ForeverWords & Music by Buddy Killen
Recorded by The Little Dippers*, 1960 (#9
A6 A DM7 D6 Hold me, kiss me, A6 A DM7 D6 Whis - per sweet - ly A6 A DM7 D6 That you love me A For - ev - er. A6 A DM7 D6 Hold me, kiss me, A6 A DM7 D6 Whis - per sweet - ly A6 A DM7 D6 That you love me A For - ev - er.
The fact that this was their only charted single should come as no surprise -- the group itself didn't actually exist until after the song was recorded. The song was actually recorded by The Anita Kerr Singers, and produced by the author. After this song became a hit, four singers -- Delores Dinning, Emily Gilmore, Darrell McCall and Hurschel Wiggintin -- were sent out to tour as "The Little Dippers." The song was originally performed by Floyd Cramer. It was also covered by Billy Walker as a Top 100 single in 1960, by Pete Drake as a Top 25 hit in 1964, and by Mercy as a Top 100 single in 1979. This version made its debut January 25, 1960, and remained on the charts for 14 weeks, peaking at #9.
Another interesting bit of trivia: if ever there was a prize for minimalism in lyric writing, this song would probably win. It's one verse, repeated twice, contains only 11 words and a mere fifteen syllables.