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little yellow pill … one pill

One pill makes you larger, / And one pill makes you small,
And the ones that mother gives you / Don't do anything at all.
Go ask Alice
When she's ten feet tall.
And if you go chasing rabbits, / And you know you're going to fall,
Tell 'em a hookah-smoking caterpillar / Has given you the call.
Call Alice
When she was just small.
When the men on the chessboard / Get up and tell you where to go
And you've just had some kind of mushroom / And your mind is moving low.
Go ask Alice
I think she'll know.
When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead,
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's "off with her head!"
Remember what the dormouse said:
"Feed your head. Feed your head. Feed your head"

Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
 
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one pill...jagged little pill

I recommend getting your heart trampled on to anyone
I recommend walking around naked in your living room
Swallow it down (what a jagged little pill)
It feels so good (swimming in your stomach)
Wait until the dust settles

You live, you learn
You love, you learn
You cry, you learn
You lose, you learn
You bleed, you learn
You scream, you learn

I recommend biting off more than you can chew to anyone
(I certainly do)
I recommend sticking your foot in your mouth at any time
(Feel free!)
Throw it down (the caution blocks you from the wind)
Hold it up (to the rays)
You wait and see when the smoke clears

Wear it out (the way a three-year-old would do)
Melt it down (you're gonna have to eventually, anyway)
The fire trucks are coming up around the bend

You grieve, you learn
You choke, you learn
You laugh, you learn
You choose, you learn
You pray, you learn
You ask, you learn
You live, you learn

You Learn
Alanis Morissette
 
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... you learn ...

Barbra Streisand - Love And Learn Lyrics

(N.Gimbel, E.Marnay & M.Legrand)

Love and learn, they say we love and learn

Learn the facts of love

Each in his turn

Learn that love will soothe and love will burn

It will hurl you to heaven and then down again

Give you hope, give you heartbreak

Love and learn like me that love is strange

Sweet and bitter ride

That one and nothing can change it

Love and learn like me that love is strange

It will warm you in winter and chill in spring

Invade your nights then one day be gone

Love and learn so your heart may wiser be

Love and learn that love's mad, gay and sad, good and bad

Nothing like you've had but you can't

Heaven it seems

You give your love to your man

All the love that you can

Never do you dream

He will take it and go one day

Now you know all there is to know about

There you go

Wise to love but still without it

Love and learn that you learn

Not a thing at all
 
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you learn . . . all the love you can . . .

Climb every mountain, search high and low
Follow every byway, every path you know.
Climb every mountain, ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow, till you find your dream!

A dream that will need
all the love you can give,
Every day of your life
for as long as you live.

Climb every mountain, ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow, till you find your dream!


Climb Every Mountain Rogers and Hammerstein


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ford every stream . . . V8 Ford

Maybellene, by Chuck Berry

Maybellene, why can't you be true
Oh Maybellene , why can't you be true
You've started back doin' the things you used to do

As I was motivatin' over the hill
I saw Maybellene in a Coup de Ville
A Cadillac arollin' on the open road
Nothin' will outrun my V8 Ford
The Cadillac doin' about ninety-five
She's bumper to bumper, rollin' side by side
(chorus)
The Cadillac pulled up ahead of the Ford
The Ford got hot and wouldn't do no more
It then got cloudy and started to rain
I tooted my horn for a passin' lane
The rainwater blowin' all under my hood
I know that I was doin' my motor good
(chorus)
The motor cooled down the heat went down
And that's when I heard that highway sound
The Cadillac asittin' like a ton of lead
A hundred and ten half a mile ahead
The Cadillac lookin' like it's sittin' still
And I caught Maybellene at the top of the hill
(chorus)
 
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Ford . . . . 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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Eve tempted Adam with an apple …. Adam ate the apple

I'm in the kitchen, my baby's in the hall (3x)
She won't speak to me at all
'Cause you know we got, we got the the Separation Blues.

You see that fly crawlin' up that wall (3x)
He won't talk to Mrs. Spider at all
'Cause you know they got, they got the Separation Blues

Adam ate the apple that Eve did thieve (3x)
And the Lord said "Adam, you're gonna have to leave"
'Cause you know they got, they got the Separation Blues.

The very last words that John the Baptist said (3x)
Just before he lost his head, was
"Oops! Dear Lord, I got the Separation Blues."

(break) When you kick your baby out of bed
'Cause she ain't treatin' you right,
When you feel mistreated (bum de bum)
You'd better take my advice:


If she don't treat you like you think she should (3x)
Her services ain't no longer no good
It's time you got, you got the Separation Blues.


- Separation Blues. God knows where I remember that from (Dave van Ronk?)
 
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Adam...Eve -- Adam...Eve

I say let us put man and a woman together
To find out which one is smarter
Some say man but I say no
The woman got the man so dey should know

And not me but the people they say
That de men are leading de women astray
But I say, that the women of today
Smarter than the man in every way

That’s right de woman is ah smarter
That’s right de woman is ah smarter
That’s right de woman is ah smarter
That’s right, that’s right

Ever since the world began
Woman was always teaching man
And if you listen to my bid attentively
I goin’ tell you how she smarter than me

Samson was the strongest man long ago
No one could a beat him, as we all know
Until he clash with Delilah on top of the bed
She told them all the strength was in the hair of his head

You meet a girl at a pretty dance
Thinking that you would stand a chance
Take her home, thinking she’s alone
Open de door you find her husband home

I was treating a girl independently
She was making baby for me
When de baby born and I went to see
Eyes was blue it was not by me

Garden of Eden was very nice
Adam never work in Paradise
Eve meet snake, Paradise gone
She make Adam work from that day on

