This song was a "one-hit wonder" recorded by the Cincinnati doo-wop group the Casinos in 1967. The song was written by John D. Loudermilk and was first recorded as a country song. Loudermilk also had hits with "Tobacco Road" in 1964, recorded by the Nashville Teens (ironically a British band), as well as "Indian Reservation" in 1971, recorded by Paul Revere and the Raiders.
The arrangement by the Casinos is probably best recognized by the unique chord that starts the song and repeats throughout, as well as its organ interlude, to which we imperfectly pay tribute here.
(For you music nerds, in our key we play that unique chord as a C sharp seventh sharp ninth.)
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
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