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good luck came a-knocking at my door...Who's that knocking at my door

Who's that knocking at my door?
Who's that knocking at my door?
Who's that knocking at my door?
Cried the fair young maiden.

Well, it's only me from over the sea,
Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor,
I'm all lit up like a Christmas tree,
Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor.
I'll sail the sea until I croak,
Drink my whiskey, swear, and smoke,
But I can't swim a bloody stroke,
Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor.

Tell me when we soon shall wed,
Tell me when we soon shall wed,
Tell me when we soon shall wed,
Said the fair young maiden.

Uh-uh!
I got me a wife in every port,
Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor.
The handsome gals is what I court,
Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor.
With my false heart and flattering tongue
I courts 'em all both old and young,
I courts 'em all, but marries none,
Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor.

So good-bye,
Good-bye,
So long, toots,
I'll see you again!

Barnacle Bill the Sailor
Carson Robinson and Frank Luther
(The above is a cleaned-up version from Tin Pan Alley days of a truly filthy little ditty that preceded this version. I remember Olive Oyl and Bluto singing this one in an old cartoon. I never knew the earlier words till I was looking this up today. Red Face Eek Red Face )
 
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lit up like a Christmas tree ... decked out like a Christmas tree

And if one day I should become
A singer with a Spanish bum
Who sings for women of great virtue
I'd sing to them with a guitar
I borrowed from coffee bar
Well, what you don't know doesn't hurt you
My name would be Antonio
And all my bridges I would burn
And if I gave them some they'd know
I expect something in return
I'd have to get drunk every night
To talk about virility
With some old grandmother who might
Be decked out like a Christmas tree
And tho' pink elephants I'd see
I'd sing the song they sang to me
About the time they called me Jackie
If I could be for only an hour
If I could be for an hour every day
If I could be for just one little hour
Cute, cute, cute in a stupid-ass way.

Jacque Brel, Jackie (as translated for the revue; further verses omitted)
 
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grandmother...grandfather

My grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf,
So it stood ninety years on the floor.
It was taller by half than the old man himself,
Though it weighed not a pennyweight more.

It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born,
It was always his treasure and pride,
And it stopped short, never to go again, when the old man died.

In watching its pendulum swing to and fro,
Many hours he spent as a boy.
And in childhood and manhood the clock seemed to know,
And it shared both his sorrow and joy.

And it struck twenty-four when he entered in the door,
With a blooming and beautiful bride,
And it stopped short, never to go again, when the old man died.

Ninety years without slumbering, tick, tock, tick, tock,
Its life seconds numbering, tick, tock, tick, tock,
It stopped short, never to go again, when the old man died.

My grandfather said that of those he could hire,
Not a servant so faithful he found.
It wasted no time and it had one desire,
At the end of the week to be wound.

And it stayed in its place, not a frown upon its face,
And its hands never hung by its side,
And it stopped short, never to go again, when the old man died.

Now, it rang an alarm in the still of the night,
An alarm that for years had been dumb.
We knew that his spirit was pluming in flight,
That his hour of departure had come.

Still the clock kept its time with a soft and muffled chime,
As we silently stood by his side,
And it stopped short, never to go again, when the old man died.

Ninety years without slumbering, tick, tock, tick, tick,
Its life seconds numbering, tick, tock, tick, tock,
It stopped short, never to go again, when the old man died

My Grandfather's Clock
Poem by C. Russel Christian, set to music by Henry Clay Work
 
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My grandfather's clock


Rock Around the Clock

Rock Around The Clock Lyrics from Bill Haley

One, two, three o'clock, four o'clock, rock,
Five, six, seven o'clock, eight o'clock, rock,
Nine, ten, eleven o'clock, twelve o'clock, rock,
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight.

Put your glad rags on and join me, hon,
We'll have some fun when the clock strikes one,
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight,
We're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight.
We're gonna rock, gonna rock, around the clock tonight.

When the clock strikes two, three and four,
If the band slows down we'll yell for more,
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight,
We're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight.
We're gonna rock, gonna rock, around the clock tonight.

When the chimes ring five, six and seven,
We'll be right in seventh heaven.
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight,
We're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight.
We're gonna rock, gonna rock, around the clock tonight.

When it's eight, nine, ten, eleven too,
I'll be goin' strong and so will you.
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight,
We're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight.
We're gonna rock, gonna rock, around the clock tonight.

When the clock strikes twelve, we'll cool off then,
Start a rockin' round the clock again.
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight,
We're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight.
We're gonna rock, gonna rock, around the clock tonight.
 
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two, three and four ... two, three, four Wink

She was afraid to come out of the locker
She was as nervous as she could be
She was afraid to come out of the locker
She was afraid that somebody would see
. . . . . .(two, three, four, tell the people what she wore)
It
was
an
Itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini
That she wore for the first time today.
An itsy bitsy teentie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini
So in the locker she wanted to stay.

. . . . . .(two, three, four, stick around we'll tell you more)

She was afraid to come out in the open
And so a blanket around she wore
She was afraid to come out in the open
And so she sat bundled up on the shore
. . . . . .(two, three, four, tell the people what she wore
[repeat]
So in the blanket she wanted to stay.
. . . . . .(Two, three, four, stick around we'll tell you more.)

Now she's afraid to come out of the water
And I wonder what she's gonna do
Now she is afraid to come out of the water
And the poor little girl's turning blue
. . . . . .(two, three, four, tell the people what she wore)
[repeat]
So in the water she wanted to stay.

From the locker to the blanket
From the blanket to the shore
From the shore to the water
Now there isn't any more.

Brian Hyland, Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-dot Bikini Big Grin
 
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Strip Polka
There's a place around the corner
Where the boys like to go
To see Queenie, the beauty
Of the Burlesque Show.

It's the thrill of the evening
When out Queenie trips
And the band plays a polka
While she strips.

"Take it off, take it off," shout the boys in the rear;
"Take it off, take it off," that is all you can hear,
But Queenie is a lady
Even in pantomime,
So she stops .................... and always just in time.
 
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Burlesque...burleeque

I got to Kansas City on a Frid'y
By Saturdy I learnt a thing or two
For up to then I didn't have an idy
Of whut the modren world was comin' to!
I counted twenty gas buggies goin' by theirsel's
Almost ev'ry time I tuk a walk
'Nen I put my ear to a Bell Telephone
And a strange womin started in to talk!

Ev'rythin's up to date in Kansas City
They've gone about as fur as they c'n go!
They went and built a skyscraper 7 stories high
About as high as a buildin' oughta grow
Ev'rythin's like a dream in Kansas City
It's better than a magic lantern show!
Y' c'n turn the radiator on whenever you
want some heat
With ev'ry kind o' comfort ev'ry house is all
complete
You c'n walk to privies in the rain and never
wet your feet!
They've gone about as fur as they c'n go
Yes sir!
They've gone about as fur as they c'n go!

Ev'rythin's up to date in Kansas City
They've gone about as fur as they c'n go!
They got a big theayter they call a burleeque
Fer fifty cents you c'n see a dandy show

One of the gals was fat and pink and pretty
As round above as she was round below
I could swear that she was padded from her
shoulder to her heel
But later in the second act when she began to
peel
She proved that ev'rythin' she had was
absolutely real!
She went about as fur as she could go
Yes sir!
She went about as fur as she could go!

Kansas City
from Oklahoma!
Rogers & Hammerstein
 
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pink and pretty ... Pretty in Pink

Caroline laughs and
It's raining all day
She loves to be one of the girls
She lives in the place
In the side of our lives
Where nothing is
Ever put straight
She turns herself round
And she smiles and she says
'This is it'

'That's the end of the joke'
And loses herself
In her dreaming and sleep
And her lovers walk
Through in their coats

Pretty in pink
Isn't she?
Pretty in pink
Isn't she?

All of her lovers
All talk of her notes
And the flowers
That they never sent
And wasn't she easy
And isn't she
Pretty in pink
The one who insists
He was first in the line
Is the last to
Remember her name
He's walking around
In this dress
That she wore
She is gone
But the joke's the same

Pretty in pink
Isn't she?
Pretty in pink
Isn't she?

Caroline talks to you
Softly sometimes
She says
'I love you' and
'Too much'
She doesn't have anything
You want to steal
Well
Nothing you can touch
She waves
She buttons your shirt
The traffic
Is waiting outside
She hands you this coat
She gives you her clothes
These cars collide

Pretty in pink
Isn't she?
Pretty in pink
Isn't she?

The Psychedelic Furs


Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
 
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Pretty in Pink...That she wore

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-dot Bikini
~ Brian Hyland
(Written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss)

She was afraid to come out of the locker
She was as nervous as she could be
She was afraid to come out of the locker
She was afraid that somebody would see
One, two, three, four, tell the people what she wore

It was an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini
That she wore for the first time today
An itsy, bitsy, teentie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini
So in the locker she wanted to stay
Two, three, four, stick around we'll tell you more

She was afraid to come out in the open
And so a blanket around she wore
She was afraid to come out in the open
And so she sat bundled up on the shore
Two, three, four, tell the people what she wore

It was an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini
That she wore for the first time today
An itsy, bitsy, teentie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini
So in the blanket she wanted to stay
Two, three, four, stick around we'll tell you more

Now she is afraid to come out of the water
And I wonder what she's gonna do
Now she is afraid to come out of the water
And the poor little girl's turning blue
Two, three, four, tell the people what she wore

It was an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini
That she wore for the first time today
An itsy, bitsy, teentie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini
So in the water she wanted to stay
(From the locker to the blanket)
(From the blanket to the shore)
(From the shore to the water)
Yes, there isn't any more
 
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Okay, so I'm reaching, so sue me.

she was afraid...nothing's gonna harm you

Nothing's gonna harm you, not while I'm around
Nothing's gonna harm you, no sir, not while I'm around

Demons are prowling everywhere, nowadays
I'll send 'em howling,
I don't care, I got ways

No one's gonna hurt you
No one's gonna dare
Others can desert you
Not to worry, whistle, I'll be there.

