Album: Little Richard 2 (1957)
Charted: 10 21
  • Lucille, won't you do your sister's will?
    Oh, Lucille, won't you do your sister's will?
    Well, you ran away and left, I love you still.

    Lucille, please, come back where you belong.
    Oh, Lucille, please, come back where you belong.
    I been good to you, baby, please, don't leave me alone.

    Lucille, baby, satisfy my heart.
    Oh, Lucille, baby, satisfy my heart.
    I slaved for you, baby, and gave you such a wonderful start.

    I woke up this morning, Lucille was not in sight.
    I asked her friends about her but all their lips were tight.
    Lucille, please, come back where you belong.
    I been good to you, baby, please, don't leave me alone.

Comments: 13

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaStill like the Everly Brothers version best. Wish I knew who played on it.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 16th 1964, the Everly Brothers, in a duet with Sam Cooke, performed "Lucille" during the closing credits on the ABC-TV program "Shindig!'...
    A little more than four years earlier on August 30th, 1960 the Everlys entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart with the song at position #66; and on October 9th, 1960 it peaked at #21 {for 1 week} and spent 10 weeks on the Top 100...
    The record's A-side, "So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)", reached #7 and stayed on the Top 100 for 12 weeks.
  • Raunchy from Tulsa, OkBack in '57 when "Lucille" was a big hit on the charts, I was 10 yrs. old & had been listening to rock & roll only for a few years. Those were great times. It sure beat listening to Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Patty Page, Perry Como, & the "pop" music of that era. I recall when my grandma got a new radio/record player combo, I loved visiting her and getting to listen to the R&B and Rock & Roll music stations in our area. I loved the music of Little Richard, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, and Chuck Berry. Now, in 2014, listening to their music again keeps me "charged up" and interested in life. Rock on.....!
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScIf you haven't heard the version by the Everly Brothers, it's very good. When I first read that they recorded this, it was not something I could imagine though. This is especially since Little Richard's performance is so hard to copy; luckily, the Everly Brothers adapted to fit their style.
  • Nick from London, United KingdomRecorded J&M studios New Orleans July 1956 - Specialty 598 (Billboard R&B #1)
    Max Weinberg: 'When the pulse of rock'n'roll grabs you and won't let go, it becomes the Big Beat. That's how it was when Earl Palmer laid into Lucille sounding as if he were using baseball bats and kicking a thirty-foot bass drum.' This where Earl Palmer really did get hold of that rock beat. Out went the jazz shuffle, replaced by the sound of an insistent, pounding parade band. Palmer recalls, 'Little Richard moved from a shuffle to that straight eighth-note feeling...the only reason I started playing what they come to call a rock'n'roll beat came from trying to match Richard's right hand.' Tony Scherman, 'his achievement was to overhaul pop music's rhythmic foundation, discarding an old fashioned, jazz-based sound for something new'. The Girl Can't Help It, Keep a-Knockin', Good Golly Miss Molly, they've all got that solid backbeat. Eddie Cochran was listening to it; he poached Earl Palmer and got him to pound his way through Summertime Blues, C'mon Everybody and Something Else. Music would never quite be the same again. Billboard March 1957: "The first disk by the dynamic stylist in a number of weeks is a wild wailing smash."

    Nick Duckett

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyBruce Springsteen has performed this song in concert 38 times...
  • Gregg from Okc Oklahoma, OkThe man in Scotland may be right, however, it doesn't matter if Little Richard is gay or not. He brought happiness to millions of people and that's what matters. Same for Elton.
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScI love this song, and I think the way Little Richard says Lucille is very cool!!
  • Pete from Nowra, Australiamaybe it was the lippy and mascara
  • Amanda from New York City, NyThe Beatles covered this song; it's on the "Live at the BBC" disc.
  • Stefanie Magura from Rock Hill, ScYeah! Little richard and Chuck Berry are very under-rated.
  • Calum from Edinburgh, ScotlandSo the self-styled Georgia Peach is gay? What tipped you off? Everthing about him?
  • Richard from Louisville, KyLittle Richard and Chuck Berry are the real innovators of rock 'n roll. They don't get enough credit.
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