Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)

November 15, 2021

Today’s song of the day is jazz love ballad, “Earth Angel,” by the Penguins.

Fun Facts

  • The band was formed in 1953 and was made up of four members who met at Fremont High School in LA.
  • The Penguin’s name came about as they named themselves after the advertising mascot for Kool cigarettes.
  • The Penguins released “Earth Angel(Will you be mine)” as their debut single. The demo was recorded in a garage!
  • “Earth Angel” was the Penguins only hit and sold in excess of ten million copies.
  • The song is considered definitive of the doo-wop music style and was one of fifty songs added to the National Recording Registry because it was deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically important.”
  • The song is said to have multiple origins, and its authorship was the subject of a bitter legal dispute in the years following its release.
  • The song was covered by many artists, most noticeably by The Crew-Cuts, a white membered band whose version peaked at number 3 on the pop charts, outperforming the original.
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Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

 

Earth angel, Earth angel, will you be mine?

My darling dear, love you all the time.

I’m just a fool, a fool in love with you.

Earth angel, Earth angel, the one I adore

Love you forever, and ever more.

I’m just a fool, a fool in love with you.

I fell for you, and I knew

The vision of your love’s loveliness.

I hope and I pray, that someday

I’ll be the vision of your happiness.

Earth angel, Earth angel, please be mine.

My darling dear, love you all the time.

I’m just a fool, a fool in love with you.

I fell for you, and I knew

The vision of your love’s loveliness.

I hope and I pray, that someday

I’ll be the vision, the vision of your happiness.

Oh, oh, oh, Earth angel, Earth angel, please be mine.

My darling dear, love you for all time.

I’m just a fool, a fool in love with you.

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