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May 28, 2013

The Other Half - I Won't Be Back (1966)

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This band was created in Oneonta, New York in 1965 at the local Hartwick College by guitarists Steve Harrigan and Peter Lipsio, who were living in the same dorm. Joining with drummer Ed Welsh and attracting Glenn Schenenga and Jeff Lyman, the newly formed group became the house band for Molinari’s bar and restaurant, a local favorite for the college students of Hartwick and neighboring Oneonta State University. With a widening fan base, the band created their first and only single, featuring "It's Been a Good Day" and its B-Side, head below. The single increased the band’s fan base and let to an appearance on Twist-A-Rama, a television program in Utica, New York. Soon after, drummer Ed Welsh was replaced with pre-med student Bob Kirsch and the band toured throughout New York State, opening for such acts as The Rascals. When it was time for Kirch to head to Wake Forest for med school, he was replaced with the band’s final drummer, Bill Pegler. By the end of 1968, all members of the band had graduated college and went about their individual lives, effectively bringing the life of this band to an end.

Written by the band’s Glenn Schenenga and Jeff Lyman, this song was released on Bell Sound in New York City. As of 2008, the band members had gotten back into contact with one another and planned to put together a small tour. Whether or not that tour ever take place is a mystery to me.

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The Other Half - I Won't Be Back (1966)

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Lyrics:

Did you know that I saw you talking to him?
It’s a game of love and I’ll never win
Well I’m not one who wants to criticize
But you’re just one girl that I can’t analyze

I won’t be back- won’t be back
Your side no more
I won’t be back- won’t be back
‘cause I shut that door
On you
Shut the door on you
Shut the door on you

You told me that you’d never ever cheat on me
But words were mighty cheap and now that’s plain to see
You were untrue when my back was turned
Now you lost that love that you could have earned

I won’t be back- won’t be back
Your side no more
I won’t be back- won’t be back
‘cause I shut that door
On you
Shut the door on you
Shut the door on you

Did you have to lie?
Did you have to steal?
I’m not a senseless toy
And I still can feel
The pain
I can feel the pain

I won’t be back- won’t be back
Your side no more
I won’t be back- won’t be back
‘cause I shut that door
On you
Shut the door on you
Shut the door on you

Did you know that I saw you talking to him?
It’s a game of love and I’ll never win
Well I’m not one who wants to criticize
But you’re just one girl that I can’t analyze

I won’t be back- won’t be back
Your side no more
I won’t be back- won’t be back
‘cause I shut that door
On you
Shut the door on you
Shut the door-

I won’t be back- won’t be back
Your side no more
I won’t be back- won’t be back
‘cause I shut that door
On you
Shut the door on you
Shut the door on you
Shut the door on you…

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