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December 09, 2011

Oglethorp and Othelow - Please Don't Go Away (1966)

Composed of sixteen and seventeen year old high school students, this small-town local group came from somewhere near Springfield, Illinois. They appeared on local television three times as well as local radio programs numerous times. In a spur of the moment decision, they entered a battle of the bands at a town fair and placed second. Unbeknown to them, the winners of the contest were awarded with opening for Paul Revere & The Raiders in front of twelve thousand people.

This song, which sold five hundred copies, featured Donnie Bearup (Oglethorp), Greg Carlock (Othelow), and Richard Dean. Mick Presnell, who wasn’t an official member of the group, can be heard playing percussion in this song, which was two Coke bottles being hit together.

Oglethorp and Othelow - Please Don't Go Away

Oglethorp and Othelow - Please Don't Go Away (1966)

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Lyrics:

I’m giving you all my loving
And I’ve done what I can
Please say you’ll be my woman
And I’ll be your man, if I can
I’ll be true to you someday
Please don’t go away

You said that you loved me
And that it was right
But darlin’ I can’t ever fit in
If I can’t sleep at night
‘Cause I love you
And I want you
For my girl, pretty one
Please don’t go away

‘Cause I love you
And I want you
For my girl, pretty one
Please don’t go away

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