Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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Tagged: The Rare Breed

Come On Down to My Boat

First recorded as “Come and Take a Ride in My Boat” by The Rare Breed (1966).
Hit version by Every Mother’s Son (US #6 1967).

From the wiki: “‘Come on Down to My Boat’ was written by Jerry Goldstein and Wes Farrell, and was first recorded in 1966 as ‘Come and Take a Ride in My Boat’ by The Rare Breed (not to be confused with the UK band Rare Breed featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler), who would later perform as The Ohio Express (‘Yummy Yummy Yummy’, 1968). The song was covered by Every Mother’s Son in 1967, peaking in the Billboard Top-10.”