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Oldies/60's song need title & group know a few lyrics


Song probably from late 60's. Used to hear it on one of my albums, prob not on airwaves a lot if at all.  Had a "ballad" quality to it, the singer hit highs kind of like  the 3 Dog Night  lead singer...could even be from an early 3 Dog Night album though I searched.  The singer laments as to how in love he is with this girl and he has to "give her up"  Song I thought was titled "Give it up" or "Givin Up" (it is NOT Breaking up is hard to do!)  The "catch phrase" is "Give it up, I can't give her up" oh no no no no no (it is not a fast beat, it's a strong vocal as though he is going thru some great emotional pain)  I can't find this song ANYWHERE although I did think the name of it was "Give it UP" or "Givin' Up" Pretty sure it's a white group/singer, not Soul Group, not 4 Tops, Temps nothing like that.  It was def a band, not individual singer.

I remember bits and pieces of the lyrics, see below...

"The way she kisses me, makes me feel warm inside ....

"The way she touches me, makes me feel (something) inside...

and I can't get away....

I can't give it up oh no no no no no no no

Give it up I can't give it up

A little research tells me that you're probably thinking of Can't Give Her Up by Skipworth & Turner. "Can't give her up ...'cause I love my baby." It came out in 1986 and has quite a funky, soul sound. I realize that you said it's not a soul group but that's the way this black duo sounds to me. Not a bad song even though being another obscure one which I hadn't heard before.


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Jim Ervin


I have a good general knowledge of oldies rock and roll, traditional country and some pop music up until the late '60s and especially pre British invasion stuff. Automotive songs are a specialty of mine and I love Doowop and R&B oldies.


I had my own radio program on a local volunteer station, CJSF, from 2001-03, in which I played automotive related music from my own collection as well as spoke about the latest old car shows in my area. I'm also a singer/songwriter with 3 songs recorded on CD and many more I'd like to record.

I'm a member of S.O.C.A.N. and a local old car club, Lions Gate Model A Ford Club. I'm also a past member of the Pacific Bluegrass & Heritage Society as well as a songwriters group.

My writing appeared for 16 years in a national Canadian newspaper called Old Autos, published twice monthly. In it, I published stories on every automotively related song I knew of. For instance I did an extensive article on the many group names which took their names from car makes and models,

Pop and rock music history was taught as a part of the radio broadcasting course I took at B.C.I.T.

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