♫ Do That To Me One More Time ♫

Every now and then a reader mentions a certain song that he or she really likes, and if it is one that I also like, I may try to play it on a music post, but I don’t officially ‘take requests’, for I generally play whatever I am in the mood for.  Tonight, however, I had a special request from a good friend and due to the circumstances, I am honouring that request.

Yesterday, it was announced that Daryl Dragon, the ‘Captain’ of duo Captain and Tennille, had died of renal failure.  Daryl and Toni Tennille got together in 1972, when Tennille was co-writing a musical, Mother Earth, and Dragon was working as a keyboardist for the Beach Boys.  Dragon, was in between tours when the theater company Tennille was with put out a call for a keyboardist.  He got the job, and later, when the Beach Boys needed an additional keyboardist, he recommended Tennille, who became known as the Beach Boys’ one and only ‘Beach Girl’.

Anyway, the two found a bond in more ways than one, going on to have both a successful music career and a marriage that would last for 39 years, until 2014 when Tennille divorced Dragon, but the two remained close friends and she was with him at the time of his death.

This song, Do That To Me One More Time, was their second #1 hit, after Love Will Keep Us Together. Released in 1979, the song was written by Toni Tennille herself, though much of their music was written by the team of Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield.  It is said that she didn’t much like the song after she wrote it, but when Neil Bogart (no relation to Humphrey), head of their new recording company Casablanca, heard it, he insisted they record it, and the rest is history.

And so, in honour of Daryl Dragon, aka the Captain …

Do That to Me One More Time
Captain & Tennille

Do that to me one more time
Once is never enough with a man like you
Do that to me one more time
I can never get enough of a man like you
Whoa-oh-oh, kiss me like you just did
Oh, baby, do that to me once again

Pass that by me one more time
Once is never enough for my heart to hear
Whoa-oh-oh, tell it to me one more time
I can never hear enough while I got you near
Whoa-oh-oh, say those words again like you just did
Oh, baby, tell it to me once again

Do that to me one more time
Once is never enough with a man like you
Whoa-oh-oh, do that to me one more time
I can never get enough of a man like you
Whoa-oh-oh, kiss me like you just did
Oh, baby, do that to me once again
Whoa-oh-oh, baby, do that to me once again

Whoa-oh-ho-oh-oh-oh, baby, do that to me one more time
(Do it again)
One more time
(Do it again)
One more time
(Do it again)
One more time
(Do it again)
One more time
(Do it again)
One more time
(Do it again)
One more time

Songwriters: Toni Tennille
Do That to Me One More Time lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Downtown Music Publishing

12 thoughts on “♫ Do That To Me One More Time ♫

  1. Sorry to hear about the Captain, but we all have to go sometime. Death is not optional. My question from your little story, what made Tenille divorve him after 39 years? Seems kind of wierd to me.

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    • That was rather strange, and as it was 4:00 a.m., I didn’t feel like digging any deeper. It had something, according to what I read, to do with either health insurance or health issues, though it was unclear. And even more interesting, it said he was not aware she was divorcing him until he was served with the papers. It is weird.

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    • In the 2016 book, “Toni Tennille : A Memoir”, she discloses some of what was behind the mystique of Captain and Tennille. If you just want the highlights, look for a review of the book. It appears that Daryl had some difficulty in both giving and receiving love, but their friendship remained intact.

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        • I thought as much, but you are correct about it being weird. The final straw was his profanity filled argument with her about the purchase of a pricey generator that he wanted, weird indeed! You are most welcome.

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          • Another piece of the puzzle. Not that it is anybody’s concern but theirs. I just hope she was putting up with a batterer all those years, which many women are known to do.
            My own mother, brining up 10 children, could not escape, back in the 50s. Cancer became her way out. That was too drastic a choice for my liking, but she had no other option at the time. It took me years to understand.

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