Methusaleh spent all his life in tears
Lived without a woman for 900 years
One day he decided to have some fun
The poor man never lived to see 900 and one

And not me but the people they say
That de men are leading de women astray
But I say, that the women of today
Smarter than the man in every way

That’s right de woman is ah smarter
That’s right de woman is ah smarter
That’s right de woman is ah smarter
That’s right, that’s right


Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
Written by - Norman Span
(and performed beautifully by Harry Belafonte -- Click Recording 4)
 
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Adam and Eve . . . today

REFRAIN: Today, while the blossoms still cling to the vine
Ill taste your strawberries, Ill drink your sweet wine
A million tomorrows shall all pass away
Ere I forget all the joy that is mine, Today

Ill be a dandy, and Ill be a rover
Youll know who I am by the songs that I sing
Ill feast at your table, Ill sleep in your clover
Who cares what the morrow shall bring

REFRAIN

I cant be contented with yesterdays glory
I cant live on promises winter to spring
Today is my moment, now is my story
Ill laugh and Ill cry and Ill sing

REFRAIN (2x)


Words and Music by Randy Sparks, Recorded by John Denver


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winter to spring … winter spring summer or fall

When you're down and troubled
And you need some loving care
And nothing, nothing is going right
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there
You've got a friend


If the sky above you
Grows dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind begins to blow
Keep your head together
And call my name out loud
Soon you'll hear me knocking at your door
(chorus)

Ain't it good to know that you've got a friend
When people can be so cold
They'll hurt you, and desert you
And take your soul if you let them
Oh, but don't you let them
(chorus)

You've Got a Friend (written by Carole King, I believe)
 
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winter spring summer or fall . . . . sky . . . blue skies

I was blue, just as blue as I could be
Evry day was a cloudy day for me
Then good luck came a-knocking at my door
Skies were gray but theyre not gray anymore

Blue skies
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see

Bluebirds
Singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds
All day long

Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When youre in love, my how they fly

Blue days
All of them gone
Nothing but blue skies
From now on

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I should care if the wind blows east or west
I should fret if the worst looks like the best
I should mind if they say it cant be true
I should smile, thats exactly what I do


Blue Skies ~ Irving Berlin


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Nothing but bluebirds ... gone away is the bluebird

Sleigh bells ring, are you list'ning?
In the lane, snow is glist'ning'
A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight
Walkin' in a winter wonderland

Gone away is the bluebird
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song as we go along
Walkin' in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown
He'll say "Are you married?" We'll say "No, man!
But you can do the job when you're in town."

Later on we'll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid, the plans that we've made
Walkin' in a winter wonderland
 
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gone away is the bluebird . . . . in the meadow

Over in the meadow,
In the sand in the sun
Lived an old mother toadie
And her little toadie one
"Wink!" said the mother;
"I wink!" said the one,
So they winked and they blinked
In the sand in the sun

Over in the meadow,
Where the stream runs blue
Lived an old mother fish
And her little fishes two
"Swim!" said the mother;
"We swim!" said the two,
So they swam and they leaped
Where the stream runs blue

Over in the meadow,
In a hole in a tree
Lived an old mother bluebird
And her little birdies three
"Sing!" said the mother;
"We sing!" said the three
So they sang and were glad
In a hole in the tree

Over in the meadow,
In the reeds on the shore
Lived an old mother muskrat
And her little ratties four
"Dive!" said the mother;
"We dive!" said the four
So they dived and they burrowed
In the reeds on the shore

Over in the meadow,
In a snug beehive
Lived a mother honey bee
And her little bees five
"Buzz!" said the mother;
"We buzz!" said the five
So they buzzed and they hummed
In the snug beehive

Over in the Meadow - traditional Children's Song


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SNOWBIRD
(Gene McLellan)

Beneath this snowy mantle cold and clean
The unborn grass lies waiting for its coat to turn to green
The snowbird sings the song he always sings
And speaks to me of flowers that will bloom again in spring

When I was young my heart was young then too
Anything that it would tell me that's the thing that I would do
But now I feel such emptiness within
For the thing that I want most in life's the thing that I can't win

Spread your tiny wings and fly away
And take the snow back with you where it came from on that day
The one I love forever is untrue
And if I could you know that I would fly away with you

The breeze along the river seems to say
That she'll only break my heart again should I decide to stay
So little snowbird take me with you when you go
To that land of gentle breezes where the peaceful waters flow

Spread your tiny wings and fly away...
Yeah if I could you know that I would fly away with you
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SNOWBIRD... WHITE BIRD

White bird,
in a golden cage,
on a winter's day,
in the rain.

White bird,
in a golden cage,
alone.

The leaves blow,
Across the long black road.
To the darkened skies,
in its rage

But the white bird just sits in her cage,
alone.

White bird must fly
Or she will die

White bird,
dreams of the aspen trees,
with their dying leaves,
turning gold.

But the white bird just sits in her cage,
growing old.

White bird must fly or she will die.
White bird must fly or she will die.

The sunsets come, the sunsets go.
The clouds pile high,the air moves slow.
And the young bird's eyes do always know.

She must fly,
She must fly,
She must fly.

White bird,
In a golden cage,
On a winter's day, in the rain.

White bird,
In a golden cage alone.

White bird must fly or she will die.
White bird must fly or she will die.
White bird must fly or she will die.

It's A Beautiful Day


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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White bird in a golden cage … bird in a gilded cage

The ballroom was filled with fashion's throng, / It shone with a thousand lights;
And there was a woman who passed along, / The fairest of all the sights.
A girl to her lover then softly sighed, / "There's riches at her command."
"But she married for wealth, not for love," he cried! / "Though she lives in a mansion grand."

