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March 03, 2014

The Vejtables - I Still Love You (1965)

This folk rock group was started in Millibrae, California in 1964 while its members (Ned Hollis, Bob Bailey, Jan Errico, Rick Dey, and Bob Cole) were still in high school. They began their journey by touring the bars of San Francisco, notably along the famous El Camino Real. When the band put on their live performances, they often surprised audiences by having a female drummer, Jan Errico, who also sang lead. The group was signed to Autumn Records in late 1964 or early 1965 and managed to squeak onto the charts once.

Written by Jan Errico and released in July of 1965, the song heard below was the band’s only track to make it on the charts, albeit near the bottom. The song has a bit of a British vibe to it, as all songs of the era usually did in thanks to The Beatles. It also has a similar sound to The Beau Brummels, which could probably be explained by the fact that The Beau Brummels were on the same label.

By the end of 1965/early 1966, Errico, who at some point had changed her surname to Ashton, parted ways with the group, feeling they were moving in a direction she didn’t agree with. She went on to join The Mojo Men, who had already released a bit of material without Errico, while the rest of The Vejtables began experimenting with the heavy psychedelic sounds that began arriving around 1966. Without Errico and without success, the new lineup disbanded before 1967 had even arrived.

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The Vejtables - I Still Love You (1965)

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Lyrics:

I still love you, even though I know I shouldn’t
I still want you, even though I know it wouldn’t
Do me any good to say I love you more each day
But I know now that your love for me has gone astray

When I held you in my arms the other night
I could tell that something just wasn’t right
My love for you was not returned in that same old way
Then, I knew that very soon there would come a day
When I’d lose you

Oh yeah
When I’d lose you

Everyone told me that this would happen some way
But all I did was laugh and say

“Now you’re just jealous”
(Oh yeah)
“‘cause I’ve got a love that’s true”
(Don’t you know?)
But love, I realized
That they were only trying to help me

When I held you in my arms the other night
I could tell that something just wasn’t right
My love for you was not returned in that same old way
Then, I knew that very soon there would come a day
When I’d lose you

Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah

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