Watcha Gonna Do? (1965 original)

Story Behind The Song

Written especially for Les Ombres back in 1965 by John Lord (John Handscombe), who also performs the lead vocal on this recording, the other band members sharing the backing vocals.

Song Description

Written and recorded in the mid-1960s, in the pop style of the time, the singer asks his girl what is she going to do when he's left her...

Song Length 2:48 Genre Pop - Easy Listening, Rock - Easy Listening
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Gloomy, Passive Subject Breaking Up, Lost Love
Similar Artists The Monkees, Traffic Language English
Era 1960 - 1969

Lyrics

Watcha gonna do when I'm gone?
Watcha gonna do when I'm gone?
If you know we're through watcha gonna do?

Watcha gonna say to your friends?
Watcha gonna say to your friends?
If you know we're through watcha gonna do?

Watcha gonna do? Will you find another guy?
Watcha gonna do? Will you sit alone and cry about the future?
That'll never suit yer.
That's not like you, Watcha gonna do?

Watcha gonna do when I'm gone?
Watcha gonna do when I'm gone?
If you know we're through watcha gonna do?

Guitar solo.

Watcha gonna do? Will you find another guy?
Watcha gonna do? Will you sit alone and cry about the future?
That'll never suit yer.
That's not like you, Watcha gonna do?

Watcha gonna do when I'm gone?
Watcha gonna do when I'm gone?
If you know we're through watcha gonna do?
Watcha gonna do?

Copyright (c) 1965 John Lord. All Rights Reserved.
(John W. Handscombe, Member of the Performing Right Society, London, England).

Lyrics John Lord (John Handscombe) Music John Lord (John Handscombe)
Producer Unknown Publisher Unknown
Performance Les Ombres (Belgian 1960s group) Label Sachem Records (Belgium), No. 60012

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