The Dixie Cups
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The Dixie Cups are an American pop music girl group from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA who peaked in the mid 1960s.Read More...
The trio consisted of sisters Barbara and Rosa Lee Hawkins; plus their cousin Joan Johnson, from the Calliope housing project in New Orleans. They first sang together in grade school. Originally they were to be called Little Miss and the Muffets, but were named The Dixie Cups just prior to their first release.
By 1963 the trio had decided to pursue a career in music and began singing locally as the Meltones. Within a year Joe Jones, a successful singer in his own right with the Top Five 1960 single "You Talk Too Much," became their manager. After working with them for five months, Jones took them to New York, where record producers / songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller signed them to their new Red Bird Records.
Their first release in 1964, "Chapel of Love," proved to be their biggest hit, although they had other hits with "People Say" (#12, 1964), "You Should Have Seen the Way He Looked at Me" (#39, 1964), "Iko Iko" (#20, 1965), and "Little Bell" (#51, 1965).
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- LyricsGoin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married
Gee, I really love you and we're gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel of love
Spring is here, the sky is blue, whoa oh oh
- LyricsMy grandma and your grandma were
Sit-tin' by the fire. - My grandma told
Your grandma "I'm gonna set your flag on fire."
Talk-in' 'bout, Hey now ! Hey now ! I-KO, I-KO, un-day
Jack-a-mo fee-no ai na-na. - Jock-a-mo fee na-na
- LyricsDon't you ever leave me sad and blue
Don't you ever tell me we are though
Don't you ever hurt me if you do
Everything they're saying will be true
People say, it's just a summer romance
- Iko Iko - Original - 20,000 plays
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - 6,286 plays
- Going To The Chapel - 9,266 plays
- Iko, Iko - 12,277 plays
- I'm Gonna Get You Yet - 6,750 plays
- Chapel Of Love - Original - 3,956 plays
- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - 3,394 plays