[chorus] "She's only a bird in a gilded cage, / A beautiful sight to see.
You may think she's happy and free from care, / She's not, though she seems to be.
'Tis sad when you think of her wasted life / For youth cannot mate with age;
And her beauty was sold for an old man's gold, / She's a bird in a gilded cage."


I stood in a churchyard just at eve, / When sunset adorned the west;
And looked at the people who'd come to grieve / For loved ones now laid at rest.
A tall marble monument marked the grave / Of one who'd been fashion's queen;
And I thought, "She is happier here at rest, / Than to have people say when seen:
chorus

-- Bird in a Guilded Cage, Arthur J. Lamb and Harry Von Tilzer
 
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bird in a guilded cage . . . blackbird

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly.
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise.
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see.
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to be free.
Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.
Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly.
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Blackbird ~ the Beatles


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Broken wings... Broken Wings

Baby
don't understand why we can't just hold on
to each other's hands
This time might be the last if fear unless
I make it all too clear

I need you so.

Take these broken wings
And learn to fly again
learn to live so free.
And when we hear the voices sing

The book of love will open up and let us in.

Take these broken wings -
Baby
I think tonight we can take
what was wrong and make it right.
Baby
it's all I know
that you're half of the flesh @c
And blood that makes me whole
need you so.
So take these broken wings . . .

Let us in - let us in -
Baby
it's all I know

That you're half of the flesh
And blood that makes me whole

Yeah
yeah
yeah
yeah
yeah!
So take these broken wings . . .
Take these broken wings . . .

Mr Mister


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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broken wings . . . baby


Baby, baby
Im taken with the notion
To love you with the sweetest of devotion.

Baby, baby
My tender love will flow from
The bluest sky to the deepest ocean.

Stop for a minute
Baby, Im so glad youre mine, yeah
Youre mine.

Baby, baby
The stars are shining for you
And just like me Im sure that they adore you.

Baby, baby
Go walking through the forest
The birds above a singing you a chorus.

Stop for a minute
Baby, theyre so glad youre mine, oh yeah
And ever since the day you put my heart in motion
Baby I realize that theres just no getting over you.

Baby, baby
In any kind of weather
Im here for you always and forever.

Baby, baby
No muscle man could sever
My love for you is true and it will never

Stop for a minute
Baby, Im so glad youre mine
And ever since the day you put my heart in motion
Baby I realize that theres just no getting over you.



Amy Grant


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sweetest of devotion … love and devotion

Ever since our voyage of love began
Your touch has thrilled me like the rush of the wind
And your arms have held me safe from a rolling sea
There's always been a quiet place to harbor you and me

Our love is like a ship on the ocean
We've been sailing with a cargo full of love and devotion
So I'd like to know where you got the notion
Said I'd like to know where you got the notion
To rock the boat, don't rock the boat baby
Rock the boat, don't tip the boat over
Rock the boat, don't rock the boat baby
Rock the boat-t-t-t-t


Up to now we sailed through every storm
And I've always had your tender lips to keep me warm
Oh I need to have the strength that flows from you
Don't let me drift away my dear, when love can see me through.

- Hues Corporation, Rock the Boat
 
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thrilled me...thrill Me

Hold me, hold me,
Never let me go until you’ve told me, told me,
What I want to know and then just hold me, hold me
Make me tell you I’m in love with you.

Thrill me, thrill me,
Walk me down the lane where shadows will be, will be
Hiding lovers just the same as we’ll be, we’ll be,
When you make me tell you I love you.

They told me be sensible with your new love,
Don’t be fooled thinking this is the last you’ll find.
But they never stood in the dark with you, love,
When you take me in your arms and drive me slowly out of my mind

Kiss me, kiss me,
And when you do I’ll know you that you will miss me, miss me,
If we ever say adieu so kiss me, kiss me,
Make me tell you I’m in love with you

*Mel Carter sang it, but I can't discover who wrote it.
 
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Walk me down the lane ... walked down the aisle

I walked down the street like a good girl should
He followed me down the street like I knew he would
Because a guy is a guy wherever he may be
So listen and I'll tell you what this fella did to me.


I walked to my house like a good girl should
He followed me to my house like I knew he would
Because a guy is a guy wherever he may be
So listen while I tell you what this fella did to me.


I never saw the boy before / So nothin' could be sillier
At closer range his face was strange / But his manner was familiar.

So I walked up the stairs like a good girl should
He followed me up the stairs like I knew he would
Because a guy is a guy wherever he may be
So listen and I'll tell you what this fella did to me.


I stepped to my door like a good girl should
He stopped at my door like I knew he would
Because a guy is a guy wherever he may be
So listen while I tell you what this fella did to me.


He asked me for a good-night kiss / I said, "It's still good day"
I would have told him more except / His lips got in the way.

So I talked to my ma like a good girl should
And Ma talked to Pa like I knew she would
And they all agreed on a married life for me
The guy is my guy wherever he may be.


So I walked down the aisle like a good girl should
He followed me down the aisle like I knew he would
Because a guy is a guy wherever he may be
And now you've heard the story of what someone did to me.


And that's what he did to me.


Doris Day, A Guy Is A Guy
 
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walked down the aisle . . . nothin' could be . . .

Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning,
No one could be sweeter than my sweetie when I meet her in the morning.
Where the morning glories
Twine around the door,
Whispering pretty stories
I long to hear once more.
Strolling with my girlie where the dew is pearly early in the morning,
Butterflies all flutter up and kiss each little buttercup at dawning,
If I had Aladdin's lamp for only a day,
I'd make a wish and here's what I'd say:
Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morn-ing.

