In Memory of Jimmy Ruffin


Jimmy Ruffin died in November 2014 aged 78  after working on Motown, Chess and Polydor records.His brother David Ruffin was the vocalist with the Temptations.

Jimmy lived in the UK from the early 1970s and had several hit singles. The first was in 1970 with Farewell is a Lonely Sound.

Farewell Is a Lonely Sound

(Farewell farewell my love, farewell farewell my love) Farewell is a lonely sound When told to someone you love You know, you hurt inside as you wonder why You must leave the one that you love Saying goodbye to someone you love Is so hard for any man You say it's just for a while, then you force a smile And you hope she'll understand Then a tear appears in her eyes As she tightly holds your hand Then you let her know that it's time to go You must leave while you can Oh but, farewell is a lonely sound When told to someone you love You know, you hurt inside as you wonder why You must leave the one that you love (Farewell farewell my love, farewell farewell my love)I'm leaving darling, but I'll be, back one day Ooh every silent step you take Each one hurts your heart As you board the train, you feel the pain That starts as you depart, yeah You wipe your eyes so she can't see Cos a man should never cry Now there's just a trace of her crying face As you wave to her goodbye, that's why Farewell is a lonely sound When told to someone you love You know, you hurt inside as you wonder why You must leave the one that you love I don't wanna leave you baby, I don't wanna say goodbye no, no Oooh cos it hurts inside, and you wonder why You must leave the one that you love Baby baby, farewell is a lonely sound When told to someone you love You know you hurt inside as you wonder why (fade)


Also in the same year he had a top ten hit with It's Wonderful (To Be Loved By You) and I'll Say Forever My Love.

It was in 1974 when he scored the No. 4 hit with What Becomes of the Broken Hearted.




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