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Teresa Brewer & Mickey Mantle – I Love Mickey

25 Jun

Here’s ONE of the songs on our play list – The Honor Roll of Hits

As far back as I can remember, I’ve loved baseball and as a lifelong Indians fan, I’ve always hated the Yankees.  My favorite player will always be Rocky Colavito, but the most popular player of that time period had to be Mickey Mantle.  My grandparents had a “crank” victrola, and several of the 78’s they played were by Teresa Brewer.  Mickey Mantle was so beloved, this song was written about him.  As you read the lyrics, this was NOT poetry, and Mickey was a horrible singer…. But the innocence of the love affair with baseball was captured very well in this charming ditty.  Listen for this and other Teresa Brewer songs on TUNEDEX MEMORIES

I love Mickey (Mickey who)
You know who, the fella
With the celebrated swing

Oh, I love Mickey (Mickey who)
You know who, the one who
Drives me batty every spring

If I don’t make a hit with him
My heart will break in two
I wish that I could catch him
And pitch a lttle woo

I love Mickey (Mickey who)
Mickey you (Mickey me)
That’s who

I love Mickey (Mickey who)
You know who, his muscles
Are a mighty sight to see

Oh, I love Mickey (Mickey who)
You know who, the one I want
To steal right home with me

Oh, I’d sacrifice most anything
To win his many charms
I’d like to be a fly ball
And pop right in his arms

I love Mickey (Mickey who)
Mickey Mantle, ooh, I love you
(Who, me) ooh, I love you
(Not Yogi Berra)

Ooh, I love you
Mickey

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2008 in Honor Roll of Hits

 

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