Barbara Ann (Freddy Frassert) Longitude Music Co./Cousins Music (BMI)

From the A Quick One liner notes by Chris Charleworth with additions by Brian Cady:

Recorded at IBC and Pye No. 2 Studios, Aug. 30-31, 1966.

Released on the Ready Steady Who! EP. Originally recorded by The Regents whose version reached #13 in the U.S. charts in 1961. The Beach Boys' better known cover version reached #2 in the U.S. in January 1966 and #3 in the U.K. a month later.

Engineered by Paul Clay.

The studio version was not released officially in the U.S. until 1985.

The Who did record a version of this for the film The Kids Are Alright in August 1977.

Ba ba ba, ba Barbara Ann,
Ba ba ba, ba Barbara Ann,
Barbara Ann, take my hand, Barbara Ann
You've got me rockin' and a'rollin'
Rockin' and a'reelin' Barbara Ann

I went to a dance
Looking for romance
Saw Barbara Ann so I thought I'd take a chance
With Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann
You've got me rockin' and a'rollin'
Rockin' and a'reelin' Barbara Ann

Tried Mary Lou,
Tried Peggy Sue,
Tried Freddie too
But I knew she wouldn't do
Like Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann
You've got me rockin' and a'rollin'
Rockin' and a'reelin' Barbara Ann

Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann...

This song appears on:

Source Length notes
Who's Missing 2:01
A Quick One - CD Reissue 1:59
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