Jennifer Eccles

Album: Evolution (1968)
Charted: 11 40
  • White chalk, written on red brick
    Our love, told in a heart
    It's there, drawn in the playground
    Love, kiss, hate or adore

    I love Jennifer Eccles
    I know that she loves me
    I love Jennifer Eccles
    I know that she loves me

    La la la la la la la
    La la la la la la
    La la la la la la la
    La la la la la la

    I used to carry her satchels
    She used to walk by my side
    But when we got to her doorstep
    Her dad wouldn't let me inside

    One Monday morning,
    Found out I'd made the grade
    Started me thinking,
    Had she done the same?

    La la la la la la la
    La la la la la la
    La la la la la la la
    La la la la la la

    One Monday morning,
    Found out I'd made the grade
    Started me thinking,
    Had she done the same?

    I hope Jennifer Eccles
    Is going to follow me there
    Our love is bound to continue
    Love, kiss, hate or adore
    Singing

    I love Jennifer Eccles
    I know that she loves me
    I love Jennifer Eccles
    I know that she loves me

    La la la la la la la
    La la la la la la
    La la la la la la la Writer/s: ALAN CLARKE, GRAHAM NASH
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Sam Burkes from 39350A sleeper hit, came out in March 1968, while we were living in Tucson, AZ. Opinion: Never really liked the half-step key change as that quick steel guitar octave passage happens. But, thats,the way they all wanted it. Believe to be the "swansong" of the Clark/Hicks/Nash writing/vocal triumvirate.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 10th 1968, "Jennifer Eccles" by the Hollies entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #76; and nine weeks later on May 12th, 1968 it peaked at #40 {for 1 week} and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #5 in Austria and Norway...
    Between 1964 and 1983 the quintet had twenty-four Top 100 records; six made the Top 10 with "Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)" being their biggest hit, it peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks} in 1972...
    The two weeks that "Long Cool Woman" was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan.
  • Steve from Whittier, CaThis is as close to so called "bubblegum" as the Hollies got!!!! There was this "wolf whistling" sound, something not mentioned...there was a dollfrom Ideal Toys with a somewhat like-styled and wolf-whislting theme, Tiffany Taylor in the 70s and same #of syllables.
  • Daevid from Glendale, CaI actually went out with a girl named Jennifer Eccles------a good natured sweet gal.
  • Rob from West Sussex, EnglandThis song was written in response to the 'failing' in the charts (in the UK) of King Midas In Reverse.
    It was decided to go straight back to the more commercial sound of The Hollies, and Jennifer Eccles was the product.
    Graham Nash wasn't overly impressed by this turn against his more flamboyant songwriting ideas...co-incidence or not that he left the band later this year?
  • Rob from West Sussex, EnglandGraham Nash actually guest sings the line about Jennifer Eccles in Scaffold's Lily The Pink...small world, this pop business...
  • Fiona from Napier, New ZealandHeh, here I was thinking that this Jennifer Eccles was the same one as in Lily the Pink... like she became really popular with the lads after taking Medicinal Compound.
  • Matthew from Shrewsbury, EnglandActually peaked in the UK at number 7, this is one of my most favourite (if there is such a need for a qualifier before such a word) Hollies tracks.
  • Gene from Hammond, InThis song, like many Hollies songs, featured very unique instrumentation. Considering it was the early to late 1960's, it was unique indeed to hear a pedal steel guitar in the "middle 8" bars of this song, especially from a British group!
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