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January 27, 2012

Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill (1956)

Born Antoine Domino, Jr. in New Orleans, Louisiana, this artist’s first language was Creole. He first gained nation-wide attention when his single, “The Fat Man,” sold over a million copies in 1949 (and is widely accepted as the first rock and roll record to do so). His success continued through the ‘50s, where rock and roll was king, and he slowly rolled into retirement by the 1980s. As he once stated, retirement to his home in Louisiana came easy, since he “couldn’t get any food” that he liked anywhere else in the country.

Originally released in 1940 by six different artists, including Glenn Miller, Gene Autry, and Jimmy Dorsey, this song had its lyrics written by Al Lewis and its music written by Vincent Rose. Its most successful rendition was released by this artist in 1956, spending eight weeks at number one on the R&B charts, and becoming his staple song.

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Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill (1956)

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Lyrics:

I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill
On Blueberry Hill, when I found you

The moon stood still on Blueberry Hill
And lingered until my dream came true

The wind in the willow played love's sweet melody
But all of those vows you made were never to be

Though we're apart, you're part of me still
For you were my thrill on Blueberry Hill

The wind in the willow played love's sweet melody
But all of those vows you made were only to be

Though we're apart, you're part of me still
For you were my thrill on Blueberry Hill

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