Who Sang Vanilla O'Lay? Jackie DeShannon

Jackie DeShannon Jackie cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1972
remixer: Tom Dowd
producer: Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
vocal: Jackie DeShannon
bass: Mike Leech
organ: Bobby Emmons
acoustic guitar: Jackie DeShannon
woodwind arranger: Arif Mardin
guitar: Johnny Christopher and Reggie Young
steelpan: BWIA Sunjets Steel Orchestra Of Trinidad
string quartet arranger: Arif Mardin
percussion: Bishop Heywood
piano: Bobby Wood
You treated me like a schoolgirl lover
Never did follow any rules
And into your arms, I'm running for cover
All of my strings, I've tied to you

Can you hear the gypsy turnpike
Oh, it's calling
So take our things out to the car
And many shades of night are falling
You're my bright and guiding star

(CHORUS)
Vanilla olay, olay, olay, layla, layla
Vanilla olay, olay, olay, layla
Vanilla olay, olay, olay, layla, layla
Vanilla olay, olay, olay, layla

Oh, my, my, my, my, you're looking better
It seems like you were never I'll
The doctor, he's gonna send us a letter
We will let the sky pay the bill

John John the cat, he's getting older
And he don't jump around
Like you know that he should
Come put our baby over my shoulder
We're going out to get some wood

(CHORUS) 2X to fade

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Paradise
  • 2 Heavy Burdens Me Down
  • 3 Brand New Start
  • 4 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
  • 5 Laid Back Days
  • 6 Full Time Woman
  • 7 Vanilla O'Lay
  • 8 Would You Like to Learn to Dance
  • 9 I Won't Try to Put Chains on Your Soul
  • 10 I Wanna Roo You
  • 11 Peaceful in My Soul
  • 12 Anna Karina