A MUST TO AVOID.....THE MAN WITH THE CIGAR  

Playtime24x7 44M  
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5/17/2018 10:01 am

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5/19/2018 11:09 pm

A MUST TO AVOID.....THE MAN WITH THE CIGAR

I remember playing the 45 that had these two songs. Out of the two I liked The Man With The Cigar best. My brother was a big fan of HH when he was a teenager. They’re on my youtube playlist if you’ve never heard them check them out.

Herman's Hermits are an English beat rock band, formed in Manchester in 1964.
Originally called Herman & The Hermits, they were discovered by Harvey Lisberg, who signed them up to management. Lisberg sent a return plane ticket to Mickie Most so that he could come up from London to see the band play in Bolton. Most became the group's record producer, controlling the band's output. He emphasised a simple, non-threatening, clean-cut image, although the band originally played R&B numbers. This helped Herman's Hermits become hugely successful in the mid-1960s.
Their first hit was a cover of Earl-Jean's "I'm into Something Good" (written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King), which reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart and No. 13 in the US in late 1964. They never topped the British charts again, but had two US Billboard Hot 100 No.1s with "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" (originally sung by Tom Courtenay in a 1963 British TV play) and "I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am" (a British music hall song, which singer Peter Noone's Irish grandfather had been in the habit of singing when Noone was young). These songs were aimed at a US fan base, with Noone exaggerating his Mancunian accent.

"A Must to Avoid" is a song written by P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri and performed by the Herman's Hermits. It reached #1 in New Zealand, #3 in Canada, #4 in Australia, #5 in Norway, #6 on the UK's Record Retailer chart, and #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1965. It was featured on their 1966 album, Hold On!. It is also featured on their 1966 EP, A Must to Avoid.
The song was produced by Mickie Most.

A MUST TO AVOID

She's a must to avoid
A complete impossibility
She's a must to avoid
Better take it from me

You'll think she's a prize at the start (Prize at the start)
But take my advice, play it smart (Just play it smart)
She's nothin' but trouble
Better cut out on the double
Before she gets into your heart

She's a must to avoid
A complete impossibility
She's a must to avoid
Better take it from me

When you stare into her pretty blue eyes (Into her eyes)
There's no way to see through her disguise (Through her disguise)
But don't try to love her, 'cause you'll quickly discover
You're trapped in the web of her lies

She's a must to avoid
A complete impossibility
She's a must to avoid
Better take it from me

Her lips look inviting, it's true (Oh, yes, that's true)
But lots of other guys have felt like you do (Felt like you do)
She'll build up your hopes, and when you need her the most
That's when she'll say goodbye to you

She's a must to avoid
A complete impossibility
She's a must to avoid
Better take it from me

THE MAN WITH THE CIGAR

The man with the cigar walked on up to where I was workin' this mornin'
The man with the cigar said that I was workin' too slow
& if I didn't speed it up, he'd have to let me go

I'm workin' like a dog, so why's he always hangin' around me to hound me?
He's pushing me too far, & pretty soon my back is gonna break
I've taken all that I can take from the man with the cigar

I need this job & I need it bad
That's why I gotta keep myself from gettin' mad
The man with the cigar, I hope he doesn't push me too far
Yeah the man with the cigar
Yeah the man with the cigar
Yeah the man with the cigar

I need this job & I need it bad
That's why I gotta keep myself from gettin' mad
The man with the cigar, I hope he doesn't push me too far
Yeah the man with the cigar
Yeah the man with the cigar
Yeah the man with the cigar




Mike aka Playtime24x7


Playtime24x7 44M  
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5/19/2018 11:09 pm

    Quoting citizen4722:
    Ha Ha! Herman's Hermit's had many a hit
Yea my brother had a lot of the 45's this one was my favorite of all of them. The US really embraced them.

Mike aka Playtime24x7


citizen4722 60M  
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5/19/2018 7:26 am

Ha Ha! Herman's Hermit's had many a hit


Playtime24x7 44M  
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5/17/2018 10:02 am

PETER NOONE WAS JUST TOO CUTE!

Mike aka Playtime24x7


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