Never Let Me Go

Black Sorrows

About Never Let Me Go

"Never Let Me Go" is a song by Australian blues and rock band The Black Sorrows. It was released in January 1991 as the third single from their sixth studio album Harley and Rose. It peaked at 30 on the ARIA Charts in April 1991. At the ARIA Music Awards of 1992, the song earned the Black Sorrows a nomination for ARIA Award for Best Group, losing to "Live Baby Live" by INXS.


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Ah-hah-hah (ooh-hooh, ooh-hooh)
Ah-hah, ah-ah-hah-ah (ooh-hooh, ooh-hooh)
Ah-hah

Don't need another weight arou-ound my neck
No I don't want no two-oo-timin' nervous wreck
No rich boy, to dri-I've my car
Get a message baby, now you stay where you are

You'll hear that wheeler rollin' down the track
Ain't no use in you just turnin' your ba-ack
The wind's rockin' the cradle above
This ain't the season or the summer of love

Now if you think you've got it together-er
There's one thing that you oughta know-ow
You'll never let me go-o (don't let me go)

Don't need another love to tie me down
Don't want no whispers 'bout you leavin' this town
You might be ready for the show to begin
I ain't got time for any innocent thing, uh-uh, uh-uh

Now if you think you've got it together-er
Know that there's one thing that you should know
You'll never let me go-o (don't let me go)
You'll never let me go (don't let me go)
I said you'll never let me go-o (don't let me go)
No, no, you'll never let me go (don't let me go)
Oh, you make me love you so

Ah-ah-hah-ah (ooh-hooh, ooh-hooh)
Ah-hah, ah-hah-ah (ooh-hooh, ooh-hooh)
Ah-ah-hah-ah

Don't need another weight around my neck 
No I don't want no two-timin' nervous wreck
No rich boy-oy, to drive my car
Get a message baby, now you stay where you are

You'll hear that wheeler come rollin' on dow-own the track
No there ai-ain't no use in you just turnin' your ba-ack
And it's rockin' the cradle above
This ain't the season or the summer of love

Now if you think you've got it together-er
Know the

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Black Sorrows

The Black Sorrows are an Australian blues rock band formed in 1983 by mainstay vocalist Joe Camilleri (ex-Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons), who also plays saxophone and guitar. Camilleri has used various line-ups to record 17 albums, with five reaching the top 20 on the ARIA Albums Charts: Hold on to Me (September 1988), Harley and Rose (August 1990), Better Times (September 1992), The Chosen Ones - Greatest Hits (November 1993) and Lucky Charm (November 1994). Their top 40 singles are "Chained to the Wheel" (February 1989), "Harley + Rose" (August 1990) and "Snake Skin Shoes" (July 1994). more »

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Written by: JOSEPH VINCENT CAMILLERI, NICHOLAS ANTHONY SMITH

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Spirit Music Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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10 facts about this song

Band Information
"Never Let Me Go" is a song performed by an Australian band called The Black Sorrows. The Black Sorrows is a blues-oriented music band that was established in 1983.
Band Member Info
The leader of the Black Sorrows, Joe Camilleri, is the one who took the band from an informal part-time project to one of the most successful, respected, and top-selling bands of Australia.
Song Genre
This song combines elements of blues, folk, and reggae. Due to this mixture of genres, it offers an alluringly unique sound.
Peak Popularity
During the height of their popular fame in the late 1980s to the mid-1990s, the band's single "Never Let Me Go" became a hit. It is still one of their most famous tracks.
Album Information
"Never Let Me Go" is from one of their most well-loved albums, 'Hold On To Me,' which was released in 1988.
Chart Success
The album 'Hold On To Me' snagged the number one spot on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart. Amazingly, it kept that top position for three weeks, assuring the success of the single "Never Let Me Go."
Camilleri Work
Joe Camilleri, apart from his work with the Black Sorrows, is quite famous for his earlier band Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons. However, "Never Let Me Go" is the perfect example of Camilleri's ability to bring together different styles of music into a satisfying and harmonious whole.
Awards and Recognition
The album 'Hold On To Me,' which houses the song "Never Let Me Go," won the 1988 ARIA Award for Best Group, showing how critically acclaimed this release was.
Legacy
The band continues to be one of the most popular live acts in Australia, and songs like "Never Let Me Go" have helped cement its legacy.
Influence
The Black Sorrows style of fusing different music genres in "Never Let Me Go" has heavily influenced various bands and music acts in Australia and globally.

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