Demons'll charm you with a smile, for a while,
But in time
Nothing can harm you
Not while I'm around

Being close and being clever
Ain't like being true
I don't need to,
I would never hide a thing from you,
Like some....

No one's gonna hurt you, no one's gonna dare
Others can desert you
Not to worry, whistle, I'll be there!
Demons'll charm you with a smile, for a while
But in time
Nothing can harm you
Not while I'm around

Not While I'm Around
from Sweeney Todd
Stephen Sondheim
 
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nothing's gonna harm you ... nothin' can harm you

Summertime
And the livin' is easy,
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high.
Oh yo' daddy's rich
An' yo' ma is good lookin'
So hush, little baby,
Don't you cry.

One of these mornin's,
You's gonna rise up singin'
Then you'll spread yo' wings
An' you'll take the sky.
But till that mornin',
There's ain't nothin' can harm you
With your Daddy an' Mammy
Standin' by.

George & Ira Gershwin, Heyward DuBose from "Porgy and Bess"
 
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ma is good lookin'...hey, good lookin'

Say hey, good lookin’, what ya got cookin’?
How’s about cookin' somethin’ up with me?
Hey, sweet baby, don’t you think maybe
We can find us a brand new recipe?

I got a hot rod Ford and a two dollar bill
And I know a spot right over the hill
There’s soda pop and the dancing’s free
So if you wanna have fun, come along with me

Hey, good lookin’, what ya got cookin’?
How’s about cookin' somethin’ up with me?

I’m free and ready, so we can go steady.
How’s about saving all your time for me?
No more lookin’, I know I been cookin’
How’s about keepin’ steady company?

I’m gonna throw my date book over the fence,
And buy me one for five or ten cents
I’ll keep it till it’s covered with age
’Cause I’m writin’ your name down on every page

Say hey, good lookin’, what ya got cookin’?
How’s about cookin' somethin’ up with me?

Hey, Good Lookin'
Hank Williams
 
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hey, good lookin'...I got a hot rod

"Hot Rod Heart"
~ John Fogerty

Ooh, let's go ridin'
Cruisin' down the open road
We can put the top down
Listen to the radio
Big ol' Buick
And a big ol' sky
Wheels on fire
And I'll tell you why
I got a hot rod heart
 
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I got a hot rod . . . ridin' and radio

I'm driving in my car
I turn on the radio

I'm pulling you close
you just say no.
You say you don't like it
but girl
I know you're a liar

'Cause when we kiss - Fire!

Late at night I'm taking you home

When I say I wanna stay
you say you wanna be alone.
You say you don't love me
girl
you can't hide your desire

And when we kiss - Fire! Fire!


Fire by Bruce Springstein


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*Edit: Looks like Caterwauller and I were having similar thought processes at the same time. CW was first -- link from there, but do enjoy our double serving of The Boss. ;-)

*Note to CW: My personal favorite version of "Fire" is by Robin Williams...doing Elmer Fudd...doing Bruce Springsteen. Heard it?

let's go ridin'...Riding in the back
We can put the top down...pink Cadillac

You may think I'm foolish
For the foolish things I do
You may wonder how come I love you
When you get on my nerves like you do
Well, baby, you know you bug me
There ain't no secret 'bout that
Well come on over here and hug me
Baby, I'll spill the facts
Well, honey, it ain't your money
'Cause baby, I got plenty of that
I love you for your pink Cadillac
Crushed velvet seats
Riding in the back
Oozing down the street
Waving to the girls
Feeling out of sight
Spending all my money
On a Saturday night
Honey, I just wonder what you do there in back
Of your pink Cadillac
Pink Cadillac

Well now, way back in the Bible
Temptations always come along
There's always somebody tempting
Somebody into doing something they know is wrong
Well, they tempt you, man, with silver
And they tempt you, sir, with gold
And they tempt you with the pleasures
That the flesh does surely hold
They say Eve tempted Adam with an apple
But man, I ain't going for that
I know it was her pink Cadillac
Crushed velvet seats
Riding in the back
Oozing down the street
Waving to the girls
Feeling out of sight
Spending all my money
On a Saturday night
Honey, I just wonder what it feels like in the back
Of your pink Cadillac

Now some folks say it's too big
And uses too much gas
Some folks say it's too old
And that it goes too fast
But my love is bigger than a Honda
It's bigger than a Subaru
Hey, man, there's only one thing
And one car that will do
Anyway, we don't have to drive it
Honey, we can park it out in back
And have a party in your pink Cadillac

Pink Cadillac
Bruce Springsteen
 
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I'm driving in my car / I turn on the radio ...
I’m drivin’ in my car / And that man comes on the radio


When I’m drivin’ in my car
And that man comes on the radio
And he’s tellin’ me more and more
About some useless information
Supposed to fire my imagination.
I can’t get no, oh no no no.
Hey hey hey, that’s what I say.
I can’t get no satisfaction,
I can’t get no satisfaction.

Rolling Stones, Satisfaction
 
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and that man comes on the radio . . . imagination

Each day through my window I watch her as she passes by.
I say to myself, "You're such a lucky guy."
To have a girl like her
is truly a dream come true.
Out of all of the fellas in the world
she belongs to you...

