The Manhattans – Kiss and Say Goodbye

The Manhattans – Kiss and Say Goodbye

“Kiss and Say Goodbye” by The Manhattans

The Manhattans were one of those classic R&B vocal groups who manage to achieve incredible career longevity by adapting their style to fit changing times. Formed in the ’60s as a doo wop-influenced R&B quintet, the Manhattans reinvented themselves as sweet smooth soul balladeers during the ’70s. In doing so, they somehow overcame the death of lead singer George Smith, and with new frontman Gerald Alston became more popular than they’d ever been, landing an across-the-board number one hit in 1976 with “Kiss and Say Goodbye.” Under the leadership of Winfred “Blue” Lovett (who also composed some of the group’s biggest hits), the Manhattans survived as a viable chart act well into the ’80s, over two decades after their formation. The Manhattans got together not in their namesake location, but in nearby Jersey City, NJ, in 1962. The …
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Chorus:
Many months have passed us by
(I´m gonna miss you)
I´m gonna miss you, I can´t lie
(I´m gonna miss you)
I´ve got ties, and so do you
I just think this is the thing to do
Maybe you´ll meet, you´ll meet another guy
Understand me, won´t you try, try, try, try, try, try, try
Let´s just kiss and say goodbye (Goodbye)

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