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Lyrics to If I Were a Bell
by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

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[edit]Song titleIf I Were a Bell
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See Voice Key below.

Short instrumental intro with the following:

All:
Ding-dong, ding-dong,
Ding-dong, ding-dong,
Ding!

Verse 1:
SR: Ask me how do I feel,
Now that we're cozy and cling-ging.
CR: Well sir, all I can say,
Is if I were a bell, I'd be...
M: (Ring,) ((ring,)) ((ring,)) ((ring,))
All: Ringing!
From the moment we kissed goodnight,
That's the way I jus' got ta behave.
And if I were a lamp I'd light,
And if I were a banner I'd wave.

Verse 2:
SR: Ask me how do I feel,
Li'l-ole me with my quiet upbring-ging.
CR: Well sir, all I can say,
Is if I were a gate, I'd be...
M: (Swing,) ((swing,)) ((swing,)) ((swing,))
All: Swinging!
And if I were a clock,
I'd surely be popping my spri-ings.
M: And if I were a bell,
I'd go ding-dong, ding-dong, ding.
A-dong-ding.
A-dong-ding, a-dong-ding, a-dong-
All: -Ding.

Instrumental break.

Bridge:
B: (Bahh,) ((bahhh,))
All: Bahhhh!
Oh yes, I knew my morale would crack,
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Wolf whistle.
And if I were a duck I'd
Quacking noise./B: (Quack)
All: Quack.
And if I were a goose,
I'd be cooked.

Verse 3 & Outro:
SR: Ask me how do I feel,
Now that we're final-ly caressing.
CR: Boy, if I were a salad, don'tcha know,
I'd be splashing my-iii dressing.
M: Or if I were a season, boy,
All: I'd surely be spring.
M: (And if I were a bell,)
(If I keep them...)
((I were a bell...))
All: If
M: I I were a bell...
All: And if I were a bell, if
M: I were a bell, I'd go
Ding-dong, ding-dong,
A-ding-dong. A-ding-dong.
A-ding-dong. A-ding-dong.
A-ding-dong. A-ding-dong.
Ding-a-ling-ling-ling-ling-ling-ling-ling...
Bong! Bong! Bong!

VOICE KEY:
Lyrics preceded with SR: denote solo by Smokey Robinson.
Lyrics preceded with CR: denote solo by Claudette Rogers-Robinson.
Lyrics preceded with All: denote everyone sings.
Lyrics preceded with M: denote just the male group members.
Lyrics preceded with GM: denote all the group members sing without SR.
Lyrics in single (parentheses) denote some of the backup singers.
Lyrics in double ((parentheses)) or triple (((parentheses)))
denote a different group of backup singers
or voices added to those already singing.

Lyrics separated by a slash(es) (/) mean the lyrics on opposite
sides of the slash(es) are sung simultaneously or overlap.

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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles If I Were a Bell Recording details & track overview

[[IF I WERE A BELL]]{{1}}__BR__ Written by: Frank Loesser__BR__ Performed by: The Miracles{{2}}__BR__ Lyrics transcribed by: bri4daz@mp3lyrics.org__BR__ First released:{{3}}__BR__ Single: None__BR__ Album: 1999{{See Note 1}} [Length: 2:07] {{1}}"If I Were a Bell" is a song that was recorded in the early '60s but never published. There doesn't seem to be any history about the exact recording date, but from the title of the album, [[Lost & Found: Along Came Love (1958-1964)]] (1999), it is apparent that had it been released it would have been credited to The Miracles (before they changed their name). The song had all the makings of a hit, so it is a surprise that it remained unpublished until Motown decided to do their [[Lost & Found]] series in 1999. {{2}}Personnel performing on this recording: * William "Smokey" Robinson (Lead tenor.) * Warren "Pete" Moore (Bass vocals. Leaves for the Army in 1963.{{4}}) * Claudette Rogers-Robinson (Backup vocals.) * Ronald "Ronnie" White (Se.....MORE.....(all If I Were a Bell track/recording details)

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles biography

The Miracles, an African-American rhythm & blues (R&B) group from Detroit, Michigan, began in 1955 as The Five Chimes. In 1957 they changed their name to The Matadors. In November 1958 they became The Miracles but from 1965 to 1972 they were billed as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, in order to capitalize on Robinson's popularity. (However, for a time during this transition, the labels on the singles would read "The Miracles" but the albums from which the single came would read Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. Eventually this discrepancy worked itself out. After 1972, Robinson went solo, and the remaining members returned to using the name The Miracles.

The Miracles were notable as the first successful group act for Berry Gordy Jr.'s1 Motown Records Corporation,2 and as one of Motown's signature acts of the 1960s. During the same period, Smokey Robinson became one of the most successful s.....MORE.....(full Smokey Robinson & The Miracles biography)

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