Who Sang The Days Of Sand And Shovels? Bobby Vinton

Bobby Vinton Vinton cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Bud Reneau, Doyle B. Marsh
Release Date: 1969-6
length: 3:42
When I noticed her the first time
I was outside running barefoot in the rain
She lived in the house next door
Her nose was pressed against the window pane

When I looked at her she smiled
And showed a place where two teeth used to be
And I heard her ask her mom if she
Could come outside and play with me

Soon the day's of sand and shovels
Gave way to the mysteries of life
Then I noticed she was changing and I
Looked at her through different eyes

We became as one and knew a love
Without beginning or an end
And everyday I lived with her
Was like a new day dawning once again

And I've loved her since every doll was Shirley Temple
Soda pop was still a nickel
Jam was on her fingertips
Milk was circled on her lips

After many years our live grew
Silent and at night I heard her cry
And when she left me in the fall I knew
That it would be our last goodbye

I was man enough to give her
Everything she needed for a while
And searching for a perfect love
I found that I could not give her a child

Now she lives a quiet life
And is the mother of a little girl
Every time I pass her house
My thoughts go back into another world

Because I see her little girl
Her nose is pressed against the window pane
She thinks I'm a lonely man
Who wants to come inside out of the rain

And I've loved her since every doll was shirley Temple
Soda pop was still a nickel
Jam was on her fingertips
Milk was circled on her lips

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 No Arms Can Ever Hold You
  • 2 This Guy's In Love With You
  • 3 When I Fall In Love
  • 4 To Know You Is To Love You
  • 5 Stand By Your Man
  • 6 It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
  • 7 The Days Of Sand And Shovels
  • 8 Try A Little Tenderness
  • 9 Middle Of The Night
  • 10 Are You Sincere
  • 11 May You Always