But it was just my imagination
running away with me.
It was just my imagination
running away with me...

Ooh-hoo-hoo-hooh
Soon we'll be married..
and raise a family.
In a cozy, little home out in the country
with two children, maybe three.
I tell you, I can visualize it all.
This couldn't be a dream for too real it all seems.

But it was just my imagination -- once again --
running away with me.
I tell you it was just my imagination
running away with me...


Just My Imagination ~ The Temptations


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a cozy, little home out in the country...out in the country

Whenever I need to leave it all behind
Or feel the need to get away
I find a quiet place, far from the human race
Out in the country

Before the breathin' air is gone
Before the sun is just a bright spot in the nighttime
Out where the rivers like to run
I stand alone and take back something worth remembering

Whenever I feel them closing in on me
Or need a bit of room to move
When life becomes too fast, I find relief at last
Out in the country

Before the breathin' air is gone
Before the sun is just a bright spot in the nighttime
Out where the rivers like to run
I stand alone and take back something worth remembering

Out in the Country
P.William/R.Nichols
(Three Dog Night)
 
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Downtown

When you're alone and life is making you lonely
You can always go...downtown
When you've got worries, all the noise and the hurry
Seems to help, I know...downtown
Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty
How can you lose?

The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares
So go downtown, things'll be great when you're
Downtown...no finer place, for sure
Downtown...everything's waiting for you

Don't hang around and let your problems surround you
There are movie shows...downtown
Maybe you know some little places to go to
Where they never close...downtown
Just listen to the rhythm of a gentle bossa nova
You'll be dancing with him too before the night is over
Happy again

The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares
So go downtown, where all the lights are bright
Downtown...waiting for you tonight
Downtown...you're gonna be all right now

And you may find somebody kind to help and understand you
Someone who is just like you and needs a gentle hand to
Guide them along

So maybe I'll see you there
We can forget all our troubles, forget all our cares
So go downtown, things'll be great when you're
Downtown...don't wait a minute for
Downtown...everything's waiting for you

Downtown, downtown, downtown, downtown...
 
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you're gonna be all right...you're gonna be okay

If you're thinkin’ that my life
Is a hoot and a holler
From the start of the day
To the dark of the night
That it’s ringing like a bell
That you only wanna follow
Then trust me when I say
I’m just trying to get it right

Still I think about myself
As a lucky old dreamer
And if you’re asking me to tell
Is it worth what I paid
You’re gonna hear me say
Hell yeah, it is
And I say it loud
I loved it all
And I'm not too proud
I freed my soul
Just let it fly
Hell yeah, this crazy life around me
It confuses and confounds me
But it's all the life I've got
Until I die
Hell yeah, it is

If you’re asking for my time
Isn’t much left to give you
Been around a good long while
So I gotta say it fast
Time is all we'll ever need
But it's gotta have a meaning
Be careful how it’s spent
Because it isn’t gonna last

I hear you wonderin' out loud
Are you ever gonna make it
Will you ever work it out?
Will you ever take a chance
And just believe you can?
Hell yeah, you will
You're gonna be okay
You might get lost
But then you’ll find a way
Don’t go alone
Can’t be afraid
Hell yeah, this life is here
And it’s made for livin'
And love's a gift that’s made for givin'
Give it all away and have it still
And hell yeah, you will

I've been livin' in a bowl
With a lot of people starin'
With my feet on shaky ground
And my head up in the sky
But it’s where I wanna be
It’s a life that’s made for carin'
Got a song to pass the day
And a girl to share the night

So if they ask you when I'm gone
Was it everything he wanted?
When he had to travel on
Did he know he'd be missed?
You can tell them this
Hell yeah, he did
He saw it all
He walked the line
Never had to crawl
He cried a bit
But not for long
Hell yeah, he found the life that he was after
Filled it up with love and laughter
Finally got it right and made it fit
Hell yeah, he did
Hell yeah, he did
Hell yeah, he did

Hell Yeah
Neil Diamond
 
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You're gonna be okay...hoot and a holler

Hey Conductor
~ Dave Carter

sittin' on the dock at union station
waitin' on the pride of the indian nation
fastest thing on metal wings and wheels
people come from all directions
just to see their own reflections
in a thousand tons of polished steel

they say "hey conductor, does this train go to texas
with a hoot and a holler all the way down to san antone?"
they say "hey conductor, does this train go to texas?
i got a dime and a dollar and a one-way ticket home"
 
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I got a dime ... I ain't got a lousy dime

I got those blues where my baby
Left me by the San Francisco Bay.
An ocean liner took her so far away.
I didn't mean to treat her bad,
She was the best gal I ever had,
She said goodbye, she made me cry,
I wanna lay down my head and die.
Well, I ain't got a nickel and I ain't got a lousy dime
And if she don't come back I think I'm gonna lose my mind
But if she ever comes back to stay,
'sgonna be another brand new day
Walkin' with my baby by the San Francisco Bay.

