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March 19, 2012

The McCoys - Runaway (1966)

Created by brothers Randy and Richard Zehringer (later known as Rick Derringer), this group was briefly known as The Rick Z Combo and then Rick and the Raiders before settling on their original and most recognized name. Their best known hit, “Hang On Sloopy,” reached number one in the US and sold over a million copies when Rick was only seventeen years old. Later in life, Rick would play with Johnny Winter, The Edgar Winter Group, Steely Dan, and found solo success with the song “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo”.

This song came from the group’s 1966 album, You Make Me Feel So Good. The album featured covers of The Beatles, Ritchie Valens, and Buddy Holly. It was also the B-Side to their single featuring the A-side “(You Make Me Feel) So Good”.

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The McCoys - Runaway (1966)

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Lyrics:

(Run, run, run)
(I never should’a run away)

Woke up this mornin’ feelin’ so alone
Said, “What am I doin’ so far away from home?”
Woah-oh-oh
I’ve been gone for just two years
Seems I’ve cried a million tears
Run, run, run
I never should’a run away

Well, real home cookin’ sure beats cold canned beans
And my old job wasn’t half as bad as it seems
Woah-oh-oh
There’s a girl I can’t forget
The more I run, the more I regret
Run, run, run
I never should’a run away
Hey-ey-ey!

Run, run, run
I never should’a run away

I'm goin’ to pack my suitcase and head for the railroad track
If I’m lucky, well, maybe she’ll take me back
Woah-oh-oh
I grew up; I knew I was wrong
I’m comin’ home where I belong
Run, run, run
I never should’a run away
(Run, run)
(I never should’a run away)

Run, run, run
I never should’a run away
(Run, run)
(I never should’a run away)

Run, run, run
I never should’a run away
(Run, run)
(I never should’a run away)

Run, run, run
I never should’a run away…

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