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Walk on By
Leroy Van Dyke Lyrics


If I see you tomorrow on some street in town
Pardon me, if I don't say hello (hello)
I belong to another, it wouldn't look so good
To know someone I'm not supposed to know

Just walk on by, wait on the corner
I love you, but we're strangers when we meet
Just walk on by, wait on the corner
I love you, but we're strangers when we meet

In a dimly lit corner in a place outside of town
Tonight we'll try to say goodbye again (goodbye)
But I know it's not over, I'll call tomorrow night
I can't let you go, so why pretend?

Just walk on by, wait on the corner
I love you, but we're strangers when we meet
Just walk on by, wait on the corner
I love you, but we're strangers when we meet

I love you, but we're strangers when we meet

Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Kendall Hayes

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Walk On By - Leory Van Dyke

If I see you tomorrow on some street in town
Pardon me, if I don't say hello (hello)
I belong to another, it wouldn't look so good
To know someone I'm not supposed to know
Just walk on by, wait on the corner
I love you, but we're strangers when we meet
Just walk on by, wait on the corner
I love you, but we're strangers when we meet
In a dimly lit corner in a place outside of town
Tonight we'll try to say goodbye again (goodbye)
But I know it's not over, I'll call tomorrow night
I can't let you go, so why pretend?
Just walk on by, wait on the corner
I love you, but we're strangers when we meet
Just walk on by, wait on the corner
I love you, but we're strangers when we meet
I love you, but we're strangers when we meet



Dr Spaseebo

(from my research into who wrote this song): Classic Country Music Stories
25 September 2016 · The Story Behind The Song: ”Walk On By” (written by Kendall Hayes)
Leroy Van Dyke (#1 country, #5 pop, 1961)
Kentucky songwriter Kendall Hayes was having a problem with one of his compositions. There was something missing, but he couldn’t figure out what it was. The title “Walk On By” was terrific. It seemed perfect for the country market and the lyrics were well-written, yet in spite of that, no one was interested in recording the piece. It was very much a song he couldn’t sell. What it needed was a great hook line, which Hayes just couldn’t manage to come up with.

By 1960, Atlanta-based Lowery Music had opened an office in Nashville in which to plug their songs and find new material. The founder of the company, Bill Lowery, hired a man named Gary Walker to run the Nashville office for him. Walker, who was aware of Hayes’ difficulty in completing “Walk On By,” telephoned Lowery to tell him that he might have come up with the perfect hook for Kendall’s song: “wait on the corner.” Gary thought that if they could re-work the piece with that one line added, it might be able to be successfully placed. Lowery talked it over with Hayes, and he agreed that Walker had found the key to finishing “Walk On By.”

After Hayes had completed re-writing his song, Bill Lowery called Shelby Singleton, the A & R man for Mercury Records, and in a matter of days, Singleton received a demo on “Walk On By” and played it for Leroy Van Dyke, who had just signed with the label. If any artist needed a hit, it was Van Dyke. In a four-year recording career for two different labels, he had placed just one song on the Billboard charts, his debut single “The Auctioneer.” ............
FOR FURTHER INFO refer:
https://www.facebook.com/ClassicCountryMusicStories/posts/the-story-behind-the-songwalk-on-bywritten-by-kendall-hayesleroy-van-dyke-1-coun/999272226865692/
Thank you.



Dr Spaseebo

(from my research into who wrote this song): Classic Country Music Stories
25 September 2016 · The Story Behind The Song: ”Walk On By” (written by Kendall Hayes)
Leroy Van Dyke (#1 country, #5 pop, 1961)
Kentucky songwriter Kendall Hayes was having a problem with one of his compositions. There was something missing, but he couldn’t figure out what it was. The title “Walk On By” was terrific. It seemed perfect for the country market and the lyrics were well-written, yet in spite of that, no one was interested in recording the piece. It was very much a song he couldn’t sell. What it needed was a great hook line, which Hayes just couldn’t manage to come up with.

By 1960, Atlanta-based Lowery Music had opened an office in Nashville in which to plug their songs and find new material. The founder of the company, Bill Lowery, hired a man named Gary Walker to run the Nashville office for him. Walker, who was aware of Hayes’ difficulty in completing “Walk On By,” telephoned Lowery to tell him that he might have come up with the perfect hook for Kendall’s song: “wait on the corner.” Gary thought that if they could re-work the piece with that one line added, it might be able to be successfully placed. Lowery talked it over with Hayes, and he agreed that Walker had found the key to finishing “Walk On By.”

After Hayes had completed re-writing his song, Bill Lowery called Shelby Singleton, the A & R man for Mercury Records, and in a matter of days, Singleton received a demo on “Walk On By” and played it for Leroy Van Dyke, who had just signed with the label. If any artist needed a hit, it was Van Dyke. In a four-year recording career for two different labels, he had placed just one song on the Billboard charts, his debut single “The Auctioneer.” ............
FOR FURTHER INFO refer:
https://www.facebook.com/ClassicCountryMusicStories/posts/the-story-behind-the-songwalk-on-bywritten-by-kendall-hayesleroy-van-dyke-1-coun/999272226865692/
Thank you.



All comments from YouTube:

Charan Bhattarai

What a masterpiece!!
Never tired of listening this!❤️❤️

Raymond Holtslander

I agree

David Kemery

As good as is possible to get. He's a country Beatle .

Roundhay46

I was a child when this song was first released. I thought it was brilliant then and nothing,over the years, has changed my mind. Ah, fond memories.

Patricia Slocum

You are so right.

KY Stars

Great song by a great man. as of this posting, October 2019, he is STILL performing live at age 90! AMAZING

Jonny Koch

so 2020 I was at his Son's work. Leroy and Gladys stopped in dropping off a 400 lb drill press they had loaded themselves.. Then was grabbing 2x4s and plywood because he was watching grandkids and they were going to mind fence and then he wanted to make sure they knew how to hammer and screw stuff together....... It was 102 out!

Jim Duggan

You can't beat quality! 👍

King of the car washes

These songs are so amazing! The lyrics rhyming, the echo in the voices, and the guitars. These songs will never die! Music nowadays does not have style like the old stuff has.

King of the car washes

@Cruz Sigala I personally don't care for rap, I just like the basic old country songs. :)

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