San Francisco Bay Blues
 
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I wain't got a lousy dime . . . . I ain't got nobody

I'm just a gigolo everywhere I go
People know the bar I'm playing
Pay for every dance selling each romance
Ooh, I could say

(chorus)

Cuz I ain't got nobody
Nobody cares for me, nobody, nobody cares for me
I'm so sad and lonely
Sad and lonely, sad and lonely
Won't some sweet mama come and take a chance with me
Cuz I ain't so bad
Sad and lonesome all the time
Even on the beat, on the, on the beat
I ain't got nobody
Nobody cares for me, nobody, nobody

Really ain't got nobody, sad and lonesome
Baby need love


I'm Just a Gigilo ~ David Lee Roth


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I ain't got a lousy dime … and … I ain't got nobody link to:

Oh, we ain’t got a barrel of money
Maybe we’re ragged and funny
But we’ll travel along
Singing a song,
Side by side

I don’t know what’s a-coming tomorrow,
Maybe it’s trouble and sorrow
But we’ll travel the road,
Sharing our load,
Side by side

Through all kinds of weather,
What if the sky should fall?
Just as long as we’re together,
It really doesn’t matter at all

When they’ve all had their quarrels and parted,
We’ll be the same as we started
Just traveling along,
Singing our song,
Side by side

Side by Side (written by Harry Woods?)
 
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Sharing our load...the load...doesn't weigh me down at all

The road is long, with many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where,
Who knows where
But I'm strong, strong enough to carry him
He ain't heavy, he's my brother

So on we go, his welfare is my concern
No burden is he to bear, we'll get there
For I know he would not encumber me
He ain't heavy, he's my brother

If I'm laden at all, I'm laden with sadness
That everyone's heart isn't filled with the gladness
Of love for one another

It's a long, long road from which there is no return
While we're on our way to there, why not share
And the load, it doesn't weigh me down at all
He ain't heavy, he's my brother

He Ain't Heavy
Neil Diamond
Recorded by The Hollies & a whole buncha other singers
 
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doesn't weigh me down . . . I'm on my way


The mama pajama rolled out of bed, and she ran to the police station
When the papa found out, he began to shout, and he started the investigation
It's against the law, it was against the law
What the mama saw, it was against the law.
The mama looked down and spit on the ground ev'ry time my name gets mentioned
The papa say "Oy, if I get that boy
I'm gonna stick him in the house of detention."
I'm on my way, I don't know where I'm goin',
I'm on my way, I'm takin' my time, but I don't know where.

Goodbye to Rosie, the Queen of Corona
See you, me and Julio down by the schoolyard
See you, me and Julio down by the schoolyard

Me and Julio ~ Paul Simon


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he began to shout...shout

Well, you know you make me wanna
(Shout) Throw my hand up
(Shout) Kick my heels back
(Shout) Throw my head back
(Shout) Come on now (Shout)
Don't forget to say you will
(Shout, Shout) Don't forget to say
(Shout) Yeah yeah yeah yeah, come on
(Say you will) Say it right now, baby
(Say you will) Come on, come on
(Say you will) Say it right now, baby
(Say you will)

I still remember
When you used to be nine years old yeah, yeah
An' now that you're grown up
You're old enough to know
An' you wanna leave me
You wanna let me go

I want you to know
I said I want you to know right now
You've been good to me, baby
Better than I've been to myself
And if you ever leave me
I don't want nobody else
I said I want you to know
I said I want you to know right no

You know you make me wanna
(Shout) Kick my shoes off
(Shout) Throw my hands up
(Shout) Take my pants off
(Shout) Come on now
(Shout) Don't forget to say you will
(Shout, Shout) Don't forget to say
(Shout) Yeah yeah yeah yeah, come on
(Say you will) Say it right now, baby
(Say you will)

(Say) Say that you love me
(Say) Say that you need me
(Say) Say that you want me
(Say) Don't ever leave me
(Shout) Come on now
(Shout) Come on now
(Shout) Come on now
(Shout) Come on now

(Shout) A little bit softer now

(Shout) A little bit louder now

Hey (Hey) Hey (Hey)
Yeah (Yeah) Yeah (Yeah)
Shout now
A little shout now
Jump up and shout now
A little shout now
Come on (Shout now)
Come on now (Shout now)
Come on now (Shout now)
Come on now (Shout now)
Come on jump up and shout now
A little shout now
Jump up and shout now
A little shout now
Jump up and shout now
A little shout now
Jump up and shout now
A little shout now, yeah

Shout
Isley Brothers
 
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shout . . . a little bit

The gentle sex was made for man to marry,
To share his nest and see his food is cooked.
The gentle sex was made for man to marry-but

With a little bit of luck, With a little bit of luck,
You can have it all and not get hooked.

With a little bit...with a little bit...
With a little bit of luck you won't get hooked.
With a little bit...with a little bit...
With a little bit of bloomin' luck!

The Lord above made man to help is neighbor,
No matter where, on land, or sea, or foam.
The Lord above made man to help his neighbor-but
With a little bit of luck, With a little bit of luck,
When he comes around you won't be home!