Wishing is good time wasted,
Still it's a habit they say;
Wishing for sweets I've tasted,
That's all I do all day.
Maybe there's nothing in wishing,
But speaking of wishing I'll say:

Dreaming was meant for nighttime,
I live in dreams all the day;
I know it's not the right time,
But still I dream away.
What could be sweeter than dreaming,
Just dreaming and drifting away.


Carolina in the Morning by Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson, 1922.


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kiss each little buttercup ... called Little Buttercup

For I'm called Little Buttercup -- dear Little Buttercup,
Though I could never tell why,
But still I'm called Buttercup -- poor little Buttercup,
Sweet Little Buttercup I!

I've snuff and tobaccy, and excellent jacky,
I've scissors, and watches, and knives;
I've ribbons and laces to set off the faces
Of pretty young sweethearts and wives.

I've treacle and toffee, I've tea and I've coffee,
Soft tommy and succulent chops;
I've chickens and conies, and pretty polonies,
And excellent peppermint drops.

Then buy of your Buttercup -- dear Little Buttercup;
Sailors should never be shy;
So, buy of your Buttercup -- poor Little Buttercup;
Come, of your Buttercup buy!

Gilbert & Sullivan, from Pirates of Penzance
 
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Little Buttercup . . . sweethearts

My old dad went a walkin' one day,
Pushing tall weeds
right outta his way,
My old dad went a walkin' one day,
Hey now, hey now

Corduroy pants
and an old plaid shirt,
Daddy went a walkin'
just to feel the earth,
Got a little dirty
but that's all right,
Hey now, hey now

Old man crossin' the road,
You've got to let him go,
Old man crossin' the road,
He's feelin' fine

Daddy went a ridin' in his old car,
Took the dog with him
'cause it ain't too far,
Daddy went ridin' in his old car,
Hey now, hey now

Brown leather boots
and an old straw hat,
Daddy's getting wood
with the barnyard cat,
Got a little dirty
but that's all right,
Hey now, hey now

Old man crossin' the road,
You've got to let him go,
Old man crossin' the road,
He's feelin' fine

Mama's waiting
at the top of the hill,
They'll be laughing,
oh the stories they'll tell...
When he holds her
in his arms again,
They'll be sweethearts
with time on their hands

My old dad went a walkin' one day,
Pushing tall weeds
right outta his way,
My old dad went a walkin' one day,
Hey now, hey now

Corduroy pants
and an old plaid shirt,
Daddy went a walkin'
just to feel the earth,
Got a little dirty
but that's all right,
Hey now, hey now

Daddy went a ridin' in his old car,
Took the dog with him
'cause it ain't too far,
Daddy went ridin' in his old car,
Hey now, hey now

Brown leather boots
and an old straw hat,
Daddy's getting wood
with the barnyard cat,
Got a little dirty
but that's all right,
Hey now, hey now

Daddy Went Walkin ~ Neil Young


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Just to feel the earth ... I feel the earth move

I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down
I feel my heart start to trembling
Whenever you're around

Oh baby / When I see your face / Mellow as the month of May
Oh darling / I can't stand it / When you look at me that way

I feel the earth move under my feet / I feel the sky tumbling down
I feel my heart start to trembling / Whenever you're around

Oh darling / When you're near me / And you tenderly call my name
I know that / My emotions / Are something I just can't tame
I've just got to have you baby

I feel the earth move under my feet / I feel the sky tumbling down
I feel the earth move under my feet / I feel the sky tumbling down

I just lose control / Down to my very soul
I get hot and cold all over

I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down
tumbling down, tumbling down...

- Carole King, I Feel the Earth Move
 
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whenever you're around . . . nearness of you


It's not the pale moon that excites me
That thrills and delights me
Oh no
It's just the nearness of you
It isn't your sweet conversation
That brings this sensation
Oh no
It's just the nearness of you

When you're in my arms and I feel you so close to me
All my wildest dreams came true
I need no soft lights to enchant me
If you would only grant me the right
to hold you ever so tight
And to feel in the night
The nearness of you


Norah Jones - Nearness of You


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nearness of you ... anxiety of nearness

First there came the rains
Then there came the sun
To dry up all the pain
And the worry left undone.
Now here I stand alone
Now that I have won your emotion
And your sweet sweet devotion.

How am I to see the rain
Through the coming clouds of pain?
When you're here
There's an anxiety of nearness.
How am I to see the sun
Knowing I'm the only one
Who lives and lets love
Build the things we're made of.

I could sit or lie all day
And watch you waste away all the sorrow
Never knowing what tomorrow may bring.
I could tell you "you are mine"
Without a hint of a lie in my voice
Or a shift in my position.

(Chorus)

I think I wanna go home now
Where I can hide away all day
Never changing - never greying.
I feel like I can destroy now
All the things that you have made
With your life up till today.

(Chorus)

I know I told you not to doubt.
I know I told you not to fear what you dont know;
But it's the only way to grow sometimes.
I wish that we could see
The posibility of a tomorrow.
But we need to know the joy from sorrow.

(Chorus)

Adam Rhinehart ~ Anxiety Of Nearness


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anxiety of nearness . . . emotion and devotion

Maybe you'll wanna give me kisses sweet
But only for one night and no repeat
And maybe you'll go away and never call
And a taste of honey is worse than none at all
Oh, little boy!

In that case I don't want no part
I do believe that would only break my heart
Oh, but if you feel like lovin' me
If you got the notion
I second that emotion
So, if you feel like giving me
A little time of devotion
I second that emotion

Maybe you'll think that love will tie you down
And you don't have the time to hang around
Or maybe you'll think that love was made for fools
And so it makes you wise to break the rules
Oh, little girl!

