"A Certain Girl" as written by and Allen Toussaint....
There's a certain girl I've been in love with a long, long time
What's her name?
I can't tell you
Ahh

I can't reveal her name until she's mine
What's her name?
I can't tell you
Ahh

I've tried to make her time and time again
Still we're introduced as nothing but friends
There's a certain girl I've been in love with a long, long time
What's her name?
I can't tell you
Ahh

There's a certain chick I've been sweet on since I met her
What's her name?
I can't tell you
Ahh

I can't reveal her name until I get her
What's her name?
I can't tell you
Ahh

Someday I'm going to wake up and say
I'll do anything just to be your slave
There's a certain girl I've been in love with a long, long time
What's her name?
I can't tell you
Ahh

There's a certain girl I've been in love with a long, long time
What's her name?
I can't tell you
Ahh

I can't reveal her name until she's mine
What's her name?
I can't tell you
Ahh

I've tried to make her time and time again
Still we're introduced as nothing but friends
There's a certain girl I've been in love with a long, long time
What's her name?
I can't tell you
Ahh


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"A Certain Girl" as written by Allen Toussaint

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    General CommentThe Yardbirds were the birth of metal and this has 3 songs and 0 posts
    Philadelphia Eagleson June 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIn all honesty they were.
    Philadelphia Eagleson November 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthey were the birth of led zeppelin via starting jimmy page's career, and led zeppelin was arguably metal. sensible enough.
    RoboLuncheonon December 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's Hard Rock. And Jimi Hendrix started that.

    There is a difference.

    Hard Rock > Heavy Metal
    Talk to meon February 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentled zeppelin and black sabbath both created metal, although black sabbath were the first metal band.
    longliveconradon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjimi hendrix did not start hard rock!!!!!
    longliveconradon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn fact it is arguably true to state that The Kinks created the first heavy song with "You Really Got Me" (1964). The Yardbirds were the band that led to the development of a number of great guitarists that went on to develop hard rock/heavy metal music - Eric Clapton (Cream) - who in my view were the first hard rock band (in paralle to Hendrix); Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin which was the next generation of The Yardbirds and first true Heavy Metal Band (in parallel to Deep Purple) and Jeff Beck (Rod Steward / Faces, Jeff Beck Band, etc).
    This song needs the correct lyrics listed as sung by Keith Relf:

    There's a certain girl I've been in love with a long, long time
    (What's her name?) I can't tell you (No!)
    I can't reveal her name until I've got her
    (What's her name?) I can't tell you (No!)
    Well, I've tried, oh yeh, time and time again
    We just are enemies - nothing but friends
    And there's a certain girl I've been in love with a long, long time
    (What's her name?) I can't tell you (No!)

    Well, there's a certain chick I've been sweet on since I met her
    (What's her name?) I can't tell you (No!)
    I can't repeat her name until I get her
    (What's her name?) I can't tell you (No!)
    Well one day, I'm going to wake up and say
    "I'll do anything just to be your slave"
    And there's a certain girl I've been in love with a long, long time
    (What's her name?) I can't tell you (No!)

    (awesome Eric Clapton solo)

    Well, I've tried, yeh, time and time again
    We just are enemies - nothing but friends
    And there's a certain girl I've been in love with a long, long time
    (What's her name?) I can't tell you (No!)

    There's a certain chick I've been sweet on since I found her
    (What's her name?) I can't tell you (No!)
    I can't reveal her name until I get her
    (What's her name?) I can't tell you (No!)
    Well someday, yeh, time and time again
    We are just enemies and nothing but friends
    And there's a certain girl I've been in love with a long, long time
    (What's her name?) I can't tell you (No!)

    I can't tell you (No!)
    I can't tell you (No!)
    I can't tell you

    A great early British R'n'B song..
    CharmingManon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf you really liked Led Zeppelin you'd know they didn't like the term heavy metal
    JosephWolfon March 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfuck you metal fags, the yardbirds were one of the bands that, all the 60's garage punk bands came from, so shut up..
    rocknrolljunkie65on December 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, who knows where the "birth" truly is, Link Raye has produced some incredibly heavy blues based songs, listen to the lost album "They're outta here says archie" I believe its older than kinks etc, the album was banned. The "metal" mentality to my knowledge is Black Sabbath, but you could argue convincingly that they were just another great rock and roll band of the time like Zep and that they turned into a metal band later. To me metal is Motorhead and Metallica and stuff like that, It is easily distinguished as what it is. Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Kinks, early Black Sabbath etc are not metal, these are all ROCK AND ROLL/BLUES based bands.

    The Yardbirds are just way to bluesy to be considred metal at all. Maybe "Stroll On" is the closest thing you will get to metal from them, Heavy Rave Up Blues. Awesomeness.
    MrMuzon November 17, 2010   Link

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