Song Lyric Sunday: Delightfully, Pleasant and Sweet!

Jim Adams

Hi it is Sunday evening and I am running late so without further ado let’s sort out Song Lyric Sunday.

Our theme this week for Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday, is Delightful, Pleasant, Sweet suggested by Paula Light of Light Motifs II.  

Well delightful , De-lovely cames to mind and there are so many versions to choose from , from Bob Hope to Ella Fitzgerald and many I between. Or there ‘A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down, in the most delightful way. No I went a tad deeper and came up with Arabesque!

Arabesque was an all-girl trio formed at the height of the European disco era in 1977 in FrankfurtWest Germany. The group’s changing lineup worked with the German composer Jean Frankfurter (Erich Ließmann) and became especially popular in Japan and the Soviet Union. . More information here.

You are a very noble man
Descended from a noble clan
You live by the rules of your family
You can’t marry me
For I am just a humble girl
Not born to see the great big world
Our love can’t be more than a secret love
For no one to see

Caballero, caballero
You’re a famous man in town
I must wait out of sight
Till you kiss me tonight
Caballero, caballero
So delightful, so delightful
Caballero, caballero
If you ever let me down
I’ll be crying and crying all night
But I’ll be gone
Just like the evening sun

In dreams I’m rich and you are poor
And I am looking for amor
I pick you up in a street cafe
Where you spend your days
We’re driving to my grand hotel
My heart’s aflame, you’re looking swell
I won’t set you free for you love must be
Only for me.

Caballero, caballero
You’re a famous man in town
I must wait out of sight
Till you kiss me tonight
Caballero, caballero
So delightful, so delightful
Caballero, caballero
If you ever let me down
I’ll be crying and crying all night
But I’ll be gone
Just like the evening sun


Caballero, caballero
You’re a famous man in town
I must wait out of sight
Till you kiss me tonight
Caballero, caballero
So delightful, so delightful
Caballero, caballero
If you ever let me down
I’ll be crying and crying all night
But I’ll be gone
Just like the evening sun.


Pleasant was a no brainer for me, it can only be Pleasant Valley Sunday.

Pleasant Valley Sunday” is a song by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, most famous for the version recorded by The Monkees in 1967. Inspired by a street named Pleasant Valley Way and their move to suburban West Orange, New Jersey, Goffin and King wrote the song about the dissatisfaction with the life in the suburbs.

Carole King, the co-writer of the song, stated in her autobiography that, after she and her then-husband, Gerry Goffin, earned enough money from songwriting royalties, they moved from New York to West Orange, New Jersey, but Goffin disliked their suburban life and wrote lyrics to document this feeling, that would eventually become “Pleasant Valley Sunday”.The lyrics were a social commentary on status symbols, creature comforts, life in suburbia and “keeping up with the Joneses“.

There are many alternative interpretations about the lyrics of the song. In the book SuburbiaNation, Robert Beuka described its lyrics as “a wry commentary on the materialistic and anesthetized sensibilities of the adult generation in suburbia…”and Brian Ward said in The 1960’s, that the song was more associated with the New Left and the counterculture, while Michael Nesmith jokingly stated in a 1978 interview with Blitz Magazine, that the song was written about “a mental institution.” Deanna D. Sellnow, author of The Rhetorical Power of Popular Culture, commented that, despite so many definitions about the song’s meaning, its rhetorical message is actually “bleak”.

Here are the words and the Monkees.


Finally we come to sweet , well again there were so many songs to choose from , Sweet Little Child of mine, Sweet Dreams are made of this, Fly away Sweet Sister, Sweet little sixteen, Sweets for my Sweet, and so on. Then I decided no one rocks it like Queen so I chose Sweet Lady.

Sweet Lady” is a song by British rock band Queen, which was written by Queen guitarist Brian May.

Sweet Lady” is a distortion-driven fast rocker written by May. The song is an unusual rock style in 3/4 meter (which gives way to 4/4 at the bridge).

According to an online source, Roger Taylor once said that because of its unusual time signature, “Sweet Lady” was the hardest song for him to play live on the drums. The backing track was probably recorded live, as one can hear the wires on the snare drum of Taylor’s kit vibrating along with John Deacon‘s bass guitar riff.


15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. newepicauthor
    Sep 19, 2021 @ 19:39:12

    Really nice music Willow. I enjoyed all of your selections.


  2. Ritu
    Sep 19, 2021 @ 19:41:40

    Great choices, Sis! 💜


  3. cathleentownsend
    Sep 19, 2021 @ 19:46:18

    Lovely post. I’d never heard of Arabesque Caballero, and I think actual decades have passed since I listened to the Monkeys doing Pleasant Valley Sunday. That one was an excellent trip back through memory lane. : )


    • willowdot21
      Sep 19, 2021 @ 20:49:16

      Yes the Monkees were fun and had much more talented than they were ever given credit for. Though I do prefer the original by Carole King … thank you for reading 💜


  4. lssattitudeofgratitude
    Sep 19, 2021 @ 21:32:51

    The first is new to me. The rest are beloved classics. Thanks for sharing.


  5. ivor20
    Sep 19, 2021 @ 23:21:02

    Yeah … I liked Carole King’s “sunday” song the best Wiilow ..


  6. King Ben's Grandma
    Sep 21, 2021 @ 05:52:42

    Love the Carole King, and Queen, but I’m not sure about the German Disco song about a rich Spanish/Mexican guy😂😂🎶💃🏼🥰


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