Monday, 2 October 2017

Runaway by Del Shannon

I'm a-walkin' in the rain
Tears are fallin' and I feel the pain
Wishin' you were here by me
To end this misery

And I wonder
I wah-wah-wah-wah-wonder
Why, why, why, why, why
She ran away

And I wonder
Where she will stay
My little runaway
A-run, run, run, run, runaway
A-run, run, run, run, runaway
A-run, run, run, run, runaway

Runaway is not exactly a recent song – in fact it dates back to 1961.  It was the song that made Del Shannon a star.

Del Shannon (real name Charles Weedon Westover) was in his late 20's when he hit the big time with this song.  He died in 1990 at the age of 56 – sadly he shot himself.

Runaway is one of those songs that sticks in your head.  So be warned if you click this link to a YouTube clip of it!

1 comment:

  1. I have not thought of Del Shannon in years but I certainly do remember him! It's sad that some artists that bring such joy to others, sadly lose the joy of their own heart......


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