Sugar Shack

Album: Sugar Shack (1963)
Charted: 45 1
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  • There's a crazy little shack beyond the tracks
    And everybody calls it the sugar shack
    Well, it's just a coffeehouse and it's made out of wood
    Espresso coffee tastes mighty good
    That's not the reason why I've got to get back
    To that sugar shack, whoa, baby
    To that sugar shack

    There's a cute little girlie, she's a-workin' there
    Black leotards and her feet are bare
    I'm gonna drink a little coffee, spend a little cash
    Make that girl love me when I put on some trash
    You can understand why I've gotta get back
    To that sugar shack, whoa, baby
    To that sugar shack

    And now that sugar shack queen is a-married to me, yeah
    We just sit around and dream of those old memories
    Ah, but one of these days, I'm gonna lay down tracks
    In the direction of that sugar shack
    Just me and her, yes, we're gonna go back
    To that sugar shack, whoa-oh
    To that sugar shack, yeah, honey
    To our sugar shack, yeah, yeah, yeah
    Our sugar shack, whoa, baby Writer/s: Beulah Faye Voss, Keith McCormack
    Publisher: Wixen Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Dcdzl from UsaListen to Nancy Sinatra's Sugar Town and compare the bass guitar to this song
  • Craif From Savannah from SavannhI once met a woman at a flea market who said her fiancé sang lead on Sugar Shack. He was not Jimmy Gilmer,
  • Aiken Nutz from Tahlequah OkI was really surprised to see this song rise in the charts in '63. Sure,it's bouncy & sounds happy, but at first it was difficult for me to like. I did---after a week or so. I was always amused that they used a flute or piccolo, or something. At the time, I loved rocking songs and R&B with a hard-driving sound. But it grew on me after a while. Now, their later hit, "Bottle of Wine" was a good hit for them.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 8th 1963, "Daisy Petal Pickin'" by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #90; and eight weeks later on February 2nd, 1964* it peaked at #15 {for 1 week} and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...
    And at the time "Sugar Shack" was still on the Top 100, it was in its 13th week on the chart and it was also at position #13...
    * The week "Daisy Petal Pickin'" peaked at #15, the Beatles first charted record, "I Want to Hold Your Hand", was in its 2nd of 7 weeks at #1 on the Top 100.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyThe Fireballs first two charted records were instrumentals; "Torquay" {1959} and "Bulldog" {1960}. Both were great records!!!
  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiI love this song! MSD did this in their spring program,I fell in love with it!I also have this song on one of my A.M. Gold cds.
  • Maggie from Waterford, OhThis is just a fun little song to listen to that makes you want to dance
  • Alan from Grande Prairie, Alberta, CanadaThe Fireballs did some re-work on a few Buddy Holly tracks. They had a minor hit I believe in the late 60's or early 70's with a tune called "Bottle of Wine".
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