Feelin’ Fine with the Hermits

 

This week’s Song Lyrics Sunday challenge is to write about a piece that includes the words touch or feel.  Feel and Feeling (Feelin’) are key words in the positive (“feel so proud”) and as a cover-up (“Feelin’ fine”) in the 1963/1965 classic “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter.

The song was written in 1963 by Trevor Peacock and was first performed in a play that year.  It is most famous, however, in the Herman’s Hermit’s 1965 release which went to number 1 on the US and Canadian charts.  Nostalgically, this tale of break-up is one of my earliest experiences of pop music that I can remember.

Lyrics:
Mrs. Brown you’ve got a lovely daughter
Girls as sharp as her are somethin’ rare
But it’s sad, she doesn’t love me now
She’s made it clear enough it ain’t no good to pine
She wants to return those things I bought her
Tell her she can keep them just the same
Things have changed, she doesn’t love me now
She’s made it clear enough it ain’t no good to pine
Walkin’ about, even in a crowd, well
You’ll pick her out, makes a bloke feel so proud
If she finds that I’ve been round to see you (round to see you)
Tell her that I’m well and feelin’ fine (feelin’ fine)
Don’t let on, don’t say she broke my heart
I’d go down on my knees but it’s no good to pine
Walkin’ about, even in a crowd, well
You’ll pick her out, makes a bloke feel so proud
If she finds that I’ve been round to see you (round to see you)
Tell her that I’m well and feelin’ fine (feelin’ fine)
Don’t let on, don’t say she broke my heart
I’d go down on my knees but it’s no good to pine
Mrs. Brown you’ve got a lovely daughter (lovely daughter)
Mrs. Brown you’ve got a lovely daughter (lovely daughter)
Mrs. Brown you’ve got a lovely daughter (lovely daughter)
Mrs. Brown you’ve got a lovely daughter (lovely daughter)
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Trevor Peacock
Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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