With a little bit...with a little bit...
With a little bit of luck, You won't be home.


portions of "Little Bit O' Luck" from My Fair Lady by Lerner and Loewe


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not get hooked...Captain Hook

Who's the swiniest swine in world?
(Captain Hook! Captain Hook!)
Who's the dirtiest dog in this wonderful world?
(Captain Hook! Captain Hook!)
Captain of villainy
Madder and loot lout
Eager to kill any
Who says that his hook isn't cute!
(It's cute!)
Ahahahah!

Slimiest rat in the pack?
(Captain Hook! Captain Hook!)
Who's unlaughable?
(You!)
Who's unliftable?
(You!)
Whose existence is quite unforgivable?
(You!)
Who would stoop to the cheapest and lowest
Of tricks in the book?
(Tricks in the book)
Blame me, slay me,
Captain Hook!

Hook's Waltz from Peter Pan
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
 
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Captain Hook...wonderful world

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
(George Weiss / Bob Thiele
Of course, sung by Louis Armstrong Smile

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

The colours of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shakin' hands, sayin' "How do you do?"
They're really saying "I love you"

I hear babies cryin', I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world
Yes, I think to myself, what a wonderful world

Oh yeah
 
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wonderful world ... world

A more pessimistic look at the world of the '60s

Eve Of Destruction
Written by - P.F. Sloan & Steve Barri, 1964
Recorded by Barry McGuire, 1965


The eastern world it is explodin'
Violence flarin', bullets loadin'
You're old enough to kill but not for votin'
You don't believe in war, what's that gun you're totin'
And even the Jordan river has bodies floatin'
But you tell me over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

Don't you understand what I'm trying to say?
Can't you see the fear that I'm feeling today?
If the button is pushed, there's no running away
There'll be no one to save with the world in a grave
Take a look around you, boy, it's bound to scare you, boy
But you tell me over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

Yeah, my blood's so mad, feels like coagulatin'
I'm sittin' here, just contemplatin'
I can't twist the truth, it knows no regulation
Handful of Senators don't pass legislation
And marches alone can't bring integration
When human respect is disintegratin'
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin'
And you tell me over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

Think of all the hate there is in Red China!
Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama!
Ah, you may leave here, for four days in space
But when you return, it's the same old place
The poundin' of the drums, the pride and disgrace
You can bury your dead, but don't leave a trace
Hate your next door neighbor, but don't forget to say grace
And you tell me over and over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

Tinman
 
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world . . . world

There's a kind of hush all over the world tonight
All over the world you can hear the sounds of lovers in love
You know what I mean
Just the two of us and nobody else concerned
There's nobody else, and I'm feeling good holding you tight

So listen very carefully, closer now
And you will see what I mean (see what I mean)
It isn't a dream (it isn't a dream)
The only sound that you will hear
Is when I whisper in your ear, I love you forever and ever

There's a Kind Of Hush ~ Englebert Humperdink


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world...Just the two of us

Just the Two of Us
~ Bill Withers

I see the crystal raindrops fall
And the beauty of it all
when the sun comes shining through
To make those rainbows in my mind
When I think of you some time
And I want to spend some time with you

CHORUS:Just the two of us
We can make it if we try
Just the two of us
Just the two of us
Building castles in the sky
Just the two of us
You and I
We look for love, no time for tears
Wasted waters's all that is
And it don't make no flowers grow
Good things might come to those who wait
Not to those who wait to late
We got to go for all we know
 
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castles in the sky...castle of love

Over time, I’ve building my castle of love
Just for two, though you never knew you were my reason
I’ve gone much too far for you now to say
That I’ve got to throw my castle away

Over dreams, I have picked out a perfect come true
Though you never knew it was of you I’ve been dreaming
The sandman has come from too far away
For you to say come back some other day

And though you don’t believe that they do
They do come true
For did my dreams
Come true when I looked at you
And maybe too, if you would believe
You too might be
Overjoyed, over loved, over me

Over hearts, I have painfully turned every stone
Just to find, I had found what I’ve searched to discover
I’ve come much too far for me now to find
The love that I’ve sought can never be mine

And though you don’t believe that they do
They do come true
For did my dreams
Come true when I looked at you
And maybe too, if you would believe
You too might be
Overjoyed, over loved, over me

And though the odds say improbable
What do they know
For in romance
All true love needs is a chance
And maybe with a chance you will find
You too like i
Overjoyed, over loved, over you, over you

Overjoyed
Stevie Wonder
 
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castle of love...I looked at you

I Looked at You
~ The Doors

I looked at you
You looked me
I smiled at you
You smiled at me
And we're on our way
No we can't turn back, babe
Yeah, we're on our way
And we can't turn back
'Cause it's too late
Too late, too late
Too late, too late
And we're on our way
No we can't turn back, babe
Yeah, we're on our way
And we can't turn back, yeah
C'mon, yeah!
I walked with you
You walked with me
I talked to you
You talked to me
And we're on our way
No we can't turn back, yeah
Yeah, we're on our way
And we can't turn back, yeah
'Cause it's too late
Too late, too late
Too late, too late
And we're on our way
No we can't turn back
Yeah, we're on our way
And we can't turn back
'Cause it's too late
Too late, too late
Too late, too late
 
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Nancy Wilson Lyrics - Guess Who I Saw Today


[Elisse Boyd - Murray Grand]

You're so late getting home from the office, Did you miss your train?
Where you caught in the rain?
No, don't bother to explain.
Can I fix you a quick martini?
As a matter of fact
I'll have one with you,
For to tell you the truth
I've had quite a day too!

