Hey Schoolgirl

Album: Tom & Jerry (1957)
Charted: 49
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  • Hey, Schoolgirl in the second row
    The teacher's lookin' over
    So I got to whisper way down low
    To say, "Who-bop-a-loo-chi-bop, let's meet
    After school at three."

    She said, "Hey, babe, but there is one thing more
    My school is over at half past four
    Maybe when we're older then we can date
    O - oh, let's wait!"
    Hey, Schoolgirl in the second row
    The teacher's lookin' over
    So I got to whisper way down low
    To say, "Who-bop-a-loo-chi-bop, let's meet
    After school at three."

    She said, "Hey, babe, I gotta lot to do,
    It takes me hours till my homework's through,
    Someday we'll go steady, so don't you fret.
    O - oh, not yet!"
    Hey, Schoolgirl in the second row
    The teacher's lookin' over
    So I got to whisper way down low
    To say, "Who-bop-a-loo-chi-bop, let's meet
    After school at three."

    Then she turned around to me
    With that gleam in her eye
    She said, "I'm sorry if I passed you by,
    I'm gonna skip my homework
    Gonna cut my class,
    Bug out of here real fast."

    Hey, Schoolgirl in the second row
    Now we're going steady,
    Hear the words that I want you to know
    Well it's "Who-bop-a-loo-chi-bop, you're mine,
    I knew it all the time."
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Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn November 22, 1957, Tom and Jerry performed "Hey Schoolgirl"* on the Dick Clark ABC-TV weekday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    A little over two weeks later on December 8th the song entered Billboard's Top 100 chart at position #79, and on December 31st it would peak at #49 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Best-Sellers in Stores chart, and it spent nine weeks on the Top 100...
    Between 1965 and 1982 the duo, as Simon and Garfunkel, had eighteen records on the Top 100 chart, eight made the Top 10 with three reaching #1, "The Sounds of Silence" for 1 week on December 26th, 1965, "Mrs. Robinson" for 3 weeks on May 26th, 1968, and "Bridge Over Troubled Water" for 6 weeks on February 22nd, 1970...
    Paul Simon charted twice without Art, as Jerry Landis his "The Lone Teen Ranger" reached #97 in 1963, and in 1962 he entered the Top 100 for a one week stay at #99 with "Motorcycle" as Tico and the Triumphs...
    *In addition to "Hey Schoolgirl", during the year 1957 there were five other 'School' records to make the Top 100 chart, ""School Day" by Chuck Berry {#3}, "Waitin' In School" by Ricky Nelson {#18}, "After School" by Randy Starr {#32}, "Back to School Again" by Timmie 'Oh Yeah' Rogers {#36}, and "High School Romance" by George Hamilton IV {#80}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyIn 1965 a record titled 'Boo-Ga-Loo' peaked at No. 47; it was performed by a duo named Tom and Jerrio!!!
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