Song Lyric Sunday: 3/11/ 2019.

This week Jim Adams has given us the prompt words :Around/ Down Sideways/Up. For Song Lyric Sunday post.

badge by Jim Adams

This week I have gone with a group I saw at the first live gig I went to. It was at the Albert Hall London. It was my thirteenth birthday and my amazing parents had arranged for a son of one of their friends to take me to the concert. He was about eighteen and must of been irritated by having to take a 13 year-old girl to a rock concert. Mind you he had the ticket and tube fare paid for, and the headliners were the Rolling Stones, and the support group was the Yardbirds. ….woo! Now my dad worked as a body maker for London Transport ( he covered and sewed the seats for buses and tube trains). Mum was a housewife looking after six children. Money was tight. I look back and I wonder how did they afford this. I can tell you I appreciated it then, I appreciate it even more now.

The Yardbirds an English rock band, formed in London in 1963. The band’s core lineup featured vocalist and harmonica player Keith Relf, drummer Jim McCarty, rhythm guitarist/bassist Chris Dreja and bassist/producer Paul Samwell-Smith. The band is known for starting the careers of three of rock’s most famous guitarists, Eric ClaptonJimmy Page and Jeff Beck, all of whom ranked in the top five of Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 greatest guitarists. The band had a string of hits throughout the mid-1960s, including “For Your Love“, “Heart Full of Soul“, “Shapes of Things” and “Over Under Sideways Down“. More information here on Wikipedia

Over Under Sideways Down” is a 1966 song by. Apparently inspired by Bill Haley and His Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock”, Jeff Beck plays both the lead guitar and bass guitar. The song was released as a single in May 1966, two months before the group’s self-titled UK album (commonly known as Roger the Engineer and Over Under Sideways Down in the US and elsewhere). More information here at Wikipedia

I really love this song not only is unique and of its age but it reminds me of the excitement and delight of being a thirteen year-old at a huge rock concert.

“Over, Under, Sideways, Down”

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Cars and girls are easy come by in this day and age,
Laughing, joking, drinking, smoking,
Till I’ve spent my wage.
When I was young people spoke of immorality,
All the things they said were wrong,
Are what I want to be.

Over under sideways down,
Backwards forwards square and round.
Over under sideways down,
Backwards forwards square and round.
When will it end, when will it end,
When will it end, when will it end.

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
I find comment ’bout my looks irrelativity,
Think I’ll go and have some fun,
‘Cos it’s all for free.
I’m not searching for a reason to enjoy myself,
Seems it’s better done,
Than argued with somebody else.

Over under sideways down,
Backwards forwards square and round.
Over under sideways down,
Backwards forwards square and round.
When will it end, when will it end,
When will it end, when will it end. Hey!Hey! Hey! Hey! Over under sideways down

The Yardbirds were a great springboard for Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page all three huge hero’s of mine.

Happy Days thank you Mum and Dad. You may be long gone but I love you still.

© willowdot21 2019

35 Comments (+add yours?)

    Nov 03, 2019 @ 06:36:39

    Reblogged this on LIVING THE DREAM.


  2. Ritu
    Nov 03, 2019 @ 06:49:19

    Such a cute photo 🥰


    Nov 03, 2019 @ 07:36:09



  4. G-Bear
    Nov 03, 2019 @ 08:54:25

    This is lovely Willow. A really nice photo of your late Mum and Dad. I’m so sorry to hear this. Sending hugs 🤗 💜💜


    • willowdot21
      Nov 03, 2019 @ 09:04:47

      Thank you, they have been gone a long time now but I do still miss them . Great song though and Oh! That night at the Albert Hall, the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds plus we had a box !!


  5. Christine Bolton
    Nov 03, 2019 @ 09:33:43

    I was thirteen when I first saw the Yardbirds too but it was at our local church youth club venue! Lots of memories. I look back and remember how fortunate I was to have seen Claptom, Beck and Page close up and personal before they were huge megastars. Thanks for the great memory 💕🙂


  6. Steve Tanham
    Nov 03, 2019 @ 13:29:16

    Great stuff, Willow. What a starter-stable! x


  7. J-Dub
    Nov 03, 2019 @ 15:07:30

    Awww sweet! What a wonderful memory of a lifetime. Great song choice.


  8. newepicauthor
    Nov 03, 2019 @ 15:29:00

    Such a great song, I also picked this today.


  9. aisasami
    Nov 03, 2019 @ 15:45:54

    Heard of The Yardbirds but I never heard of this song before. It’s a nice choice. Very upbeat!


  10. msjadeli
    Nov 03, 2019 @ 16:53:31

    Good choice and lovely photo of your folks, Willow.


  11. Betty Hayes Albright
    Nov 06, 2019 @ 00:56:26

    Great post, Willow – I loved the Yardbirds. Brings back memories. And that’s a lovely photo of your mom and dad. ❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️


  12. ghostmmnc
    Nov 07, 2019 @ 19:17:45

    Love the song – remember it from way back. 🙂


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