Get Well Helen

“Good Lovin’” is a song written by Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick that was a number one hit single for the Young Rascals in 1966.  This song came out on the Good Lovin’ album and it charted #1.  It was originally recorded in 1965 by The Olympics, a novelty/doo-wop group who had hits with ‘Peanut Butter’, ‘Western Movies’ and ‘Hully Gully’.  The Olympics Good Lovin’  tune was a re-working of a song originally titled Lemme B. Good by a singer named Limmie Snell.  Clark and Resnick re-wrote the lyrics to the song, and changed the name, before The Olympics recorded it.  Felix Cavaliere of The Young Rascals was listening to a New York Soul station when he heard The Olympics version.  The Rascals liked it and played a sped-up version at their live performances and this song became their first hit.

The group was initially called The Rascals, but they changed their name to The Young Rascals because of potential legal action from a group called Harmonica Rascals.  After they hit the jackpot with Good Lovin’, they changed their name back to The Rascals.  The Grateful Dead also covered Good Lovin’.

1-2-3-
(Good lovin’ )
(Good lovin’ )
(Good lovin’ )

I was feelin’ so bad,
I asked my family doctor just what I had,
I said, “Doctor,
(Doctor )
Mr. M.D.,
(Doctor )
Now can you tell me, tell me, tell me,
What’s ailin’ me?”
(Doctor )

He said, “Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yes, indeed, all you really need
(Is good lovin’)
Gimme that good, good lovin
(Good lovin’)
All I need is lovin’
(Good lovin’)
Good lovin’, baby.

Baby please, squeeze me tight (Squeeze me tight)
Now don’t you want your baby to feel alright? (Feel alright)
I said Baby (Baby) now it’s for sure (it’s for sure)
I got the fever, Baby, Baby, but you’ve got the cure
(You’ve got the cure)

I said, “Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yes, indeed, all I really need
(Is good lovin’)
Gimme that good, good lovin
(Good lovin’)
All I need is lovin’
(Good lovin’)
Good lovin’, baby.

Written for 12/30/18 Helen Vahdati’s This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time Song Lyric Sunday Theme where the prompt is “doctor/health/medicine”.

25 thoughts on “Get Well Helen

  1. This song was my second choice after “Doctor My Eyes.” I just realized that this is the second time I used this song for SLS. The first time was last March when Helen’s theme was “eyes.”

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    1. I am pretty sure that I read that post. You had asked me about a month ago if I was considering hosting a writing challenge and I told you that if I did it would be something like Song Lyric Sunday and I don’t like Helen being sick, but when she was looking for a replacement, I jumped all over this.

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  2. Happy New Year Jim. Posting the comment, as I had a little time too slag off during office hours. Keep up the good work, and be the perfectionist that everyone knows you’re when it comes to writing. P.S. Great song choice..

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      1. It’s hectic, this month and the next. I just come and sleep, and eat.. Hope you’re doing great.. Sorry I can only login when I’m on tube to work… So replying late..

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