In that case I don't want no part
I do believe that would only break my heart
Oh, but if you feel like lovin' me
If you got the notion
I second that emotion
So, if you feel like giving me
A little time of devotion
I second that emotion

In that case I don't want no part
I do believe that would only break my heart
Oh, but if you feel like lovin' me
If you got the notion
I second that emotion

Smokey Robinson's "I Second That Emotion"


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tie you down...tie me kangaroo down

There's an old Australian stockman, lying, dying,
And he gets himself up on one elbow,
And he turns to his mates,
who are gathered 'round him and he says:

Watch me wallabys feed, mate.
Watch me wallabys feed.
They're a dangerous breed, mate.
So watch me wallabys feed.
Altogether now!

Tie me kangaroo down, sport,
Tie me kangaroo down.
Tie me kangaroo down, sport,
Tie me kangaroo down.

Keep me cockatoo cool, Curl,
Keep me cockatoo cool.
Don't go acting the fool, Curl,
Just keep me cockatoo cool.
Altogether now!

Take me koala back, Jack,
Take me koala back.
He lives somewhere out on the track, Mac,
So take me koala back.
Altogether now!

Let me Abos go loose, Lou,
Let me Abos go loose.
They're of no further use, Lou,
So let me Abos go loose.
Altogether now!

Mind me platypus duck, Bill,
Mind me platypus duck.
Don't let him go running amok, Bill,
Just mind me platypus duck.
Altogether now!

Play your digeridoo, Blue,
Play your digeridoo.
Keep playing 'til I shoot thro', Blue,
Play your digeridoo.
Altogether now!

Tan me hide when I'm dead, Fred,
Tan me hide when I'm dead.
(So we tanned his hide when he died, Clyde,
And that's it hanging on the shed!)
Altogether now!

Tie me kangaroo down, sport,
Tie me kangaroo down.
Tie me kangaroo down, sport,
Tie me kangaroo down.

"Tie Me Kangaroo Down"
Words and music by Rolf Harris
 
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tie me kangaroo down . . . wallaby


Willoughby wallaby wee
An elephant sat on me.
Willoughby wallaby woo
An elephant sat on you.

Willoughby wallaby wita
An elephant sat on Saranita.
Willoughby wallaby wufitz
An elephant sat on Shufitz.

adapted from "Willoughby Wallaby Woo" by Raffi


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elephant ... Elephant

Elephant
Ain't going home
Ain't going home
To be your friend

Elephant
Ain't going home
To start a fire
To be your friend

Elephant
Ain't going home
Ain't going out
To start a fight

Elephant
To start a fire
To be your friend
It isn't right

Elephant
Hate being short
Hate being long
Hate being lost

Hate being round
Hate being round about your lost cause

Elephant
Ain't getting wired
Ain't getting lied to all the time

Elephant
I can't hear
I can't hear
The one you want

But it makes more sense
To be near the riverside
Yeah, it makes more sense
'Cos the grass grows high
It makes more sense
To be near to you baby

The very, very, very, very sad truth is
I never think sensibly
Thr very, very, very, very, very sad truth is
I never think
Bothers me

Elephant
Getting tired
Getting lied to
All the time

Elephant
You make it
You make it seem
So available

Elephant
Ain't going down
Ain't going down
To take a look

To take a look
Would bring me down
Would bring me down
Elephant

~ Tanita Tikaram


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to start a fight...to fight

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go
To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest, to follow that star
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far
To fight for the right, without question or pause
To be willing to march into hell, for a heavenly cause

And I know if I'll only be true, to this glorious quest,
That my heart will lie will lie peaceful and calm,
When I'm laid to my rest
And the world will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove, with his last ounce of courage,
To reach the unreachable star

"The Impossible Dream"
from "Man of La Mancha"
Music by Mitch Lee
Lyrics by Joe Darion
 
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fight . . . laid to rest

There's a calm surrender
To the rush of day
When the heat of the rolling world
Can be turned away
An enchanted moment
And it sees me through
It's enough for this restless warrior
Just to be with you

(Chorus)
And can you feel the love tonight?
It is where we are
It's enough for this wide-eyed wanderer
That we got this far
And can you feel the love tonight
How it's laid to rest?
It's enough to make kings and vagabonds
Believe the very best

There's a time for everyone
If they only learn
That the twisting kaleidoscope
Moves us all in turn
There's a rhyme and reason
To the wild outdoors
When the heart of this star-crossed voyager
Beats in time with yours

Can You Feel the Love Tonight ~ Sir Elton Hercules John (for the soundtrack of The Lion King


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laid to rest...wanderer

The Wanderer
~ Beach Boys

Oh well Im the type of guy who will never settle down
Where pretty girls are well, you know that Im around
I kiss em and I loveem cause to me theyre all the same
I hug em and I squeeze em they dont even know my name
They call me the wanderer yeah the wanderer
I roam around around around...
 
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~~~Seasons in the sun~~~

Goodbye to you my trusted friend
We've known each other since we
Were nine or ten
Together we've climbed hills and trees
Learned of love and abc's
Skinned our hearts and skinned our knees
Goodbye my friend it s hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that spring is in the air
Pretty girls are everywhere
Think of me and I'll be there
We had joy we had fun we had
Seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed were
Just seasons out of time
Goodbye papa please pray for me
I was the black sheep of the family
You tried to teach me right from wrong
Too much wine and too much song
Wonder how I got along
Goodbye papa it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
Little children everywhere
When you see them I'll be there
We had joy we had fun we had
Seasons in the sun
But the wine and the songs like the
Seasons have all gone
We had joy we had fun we had
Seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song like
The seasons have all gone
Goodbye michelle my little one
You gave me love and helped
Me find the sun
And every time that I was down
You would always come around
And get my feet back on the ground
Goodbye michelle it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
With the flowers everywhere
I wish that we could both be there
We had joy we had fun we had
Seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed were
Just seasons out of time
We had joy we had fun we had
Seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song like the
Seasons have all gone
We had joy we had fun we had
Seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song like the
Seasons have all gone
We had joy we had fun we had
Seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song like the
Seasons have all gone
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seasons in the sun . . . season

