Who Sang Gloria? Harry Belafonte


Some other versions of "Gloria"
Credits
publisher: ©NEXT DECADE ENTERTAINMENT,INC.
writers: Gordon
release date: 1961
genres: Reggae Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Calypso/Folk/Vocal
length: 3:16
producer: Bob Bollard
conductor: Ralph Hunter
performer: Trinidad Steel Drum Band
engineer: Bob Sirapson
bass: Norman Keenan
guitar: Millard Thomas and Ernest Calabria
chorus master: Ralph Hunter
vocal: Harry Belafonte
cuatro: Ernest Calabria
Can't bear this strain any longer; I tell you "no," Gloria
Can't bear this strain any longer; I tell you "no," Gloria
You promised to marry me in the month of May
Now you try to run away; if it's the last thing I have to do
Gloria, my darling, I'm begging you
Please, marry me, Gloria, darling, can't you see, Gloria
With all your faults, I want you like a long dose of Epsom salts?

I'd like to be a bachelor
Before I met Gloria
I don't know what she did to me
Some people think I'm crazy
Some say it's the treatment, some say it's this and that
Some say she's a diplomat; I don't care what the case may be
Come, darling, let's join in matrimony
So please, marry me, Gloria, darling, can't you see, Gloria
My belly does boil, I want you like a bad dose of Castor oil?

You said you loved me but you lied
My friend saw you with another guy
And now you have me in a state
With all the doubts you create
Soon as I turned my back you were on the go
Gloria, girl, I tell you "no," and I beg you not to forget
A promise to me is more than a debt
So please, marry me, Gloria, sweetheart, can't you see, Gloria
You must understand I want you like a cop wants a wanted man?

Gloria is my only girl
My only hope in this world
Give me your hand and say you do
Come back to me, I'm telling you
I want you to have and hold until death we part
Please, don't try to break my heart
I say stop all this stupidness, darling, and seal it now with a kiss
Please, marry me, Gloria, darling, can't you see, Gloria
You lovely flower bud, I love you like a pig loves a pool of mud?



Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Sweetheart From Venezuela
  • 2 Go Down Emanuel Road
  • 3 The Baby Boy
  • 4 Gloria
  • 5 Land of the Sea and Sun
  • 6 Goin' Down Jordan
  • 7 Jump in the Line
  • 8 Kingston Market
  • 9 Monkey
  • 10 These Are the Times
  • 11 Bally Mena
  • 12 Angelina

  • Album Information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin