop charts, reaching number eight, and the number one spot on Billboard’s R&B charts. Interestingly, a cover version by a white vocal group, the Crew-Cuts, peaked higher on the pop charts, reaching number three. Personally, I prefer the Penguins’ version.

Here’s the original version by the Penguins:

For comparisons sake, here’s the version by the Crew-Cuts:

And here are the song’s lyrics:

Earth angel, earth angel
Will you be mine
My darling dear, love you all the time
I’m just a fool, a fool in love with you

Earth angel, earth angel
The one I adore
Love you forever, and ever more
I’m just a fool, a fool in love with you

I fell for you and I knew
The vision of your love, loveliness
I hope and I pray that someday
I’ll be the vision of your happy, happiness

Oh earth angel, earth angel
Please be mine
My darling dear, love you all the time
I’m just a fool, a fool in love with you

I fell for you and I knew
The vision of your loveliness
I hope and pray that someday
I’ll be the vision of your happiness

Earth angel, earth angel
Please be mine
My darling dear love you all the time
I’m just a fool, a fool in love with you

9 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday — Earth Angel

  1. newepicauthor February 18, 2018 / 10:07 am

    Rolling Stone magazine rated this song as 152 on the list of Greatest Songs of All Time.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Helen Vahdati February 18, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    I was hoping someone picked this one! I like the Penguin’s version, for sure. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. ghostmmnc February 18, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    Love this song! I like the Penguins version best, too. 🙂

    Like

  4. Marilyn Armstrong February 18, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    I was looking for your new gravatar, but I see you haven’t made a decision yet. I’m practically holding my breath.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango February 18, 2018 / 6:59 pm

      I actually didn’t intend to post that yet. So I “unpublished” it and will try again later, probably tomorrow. I wanted to put a poll in the post.

      Like

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