Breathe (2 AM)"

2 AM and she calls me 'cause I'm still awake,
"Can you help me unravel my latest mistake?,
I don't love him. Winter just wasn't my season"
Yeah we walk through the doors, so accusing their eyes
Like they have any right at all to criticize,
Hypocrites. You're all here for the very same reason

'Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button, girl.
So cradle your head in your hands
And breathe... just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe

May he turn 21 on the base at Fort Bliss
"Just a day" he said down to the flask in his fist,
"Ain't been sober, since maybe October of last year."
Here in town you can tell he's been down for a while,
But, my God, it's so beautiful when the boy smiles,
Wanna hold him. Maybe I'll just sing about it.

Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable,
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table.
No one can find the rewind button, boys,
So cradle your head in your hands,
And breathe... just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe

There's a light at each end of this tunnel,
You shout 'cause you're just as far in as you'll ever be out
And these mistakes you've made, you'll just make them again
If you only try turning around.

2 AM and I'm still awake, writing a song
If I get it all down on paper, it's no longer inside of me,
Threatening the life it belongs to
And I feel like I'm naked in front of the crowd
Cause these words are my diary, screaming out loud
And I know that you'll use them, however you want to

But you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable,
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button now
Sing it if you understand.
and breathe, just breathe
woah breathe, just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe.

Breath (2 am) by Anna Nalick


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Island In The Sun Lyrics

(Harry Belafonte and Lord Burges)

This is my island in the sun
Where my people have toiled since time begun
I may sail on many a sea
Her shores will always be home to me

Oh, island in the sun
Willed to me by my father's hand
All my days I will sing in praise
Of your forest, waters, your shining sand

As morning breaks the heaven on high
I lift my heavy load to the sky
Sun comes down with a burning glow
Mingles my sweat with the earth below

Oh, island in the sun
Willed to me by my father's hand
All my days I will sing in praiseOf your forest, waters, your shining sand

I see woman on bended knee
Cutting cane for her family
I see man at the waterside
Casting nets at the surging tide

Oh, island in the sun
Willed to me by my father's hand
All my days I will sing in praise
Of your forest, waters, your shining sand

I pray the day will never come
When I can't awake to the sound of drum
Never let me miss carnival
With calypso songs philosophical

Oh, island in the sun
Willed to me by my father's hand
All my days I will sing in praise
Of your forest, waters, your shining sand
 
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sky pilot – military chaplain

sing in praise … praise the Lord and pass the ammunition

Down went the gunner, a bullet was his fate
Down went the gunner, and then the gunner's mate
Up jumped the sky pilot, gave the boys a look
And manned the gun himself as he laid aside the Book, shouting

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
And we'll all stay free


Praise the Lord and swing into position
Can't afford to sit around a-wishin'
Praise the Lord, we're all between perdition
And the deep blue sea

Yes the sky pilot said it
Ya gotta give him credit
For a sonofagun of a gunner was he, shouting

Praise the Lord, we're on a mighty mission
All aboard, we're not a-goin' fishin'
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
And we'll all stay free

– Frank Loesser
 
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Praise the Lord ... Oh Lord

Mercedes Benz

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
So Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a color TV ?
Dialing For Dollars is trying to find me.
I wait for delivery each day until three,
So oh Lord, won’t you buy me a color TV ?

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a night on the town ?
I’m counting on you, Lord, please don’t let me down.
Prove that you love me and buy the next round,
Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a night on the town ?

Everybody!
Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends,
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
So oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

That’s it!

Janis Joplin


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The Surrey With The Fringe On Top Lyrics

When I take you out, tonight, with me,
Honey, here's the way it's goin' to be:
You will set behind a team of snow white horses,
In the slickest gig you ever see!

Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry
When I take you out in the surrey,
When I take you out in the surrey with the fringe on top!
Watch that fringe and see how it flutters
When I drive them high steppin' strutters.
Nosey pokes'll peek thru' their shutters and their eyes will pop!
The wheels are yeller, the upholstery's brown,
The dashboard's genuine leather,
With isinglass curtains y' can roll right down,
In case there's a change in the weather.
Two bright sidelight's winkin' and blinkin',
Ain't no finer rig I'm a-thinkin'
You c'n keep your rig if you're thinkin' 'at I'd keer to swap
Fer that shiny, little surrey with the fringe on the top!
All the world'll fly in a flurry
When I take you out in the surrey,
When I take you out in the surrey with the fringe on top!
When we hit that road, hell fer leather,
Cats and dogs'll dance in the heather,
Birds and frogs'll sing all together and the toads will hop!
The wind'll whistle as we rattle along,
The cows'll moo in the clover,
The river will ripple out a whispered song,
And whisper it over and over:
Don't you wisht y'd go on forever?
Don't you wisht y'd go on forever?
Don't you wisht y'd go on forever and ud never stop
In that shiny, little surrey with the fringe on the top!
I can see the stars gettin' blurry,
When we drive back home in the surrey,
Drivin' slowly home in the surrey with the fringe on top!
I can feel the day gettin' older,
Feel a sleepy head on my shoulder,
Noddin', droopin' close to my shoulder, till it falls kerplop!
The sun is swimmin' on the rim of a hill;
The moon is takin' a header,
And jist as I'm thinkin' all the earth is still,
A lark'll wake up in the medder.
Hush, you bird, my baby's a-sleepin'!
Maybe got a dream worth a-keepin'
Whoa! you team, and jist keep a-creepin' at a slow clip clop.
Don't you hurry with the surrey with the fringe on the top!
 
