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October 29, 2012

The Mascots - Words Enough to Tell You (1965)

Originally known as the Western Trio, this band was from Sweden and made up of members who first came together at their music school, Adolf Fredrik Music School. Highly influenced by the output of music from England happening during the British Invasion, they primarily sang in English, but would occasionally put out a song in their native Swedish (listen to “Lyckan”). They reached the Swedish Top Ten five different time, most notably with their big hit heard below. If you enjoy what you hear, I recommend purchasing their compilation album, Mascots: 1964-68!.

First written for a competition in Bildjournalen magazine in 1965, this song beat out songs by the Shanes and Merrymen in a popular vote. It took a year before the song was released on vinyl and, by then, it had been a bit too late. But, considering the group was Sweden’s top band for a while, it made little difference. The band still played around Sweden, opening for artists such as The Who, The Moody Blues, The Hollies, and Chuck Berry, among others. If you like this song, try listening to “When I Return,” “Goodbye,” or “Walking with My Angel.”

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The Mascots - Words Enough to Tell You (1965)

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Lyrics:

There is nothing else I’d rather do
I would love to give my love to you
And as you’re looking on to me
I know what love could be
If there were only
Words enough to tell you

Once before I saw you in the crowd
Having fun with lots of guys around
Oh, how I wished you call my own
And let me get alone
I know you’d give me
Words enough to tell you

I know you’d be the only girl for me
And that’s the reason I will always be
In love with you

And as you’re looking on to me
I know what love could be
If there were only
Words enough to tell you

Words to tell you
Words to tell you
Words to tell you

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