Who Sang How Long Has This Been Going On?? Charlie Byrd

Charlie Byrd Mr. Guitar cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1959
length: 3:43
membranophone: Bertell Knox
bass: Keter Betts
guitar: Charlie Byrd
As a tot, when I trotted in little velvet panties,
I was kissed by my sisters, my cousins, and my aunties.
Sad to tell, it was hell, an inferno worse than Dante's.

So my dear I swore,
"Never, never more!"
On my list, I insisted that kissing must be crossed out.
Now, I find I was blind, and oh my!
How I lost out!

I could cry salty tears,
Where have I been all these years?
Little wow, tell me now,
How long has this been going on?

There were chills up my spine,
And some thrills I can't define.
Listen, sweet, I repeat,
How long has this been going on?

Oh, I feel that I could melt,
Into Heaven I'm hurled!
I know how Columbus felt,
Finding another world.

Kiss me once, then once more.
What a dunce I was before.
What a break!
For Heaven's sake!
How long has this been going on?

Dear, when in your arms I creep,
That divine rendezvous,
Don't wake me, if I'm asleep,
Let me dream that it's true!

Kiss me twice, then once more.
That makes thrice, let's make it four!
What a break!
For Heaven's sake!
How long has this been going on?
How long has this, been going on?

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Blues for Felix
  • 2 Gypsy in My Soul
  • 3 In a Mellotone
  • 4 Prelude to a Kiss
  • 5 Travelin’ On
  • 6 Play Fiddle, Play
  • 7 Funky Flamenco
  • 8 My One and Only
  • 9 Mama, I’ll Be Home Some Day
  • 10 How Long Has This Been Going On?
  • 11 Who Cares?
  • 12 Lay the Lily Low