Papa Do

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"Papa Do" is a song written by Lynsey de Paul and Barry Blue, who are credited as Rubin and Green.[1] The song was released as a single performed by Barry Green (aka Blue) in 1972 backed with "Boomerang" on the Decca label (both songs credited as written by Rubin and Green respectively)[2] and had a modicum of chart success in Spain, France and Sweden.[3] The Dutch group, Cardinal Point, recorded a version which was similar in style to that recorded by Green, as a track on their self-named album,[4] and the Greek group, The Daltons, also released a version of the song as a single.[5] The song was re-titled "Mama Do"[6] and the text slightly modified for de Paul's own jazzed up version, that served as the opening track for her debut album, Surprise, which was released in 1973.[7] In January 1974, Decca Records re-released the single to capitalize on Barry Blue's chart success and it received positive reviews.[8]

Barry Green's version of the song appeared on CD on the compilation album The Electric Asylum, Vol. 5: Rare British Freakrock in 2010.[9] The Dalton's version was included on a various artists compilation CD in 2008.[10][11]


  1. ^ "Barry Green* - Papa Do / Boomerang". Discogs. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Barry Green - Papa Do". Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Papa Do / Boomerang by Barry Green (Single): Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Cardinal Point - Cardinal Point (Vinyl, LP)". 2 July 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  5. ^ "The Daltons (3) - Αυτά... Σκέψου (Papa Do) / Γιεζαέλ (Jesahel) (Vinyl)". 8 January 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts - Offizielle Deutsche Charts". Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Lynsey De Paul - Surprise (Vinyl, LP, Album)". 10 March 1973. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  8. ^ page 16, Record Mirror, 26 January 1974
  9. ^ "The Electric Asylum, Vol. 5: Rare British Freakrock - Various Artists - Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Various – Ο Τρόπος". Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Μοντέρνοι ρυθμοί του 60 No 18 - Ο τρόπος". Retrieved 31 January 2018.