Oh Sheila

Album: Ready for the World (1985)
Charted: 50 1
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  • Like I always say, what's good for the geese
    Is always good for the gander
    Oh, Sheila

    Oh, baby love me right
    Let me love you till I get it right
    Can't you let the others be
    'Cause with you is where I got to be, yeah

    Oh, sugar where you been
    Hangin' out with your male friends
    Listen, somebody's going to hurt you
    The way you love, to keep hurting me
    And we sing

    Oh, oh, Sheila let me love you till the morning comes
    Oh, oh, Sheila you know I want to be the only one

    Oh baby, understand that I want to be the only man
    But it seems as though it's getting too hard
    And I think I'll start to have my own friend

    Oh baby, it's plain to see
    That you're qualified to fulfill your needs
    You think you pulled one over on me
    Well honey, baby, just you wait and see
    And we sing

    Oh, oh, Sheila let me love you till the morning comes (just tryin' to say)
    Oh, oh, Sheila you know I want to be the only one (for her)

    Oh, baby, it's one two three
    I love you baby honestly,
    I want to di a di da li, a di a di da li

    Oh, oh, Sheila
    Oh, Sheila
    Oh, oh, Sheila
    Oh, Sheila

    Oh, baby, love me right
    Let me love you till we get it right
    Can't you let the others be
    'Cause with you is where I got to be, yeah

    Oh, baby understand
    That I want to be the only man
    You think you pulled one over on me
    (Well, honey, baby, just you wait and see)
    (And we sing)

    Oh

    Oh, oh Sheila
    Let me love you till the morning comes (just wanna say)
    Oh, oh, Sheila
    You know I want to be the only one

    Oh, oh Sheila
    Let me love you till the morning comes
    Oh, oh, Sheila
    You know I want to be the only one

    (Here we go, oh) Writer/s: GERALD VALENTINE, GORDON STROZIER, MELVIN RILEY JR.
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Jeff from BostonIn Australian slang, "sheila" means a woman. The band clearly chose to playfully acknowledge this in the song when the singer tries a bad Australian accent at the beginning and then again later in the song.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1985 {November 2nd} Ready For The World performed "Oh Sheila" on the syndicated TV program, 'Soul Train'...
    At the time "Oh Sheila" was at position #26 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, six weeks earlier it peaked at #1 {for 2 weeks}...
    "Oh Sheila" also reached #1 on Billboard's Top 100 and Hot Dance Songs charts, plus it peaked at #1 on the Canadian RPM Singles chart...
    Between 1984 and 1991 the Flint, Michigan sextet had thirteen records on the Hot Black Singles chart, seven made the Top 10 with two reaching #1, the above "Oh Sheila" and "Love You Down" for two weeks in December of 1986...
    They had three records peaked at #6, "Tonight" in 1984, "Deep Inside Your Love" in 1985, and "My Girly" in 1988...
    Besides the above five records, their other two Top 10 records were "Digital Display" {#4 in 1985} and "Can He Do It" {#9 in 1991}...
    R.I.P. to Don Cornelius {1936 and 2012}...
  • Hannah from Hopkinton, MaThis song is one of the band’s two Billboard R&B charts, the other is 1987’s “Love You Down”.
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