Lollipop – 1958
What a fun song – it builds the chord structures as it goes!!! (And it is the typical C-Am-Dm-G7 chord pattern!) This is real popular with Barbershop Quartets!!! NOW – to perform this – you have to master the “POP” and on the 4th count!!! or it doesn’t work!!! I suggest a pin and a balloon or one of those pop guns!!
- Lollipop 1st
- Lollipop 2nd
- Lollipop 3rd (5 finger position)
- Lollipop 4th
- Lollipop Opt 5th (5 finger position no 8th notes)
- Lollipop Ensemble Score
NOTES FOR PERFORMANCE:
- Typical rock style speed – 120
- – Swing Counting to Notes
- If you have trouble with the tied notes – practice them without the tie first!
- The fingering is easy – 1/4 means – 1st number is what you hit the note with the 2ns number is the finger you change to while you hold the note down
- Remember when the count is a rest – the next 8th note will be short like the illustration above
- 4th and 5th – Left Hand – keep the bass strong and the chord short (4th swing the 8th note chords – “long-short”) Remember the song Heart & Soul!!! Same beat!
- 5th part is only to be played by level 1 players (PH Bk 1)
About the Song:
“Lollipop” is a pop song written by Julius Dixson and Beverly Ross in 1958. It was first recorded by the duo Ronald & Ruby — Ross herself was “Ruby” — and then covered more successfully by The Chordettes.
“Lollipop” was then covered in the United States by female vocal quartet The Chordettes whose version reached #2 and #3 on the Billboard pop and R&B charts, respectively. The song became a worldwide hit. The Chordettes’ version reached #6 in the UK, where there was also a cover version by The Mudlarks which made #2.