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Walk On By - Dionne Warwick

Blurb:
"Walk on By" is a song composed by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David for soul singer Dionne Warwick. It was recorded at the same December, 1963 session that yielded "Anyone Who Had A Heart" which would in 1964 become Warwick's first Top Ten hit. Released in April 1964, "Walk On By" became a landmark single and Warwick's signature song in spite of the fact that she has had more than two dozen hits in her career. The single reached number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Like many of Warwick's 1960s Bacharach-composed singles, it was heavily covered in different ways, most notably by funk/soul musician Isaac Hayes, whose 1969 cover on his groundbreaking album Hot Buttered Soul was transformed into a twelve-and-a-half minute funk vamp breaking ground for singles to release songs surpassing five minutes. In 1982, funk singer D-Train recorded an R&B hit with the song mixing up Warwick's and Hayes' versions. In 1990, singer Sybil, who had scored her biggest hit a year prior with a cover of Warwick's "Don't Make Me Over", also scored an R&B hit with this song.



Scroll and Sing:
If you see me walking down the street
And I start to cry each time we meet
Walk on by, walk on by

Make believe
that you don't see the tears
Just let me grieve
in private 'cause each time I see you
I break down and cry
And walk on by (don't stop)
And walk on by (don't stop)
And walk on by

I just can't get over losing you
And so if I seem broken and blue
Walk on by, walk on by

Foolish pride
Is all that I have left
So let me hide
The tears and the sadness you gave me
When you said goodbye
Walk on by
and walk on by
and walk by (don't stop)

Walk on by, walk on by
Foolish pride
Is all that I have left
So let me hide
The tears and the sadness you gave me
When you said goodbye
Walk on by (don't stop)
and walk on by (don't stop)
and walk by (don't stop)

1 comment:

Michael said...

Nice of yuo to give the story behind the songs! Not many people do that.