Sep 222013
 

from SHERRY/GOD LOVES LITTLE GIRLS (single)

written by Dwayne Ford

The Keane Brothers were a successful American pop duo of the Seventies. As child prodigies at 12 and 11 years respectfully,Tom and John Keane were accomplished musicians, writers and singers. The teen duo released their debut single, “Sherry,” in 1976.

That breezy, pop ditty was produced by a Canadian-born, red-hot session musician turned producer named David Foster. “Sherry” was written by another Canadian – musician, singer and songwriter Dwayne Ford. The song entered Billboard’s Hot 100 and peaked at #86. “Sherry” also has the distinctive feat of being the first appearance by Foster as a producer on the various Billboard charts. Thanks to the catchy feel, The Keane Brothers’ talent and teen appeal plus the Foster and Ford names, “Sherry” became a good hit in Canada reaching #25 on the Singles’ chart. The two gifted kids went on to briefly host their own TV show. They eventually released their self-titled debut album in 1977. “The Keane Brothers” was also produced by Foster and he gave proof of his noteworthy talent. Foster prepared an ear candy collection of pop songs written or co-written by Tom Keane. The album was aimed to appeal to American teenagers of the second half of the Seventies.

The superior musical talent of both Tom and John brought them to develop prominent careers in the music biz as musicians, composers and producers. Through the years, Tom Keane kept collaborating with Foster. He would co-write with Foster some phenomenal tunes like “Through The Fire,” “Bi-Coastal” and “Will You Still Love Me.” His younger brother, John, played drums on quite a few Foster productions.


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Lead Vocal: Tom Keane
Background Vocals: Tom & John Keane
Keyboards & Synthesizers: David Foster & Tom Keane
Guitars: Jay Graydon & Larry Carlton
Drums: Jeff Porcaro
Bass: Michael Porcaro, David Hungate, Lee Sklar

Produced & Arranged by David Foster


Lyrics

I never met a girl like you
Tell me why, do you do the things you do
I loved the day I found you
Wrapped my arms around you
(Chorus)
Sherry don’t say good-bye
You got to satisfy
This pain in my heart for you
Sherry don’t say good-bye
You’ll only make me cry
I’m falling in love with you
Sherry I wanna marry you
Sherry don’t say good-bye
Kind of like to think that I’m still in love with you
Well if you, Sherry only loved me too
I hope and pray you don’t leave me
Sherry I still need you
(Chorus)
Sherry don’t say good-bye
You got to satisfy
This pain in my heart for you
Sherry don’t say good-bye
You’ll only make me cry
I’m falling in love with you
Sherry I wanna marry you
Sherry don’t say good-bye
(Instrumental break)
One of these days I’m gonna buy you a diamond ring
Slip it on your finger when those church bells start to ring
I loved the day that I found you
Wrapped my arms around you
(Chorus)
Sherry don’t say good-bye
You got to satisfy
This pain in my heart for you
Sherry don’t say good-bye
You’ll only make me cry
I’m falling in love with you
Sherry I wanna marry you
Sherry don’t say good-bye
(Repeat and ad-lib last line then fade away)