Written by Milton Kellem Introduced December 1, 1956, on Liberty records #55040
Beguiling, young teenage sisters Patience and Prudence McIntyre had a top-five hit in the summer of 1956 with their first recording Tonight You Belong To Me; later in the same year they released the more adolescent Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now. The callow I-didn’t-love-you-anyhow attitude in the lyric befits the sister’s pre-adolescent harmony, and Liberty Records, Si Waronker, added overdubs to strengthen their ethereal vocals. Their father, orchestra leader Mark McIntyre’s arrangement begins with the sisters’ chanting “mm, mm, my honey; mm, mm my dear; gonna get along without ya now” and between verses, it incorporates a plucked violin bridge that suits the plucky young sisters who claim that they “got along without ya before I met ya” and they’ll “get along without ya now” besides that, they’re gonna find “someone twice as cute.” So there! Their 6-month recording career ended with their final recording The Money Tree.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"gonna’ find somebody twice as cute since I didn’t love you anyhow"