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surrey with the fringe . . . whispered song . . . whisper

catch me as i fall
say you're here and it's all over now
speaking to the atmosphere
no one's here and i fall into myself
this truth drives me into madness
i know i can stop the pain if i will it all away

don't turn away
don't give in to the pain
don't try to hide
though they're screaming your name
don't close your eyes
God knows what lies behind them
don't turn out the light
never sleep never die

i'm frightened by what i see
but somehow i know that there's much more to come
immobilized by my fear
and soon to be blinded by tears
i can stop the pain if i will it all away

Chorus

fallen angels at my feet
whispered voices at my ear
death before my eyes
lying next to me i fear
she beckons me shall i give in
upon my end shall i begin
forsaking all i've fallen for i rise to meet the end


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eyes...eye

Could a body close the mind out
Stitch a seam across the eye
If you can be good, you’ll live forever
If you’re bad, you’ll die when you die

Hearing only one true note
On the one and only sound
Unzip my body
Take my heart out
'Cause I need a beat to give this tune

Taking a picture of
Taking a picture of
Taking a picture of

Oh the body swayed to music
Oh the lightning glance
If I would give it all and all
Maybe you would hear me
Ask for half a chance

Hearing only one root note
Planted firmly in the ground
Undo my heart, unzip my body and
Lend to my ear a clear and a deafening sound

And if I need a rhythm
It’ll be to my heart I listen
If it don’t get me too far wrong
And if I
And if I
And if I need a rhythm
It’s gonna be to my heart I listen
If it don’t take me too far gone

Everybody smile please
Nobody pay no mind to me
Finger in position on the switch
A little flash photography

Taking a picture of you
Taking a picture of
Taking a picture of me
Taking a picture

Ramalama Bang Bang
Flash Bang Big Bang
Bing Bong, Ding Dong
Dum dum d’ dum dum
With a hammer Bang Bang
Flash Bang Press Gang
Bing Bong, Ding Dong
Dum dum d’ dum dum

With a st’ stammer
Bang Bang
Crash Bang
Big Bang
Boing Boing
Boing Boing
Dum dum d’ dum dum

With a st’ stammer
With a st’ stammer
With a st’ stammer
Bang Bang

Crash Bang
Big Bang
Bing Bang
Crash Bang

And if I
And if I need a rhythm
Gonna be to my heart I listen
And if I
And if I need a rhythm
Gonna be to my heart I listen
And if I
And if I need a rhythm
Gonna be to my heart I listen
And if I
And if I
Need a rhythm
Need a rhythm
Need a rhythm
And if I
And if I need a rhythm

Ramalama Bang Bang (My new favorite song)
Artist: Roisin Murphy
 
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Flash Bang


FLASH, BANG WALLOP!
From the London Musical "Half A Sixpence" (1963)
(David Heneker)

Tommy Steele & Chorus (London Production) - 1963
Tommy Steele & Chorus (Broadway Production) - 1965
Sammy Davis Jr. - 1965
Tommy Steele & Chorus (Film Soundrack) - 1967



(Smile please, all smile. You too, Sir)
(I am smiling)

All lined up in a wedding group
'Ere we are for a photograph
We're all dressed up in a morning suit
All trying hard not to laugh
Since the early caveman in his fur
Took a trip to Gretna Green
There's always been a photographer
To record the 'appy scene.....

'Old it, flash, bang, wallop, what a picture
What a picture, what a photograph
Poor old soul, blimey, what a joke
Hat blown off in a cloud of smoke
Clap 'ands, stamp yer feet
Bangin' on the big bass drum
What a picture, what a picture
Um-tiddly-um-pum-um-pum-pum
Stick it in your fam'ly album

(Thanks very much, one more picture. Hold it!)

The same thing 'appened long ago
When man was in his prime
And what went on we only know
From the snaps he took at the time
When Adam and Eve in their birthday suit
Decided to get wed
As Adam was about to taste the fruit
The man with the cam'ra said.....

'Old it, flash, bang, wallop, what a picture
What a picture, what a photograph
Poor old Eve, there with nothing on
Face all red and 'er fig leaf gone
Clap 'ands, stamp yer feet
Bangin' on the big bass drum, W-e-e-a-ay!
What a picture, what a picture
Um-tiddly-um-pum-um-pum-pum
Stick it in your fam'ly album

(Thanks very much. One more picture, hold it!)

You've read it in a folio
Or seen it in a Shakespeare play
How Juliet fell for Romeo
In the merry month of May
And as 'e climbed the orchard wall
To reach 'is lady fair
As he tumbled, she began to bawl
As he floated through the air.....

'Old it, flash, bang, wallop, what a picture
What a picture, what a photograph
Poor young chap, what a night 'e spent
Tights all torn and 'is rapier bent
Clap 'ands, stamp yer feet
Bangin' on the big bass drum, W-e-e-a-ay!
What a picture, what apicture
Um-tiddly-um-pum-um-pum-pum
Stick it in your fam'ly album

(One more picture, hold it!)

King 'Enry the Eighth had several wives
Including Anne Boleyn
And he kept an album of their lives
With all their photos in
As Anne Boleyn was on her knees
Dressed in her very best frock
King 'Enry shouted, "Smile, Dear, please"
As 'er 'ead rolled off the block.....

'Old it, flash, bang, wallop, what a picture
What a picture, what a photograph
Comes the print in a little while
Lost 'er 'ead, but she kept 'er smile
Clap 'ands, stamp yer feet, Ye-e-a-y!
Bangin' on the big bass drum
What a picture, what a picture
Um-tiddly-um-pum-um-pum-pum
Stick it in your fam'ly album

(Thank you very much. One more picture, hold it!)