Guess who I saw today, my dear!
I went in town to shop around
for something new,
and thought I'd stop and have a bite
when I was through.
I looked around for someplace near,
and it occurred to me
where I had parked the car,
There is a most attractive French cafe
and bar.
It really wasn't very far.

The waiter showed me to a dark,
secluded corner,
And when my eyes became accustomed
to the gloom,
I saw two people at the bar
who were so much in love,
that even I could spot it clear
across the room.

Guess who I saw today, my dear!
I've never been so shocked before.
I headed blindly for the door.
They didn't see me passing through,
Guess who I saw today?
Guess who I saw today?
Guess who I saw today?
I saw you!
 
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my eyes became accustomed to the gloom...my eyes are not accustomed to this light

I keep hearin' you're concerned about my happiness
But all that thought you're givin' me is conscience I guess
If I was walkin' in your shoes, I wouldn't worry none
While you 'n' your friends are worried about me I'm havin' lots of fun

Countin' flowers on the wall
That don't bother me at all
Playin' solitaire till dawn with a deck of fifty-one
Smokin' cigarettes and watchin' Captain Kangaroo
Now, don't tell me I've nothin' to do

Last night I dressed in tails, pretended I was on the town
As long as I can dream it's hard to slow this swinger down
So please don't give a thought to me, I'm really doin' fine
You can always find me here, I'm havin' quite a time

Countin' flowers on the wall
That don't bother me at all
Playin' solitaire till dawn with a deck of fifty-one
Smokin' cigarettes and watchin' Captain Kangaroo
Now, don't tell me I've nothin' to do

It's good to see you, I must go, I know I look a fright
Anyway my eyes are not accustomed to this light
And my shoes are not accustomed to this hard concrete
So I must go back to my room and make my day complete

Countin' flowers on the wall
That don't bother me at all
Playin' solitaire till dawn with a deck of fifty-one
Smokin' cigarettes and watchin' Captain Kangaroo
Now don't tell me I've nothin' to do

Don't tell me I've nothin' to do

Flowers on the Wall
Statler Brothers
 
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my eyes are not accustomed to this light...Captain Kangaroo

The Second Captain Kangaroo Song (I couldn't find the first)

~ Robert L. Brush and Edward G. White

Good morning, Captain, let's come on out and play!
Good morning, Captain, it's going to be a perfect day!
Get your crayons and your paper and your pencil, too
And come on out and play with Captain Kangaroo!
 
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Captain Kangaroo . . . come and play

Sunny day,
sweepin the clouds away
On my way to where the air is sweet
Can you tell me how to get
how to get to Sesame Street?

Come and play, everything's a o.k.
Friendly neighbors there, that's where we meet
Can you tell me how to get
how to get to Sesame Street

Big Grin


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Come and play...come out and play

Playmate, come out and play with me
And bring your dollies three.
Climb up my apple tree,
Look down my rain barrel
Slide down my cellar door
And we'll be jolly friends forevermore.

I'm sorry, playmate, I cannot play with you
My dollies have the flu,
Boo-hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo.
Ain't got no rain barrel,
Ain't got no cellar door
But we'll be jolly friends forevermore.

Playmate
 
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come out and play...have the flu

Cats in the Cradle
~Harry Chapin

My child arrived just the other day
He came to the world in the usual way
But there were planes to catch and bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
And he was talkin' 'fore I knew it, and as he grew

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home son?
I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
You know we'll have a good time then

Well, he came home from college just the other day
So much like a man I just had to say
"Son, I'm proud of you, can you sit for a while?"
He shook his head and said with a smile
"What I'd really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys
See you later, can I have them please?"

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home son?
I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
You know we'll have a good time then

I've long since retired, my son's moved away
I called him up just the other day
I said, "I'd like to see you if you don't mind"
He said, "I'd love to, Dad, if I can find the time
You see my new job's a hassle and kids have the flu
But it's sure nice talking to you, Dad
It's been sure nice talking to you"

And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me
He'd grown up just like me
My boy was just like me

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home son?
I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
You know we'll have a good time then

He'd say "I'm gonna be like you dad
You know I'm gonna be like you"

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home dad?
I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
You know we'll have a good time then

My son turned ten just the other day
He said, "Thanks for the ball, Dad, come on let's play
Can you teach me to throw", I said "Not today
I got a lot to do", he said, "That's ok"
And he walked away but his smile never dimmed
And said, "I'm gonna be like him, yeah
You know I'm gonna be like him"
 
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R.E.M - Man on the Moon
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Hey Andy, did you hear about this one? Tell me, are you locked in the punch?
Hey Andy, are you goofing on Elvis? Hey baby, are we losing touch?
If you believe they put a man on the moon, man on the moon
If you believe there's nothing up my sleeve, then nothing is cool
...
 
