Song Lyric Sunday, Spice of Life

Hi it’s Sunday and time for Jim Adams to give us our weekly prompt for Song Lyric Sunday. This weeks prompt is : Cinnamon/Mint/Parsley/Pepper/Rosemary/Sage/Salt/Thyme and hopefully this will leave a pleasant smell with all of us.  

Personally I found this one hard, there are few well lots over the years but I did try to think latterly. My first and favourite pick of the bunch is cinnamon girl. Not a happy song with truly abusive and addictive lyrics but it still speaks to me.

Cinnamon Girl” is a song by American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey from her sixth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell! (2019). The song was written and produced by Del Rey and Jack Antonoff.

More information here

Second choice from when I was ten, one of my favourite from my pre teen years, innocent days….I miss them .

Sugar and Spice” is a 1963 song by Merseybeat band The Searchers written by Tony Hatch under the pseudonym Fred Nightingale. It made number two on the UK charts (on Pye) and number 44 in the USA charts.

The composer and producer of “Sugar and Spice”: Tony Hatch, had produced the precedent Searchers’ single: a cover of the Drifters‘ “Sweets for My Sweet” which had afforded the Searchers a #1 UK hit. Hatch, having written “Sugar and Spice” on the template of “Sweets for My Sweet”, pitched his original song to the Searchers as the work of an as-yet unknown songwriter named Fred Nightingale, as Hatch felt the group might be dismissive of the song if they knew it to be their producer’s work.

The first line of the chorus “Sugar and spice and all things nice” references the nursery rhyme What Are Little Girls Made Of?, while the second line of the chorus is the title of the well-known Pete SeegerLee Hays composition “Kisses Sweeter than Wine“.More information here

Love Grows, from the year before I got married, working as window dresser and loving it ๐Ÿ˜€ is my third and final choice.๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’œ

Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)” is a popular song by “two hit wonders” Edison Lighthouse, originally recorded by Jefferson. The single reached the number one spot on the UK Singles Chart on the week ending on 31 January 1970, where it remained for a total of five weeks. It also became the first number one single of the 1970s (not counting Rolf Harris‘s “Two Little Boys” which was a holdover from 1969). More information here


Happy Sunday Everyone.

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    May 31, 2020 @ 10:33:15

    Great songs, Sis ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply

  2. Christine Bolton
    May 31, 2020 @ 13:23:08

    Three great songs Willow! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply

  3. J-Dub
    May 31, 2020 @ 14:45:20

    Trifecta ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŽถ. I love them all. Especially the final … Where my Rosemary goes… with that big band song. Makes we wanna sing it loudly.

    Reply

  4. Jen Goldie
    May 31, 2020 @ 15:22:28

    Thanks for the great memories Willow! Wonderful choices! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

    Reply

  5. newepicauthor
    May 31, 2020 @ 16:05:34

    I had never heard the Lana Del Rey song before, but it is real nice. It was nice to hear the Searchers and Edison Lighthouse again.

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  6. robertawrites235681907
    May 31, 2020 @ 16:48:17

    Lovely song choices, Willow. South Africa goes back to work tomorrow and I am waiting with baited breath to see what happens.

    Reply

  7. Dale
    May 31, 2020 @ 16:49:27

    Love the Sugar and Spice and I canโ€™t remember the last time I heard Love Grows! So good.

    Reply

  8. Lisa Coleman
    May 31, 2020 @ 17:30:56

    Great songs today Willow! Quite the array there. I enjoyed all your choices today! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. John Holton
    May 31, 2020 @ 18:39:28

    I like these in 2, 3, 1 order. The same guy, Tony Burrows, sang lead on โ€œLove Growsโ€ as well as Edison Lighthouseโ€™s โ€œMy Baby Loves Lovinโ€™,โ€ The Pipkinsโ€™ โ€œGimme Dat Ding,โ€ and Brotherhood of Manโ€™s โ€œUnited We Stand,โ€ which were all out at roughly the same time, believe it or notโ€ฆ

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  10. msjadeli
    May 31, 2020 @ 19:53:19

    First time hearing Lana’s, “Cinnamon Girl.” Nice playlist today, Willow.

    Reply

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