When Napoleon married Josephine
There was just the same to-do
He galloped home from the battle scene
All the way from Waterloo
And as he came from orf 'is 'orse
To the boudoir where she sat
She said to 'im, in French of course
As he took of his big cocked 'at

'Old it, flash, bang, wallop, what a picture
What a picture, what a photograph
There she was, with a big Hussar
All caught up in 'er oh-la-la
Clap 'ands, stamp yer feet, Ye-e-a-y!
Bangin' on the big bass drum
What a picture, what a picture
Um-tiddly-um-pum-um-pum-pum
Stick it in your fam'ly album

Stick it in your fam'ly
Stick it in your fam'ly
In your fam'ly album!

From here
 
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Anne Boleyn was on her knees ... the ghost of Anne Boleyn walk

In the Tower of London, large as life,
The ghost of Ann Boleyn walks, they declare.
Poor Ann Boleyn was once King Henry's wife -
Until he made the Headsman bob her hair!
Ah yes! he did her wrong long years ago,
And she comes up at night to tell him so.

With her head tucked underneath her arm
She walks the Bloody Tower!
With her head tucked underneath her arm
At the Midnight hour -


She comes to haunt King Henry, she means giving him 'what for',
Gad Zooks, she's going to tell him off for having spilt her gore.
And just in case the Headsman wants to give her an encore
She has her head tucked underneath her arm![chorus]

Along the draughty corridors for miles and miles she goes,
She often catches cold, poor thing, it's cold there when it blows,
And it's awfully awkward for the Queen to have to blow her nose
With her head tucked underneath her arm! [chorus]

Sometimes gay King Henry gives a spread
For all his pals and gals - a ghostly crew.
The headsman carves the joint and cuts the bread,
Then in comes Ann Boleyn to 'queer' the 'do';
She holds her head up with a wild war whoop,
And Henry cries 'Don't drop it in the soup!' [chorus]

The sentries think that it's a football that she carries in,
And when they've had a few they shout 'Is Ars'nal going to win?'
They think it's Alec James, instead of poor old Ann Boleyn
With her head tucked underneath her arm! [chorus]

One night she caught King Henry, he was in the Canteen Bar.
Said he 'Are you Jane Seymour, Ann Boleyn or Cath'rine Parr?
For how the sweet san fairy ann do I know who you are
With your head tucked underneath your arm!'

- Anne Boleyn, R.P.Weston and Bert Lee, 1934
 
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the ghost of Anne Boleyn walk . . . the midnight hour

I'm gonna wait 'til the midnight hour
That's when my love comes tumbling down
I'm gonna wait 'til the midnight hour
When there's no one else around
I'm gonna take you girl and hold you
Do all things I told you
In the midnight hour
Yes I am, whoa, yes I am

I’m gonna wait 'til the stars come out
See them twinkle in your eyes
I'm gonna wait 'til the midnight hour
That's when my love begins to shine
You're the only girl I know
Really love you so
In the midnight hour


In the Midnight Hour ~ Wilson Pickett


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midnight


(Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Trevor Nunn, based on poems by T.S. Eliot)

Midnight. Not a sound from the pavement.
Has the moon lost her memory?
She is smiling alone.
In the lamplight
the withered leaves collect at my feet
And the wind begins to moan.

Memory. All alone in the moonlight
I can smile at the old days,
I was beautiful then.
I remember the time I knew what happiness was,
Let the memory live again.

Every street lamp seems to beat a fatalistic warning.
Someone mutters and a street lamp gutters
and soon it will be morning.

Daylight. I must wait for the sunrise,
I must think of a new life
And I mustn't give in.
When the dawn comes tonight will be a memory too
And a new day will begin.

Burnt out ends of smokey days,
the stale cold smell of morning.
The street lamp dies,
another night is over, another day is dawning.

Touch me. It's so easy to leave me
All alone with the memory
Of my days in the sun.
If you touch me you'll understand what happiness is.
Look, a new day has begun.
 
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midnight...midnight

After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down.
After midnight, we're gonna chug-a-lug and shout.
We're gonna stimulate some action;
We're gonna get some satisfaction.
We're gonna find out what it is all about.
After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down.

After midnight, we're gonna shake your tambourine.
After midnight, it's all gonna be peaches and cream.
We're gonna cause talk and suspicion;
We're gonna give an exhibition.
We're gonna find out what it is all about.
After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down.

After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down.....

After Midnight
J. J. Cale
(And made famous by Eric Clapton)
 
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Thanks for reminding me of this one, 'Nita. Big Grin

chug-a-lug and shout … chug-a-lug chug-a-lug

Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug
Make you want to holler hi-de-ho
Burns your tummy, don'tcha know
Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug


Grape wine in a Mason jar
Homemade and brought to school
By a friend of mine after class
Me and him and this other fool decide that we'll drink up what's left
Chug-a-lug, so we helped ourself
First time for everything
Mm, my ears still ring [chorus]

4-H and FFA
On a field trip to the farm
Me 'n' a friend sneak off behind
This big old barn where we uncovered a covered-up moonshine still
And we thought we'd drink our fill
And I swallered it with a smile
*Bllll-bbbb, I run ten mile [chorus]

Jukebox 'n' sawdust floor
Sumpin' like I ain't never seen
And I'm just going on fifteen
But with the help of my finaglin' uncle I get snuck in
For my first taste of sin.
I said "Lemme have a big old sip"
*Bllll-bbbb, I done a double back flip [chorus]

- Roger Miller, Chug-a-lug
 
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