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Song Lyric Sunday – What Goes With Pumpkin Pie?

The prompt from Jim this week is to find a song that features one or more of the words: Ghost/Pumpkin/Trick/Treat/Witch.

What goes with Pumpkin Pie?  Apples and Peaches of course! The song I chose today is “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie” by Jay and the Techniques. The song was recorded in 1967 in New York with Jay Proctor singing lead with Melba Moore, Nick Ashford, and Valerie Simpson providing the background vocals.

Producer Jerry Ross used session musicians for the recording. The band was not used in the studio because Ross felt they did not read music well enough to handle the studio recording.

Please check out The Story Behind: Jay and the Techniques, “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie” here on Rebeat Magazine. It covers the creation of the group as well as the history behind the song.

Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie
Lyrics from Oldielyrics.com

Ready or not here I come
Gee that used to be such fun

Apples peaches pumpkin pie
Who’s afraid to holler I?
That’s a game we used to play.
Hide and seek was its name.
Oh ready or not, here I come,
Gee that used to be such fun.
I always used to find a hiding place,
Times have changed.
Well I’m one step behind you, but still I can’t find you.
Apple peaches pumpkin pie,
You were young and so was I.
Now that we’ve grown up it seems
You just keep ignoring me.
I’ll find you anywhere you go,
I’ll follow you high and low.
You can’t escape this love of mine anytime.
Well, I’ll sneak up behind you,
Be careful where I find you.
Apple peaches pumpkin pie,
Soon your love will be all mine.
Then I’m gonna take you home,
Marry you so you won’t roam.
Marry you so you won’t roam. Right now
I’ll find you anywhere you go,
I’m gonna look high and low.
You can’t escape this love of mine anytime.
Well, I’ll sneak up behind you,
Be careful where I find you.
Ready or not here I come,
Gee that used to be such fun

[Repeat And Fade]


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