TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS-“SWEET CHERRY WINE” (LYRICS)

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“SWEET CHERRY WINE”. In Tommy’s song, “Sweet Cherry Wine” represents the blood of our Savior Jesus Christ. Tommy has said this. A #7 hit in 1969 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. LYRICS: Come on everyone we gotta get together now
Oh yeah, love’s the only thing that matters anyhow
And the beauty of life can only survive
If we love one another
Oh yeah yesterday my friends were marching out to war
Oh yeah listen now we ain’t a marching anymore
No we ain’t gonna fight
Only God has the right
To decide who’s to live and die
He gave us sweet cherry wine
so very fine
Drink it right down, pass it all around
So stimulating, so intoxicating
Sweet cherry wine
To open your mind
And everybody’s gonna feel so fine
Drinking sweet cherry wine
Yes they will
Watch the mountain turn
To dust and glow away
Oh Lord, you know there’s got to be a better way
And the old masquerade is a no soul parade
Marchin’ through the ruins of time
To save us He gave us sweet cherry wine
Sweet cherry wine, so very fine
Drink it right down
Pass it all around
So stimulating, so intoxicating
Sweet cherry wine
Drink it with your brother
Trust in one another, yeah, yeah
He gave us sweet cherry wine
Sweet cherry wine
Drink it right down
Pass it all around
People don’t you know the cup is running over
Sweet cherry wine
Songwriters: RITCHIE GRASSO, TOMMY JAMES Posted from the 1999 DVD- “Tommy James & The Shondells
Live At The Bitter End”. – AllMusic Review (by Bruce Eder)
“Captured live on-stage at New York’s Bitter End, Tommy James turns in a lively performance with the 1999 crop of “Shondells.” James, who looks a decade younger than his 50 years, can still sing well and remains an exciting figure on-stage, and he’s got players backing him whose rock & roll passions are in evidence — they’re not only a tight band, but the flourishes they add, such as the electric bass cadenza on “Crystal Blue Persuasion,” only enhance the music. If anything, the stage of the Bitter End, though ideal from an acoustical standpoint for a live recording, is too confining for James and company, who look like they’d be more comfortable playing at, say, the Beacon Theater. The camera angles are nicely varied and the sound is good and loud, matching the levels of a good audiophile CD. The dozen songs represented are a cross-section of James’ biggest hits from 1963 through the early ’70s, from “Hanky Panky” to “Draggin’ the Line.” The views of the crowd are sometimes very funny, showing off a significant number of forty- and fifty-something women, all looking older than James himself, totally absorbed in the music. The disc opens on a cleverly constructed main menu and an entertaining special features menu within, which offers easy access to a 25-minute series of interview clips in which James discusses his career (including a funny story about Roulette Records’ Morris Levy), as well as a surprisingly detailed discography.” (allmusic.com)

TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS-“SWEET CHERRY WINE” (LYRICS)

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  1. Posted from the 1999 DVD- "Tommy James & The Shondells
    Live At The Bitter End". – AllMusic Review (by Bruce Eder)
    "Captured live on-stage at New York's Bitter End, Tommy James turns in a lively performance with the 1999 crop of "Shondells." James, who looks a decade younger than his 50 years, can still sing well and remains an exciting figure on-stage, and he's got players backing him whose rock & roll passions are in evidence — they're not only a tight band, but the flourishes they add, such as the electric bass cadenza on "Crystal Blue Persuasion," only enhance the music. If anything, the stage of the Bitter End, though ideal from an acoustical standpoint for a live recording, is too confining for James and company, who look like they'd be more comfortable playing at, say, the Beacon Theater. The camera angles are nicely varied and the sound is good and loud, matching the levels of a good audiophile CD. The dozen songs represented are a cross-section of James' biggest hits from 1963 through the early '70s, from "Hanky Panky" to "Draggin' the Line." The views of the crowd are sometimes very funny, showing off a significant number of forty- and fifty-something women, all looking older than James himself, totally absorbed in the music. The disc opens on a cleverly constructed main menu and an entertaining special features menu within, which offers easy access to a 25-minute series of interview clips in which James discusses his career (including a funny story about Roulette Records' Morris Levy), as well as a surprisingly detailed discography."

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