Once In Awhile The Chimes 1960



~Once in awhile~

Once in awhile
Someone's smile can still remind me of you,
Or maybe just the way they have their hair,
The way they walk or a little something they do.

Once in awhile
I still remember, even today you and our first date,
Riding around that evening on that Cushman scooter,
Stopping at Tops Drive-Inn for a Sirlioner and a shake,

Breaking down and catching a ride with your friends,
In that beautiful red and white 1955 Ford convertible,
The memory of that first kiss I wish I could taste again.

Once in awhile
I can still feel your soft, caressing touch,
The brush of your hand against mine, your gentle kiss,
So many years ago but I can still vision you so much.

Once in awhile
I hope too maybe you think of moments I shared with you,
A ride together, a walk, or talking in the hallway,
A love so young, so innocent, so tender and so true.

Maybe Just Once In Awhile....

John/Heavens Gates
Written Sept. 2012

A special dedication to Joanne,
my first date March 20 1959

If anyone knew Joanne and what became of her after our year at Annandale High in 1959, I would love to know. Click Here


It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Jean-Fran ois Abgrall and Jacques Penot. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Venus by Frankie Avalon. In UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits. Compulsion, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lili.

"Once in awhile" is a popular song, written by Michael Edwards with lyrics by Bud Green. The song was published in 1937.

The song was revived in doo-wop style by the Chimes in 1960, and their version peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100

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Dedicated to John and his first date Joanne Ritchie
March 1959
Annandale High School


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