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man on the moon . . . moon

Oh, I’m bein’ followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow
Leapin and hoppin’ on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow

And if I ever lose my hands, lose my plough, lose my land,
Oh if I ever lose my hands, oh if.... I won’t have to work no more.
And if I ever lose my eyes, if my colours all run dry,
Yes if I ever lose my eyes, oh if.... I won’t have to cry no more.

And if I ever lose my legs, I won’t moan, and I won’t beg,
Yes if I ever lose my legs, oh if.... I won’t have to walk no more.

And if I ever lose my mouth, all my teeth, north and south,
Yes if I ever lose my mouth, oh if.... I won’t have to talk...

Moonshadow ~ Cat Sevens


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if i ever ... if ever I

If ever I would leave you, it wouldn't be in summer
Seeing you in summer, I never would go
Your hair streaked with sunlight, your lips red as flame
Your face with a luster that puts gold to shame

But if I'd ever leave you, it couldn't be in autumn
How I'd leave in autumn, I never will know
I've seen how you sparkle when fall nips the air
I know you in autumn and I must be there

And could I leave you running merrily through the snow
Or on a wintry evening when you catch the fire's glow

If ever I would leave you, how could it be in springtime
Knowing how in spring I'm bewitched by you so
Oh, no, not in springtime, summer, winter, or fall
No never could I leave you at all.

- from Camelot by Lerner and Lowe
 
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if ever I...I'm bewitched

Bewitched
~ Susaye Greene

I'm bewitched by your love
I can never get enough
I go crazy when you come around
I tell all of my friends
I will love you til the end
I'm bewitched by your love, baby
 
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bewitched bothered and bewildered . . .

I'm wild again, beguiled again
A simpering, whimpering child again
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered - am I

Couldn't sleep, and wouldn't sleep
When love came and told me, I shouldn't sleep
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered - am I

Lost my heart, but what of it?
My mistake I agree
He's a laugh, but I love it
Because the laugh's on me

A pill he is, but still he is
All mine and I'll keep him until he is
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered - like me

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I like best the verse that Diane Schuur added (apparently, since it's not in the original movie)

I'll sing for him
each Spring for him
I'll worship the trousers that cling to him
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered - am I!

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from _Pal Joey_ by Hart and Rogers


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the laugh's on me...this laugh's on me

I get up in the evening
And I ain't got nothing to say
I come home in the morning
I go to bed feeling the same way
I ain't nothing but tired
Man, I'm just tired and bored with myself
Hey there, baby, I could use just a little help

You can't start a fire
You can't start a fire without a spark
This gun's for hire
Even if we're just dancing in the dark

Message keeps getting clearer
Radio's on and I'm moving 'round the place
I check my look in the mirror
Wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face
Man, I ain't getting nowhere just sitting in a dump like this
There's something happening somewhere
Baby, I just know there is

You can't start a fire
You can't start a fire without a spark
This gun's for hire
Even if we're just dancing in the dark

You sit around getting older
There's a joke here somewhere and it's on me
I'll shake this world off my shoulders
Come on, baby, this laugh's on me

Stay on the streets of this town
And they'll be carving you up all right
They say you gotta stay hungry
Hey, baby, I'm just about starving tonight
I'm dying for some action
I'm sick of sitting 'round here trying to write this book
I need a love reaction
Come on now, baby, gimme just one look

You can't start a fire sitting 'round crying over a broken heart
This gun's for hire
Even if we're just dancing in the dark
You can't start a fire worrying about your little world falling apart
This gun's for hire
Even if we're just dancing in the dark

Dancing in the Dark
Bruce Springsteen
 
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This laugh's on me... over

Oh, it's over,
And everything is wrong, everything has gone
And I know that everything meant nothing.

Damascus - Nerina Pallot
 
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it's over...it's over

Your baby doesn't love you anymore.
Golden days, before they end,
Whisper secrets to the wind.
Your baby won't be near you anymore.
Tender nights, before they fly,
Send falling stars that seem to cry.
Your baby doesn't want you anymore.
It's over.
It breaks your heart in two,
To know she's been untrue.
But oh, what will you do,
When she says to you,
"There's someone new,
We're through,
We're through"?
It's over, it's over, it's over.
All the rainbows in the sky
Start to weep and say goodbye.
You won't be seeing rainbows anymore.
Setting suns, before they fall,
Echo to you, "That's all, that's all."
But you'll see lonely sunsets, after all.
It's over, it's over, it's over....
It's over.

It's Over
Roy Orbison
 
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Send falling stars ... Catch a falling star

Catch a falling star an’ put it in your pocket,
Never let it fade away!
Catch a falling star an’ put it in your pocket,
Save it for a rainy day!

For love may come an' tap you on the shoulder,
Some star-less night!
Just in case you feel you wanna’ hold her,
You’ll have a pocketful of starlight!

Catch a falling star an’ put it in your pocket,
Never let it fade away!
Catch a falling star an’ put it in your pocket,
Save it for a rainy day!

For when your troubles startn’ multiplyin’,
An' they just might!
It’s easy to forget them without tryin’,
With just a pocketful of starlight!

- Music and Lyrics by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance
 
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