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Young Rascals — Groovin'
Album: Groovin'
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Released: 1967
Length: 2:26
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Groovin' on a Sunday afternoon
Really couldn't get away too soon
I can't imagine anything that's better
The world is ours whenever we're together
There ain't a place I'd like to be instead of

Movin' down a crowded avenue
Doin' anything we like to do
There's always lots of things that we can see
You can be anyone we like to be
All those happy people we could meet

Just groovin' on a Sunday afternoon
Really couldn't get away too soon
No, no, no, no

''(Ah, ah, ah)
(Ah, ah, ah)
(Ah, ah, ah)''

We'll keep on spending sunny days this way
We're gonna talk and laugh our time away
I feel it coming closer day by day
Life would be ecstasy, you and me endlessly

Groovin' on a Sunday afternoon
Really couldn't get away too soon
No, no, no, no
Groovin', uh huh
Groovin'
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 Proclivities wrote:


They never specified whether "Leslie" was a man or a woman.
 
Either way works, as far as I know.
Ah straw boater hats, punting on the lake, pretty girlls in summmer dreses, iced lemonade and mint juleps. I think I shall be sick. if i dont hear this for 70 years i may recover. PSD for me. 
just think how perfect this song would be if it was recorded with today's technology. bliss!
Perfect summer song!
Groovy Groovin'.
Who's Leslie? 'life would be ecstasy, you and me, and Leslie'
 Relayer wrote:
I think this is the first song to include lyrics referring to ménage-a-trois:
"that would be exstacy; you, and me, and Leslie
 

They never specified whether "Leslie" was a man or a woman.
Stands the test of time. Sure made me smile for a place long ago and far away.
 markybx wrote:
I'm Suddenly 10 yrs old again {#Jump}

 
I'm with you. Great song, great memories, lost times, so sad.  Glad we lived it.
{#Devil_pimp}felix so zesty !
I always thought these guys were black. It definitely has got soul.
 Relayer wrote:
I think this is the first song to include lyrics referring to ménage-a-trois:
"that would be exstacy; you, and me, and Leslie"

 

 
 Wonderful mondegreen. Endlessly!
One of the greatest songs of the 60's.
I think this is the first song to include lyrics referring to ménage-a-trois:
"that would be exstacy; you, and me, and Leslie"











 
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I'm Suddenly 10 yrs old again {#Jump}
"Keep going!"
 ojibwe wrote:
"You and me and Leslie...."

 
{#Yes}

Learned the real words about two minutes ago by clicking on the Lyrics link. 
I instantly feel like inviting some friends, set fire to the BBQ and open a bottle of wine.
 Skydog wrote:

yep, super AM hit, 1967 was the best year ever for AM music
for me it was CKLW 800 out of Windsor, ON
"The Big 8"!!

 
The Big 8 was awesome and that Canadien content requirement exposed us Detroit area listeners to all of the Canadien happening bands and acts...
yeah this is just great for a weary mind and a reminder of where we all started
 TheWizardOfUhs wrote:
Simple and pure.
 
yeah that  : )
Beautiful song and top-notch arrangement, production and performances. Felix is still out playing and sounds great.
 rmaple53 wrote:
Rascals :) Many good songs on the AM dial WLS..

 
yep, super AM hit, 1967 was the best year ever for AM music
for me it was CKLW 800 out of Windsor, ON
"The Big 8"!!
Rascals :) Many good songs on the AM dial WLS..
Agree with a comment below. Some things belong on a small AM radio that's sitting in the sand next to a cooler full of ice and beverages.
Groovy!  ; )
some things are just perfect....
Summer as a child at the cottage and beach

AM radio...lo fi sound

Great  vibes! 
 ojibwe wrote:
"You and me and Leslie...."

 

I just heard an interview with the New Pornographers this morning on NPR.  This exact misheard lyric was part of the discussion.
"You and me and Leslie...."
 Stave wrote:
Great song but dear lord, that album art...

 
{#Lol}  Yeah, that was one of those "groovy" illustration styles of the late 1960's.  It was done by an illustrator named Lynn Rubin, who apparently also did this cover:
Bar-Kays Soul Finger
Such a great classic summer song!
Great song but dear lord, that album art...
I've gotten to know Felix, the guy who wrote and perfomred this song. He now lives in the Nashville area, and all I can say is that both he and his song are classy and age well. Felix has written alot of nice tunes.
Surprising that it doesn't sound dated at all. In HS I called this the "menage a trois" song..."that would be ecstasy, you and me and Leslie..."
Absolute classic! :clap:
The Rascals just keep getting better and better over the years/decades. Can\'t explain it. Just mellow beyond words.
Simple and pure. :clap: