Michael

Album: The Highwaymen (1961)
Charted: 1 1
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  • Michael row the boat ashore, hallelujah
    Michael row the boat ashore, hallelujah
    Sister help to trim the sail, hallelujah
    Sister help to trim the sail, hallelujah

    Michael row the boat ashore, hallelujah
    Michael row the boat ashore, hallelujah

    The river Jordan is chilly and cold, hallelujah
    Chills the body but not the soul, hallelujah

    Michael row the boat ashore, hallelujah
    Michael row the boat ashore, hallelujah

    The river is deep and the river is wide, hallelujah
    Milk and honey on the other side, hallelujah

    Michael row the boat ashore, hallelujah
    Michael row the boat ashore, hallelujah Writer/s: DAVID FISHER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NySixty years ago today in 1961 {September 4th} "Michael" by The Highwaymen peaked at 1 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, it spent seventeen weeks on the Top 100...
    "Michael" also reached #1 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart and on the United Kingdom's Single chart...
    Sadly, three original members have passed away; Chan Daniels at age 36 on August 2nd, 1975, Dave Fisher at 69 on May 7th, 2010, and Bob Burnett on December 7th, 2011 at the age of 71...
    And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of Billboard's Top 10 on September 4th, 1961:
    At #2. "Wooden Heart" by Joe Dowell {the #1 record for the previous week}
    #3. "Tossin' and Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis
    #4. "You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It)" by Ral Donner
    #5. "School Is Out" by Gary 'U.S.' Bonds
    #6. "Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee
    #7. "My True Story" by The Jive Five
    #8. "Hurt" by Timi Yuro
    #9. "Don't Bet Money Honey" by Linda Scott
    #10. "As If I Didn't Know" by Adam Wade
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 29th 1963, "Michael (Part 1}" by Steve Alaimo entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart for a one week stay at position #100...
    Between 1962 and 1972 he had nine records make the Top 100 chart; his biggest hit was "Every Day I Have to Cry", it peaked #46 {for 1 week} on February 24th, 1963...
    He co-host and co-produced the ABC-TV program 'Where the Action Is' in 1965 and 1966...
    Mr. Alaimo will celebrated his 75th birthday in three months on December 6th {2014}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 3rd 1962, Bob Burnett, Steve Butts, Chan Daniels, and Steve Trott, four fifths of the Highwaymen, graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT...
    The fifth member of the quartet was Dave Fisher, he was the lead singer...
    A year earlier on July 10th, 1961 their version of "Michael (Row the Boat Ashore)" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #100; and on September 4th it peaked at #1 (for 2 weeks) and spent 17 weeks on the Top 100 (and for 9 of those 17 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
    They had four other records make the Top 100 chart; "The Gypsy Rover" (#42 in 1961), "Cotton Fields" (#13 in 1962), "I'm On My Way" (#90 in 1962), and "The Bird Man"* (#64 in 1962)...
    * This song was from the movie 'The Bird Man of Alcatraz' with narration by actor Burt Lancaster.
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