Go Away Little Girl

Donny Osmond

About Go Away Little Girl

"Go Away Little Girl" is a popular song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. It was first recorded by Bobby Vee for Liberty Records on March 28, 1962. The lyrics consist of a young man asking a young attractive woman to stay away from him, so that he will not be tempted to betray his steady girlfriend by kissing her. The song is notable for making the American Top 20 three times: for Steve Lawrence in 1962 (US number 1), for The Happenings in 1966 (US number 12), and for Donny Osmond in 1971 (US number 1). It is also the first song, and one of only nine, to reach US number 1 by two different artists. 


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2007
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Go away, little girl. Go away, little girl.
I'm not supposed to be alone with you.
I know that your lips are sweet,
But our lips must never meet.
I belong to someone else, and I must be true.
Oh, go away, little girl. Go away, little girl.
It's hurtin' me more each minute that you delay.
When you are near me like this,
You're much too hard to resist.
So, go away, little girl, before I beg you to stay."
(instr) Go away.
(instr) Please don't stay.
(instr) It'll never work out.
When you are near me like this,
You're much too hard to resist.
So, go away, little girl.
Call it a day, little girl.
Oh, please, go away, little girl,
Before I beg you to stay.
Go away.

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Donny Osmond

Donald Clark "Donny" Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American singer, musician, actor, dancer, radio personality, and former teen idol. Osmond has also been a talk and game show host, record producer and author. In the mid 1960s, he and four of his elder brothers gained fame as The Osmonds on the long running variety program, The Andy Williams Show. Donny went solo in the early 1970s covering such hits as "Go Away Little Girl" and "Puppy Love". more »

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Written by: CAROLE KING, GERRY GOFFIN

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10 facts about this song

Song Background
Go Away Little Girl" is a popular song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, recorded by various artists including Bobby Vee, Donny Osmond, Steve Lawrence and The Happenings.
Bobby Vee's Version
The song was first recorded by Bobby Vee and released in 1962. Vee's version peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Steve Lawrence's Version
Steve Lawrence also recorded the song in 1962. His version topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks and was also the first number-one hit on the newly established chart.
Donny Osmond's Version
Donny Osmond covered "Go Away Little Girl" in 1971. His version, unlike previous renditions, had a more soft rock style and it became the second time a rendition of the song was ranked number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
The Happenings' Version
The Happenings", a pop music group, also recorded the song in 1966, giving it a sunshine pop style. However, their version did not achieve the same level of commercial success as other covers.
Chart Records
The song holds an interesting record in the Billboard Hot 100 chart history – "Go Away Little Girl" is the first song, out of nine, to reach number one by two different artists.
Certification
Both Steve Lawrence's and Donny Osmond's versions were certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling over a million copies.
Song Theme
Despite being interpreted by several male singers, the song's lyrics are about a young man asking a young, tempting but too young girl to stay away to avert societal disapproval.
Accolades
In 2012, Steve Lawrence's version of "Go Away Little Girl" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, recognizing it as a recording of "qualitative or historical significance".
Other Covers
The song was also covered by numerous other artists like Marlene Dietrich and Percy Faith, reflecting its enduring popularity and wide appeal.

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