The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk

Under The Boardwalk

Original songwriter: Arthur Resnick, Kenny Young (USA)

Oh when the sun beats down and burns the tar up on the roof

And your shoes get so hot you wish your tired feet were fire-proof

Under the boardwalk down by the sea, yeah

On a blanket with my baby is where I'll be

Out of the sun we'll be havin' some fun

People walking above we'll be fallin' in love

Under the boardwalk

Boardwalk

From the park you hear the happy sound of a carousel

Mmm, you can almost taste the hot dogs and

French fries they sell

Under the boardwalk down by the sea, yeah

On a blanket with my baby is where I'll be

Out of the sun we'll be havin' some fun

People walking above we'll be fallin' in love

Under the boardwalk

Boardwalk

Under the boardwalk down by the sea, yeah

On a blanket with my baby is where I'll be

Out of the sun we'll be havin' some fun

People walking above we'll be fallin' in love

Under the boardwalk

Boardwalk

Additional information

Disgocs ID

269102

Artist Information

Please note that early releases can be found under Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters. Please be careful before incorrectly re-adding them here. The Drifters, like their name, were an ever-changing group: May - June 1953: Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters Clyde McPhatter, David Baughan, William Anderson, David Baldwin, James Johnson August 1953: Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters Clyde McPhatter, Bill Pinkney, Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher, Willie Ferbee 1953 - 1954: Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters: Clyde McPhatter, Bill Pinkney, Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher, Jimmy Oliver (gtr) Mid 1954: The Drifters: David Baughan, Bill Pinkney, Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher, Jimmy Oliver Late 1954 - March 1955: David Baughan, Bill Pinkney, Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher, Johnny Moore, Jimmy Oliver Mid 1955 - August 1955: David Baughan, Bill Pinkney, Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher, Jimmy Oliver August 1955 - August 1956: Johnny Moore, Bill Pinkney, Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher, Jimmy Oliver August 1956 - Late 1957: Johnny Moore, Gerhart Thrasher, Tommy Evans, Charlie Hughes, Jimmy Oliver Late 1957 - May 1958: Bobby Hendricks, Gerhart Thrasher, Jimmy Millinder, Tommy Evans June 1958 - Mid 1959: Ben E. King, Charlie Thomas, Dock Green, Elsbeary Hobbs, James Clark Mid 1959 - May 1960: Ben E. King, Charlie Thomas, Dock Green, Elsbeary Hobbs, Johnny Lee Williams, Reggie Kimber (gtr) Mid 1960: Charlie Thomas, Dock Green, Elsbeary Hobbs, James Poindexter, Reggie Kimber Mid 1960: Rudy Lewis, Charlie Thomas, Dock Green, William Van Dyke, Reggie Kimber Mid 1960 - Late 1960: Rudy Lewis, Charlie Thomas, Dock Green, George Grant, Reggie Kimber Late 1960 - Mid 1962: Rudy Lewis, Charlie Thomas, Dock Green, Tommy Evans, Billy Davis (gtr) Mid 1962 - Late 1962: Rudy Lewis, Charlie Thomas, Tommy Evans, Gene Pearson, Billy Davis Early 1963: Rudy Lewis, Charlie Thomas, Gene Pearson, Johnny Terry, Billy Davis April 1963 - May 1964: Johnny Moore, Rudy Lewis, Charlie Thomas, Gene Pearson, Johnny Terry, Billy Davis May 1964 - Mid 1966: Johnny Moore, Gene Pearson, Johnny Terry, Charlie Thomas, Billy Davis July 1966: Johnny Moore, Gene Pearson, Charlie Thomas, Dan Danbridge, Billy Davis August - September 1966: Johnny Moore, Gene Pearson, Charlie Thomas, William Brent, Billy Davis October 1966 - Early 1967: Johnny Moore, Charlie Thomas, Rick Sheppard, William Brent, Billy Davis Early 1967 - Mid 1967: Johnny Moore, Charlie Thomas, Rick Sheppard, Bill Fredericks, Billy Davis Mid 1967 - Late 1967: Johnny Moore, Rick Sheppard, Bill Fredericks, Charles Baskerville, Billy Davis November 1967: Johnny Moore, Rick Sheppard, Bill Fredericks, Billy Davis December 1967 - Late 1969: Johnny Moore, Rick Sheppard, Bill Fredericks, Milton Turner Late 1969 - Late 1971: Johnny Moore, Rick Sheppard, Bill Fredericks, Don Thomas Early 1972 - Mid 1974: Johnny Moore, Bill Fredericks, Butch Leake, Grant Kitchings, Butch Mann (gtr) Mid 1974 - Early 1975: Johnny Moore, Clyde Brown, Butch Leake, Grant Kitchings, Butch Mann Mid 1975 - Early 1976: Johnny Moore, Clyde Brown, Butch Leake, Billy Lewis, Butch Mann Early 1976 - Mid 1978: Johnny Moore, Clyde Brown, Joe Blunt, Billy Lewis Mid 1978 - 1979: Clyde Brown, Ray Lewis, Joe Blunt, Billy Lewis, Butch Mann 1980 - 1981: Johnny Moore, Clyde Brown, Ray Lewis, Louis Price Late 1981 - 1983: Ben E. King, Bill Fredericks, Ray Lewis, Louis Price 1983 - 1985: Ben E. King, Johnny Moore, Joe Blunt, Clyde Brown Early 1986 - Late 1986: Ray Lewis, Billy Lewis, Louis Price, Jonah Ellis Early 1987: Johnny Moore, Ray Lewis, Billy Lewis, Gene Jenkins March - May 1987: Johnny Moore, Ray Lewis, Billy Lewis, George Chandler May 1987 - July 1988: Johnny Moore, Ray Lewis, Billy Lewis, John Thurston August 1988 - October 1989: Johnny Moore, Billy Lewis, John Thurston, Joe Cofie October - November 1989: Johnny Moore, Joe Cofie, John Thurston, George Chandler November 1989: Johnny Moore, Joe Cofie, John Thurston, Tony Jackson November - December 1989: Johnny Moore, Joe Cofie, John Thurston, Keith John Early 1990 - Mid 1990: Johnny Moore, Joe Cofie, John Thurston, Peter Lamarr Late 1990: Johnny Moore, Roy Hemmings, Joe Cofie, Patrick Alan Early - Mid 1991: Johnny Moore, Roy Hemmings, Joe Cofie, Peter Lamarr Mid 1991 - Early 1995: Johnny Moore, Roy Hemmings, Joe Cofie, Rohan Delano Turney Early 1995 - Late 1996: Johnny Moore, Roy Hemmings, Rohan Delano Turney, Jason Leigh Late 1996 - Dec 1998: Johnny Moore, Roy Hemmings, Rohan Delano Turney, Peter Lamarr Mid 1998 - Late 2001: Roy Hemmings, Rohan Delano Turney, Patrick Alan, Peter Lamarr Early 2002 - Late 2003: Roy Hemmings, Rohan Delano Turney, Patrick Alan, Victor Bynoe 2004 to present: Peter Lamarr, Rohan Delano Turney, Patrick Alan, Victor Bynoe Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 (performer). Official sources: ‘Rockin’ & Driftin’ – The Drifters Box (Warner Bros / Rhino Records RZ 72417) - 1996 ‘The Drifters – Save The Last Dance For Me’ by Tony Allan with Faye Treadwell (MAGIM 903) - 1997 ‘The Definitive Drifters’ (Warner Bros WSMCD137) – 2003

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