♫ Gimme Little Sign ♫

I’m taking you back to 1967 tonight … 52 years … wow … where have those years gone? Few people will sit up and take notice when you say the name, Brenton Wood, but he is the singer of this song that I have never forgotten, never stopped singing at least once a week.  This song is one of only two hits Brenton Wood had, the other being Oogum Boogum Song, which frankly even I do not recall.

It was released in 1967 on the album Oogum Boogum. It was written by Wood (under his real name, Alfred Smith), Joe Hooven and Jerry Winn.  A quick and dirty search reveals almost no information about the origins of this song.  Brenton Woods inspiration, it is said, was the late Sam Cooke.

Gimme Little Sign
Brenton Wood

If you do want me, gimme little sugar
If you don’t want me, don’t lead me on girl
But if you need me, show me that you love me
And when I’m feeling blue and I want you
There’s just one thing that you should do

Just gimme some kind of sign girl
Oh my baby
To show that you’re mine girl
Oh yeah

Just gimme some kind of sign girl
Oh my baby
To show that you’re mine girl
All right

If you do want me, gimme little sweet talk
If you don’t want me, don’t lead me on girl
But if you need me, show me that you love me
And when I’m feeling down, wearing a frown
You be there when I look around

Just gimme some kind of sign girl
Oh my baby
To show that you’re mine girl
Oh yeah

Songwriters: Alfred J. Smith / Jerry Winn / Joseph Davis Hooven
Gimme Little Sign lyrics © The Bicycle Music Company

37 thoughts on “♫ Gimme Little Sign ♫

  1. Great memories of dancing to this song with a line of girls down the entire length of the hallway in the nursing dorm. We played it so loudly that the Housemother often came up three flights to turn it down, because no one had heard the phone ringing as she tried calling from her desk…or maybe we just ignored the ringing. To paraphrase Elvis, this song “makes you gotta move”! Thank-you!

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  2. the first note was enough to pull out each and every lyric! I”fell in love” for the first time while listening to this song…Shephard Phillips, a boy across the street…17 to my much younger years…he was off to Viet Nam two weeks later. I still have his POW bracelet.

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    • Wow! That’s a great memory … I am almost afraid to ask, however … did he make it back home? Isn’t it odd how we can remember names and situations from so long ago, but cannot remember what we walked into the kitchen for?

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      • no, he never did. He was taken prisoner his first week in country..and never came back out again. Funny…I just came out of the kitchen..I had wandered in there for something or other..spent a good five minutes wondering and then left without doing anything!

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