Sweet Pea

Album: Sweet Pea (1966)
Charted: 8
  • I went to a dance just the other night
    I met a girl there she was out of sight
    I asked a friend of mine who she could be
    He said that her friends just call her Sweet Pea

    [Chorus]
    Oh Sweet Pea
    Come on and dance with me
    Come on come on come on and dance with me
    Oh Sweet Pea
    Come on and be my girl
    Come on come on come on and be my girl

    I walked on over and asked her to dance
    Thinkin' maybe later of makin' romance
    But every guy there was thinkin'; like me
    I had to stand in line to get a dance with Sweet Pea

    [Chorus: x2]

    I finally got to whisper sweet words in her ear
    Convinced that we ought a get away from there
    We took a little walk I held her close to me
    And underneath the stars I said to Sweet Pea

    Oh Sweet Pea I love you can't you see
    Love you love you love you can't you see
    Oh Sweet Pea come on and be my girl
    Come on come on come on and be my girl Writer/s: TOMMY ROE
    Publisher: CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Tom S. from Wichita FallsOn a cruise ship Tommy Roe was autographing an album cover. He commented that Sweet Pea was on the cover with him and the band. Sweet Pea was his dog!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 22nd 1966, Tommy Roe performed "Sweet Pea" on the ABC-TV week-day afternoon program 'Where The Action Is'...
    Two days later on July 24th it would peak at #8 {for two weeks}...
    And on this same 'Action' show he also performed "Hooray for Hazel"...
    Just under two months later on September 10th he would appear on Dick Clark's other ABC program, 'American Bandstand', and as on 'Action' he performed both "Sweet Pea" and "Hooray for Hazel".
  • Babbling Babette from Tulsa OkOMG! I see my brother Raunchy has posted a comment here. Yep, it's me that had/has a crush on Tommy Roe in the Sixties. Back then, I didn't care if it was Bubblegum Music, I loved it anyway. Roe had a good string of hits & his music made you feel good. As Raunchy said, one of our male cousins did have a big crush on Tommy Roe back then. He's still a wild card. Bless his heart. Anyway, my music tastes changed and I got into hard rock and later punk rock as it was developing. Quite a ways from Tommy Roe's music. But I am still his fan! Go Roe Go!! Whip it to me, big boy!!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 5th 1966, "Sweet Pea" by Tommy Roe entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #90; and on July 24th it peaked at #8 (for 2 weeks) and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on August 1st it reached #1 (for 1 week) on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart and #7 in Australia...
    Between 1962 and 1973 he had twenty-two records make the Top 100; with six made the Top 10 and two reaching #1, "Sheila" (for 2 weeks in 1962) and "Dizzy" (for 4 weeks in 1969)...
    Mr. Roe celebrated his 72nd birthday one month ago on May 9th, 2014.
  • Raunchy from Tulsa, OkYep, this is a light-hearted song & big hit for Tommy Roe from 1966. And the music scene at the time had a very wide variety of song genres (bubblegum, instrumental, folk-rock, pop, R&B, country-rock, psychedlic, rock/blues, etc.). So, for this to make the Top Ten really speaks loads. One of my sisters had this single in '66 because she had a hot crush on Tommy Roe. Well, uh, so did one of my male counsins too. But that's how it goes some times. haaaa
  • Minna from Joplin, MoGreat bubblegum!!!! Song was often sampled in hip hop (MC LYTE)and acid house (Pychic TV) and many others. Had this 45 as a child and I still rock it to this day.
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