Sonny West - Oh, Boy!

First performance: 29/07/1978


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 4 times :
 
  • Darkness on the edge of town tour  
1978-07-29 - BAYFRONT CENTER ARENA, ST PETERSBURG
1978-07-31 - TOWNSHIP AUDITORIUM, COLUMBIA
 
 
  • Solo Acoustic tour 1996
1996-03-17 - THE MEAN FIDDLER, DUBLIN, IRELAND
With Joe Ely: First performances in Europe of "All Just To Get To You" and "Oh, Boy!", as well as "Long Tall Sally". "Fingernails" is played in a medley with snippets of "That Black Snake Moan", "Matchbox", and "Buddy Brown's Blues" .
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Oh, Boy!" is a song written by Sonny West, Bill Tilghman and Norman Petty. It was originally recorded by Sonny West in the late 1950s but did not achieve commercial success. It was later recorded by Buddy Holly and the Crickets between June 29 and July 1, 1957, at Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico, with Holly singing lead vocals and the Picks providing backing vocals. The song was included on the album The "Chirping" Crickets and was also released as the A-side of a single, with "Not Fade Away" as the B-side.
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

All of my love
All of my kissin'
You don't know what you've been a-missin'
Oh boy, when you're with me
Oh boy, the world can see
That you, were meant, for me
All of my life
I've been a-waitin'
Tonight there'll be no, hesitatin'
Oh boy, when you're with me
Oh boy, the world can see
That you, were meant, for me
Stars appear and shadows a-falling
You can hear my heart a-calling
A little bit a-lovin' makes everything right
And I'm gonna see my baby tonight
All of my love
All of my kissin'
You don't know what you've been a-missin'
Oh boy, when you're with me
Oh boy, the world can see
That you, were meant, for me
All of my love
All of my kissin'
You don't know what you've been a-missin'
Oh boy, when you're with me
Oh boy, the world can see
That you, were meant, for me
All of my life
I've been a-waitin'
Tonight there'll be no, hesitatin'
Oh boy, when you're with me
Oh boy, the world can see
That you, were meant, for me
Stars appear and shadows a-falling
You can hear my heart a-calling
A little bit a-lovin' makes everything right
I'm gonna see my baby tonight
All of my love
All of my kissin'
You don't know what you've been a-missin'
Oh boy, when you're with me
Oh boy, the world can see
That you, were meant, for me